SUSPENDED: Gay Group Attacks Duck Dynasty Star, But Ignored Hate-Filled Alec Baldwin

Gay groups don’t care about gay slurs. They care about liberalism. So, when a liberal utters a gay slur it is brushed off as unimportant. But if a conservative seems to say something bad about gays, why, it is the end of the world. That is the case here with the recent condemnation that the gay group GLAAD doled out to Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson.

The gay group GLAAD came out to excoriate Phil Robertson of A&E’s reality TV hit Duck Dynasty for his comments about gays in a hostile interview in the upcoming issue of GQ magazine.

As soon as the interview became public knowledge, GLAAD ran to Entertainment Weekly which posted the complaint in a piece with the lie-filled title, “‘Duck Dynasty’ star makes anti-gay comments; GLAAD slams.”

In the interview Robertson laid out the typical, Christian, Bible-based ideas about homosexuality and in fact just paraphrased Corinthians in his comments that homosexuality is wrong but that he still loves gays as human beings.

Before we get to GLAAD’s complaint, here is what Robertson said in the GQ interview:

“Everything is blurred on what’s right and what’s wrong… Sin becomes fine. Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men.” Robertson then paraphrased Corinthians from the Bible: “Don’t be deceived. Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers–they won’t inherit the kingdom of God. Don’t deceive yourself. It’s not right.”

And if that wasn’t explicit enough, the “Duck Commander” added: “It seems like, to me, a vagina–as a man–would be more desirable than a man’s anus. That’s just me. I’m just thinking: There’s more there! She’s got more to offer. I mean, come on, dudes! You know what I’m saying? But hey, sin: It’s not logical, my man. It’s just not logical.”

Of course, the left is going nuts over the comments ignoring that Robertson wasn’t being “anti-gay” but anti-sin. After all, he included heterosexual sin in there by bringing the Bible into it.

Unsurprisingly GLAAD immediately sent out a press release attacking Robertson for the comments.

Phil and his family claim to be Christian, but Phil’s lies about an entire community fly in the face of what true Christians believe,” said spokesperson Wilson Cruz. “He clearly knows nothing about gay people or the majority of Louisianans–and Americans – who support legal recognition for loving and committed gay and lesbian couples. Phil’s decision to push vile and extreme stereotypes is a stain on A&E and his sponsors who now need to reexamine their ties to someone with such public disdain for LGBT people and families.

For his part, Robertson also issued a press release clarifying what he said in the interview:

A&E released this statement from Phil Robertson addressing the controversy: “I myself am a product of the 60s; I centered my life around sex, drugs and rock and roll until I hit rock bottom and accepted Jesus as my Savior. My mission today is to go forth and tell people about why I follow Christ and also what the Bible teaches, and part of that teaching is that women and men are meant to be together. However, I would never treat anyone with disrespect just because they are different from me. We are all created by the Almighty and like Him, I love all of humanity. We would all be better off if we loved God and loved each other.” Beyond that, A&E had no comment.

So, what does this all have to do with my own title mentioning Alec Baldwin?

Well, Baldwin has been using gay slurs for years and only just last month he lost his own MSNBC show for yet another gay slur.

Has GLAAD excoriated Baldwin.

Not much at all.

In fact, GLAAD allowed Baldwin to use its own website to issue another one of his false apologies.

You see, Baldwin is a lefty TV star. So, he gets a pass.

Like all these grievance merchants, GLAAD only cares about leftism, not the issue they claim to be in business for.

Well, am I right? Are they hypocrites?

Now the A&E network has suspended Robertson for his comments.

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that the network isn’t going to let Robertson off with a mere slap on the wrist for his comments.

The network issued a press release saying:

“We are extremely disappointed to have read Phil Robertson’s comments in GQ, which are based on his own personal beliefs and are not reflected in the series Duck Dynasty. His personal views in no way reflect those of A&E Networks, who have always been strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community. The network has placed Phil under hiatus from filming indefinitely.”

Clearly A&E thinks it can dump Phil without affecting the rest of the show.

Does anyone want to guess what the rest of the family will do? Doesn’t it seem likely that the rest of the Robertson clan will rally around Phil and all quit the show in support?

I would not doubt it if they all quit. After all, they are all millionaires already and don’t need A&E. Further, you can be sure some other cable network will snap them up in a minute if they leave the network.

We’ll just have to see where all this goes, eh?

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has also released a statement:

“Phil Robertson and his family are great citizens of the State of Louisiana. The politically correct crowd is tolerant of all viewpoints, except those they disagree with. I don’t agree with quite a bit of stuff I read in magazine interviews or see on TV. In fact, come to think of it, I find a good bit of it offensive. But I also acknowledge that this is a free country and everyone is entitled to express their views. In fact, I remember when TV networks believed in the First Amendment. It is a messed up situation when Miley Cyrus gets a laugh, and Phil Robertson gets suspended.”

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  • Brucehenry

    His comments were awfully mild for A&E to react so strongly, it seems to me. I know dozens of people who feel exactly the same way and I’d hate to see them lose their jobs because of it, even if I find their attitudes somewhat…benighted.

    It’d be different if he’d used some kind of slur, like the famous “bunghole surfers” we saw here recently. Or even if his remarks were unsolicited. He was asked a question and answered it, I don’t see the need for butthurt on the part of GLAAD or anyone else. It doesn’t even sound like he was equating homosexuality with bestiality, which is uncalled for, dishonest, and pisses me off when it happens. But he didn’t really do that, it seems to me.

    • jim_m

      You see the media and academia, self appointed guardians of the leftist narrative, do not allow you to voice an opinion that deviates from the approved doctrine. You are allowed (for the time being) to think what you want as long as you never communicate it to anyone else.

      The same pretty much goes for religion, with the notable exception of islam, which the guardians of correct thought are too afraid to confront with regard to their misogyny and homophobia.

      • Brucehenry

        Yes of course that’s why nobody ever heard of Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, Mike Huckabee or shall I go on?

        • jim_m

          Not a lot of academics in there. I suppose I should have specified the MSM, but then I figured that most people would be intelligent enough to figure that part out.

          • Brucehenry

            Oh I missed the part where Robertson is an academic.

          • jim_m

            I made no such claim

          • Brucehenry

            Well I’m perplexed then. You said the media and academia “do not allow you to voice an opinion that deviates from the approved narrative.”

            I then named several people who often, famously, voice opinions that deviate from “the approved narrative.”

            You responded that those folks weren’t academics, so what do you mean?

          • jim_m

            Sigh. No I responded that those persons were not members of the MSM.

          • Brucehenry

            Huckabee and Palin frequently appear on FOX, the number one news network and therefore mainstream. Glenn Beck was on CNN for years. Rush Limbaugh has 20 million daily listeners.

            In any event if that’s what you meant your sentence wasn’t clear. It read as if “you” meant the universal “you” as in “anyone.”

            And if by “do not allow” you mean “silence” the media and academia have done a poor job shutting these folks and hundreds of others up.

          • jim_m

            Over 90% of people in the media (ie journalists) are on the far left. Mainstream means being in that Main Stream. If you can’t figure that out I would suggest shutting your pie hole so you don’t sound so earth shatteringly ignorant.

          • I think the more apt description would be that he’s poorly educated and even that’s beyond the level of his native intelligence.

            No, I’m not talking about Phil Robertson.

          • Retired military

            Look at the character assassination they go through to express their opinions.

          • They also get denounced – often shrilly – but they’re at a point where they just don’t give a shit. And the funny thing is – once people don’t give a shit whether they’re being loved by the ‘elite’, it seems to be remarkably freeing.

            Robertson doesn’t care. He knows who he is, and doesn’t need a bunch of shrill critics who would recoil in horror at even the prospect of shooting an icky shotgun to validate his existence.

            And I think they just can’t stand that – which is why they’d destroy him if they could. (And Palin, Limbaugh and Beck, for that matter.)

          • There you go giving credit where it manifestly is not due.

          • jim_m

            I suppose I could exclude certain individuals from the description as “People”.

          • Commander_Chico

            Everyone you named has been MSM. I don’t know how you define it, but CNN, Fox, and Clear Channel are major media by any stretch. Yah, I know Beck is off CNN now, but still on 400 radio stations. That is MSM by any measure.

            In fact, Fox (part of News Corp) is a part of the biggest world news media conglomerate there is.

          • jim_m

            Size does not mean mainstream. MSM refers to the left wing media, which represent over 90% of all journalists in the united states.

          • Commander_Chico

            Sez you. Most people regard massive media conglomerates like NewsCorp as part of “mainstream media.”

          • jim_m

            I think that the defining of the term MSM should be left to the people who use that term, and not to those who want to redefine that term so as to make it easier to defend the MSM.

          • Commander_Chico

            No, you don’t get to redefine the word “mainstream.”

            it’s a matter of volume and size, not content.

            Like, the Mississippi is a mainstream. Fox is a mainstream.

            How the biggest cable news network could not be a mainstream, I don’t know.

          • jim_m

            I don’t believe that I am redefining it.

          • Retired military

            And theya re part of the Oligarchy too right Chico

          • With “friends” like that joining you in your foxhole…

            [Edit] Now they won’t even show their names. Them’s some reliable supporters you have there…

          • jim_m

            MSM is defined less by the media outlet than it is by the near monolithic support of the far left agenda.

        • Commander_Chico

          This is all a scripted publicity stunt.

          If it was real, why aren’t the sons backing up the father and staying off the show? Oh, right. Money.

          The fact that attention whore Sarah Palin is jumping on this confirms my opinion.

          • Retired military

            Bruce
            See my statement above about character assassination.

          • jim_m

            Not everyone in this world is motivated solely by money Mr Parasite.

            How did the catering gig go? Did you get good tips for busing tables?

          • Commander_Chico

            I drank a lot of Arabic coffee, the kind with the cardamom in it.

          • Retired military

            Last I saw the other members of the show refuse to go on without this guy and are in talks with A&E about the future of the show. I suspect A&E will back down rather quickly as they don’t want to see a multimillion dollar goose go somewhere else. So Chico was partly right. Money will be solving the issue. Just not on the side Chico thinks.

            The family’s official statement

            http://duckcommander.com/news/robertson-family-offical-statement

            BTW
            https://www.facebook.com/Philrobertsonsupport?fref=ts

            1.1 million likes and counting in under a day.

            I foresee A&E backtracking in the next day or so if that keeps up.

          • Commander_Chico

            Good for the family – they should back up their father.

            Blood should trump money.

          • Vagabond661

            They were rich long before A&E. A&E are the ones who made the most money.

          • And that family fortune has been growing steadily over three generations.

    • I’m kind of grossed out on bestiality myself – I always figured I should date inside my own species, though it does really widen the options for Saturday nights.

      But then you end up with a coyote-ugly coyote, and she’ll gnaw your arm off for you…

      No, better to stick to your own species…

      Seriously, I don’t see what’s so objectionable about what he wrote, aside from the fact it’s going against what the folks at GLAAD want to see. So they throw a screaming tantrum, yeah – that really makes me want to take their feelings into account from here on in.

      (And I saw what you did w/’Butthurt’ there. Good job. 😉 )

      I’ve seen maybe half of an episode of Duck Commander, thought it was funny, but not something I’d watch. But I might just have to go buy some Duck Commander merchandise, just in support. (Maybe.)

      Really, I think it’s that he dared say anything even the slightest bit negative about homosexuality. That is simply not allowed by our self-appointed ‘betters’ – and they’ll fucking club us over the head if we dare stray beyond the bounds of their officially tolerated speech.

  • Lawrence Westlake

    All part and parcel of the mental disorder otherwise known as leftism. How many “anti-war” protests were there in 1995, 1999 and from Jan. 2009-present? The new-age left is not “anti-war.” They’re anti-Republican. How many “progressive activists” are out there protesting in front of George Soros’ HQ, as opposed to the Koch Bros.? Um, none. How many multi-millionaire leftists in Pacific Heights and Malibu have tax shelters, 1031 exchange vehicles, generation-skipping trusts, offshore accounts and massive unrealized capital gains? Uh, pretty much all of them. The list goes on and on. Leftists wouldn’t practice what they preach if their lives actually depended upon it. Theirs is a faux ideology consisting of projection, transference, relativism, hypocrisy and double standards.

  • jim_m

    You know, for people who call themselves “Gay” and belong to an organization called “GLAAD” they are certainly some of the most perpetually offended and aggrieved people I have ever heard of. Perhaps they should call themselves something else?

  • Wild_Willie

    When almighty GOD states that homosexuals are an abomination and a deviant behavior, GLAAD can’t be happy. They have to keep the façade up. Liberal’s crack me up. They love voicing opinions as long as they agree. Juvenile. ww

  • Brucehenry

    As is usual, the more moderate conservatives at Outside the Beltway have a less hair-on-fire take on this thingie:

    http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/duck-dynasty-free-speech-and-the-culture-of-perpetual-outrage/

    • Commander_Chico

      Like Chico, Mataconis suspects this is a publicity stunt too.