All he really was doing was telling the truth I know most people don't believe in God but I know for a fact phil is and all he was saying was that being gay is a sin which it says that in the bible so really he is right
this is not a freedom of speech issue. the constitution gives you freedom of speech from the government. A&E is a private enterprise. They could remove him for any or no reason at all. go say nasty things and offend your boss. when he fires you, claim freedom of speech and see how far that gets you.
3 months ago
Last edited at 11:18PM on 12/21/2013
This is not a free speech issue. Mr. Robertson was not arrested for his comments, and I'm pretty sure he won't have to worry about a Federal execution. But the government cannot guarantee you no negative consequences for saying whatever you want in all areas of your life. If it did, that would be a severe abuse of power. Interesting that it is the people who are so vehemently opposed to gov't interference in the private sector complaining the loudest about this guy's suspension...
3 months ago
Last edited at 5:23AM on 12/22/2013
As has previously been stated, this has absolutely noting to do with free speech. A&E is a privately owned company. They did not infringe upon Phil's rights in anyway. He is free to spout whatever he chooses.....but he also has to face the repercussions of what he has said. He was put on suspension for one particular thing he said.
"A&E's top executive carefully considered whether to suspend "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson over his anti-gay remarks, and ultimately decided his comparison of homosexuality to bestiality was over the line"
Now it is bad enough that he spouts all this in the name of his chosen religion, but what is probably happening is that it is all a publicity ploy. Whether he truly believes what he has said or not, it is generating publicity for him, his family, and most significantly...his "reality" show.
Oh, he has not been kicked off the show. He has been suspended. Just like when you get suspended in school, he can (and most likely will) return.