â€œWe are extremely disappointed to have read Phil Robertsonâ€™s comments in GQ, which are based on his own personal beliefs and are not reflected in the series Duck Dynasty. His personal views in no way reflect those of A+E Networks, who have always been strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community. The network has placed Phil under hiatus from filming indefinitely.â€
Rush on the discrimination factor:
(Excerpt beginning at the 2:54 mark)
RUSH: But I do love what the gay rights group, GLAAD, did.Â GLAAD wrote to A&E commending them for firing Robertson, they said.Â And I quote, “By taking quick action and removing Robertson from future filming, A&E has sent a strong message that discrimination is neither Christian nor an American value.”
Now, excuse me for just a second here, but who is being discriminated against here except Phil Robertson?Â Who just lost a job because of religious beliefs?Â Phil Robertson.Â Nothing happened anybody at GLAAD.Â Nothing happened to any gay people or homosexual people.Â Nothing happened to them.Â He says what he says in GQ.Â He ends up getting fired, and GLAAD starts running around talking about, “We’re not gonna put up with this kind of discrimination.”Â Well, then you better start demanding he be rehired, because he’s the only guy that’s been discriminated against, if you ask me.
A little further into his program Rush again addressed the subject of ‘discrimination’ against Phil:
RUSH: The Human Rights Campaign has slammed Phil Robertson by saying, “We know that being gay is not a choice that someone makes and that to suggest otherwise can be incredibly harmful.”Â But substitute “heterosexual” for gay and see how it sounds.Â We know that being heterosexual is not a choice someone makes, and that to suggest otherwise could be incredibly harmful.Â Well, Phil Robertson didn’t make the choice to be a heterosexual, so why attack him for talking like one?Â If you turn this stuff all around, it’s an interesting perspective.
Now, I had a lot of people e-mail me when they first heard about this, and they were wringing their hands.Â The said, “Well, Rush, the liberals win again.Â We had this great show, this great family down there, the Robertson family, got their duck call business, Duck Dynasty, and why do people on our side keep talking to the liberal media?Â Why would Phil Robertson, who doesn’t care about the way he looks, do an interview in GQ?Â Why, Rush, why?Â Can you explain this to me, Rush?Â ‘Cause the liberals have won again.Â A&E has shut up Phil for quoting the Bible and offering a rather obvious opinion on why straight men love women.”Â I mean, he kind of nailed that, if you want to know the truth about it.
No, I’m not gonna get into repeating it here, but he offered a pretty straightforward reason why straight guys like women.Â It made perfect sense.Â But then that’s why I started looking into this.Â I’m not so sure, folks, and it’s too soon to know, but I’m not so sure that this is a loss, in the traditional sense.Â I’m not so sure this is a loss like it would be with the Republican Party caving doing something stupid and then begging forgiveness or any of that.
Phil Robertson never did anything to anybody, and he still hasn’t done anything to anybody.Â He’s the only one that’s been really discriminated against here.Â He lost his gig at the Duck Dynasty show.
Read the full transcript here.
BTW yours truly called it ahead of Rush:
â€” Velvet Hammer (@velvethammer) December 19, 2013
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), which prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. SEC. 2000e-2. [Section 703]
(a) Employer practices
It shall be an unlawful employment practice for an employer -
(1) to fail or refuse to hire or to discharge any individual, or otherwise to discriminate against any individual with respect to his compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment, because of such individualâ€™s race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
Make no mistake, the attack on Phil Robertson is a cold calculated attack on Christianity as a whole, and heterosexuals in general. Making A&E, GLAAD and the Human Rights Campaign (if one were to use their phobic lexicon against them) both Christianophobic and Heterophobic.
Chew on that anti-Christians.
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