A&E Death Threats – Wal Mart Sells Out of DD Gear – GLAAD Experiences Record Backlash

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The Phil Robertson suspension continues to inspire justified reactions from the conservative community. On Friday there were reports of beefed security, death threats, suspicious packages, merchandise sell outs and a lot of backlash toward the gay community.

A&E received death threats, suspicious packages and decided to beef up security as reported by Deadline.com:

A&E Network has had to beef up security at its New York headquarters after receiving death threats and suspicious packages from people enraged about the network’s decision to suspend Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson. No formal meetings are schedule today between A&E and the Robertson clan, who yesterday issued a statement saying they “cannot imagine” doing the show without Phil — which, loosely translated, means “No Phil – no show.” That said, the network, which has had a good working relationship with the family (as the clan noted in its statement), is “always talking to them,” as one source with knowledge of the family said. The decision to suspend Phil Robertson triggered a firestorm and has created some strange bedfellows; last night Jon Stewart defended Phil’s “right to say ignorant shit” — joining Phil defenders Sarah Palin, who’d tweeted “Those ‘intolerants’ hatin’ and taking on the Duck Dynastypatriarch for voicing his personal opinion are taking on all of us,” and Republican Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who’d  pronounced it “It is a messed up situation when Miley Cyrus gets a laugh, and Phil Robertson gets suspended.”

No one should condone any death threats. This is an unpopular decision but there are ways to make a point without calling for violence.

Jon Stewart took Phil Robertson’s side? Very interesting indeed. But he is right. Whether you consider his remarks to be “ignorant shit” as Stewart opines, or consider his comments to be truth, does not matter. Phil Robertson has the right to speak his mind. A&E also has the right to fire or suspend him but they must realize that their actions will create reactions.

In another predictable development, shoppers around the country started buying up all of the Duck Dynasty merchandise they could find. In an article by U.K.’s Daily Mail, some interesting screen shots were provided as proof of the buying frenzy.

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The article included various opinions and jabs about Duck Dynasty fans continuing to put money into the pockets of A&E, but I don’t think that is the point. There were likely three types of people buying this merchandise.

  1. The first group would be devoted fans who may be panicked about the future availability of merchandise. They aren’t thinking about politics. They just want to get some merchandise before it’s gone. They may be afraid that Wal Mart will follow A&E’s lead.
  2. The second group is probably a lot of profit seekers who may have the same idea about future availability, but they don’t necessarily care about Phil Robertson or the show. They just want to make a buck if they can.
  3. The third group is likely a large segment of Duck Dynasty supporters who choose to support the cause with their hard-earned dollars. They may or may not realize that they put a substantial amount of money into A&E’s accounts. Then again, they may not care. Either way, they are supporting the Robertson family as well.

Consequently I don’t think that tweets like this one completely grasp the whole of the situation:

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I am not saying that “JoeMyGod” does not have a point, but it is much more complex than something that can be stated in “140 characters or less.” Every product we buy likely supports someone who we would rather not make wealthier. But people are rallying around the Robertson Family more than they are protesting A&E with these purchases. That is my opinion.

In another development on Friday, GLAAD reported record backlash from its Phil Robertson comments. Yahoo News reports:

In the fallout over Wednesday’s suspension of “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson by A&E for anti-gay and racist remarks, GLAAD is experiencing record levels of backlash.

“In the five-and-a-half years I’ve worked at GLAAD, I’ve never received so many violently angry phone calls and social media posts attacking GLAAD for us speaking out against these comments,” the media watchdog organization’s vice president of communications Rich Ferraro told TheWrap.

He said those reactions range from those who simply believe as Robertson believes to those who feel that GLAAD and A&E’s actions limit the reality star’s free speech.

“I don’t think this is about the first amendment,” Ferraro said. “I feel it’s more about the America we live in today. That is one where Americans, gay and straight, are able to speak out when people in the public eye make anti-gay and racist remarks.”

Who would have thought that a simple Louisiana country boy would cause such a stir?

People are coming out in droves to support Phil Robertson.

Why?

Because they see Phil Robertson as a real human being and not some fake D.C. Poli-wood Actor who poses as a representative of the people. Phil Robertson is like our neighbor down the street. He comes off as a real human being and it just so happens that he made it big with some duck calls.

People would rather pump more money into A&E, knowing that the Robertson Family will get a cut of it, than to keep throwing money at lying, murdering, backstabbing, treasonous thieves who do nothing but tell us what we want to hear to get elected.

Phil Robertson didn’t say what all of us wanted to hear but rather said what all of us needed to hear. The Bible is still the authority in this country and do not let anyone tell you it is not. It is the book we still swear upon when we take oaths (unless you are John Brennan). The principles of this book formed our constitution. Our laws were written in accordance with this book. How can people not see that?

And for anyone who says that “we are no longer a Christian nation” you might check your calendar. Christmas is still the only federal holiday that falls on any religious holy day.

We can deny that all we want but it is the truth. And by the way, today is December 21st, 2013 A.D.

Do you know what A.D. means?

It doesn’t mean “after death” as I used to think. It is a simple abbreviation for anno domini, a Latin phrase that means “in the year of our Lord.”

Yes America we are a Christian nation and much like Peter we have denied Christ far too many times. Phil Robertson simply chose not to do that on this occasion and now he is paying for it.

But make no mistake… people are waking up.

And by the way… for those of you looking for leadership I think brother Phil could teach you a thing or two. Stop putting men and women of politics on pedestals and look to the only One who can truly lead this country back to greatness.

For those of you who are looking for a leader for the revolution that is to come, you have been overlooking the obvious for far too long. The leader has always been there.

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8 Responses to A&E Death Threats – Wal Mart Sells Out of DD Gear – GLAAD Experiences Record Backlash

  1. Karen says:

    Pretty amazing it took this issue to wake people up. We all are being denied our rights everyday by this administration, but boy howdy, don’t mess with “the duck”. Now let’s hope all the hoopla makes a difference.

  2. Dennis Habern says:

    You are correct, Wri8trofWrongs in your assumption that there are so many

    Morons in this country. They are the low-class-Americans that voted for

    this miserable, despicable, Muslim, worthless POS foreigner as our POTUS,

    not once, but twice. Therefore, is it any wonder that the United States

    lies in the shits that we find ourselves? The current POTUS is a Communist,

    Anarchist, Marxist, Socialist and a Criminal; and the Chief Justice of the

    Supreme Court has been intimated by this Black-Mutt that currently takes up

    space in the White House to vote for Obamacare, if you follow, the pride of

    this miserable Kenyan Witch-Doctor whom pretends to be someone he is not.

    This Black-Mutt’s character reminds me of the movie, “CATCH ME IF YOU CAN,”

    starring Leonardo DiCaprio, where this colorful criminal assumes positions

    that he is not qualified, but not harming any of the American population,

    which differs from the current Communist POTUS whom with everything that he

    purposely touches, turns to shit and harms the American people, especially

    his signature “OBAMACARE” policies. It should be noted that very few active

    military personnel voted for this charlatan, and therefore, this current

    POTUS, during the election of 2012, made it impossible to count our military

    service members stationed overseas. Another example of voting tampering.

    Sooner or later, and hopefully, it is sooner, the American people will become

    fed up with this Black Witch-Doctor and storm the Halls of Congress, the

    White House and the Supreme Court, getting rid of this ugly Muslim and his

    ugly, complaining wife and insert a Republican Conservative such as Cruz,

    temporarily until a new election can be held. Obamacare will eventually

    become this Anti-Christ’s Waterloo, and it’s about time.

    • jespasinthru says:

      Nice heavy rant you got going there. You ain’t pissed off at the prez, are ya? Before you know it, the Men In Black will be knocking at your door and asking if you’re a terrorist. If you like your free speech, you can keep it.

      • Ruth says:

        If he likes his “free speech” he can keep it? In that case, apparently AGAINST free speech, why didn’t YOU HOLD YOURS? Unless you are one who is a PAID LAP DOG, this “prez” that you are so fond of isn’t doing YOU any favors either, but you are obviously one of those who won’t realize it until you are being marched off to detention with everyone else. Of course, you will keep on telling yourself it is a MISTAKE, because you are so FOND of “the big guy”…Crap like this is what makes it so hard to fight for the rights of ALL, since that includes jerks like you!

  3. smantha32 says:

    Actually no, A&E doesn’t have the right to fire him. Firing someone for their religious beliefs is a violation of the civil rights act of 1964.

  4. Mimi Simpson says:

    Not real bright considering Duck Dynasty belongs to A&E…Should have bought Duck Commander instead… JMHO is all….

  5. Wri8trofWrongs says:

    I hate to hear that about death threats being issued. Sure doesn’t sound like any conservative I know. Regardless, I am tickled pink that facebook’s “Boycott A&E until Phil Robertson is put back on Duck Dynasty” is doing so well and has well over 1.6 million likes since yesterday! For me this has been more about our First Amendment than Phil, though I do like those people, having watched several of the shows. It is truly scary as hell that there are so many morons in this country that would have this freedom controlled and censored, even if to their own unrealized detriment.

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