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  • #31
    Originally posted by PLATO View Post
    Here is the bottom line:

    People can believe whatever they will, but must treat others according to the rule of law (at a minimum).

    People should never be "suspended" for what they believe...only what they do. Robertson did not talk about his beliefs in the context of his employer and should not be relieved of his job.
    Bollocks.

    What he "did" was spew a bunch of anti-gay drivel in a major magazine.

    Conduct unbecoming.
    "My nation is the world, and my religion is to do good." --Thomas Paine
    "The subject of onanism is inexhaustable." --Sigmund Freud

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    • #32
      Originally posted by Guynemer View Post
      What he "did" was spew a bunch of anti-gay drivel in a major magazine.
      All the guy said was he likes vag better than arseholes and finds being gay to be a sin. You might find those sentiments to be anti-gay but they are also pretty mainstream especially for Southern Baptist.
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      • #33
        Originally posted by DinoDoc View Post
        All the guy said was he likes vag better than arseholes and finds being gay to be a sin. You might find those sentiments to be anti-gay but they are also pretty mainstream.
        Define "pretty mainstream".

        Moreover, A&E is well within their rights to suspend or fire the guy if he says or does something they feel is to the detriment of their business.
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        "The subject of onanism is inexhaustable." --Sigmund Freud

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        • #34
          Moreover, A&E is well within their rights to suspend or fire the guy if he says or does something they feel is to the detriment of their business.
          Does his contract specify this? A+E will be in breach of contract if not and the Robertsons could sue. Especially considering that Duck Dynasty is the flagship show.

          It would be difficult to show that A+E suffered any loss of business when it's the show making them the most money.

          Conduct unbecoming.
          For a reality show? That's a bit rich. They are paying him to be himself.
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          • #35
            Originally posted by Guynemer View Post
            Define "pretty mainstream".
            Americans are evenly split, at 45% each, over whether homosexual behavior “is a sin.” Pretty damn mainstream belief.
            Moreover, A&E is well within their rights to suspend
            I haven't said they violated the man's rights. I've simply said that if you hire a Southern Baptist redneck who makes that part of his act it's more than a little ridiculous to act shocked when he says something in keeping with that.
            I make no bones about my moral support for [terrorist] organizations. - chegitz guevara
            For those who aspire to live in a high cost, high tax, big government place, our nation and the world offers plenty of options. Vermont, Canada and Venezuela all offer you the opportunity to live in the socialist, big government paradise you long for. –Senator Rubio

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            • #36
              This entire hubbub also, interestingly enough, happens a week before Christmas and tons of right-wing Christians are trying to buy up as much Duck Dynasty stuff they can to support Robertson. I'm better A&E knows exactly what they are doing right now - pretending to be shocked will net them some good cash.
              I'm talking to actual right wing Christian Americans and they are all boycotting A+E and that includes the Duck Dynasty brand which is owned by A+E. They are all going to Duck Commander which is actually owned by the family and is part of their business from before they ever went on television. I forsee A+E losing the franchise and the brand, since I doubt Disney is going to relent. Disney really doesn't give a crap if A+E bites the dust.
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              • #37
                Calling it a 'sin' and comparing it to bestiality displays a lack of tact - yes, I know who I'm speaking about, but when you are a public figure.

                As for the suspension being fair or unfair. Well, under 'right to work' laws, who cares? Of course, these type of comments would be grounds for most of us to get suspended from our jobs.
                “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
                - John 13:34-35 (NRSV)

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                • #38
                  Btw, I'd like to point this out to laugh at Ben for biblical illiteracy - You DO realize there are TWO letters to the Corinthians, right? Just because GQ doesn't know that doesn't mean a practicing Christian shouldn't.
                  Seriously Imran?

                  I would have provided the citation had I known you would be so retarded.
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                  • #39
                    As for the suspension being fair or unfair. Well, under 'right to work' laws, who cares? Of course, these type of comments would be grounds for most of us to get suspended from our jobs.
                    Not mine. I love my job. I will have a class on Duck Dynasty in January. We might even watch the show.
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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by Ben Kenobi View Post
                      Seriously Imran?

                      I would have provided the citation had I known you would be so retarded.
                      No one calls it "Corinthians" except for morons like GQ (and apparently you) who don't know there is a 1 Corinthians and a 2 Corinthians.
                      “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
                      - John 13:34-35 (NRSV)

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by Imran Siddiqui View Post
                        Calling it a 'sin' and comparing it to bestiality displays a lack of tact - yes, I know who I'm speaking about, but when you are a public figure.

                        As for the suspension being fair or unfair. Well, under 'right to work' laws, who cares? Of course, these type of comments would be grounds for most of us to get suspended from our jobs.
                        Isn't the "job", in this case, being filmed in his house, and on his company property?
                        No, I did not steal that from somebody on Something Awful.

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                        • #42
                          No one calls it "Corinthians" except for morons like GQ (and apparently you) who don't know there is a 1 Corinthians and a 2 Corinthians.
                          Wow. Never go full Imran.

                          1 Corinthians 6:9

                          Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders
                          http://www.codehappy.net/apolyton/threads/108380-2.htm

                          I don't even have to search outside of my own posts. February of 2004. One of my first offtopic posts, BTW.
                          Scouse Git (2) La Fayette Adam Smith Solomwi and Loinburger will not be forgotten.
                          "Remember the night we broke the windows in this old house? This is what I wished for..."
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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by The Mad Monk View Post
                            Isn't the "job", in this case, being filmed in his house, and on his company property?
                            Not sure what your point is.
                            "My nation is the world, and my religion is to do good." --Thomas Paine
                            "The subject of onanism is inexhaustable." --Sigmund Freud

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by Ben Kenobi View Post
                              Wow. Never go full Imran.



                              http://www.codehappy.net/apolyton/threads/108380-2.htm

                              I don't even have to search outside of my own posts. February of 2004. One of my first offtopic posts, BTW.
                              Sorry Ben. Obviously you didn't know there is are 2 letters, you can only copy and paste.

                              More proof you are a horrible Christian.
                              “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
                              - John 13:34-35 (NRSV)

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by DinoDoc View Post
                                Americans are evenly split, at 45% each, over whether homosexual behavior “is a sin.”
                                I believe you, but I'd like a citation.

                                I haven't said they violated the man's rights. I've simply said that if you hire a Southern Baptist redneck who makes that part of his act it's more than a little ridiculous to act shocked when he says something in keeping with that.
                                He's still representing them, no doubt there's a clause in his contract about conduct unbecoming. The whole ****ing thing is ridiculous, because we're talking about "reality" television; the suspension is the least ridiculous thing about this.
                                "My nation is the world, and my religion is to do good." --Thomas Paine
                                "The subject of onanism is inexhaustable." --Sigmund Freud

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