As news spread last night that A&E had suspended the “Duck Dynasty” dad, Phil Robertson, over his ugly and graphic anti-gay remarks, from Sarah Palin to the National Organization For Marriage to the Westboro Baptist Church, the entire right wing anti-gay hate machine exploded into action.
Vowing to boycott A&E (which, ironically would include and damage “Duck Dynasty”), screaming that Obama instead of Robertson should have been “fired,” and other illogical and ill-thought reactions, the right is clearly out-of-control furious.
Brian Brown, the president of the National Organization For Marriage (NOM), issued a strongly-worded, harsh, and hate-filled condemnation of the “gay lobby bullies,” including the “grossly misnamed Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and their Hollywood ally GLAAD” who “incite bigotry towards Christians.” NOM went more biblical than they possibly ever have, announcing, “homosexuality IS a sin in the bible, and virtually every other sacred text out there. Engaging in homosexual sex IS considered by God to be sinful according to the teachings of most religions. And sin is NOT logical. Sin is deceitful, harmful and degrading to the human soul.”
Of course, the greedy money-grabbers at NOM are using the Robertson suspension as a fund-raising opportunity.
It’s important that we get thousands of people to sign our petition to let A&E, Hollywood, GLAAD and the HRC know they aren’t going to get away with bullying Phil Robertson simply for expressing a true, Christian perspective on what the bible tells us is sinful.
There is also a Facebook fan page, “Boycott A&E Until Phil Robertson Is Put Back On Duck Dynasty,” which has over 340,000 “likes.”
And this, via Sarah Palin:
Rush Limbaugh wasted no time jumping into the fray, crying, “the long knives are out for Phil Robertson.”
Well, as you can well imagine, the left is hysterical, rather than just let it go. It’s the Duck Dynasty guy. They’re making a huge, huge deal out of it. It’s outrageous. But his views, I mean, folks, they line up almost exactly with the views of the new BFF of the libs: The Catholic Church.
And then, of course, Limbaugh tied the Duck Dynasty fracas to the recent ruling decriminalizing a portion of Utah’s polygamy laws.
Here are more reactions from the radical anti-gay religious right:
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