Lt. Guv Hopeful Dan Patrick on "Duck Dynasty" Star's Anti-Gay Rant: "God is Speaking to Us"

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Phil Robertson is the guy with the beard on the far left.
There's a lot of stupid stuff floating around the Internet A&E's decision to suspend Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson from the reality show for going public with his personal views on sin.

"Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there," he told GQ. "Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men."

A lot of it's being said by conservative politicians like Steve Stockman, eager to score points by decrying the liberal tyranny. But nothing that's been put out there has been quite so stupid as what state Senator Dan Patrick, a Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, said on Facebook this afternoon:

"This is an exciting time for Christians. God is speaking to us from the most unlikely voice, Phil Robertson, about God's Word," Patrick writes. "God is using pop culture and a highly successful cable TV show to remind us about His teaching. God has used unlikely people in the Bible before to share his Word throughout history. He is doing it again. Phil's words will reach more people than any preacher or conservative leader could. It's clear God is speaking to us and I find it exciting."

So when Robertson says "It seems like, to me, a vagina -- as a man -- would be more desirable than a man's anus", or when he describes blacks in pre-civil rights Louisiana as "singing and happy," that's God talking.

And when Patrick endorses Robertson's comments? He's trolling for emails to put in his campaign database.

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james_moreau
james_moreau

They are all a bunch of racist, bigoted rednecks assholes!

paulpsycho78
paulpsycho78

these religious nuts spend way more time worrying about men's anuses then I do...Me thinketh they doth protesteth too much

TheCredibleHulk
TheCredibleHulk topcommenter

Apparently, God has always been partial to communicating through guys with scraggly beards. Phil fits right in.

Cecil B. Demille wouldn't lie to us, would he?

jjansky1
jjansky1

Here's the way I see it...someone asked his opinion. He answered. He did not use his "position" to steer anyone. He simply answered the guys question. Again, the way I see this, is the interviewer was using his "position" to steer the court of public opinion. If you don't like the show...turn it. If you don't like his opinion, remember you are entitled to yours too. I have a feeling the interviewer baited Phil knowing what the answer could be, and Phil remained consistent to his beliefs. Networks like A&E follow the money. I believe the only reason the have done anything is more damage control so the can appear to have done SOMETHING in light of a controversial comment. It's all about the money.

CogitoErgoSum
CogitoErgoSum

Culture war is in full effect. If this is the representative of the religious contingent, can we make our weapon of choice a game of Scrabble or perhaps a rousing round of Trivial Pursuit?

Sotiredofitall
Sotiredofitall topcommenter

Has Honey Boo Boo issued a statement regarding her position on this issue?  Seems as relevant as Mr Robertson opinion on anything.

ruddski
ruddski

DD is one of Obama's favorite shows, one of the few his kids are allowed to watch, who knew?

Will that change with Robertson sounding like a liberal imam?

rrrosco
rrrosco

Endorsements speak volumes about an issue.                                                                                                                                                                                             "Uganda stands with Phil."

http://t.co/...
@BryanJFischer 

Americano
Americano

If living in a country that supports Phil is so disagreeable to gays, they could move to the Middle East, where they are stoned to death (not the good kind of stoned either), and roundly ignored by their precious leftist media.

ruddski
ruddski

My apologies to DO and forum participants for feeding rrrosco, an obvious troll.

Americano
Americano

Phil has a right to speak, A&E has a right to fire him, and then he has the right to take his $400 million franchise and #1 rated cable show EVER to another network and crush A&E in the ratings.  Or not.  The market will decide.  Does A&E want to be PC, or do they want all that income?

paulpsycho78
paulpsycho78

@TheCredibleHulk God usually communicates through those trying to get into your pocketbook...so this no shame money whore fits the bill perfectly

ruddski
ruddski

Any guesses about Phil's burning bush?

ruddski
ruddski

I'm waiting for the liberal democrat position as explained by Snooki and The Situation.

paulpsycho78
paulpsycho78

@ruddski makes sense that a corporatist stooge president would watch some of the biggest corporate shills going

CogitoErgoSum
CogitoErgoSum

@Americano  I take issue with the assumption that the country "supports" this backwoods ignoramus. If by "support," you mean enjoy watching his redneck family on TV, sure, but anything further -- including his politics -- is easily debatable.

rrrosco
rrrosco

@AmericanoShipping undesirables out of the country is already in the republican party platform, but specifically including homosexuals is a festive touch.

rrrosco
rrrosco

@ruddskiSo ruddski, where'd  you go? You were telling me how denying American citizens their constitutional rights is ok when it comes to blacks and homosexuals?

rrrosco
rrrosco

@ruddskiMy apologies to DO and forum participants for ruddski being so arrogant to think that he should address an entire conversation thread as if he spoke from some position of knowledge or authority.  Pretty humorous.

rrrosco
rrrosco

@ruddskiMy apologies to ruddski for exposing his xenophobic rhetoric for what it is. 

dingo
dingo

@Americano 

(1) A&E will distance from DD to protect their broader base branding.

(2) DD will negotiate some sort of amicable departure to appear on CMT or an Outdoors type channel.

(3) Disney (parent company of A&E) will purchase a stake in said CMT or Outdoors channel as part of the prearranged amicable departure.


DD will continue strong ratings, Disney will continue to make bank on the popularity, the left will be appeased because they were able to make a pointless point concerning one individual's disagreeable but genuine opinion plucked out by a somewhat condescending GQ reporter.

mavdog
mavdog topcommenter

@Americano

Does A&E want to be a whore, or do they want to be true to themselves?

fixed.

ruddski
ruddski

Phil already owns the dice.. Better luck next time comrades.

Americano
Americano

@CogitoErgoSum

They sell a lot of merchandise.  Millions of dollars worth.  That's the kind of support that counts.

ruddski
ruddski

Ask Cracker Barrel about that support. thing.

Then read about the backlash against GLADD. America is rejecting the stalinists, , we've had enough.

dingo
dingo

@rrrosco@Americano  

If by 'undesirables' you are speaking about people in this country illegally there are also plenty of democrats that are not congenital open border advocates whom also believe in rule of law, merit based immigration enforcement.

Americano
Americano

@rrrosco

I was thinking railroad cars with blinking Christmas lights and tinsil!

ruddski
ruddski

Does that mean you're going away?

Americano
Americano

@bvckvs

He didn't throw anything away.  Fans of that show have already made Cracker Barrel back down, and no other store has stepped up to anger them further.  Like it or not, there are more rednecks in this country than there are gays.  Rednecks procreate, gays recruit.

ruddski
ruddski

He threw it away because others are now bidding higher.

Angering the Stalinist left is becoming hugely profitable, Americans don't fear their mighty wrath any more.

Besides, it's Steve Martins turn to be stoned for his racism.

Americano
Americano

@mavdog

Thanks mavdog, but I said it how I meant it the first time.  I suppose whoring is a basic form of Capitalism, and obviously A&E is choosing to be true to themselves.  If that means true to the leftists and gays that run the network.  

dingo
dingo

@mavdog@Americano 

fixed?

A&E will continue to profit off Phil Robertson and his family during Christmas week -- despite the fact that they benched Phil for his recent anti-gay comments -- because the network will be airing SEVERAL huge "Duck Dynasty" marathons.

DD is pretty much taking over A&E's Christmas schedule. The network will air 4 separate rerun marathons of the show in 4 days (December 22-25) totaling 35.5 hours of air time.

December 22 -- 5PM-4AM EST
December 23 -- 7PM-4AM EST
December 24 -- 6PM-9PM EST
December 25 -- 3:30PM-4AM EST

DD Xmas marathons

  • Hypocritical
  • Just business

Pretty ironic ... A&E, on the one hand, is indignant over Phil's comment but not mad enough to pass up a buck ... not to mention the fact that they knew exactly how he felt before they hired him
because he publicly preached about his beliefs for years.

http://www.tmz.com/2013/12/20/a-and-e-duck-dynasty-christmas-marathon-phil-robertson/

ruddski
ruddski

Our next pres and VP. It'll be an improvement, trust me.

CogitoErgoSum
CogitoErgoSum

@Americano @CogitoErgoSum I suppose you think that every bumpkin who buys a Chinese-made DD t-shirt or coffee mug fully agrees with the Robertson clan's brand of religious bigotry? That's doubtful. As with the show itself, fans are entertained with how backwoods, folksy and wacky this bunch is. I've never seen the show but I doubt they're quoting Leviticus on every episode.

CogitoErgoSum
CogitoErgoSum

@ruddski Stalinists -- you're a riot! That rejection is playing out really well as more states continue to legalize same-sex marriage. Seems if you're an anti-gay bigot trying to gird yourself in your religion for protection, your days of forcing your religious bs on the rest of us are coming swiftly to a close.

rrrosco
rrrosco

@ruddski Does that mean you will stop using your religion to persecute homosexuals and minorities.  If not, i guess I'm gonna have to keep on showing the good people why your belief that sexual orientation or skin color are an excuse to pollute Christianity with bigotry is just sad..

Americano
Americano

@bvckvs

I had no idea you were insane.  Please carry on without me, I don't wrestle with pigs.

auntiecairo
auntiecairo

Good point - we all know "pro-life" Republicans and Christians are first to pull the trigger -

paulpsycho78
paulpsycho78

@auntiecairo if you put your face on every single piece of plastic crap made in China or stitch of fabric made in Thailand, with the workers in terrible conditions making a pittance.  You are a whore and definetely not a true Man of God.

auntiecairo
auntiecairo

So does that make the Duck Dynasty family members prostitutes?  This entire conversation is ridiculous -- and if you think they are "real people" - do a little research -- they are as contrived as any other reality show. .

auntiecairo
auntiecairo

You are as "bright" as Phil is -- the airing of TV shows commercials, etc are contractual -- even if A&E wanted to cancel they couldn't.  And despite all of the outrage they haven't fired Mr. Robertson - just suspended him - as many employers would do if an employee made statements or took actions that might harm the reputation of the employer.  That's the American way.  Robertsons' previous statements and sermons were before he was employed by A&E.  As for hypocrites -- why doesn't Robertson quit?  Because as he should know -- Jesus never mentions homosexuality in the Bible - but talks alot about greed, helping the poor, etc.  He apparently needs the time off to read the New Testament - because nothing he said is there.  Wonder if he realizes Jesus was a Jew. . . ??

CogitoErgoSum
CogitoErgoSum

@ruddski Yeah, about as wrongfully described as those good ole days when preachers used to recite verses in the pulpit to support their pro-slavery views. Religion is a poor ruse for bigotry and subjugation.

rrrosco
rrrosco

@ruddskiOk racist homophobe, have a good night, didn't mean to make you look so foolish.

rrrosco
rrrosco

@ruddskiNo more fun than trolling the troll ruddski.  Sucks when it happens to you.

ruddski
ruddski

Oh goody, the troll is trying strawmen and misrepresentations now. This is kinda fun, like watching an infants first steps.

rrrosco
rrrosco

@ruddskiYou must be proud to have mastered the use of childish insults.  The Hooked on Phonics seems to be helping.

ruddski
ruddski

I never used the word "suck" in this forum prior to having to tell you that dude, you suck at this.

rrrosco
rrrosco

@ruddskiThere's another SUCK.  Do you get commission for using it in your posts?  So now that you have changed the topic with sophomoric insults, would you like to get back on topic and tell me how racism and homophobia never hurt anyone?

ruddski
ruddski

So now that you realize that I was right about your error, and you were wrong, you're going to try a new tact?

Ok, but you STILL suck at this.

rrrosco
rrrosco

@ruddskiIf you can't hold your own in a conversation , using someone else's posts really exposes what a poor troll you actually are.  Keep trying though.

ruddski
ruddski

"-– this is the level of punitive PC, utterly fascist, utterly Stalinist..."

Do you want gay liberal feminist Cammillia Page's email, so you can complain?

She can't laugh any harder at you than I am now. She'll probably say..

"Dude, you SUCK at this!"

rrrosco
rrrosco

@ruddski "wrongfully described as racist and homophobic?"  You're kidding, right?  

ruddski
ruddski

By suspending someone for statements wrongfully described as racist and homophobic?

Dude, you suck at this.

rrrosco
rrrosco

@ruddskiSo is it the Stalinists or Fascists now?  You confuse them so often it's hard to tell which of them that you are incorrectly applying to this situation? 

rrrosco
rrrosco

@ruddskiMaybe A&E is just attempting to head off the racists and homophobes?

ruddski
ruddski

Maybe A&E doesn't hold whatever ideals you think they should, and all this is just an attempt to head off the Stalinist attacks?

dingo
dingo

@mavdog@dingo 

Hypocrites would be more precise. Are they whoring out to the left with the crocodile tears or to the right with the 24/7 Philathon plus the ten new shows already in the can?

mavdog
mavdog topcommenter

@dingo

so they are choosing to be whores? thanks for clearing that up....

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