Palins: Leave Phil Robertson Alone!

 

Bristol Palin today posted on Bristol’s Blog:

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Everyone needs to leave Phil Robertson alone for expressing his beliefs. I think it’s so hypocritical how the LGBT community expects every single flippen person to agree with their life style. This flies in the face of what makes America great – people can have their own beliefs and own opinions and their own ways of life.
Everyone needs to treat others like God would, with love.

It goes both ways.

I hate how the LGBT community says it’s all about “love” and “equality.” However, if you don’t agree with their lifestyle, they spread the most hate. It is so hypocritical it makes my stomach turn. They need to learn how to respect others’ opinions and not just jump to the conclusion that everyone who doesn’t support homosexuality and gay marriage is homophobic.
They take the easy way out every time anyone speaks out about their beliefs on the Bible.

If I were Duck Dynasty, I would take my show to another channel.

So much disrespect.

This homosexual writer has a lot right about this incident in Time Magazine.

For the record, I’m undecided on whether or not I think Phil actually is homophobic, although I certainly think his statement was offensive, and not only to the LGBT community. But I also think that if I were to spend a day calling ducks with Phil, I’d probably end up liking him — even in spite of his position on gay men. It’s quite possible to throw one’s political support behind traditional, heterosexual marriage, and yet not be bigoted.

I’m reminded of something Bill Maher said during the height of the Paula Deen controversy: “Do we always have to make people go away?” I think the question applies in this situation too.
Why is our go-to political strategy for beating our opponents to silence them? Why do we dismiss, rather than engage them? One of the biggest pop-culture icons of today just took center stage to “educate” us about sexuality. I see this as an opportunity to further the discussion, to challenge his limited understanding of human desire, to engage with him and his rather sizable audience — most of whom, by the way, probably share his views — and to rise above the endless sea of tweet-hate to help move our LGBT conversations to where they need to go.

G.K. Chesterton said that bigotry is “an incapacity to conceive seriously the alternative to a proposition.” If he is right — and he usually is — then I wonder if the Duck Dynasty fiasco says more about our bigotry than Phil’s.
Of course, I don’t agree with everything he writes, but I do think we should elevate the conversation, stand for free speech, and let people hold beliefs that you might make you uncomfortable.

It’s what freedom sometimes feels like.

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  • https://www.facebook.com/susanneq1 Susanne Morris Welter Quinn

    Well stated.

  • https://www.facebook.com/glenda.wells.35 Glenda Wells

    Duck Dynasty.
    I have never seen an episode and not likely to; not my kind of TV but A&E and their sponsors are off my list until they at least apologize. The boycott is on. This nation was founded on a set of rights one of which is freedom of religion and another, freedom of speech. Persecution for expressing either is un-American. Mr. Robertson has a right to his beliefs and the right to say what he feels needs to be said. I am an intelligent and educated and still free citizen of the United States of America. As such I have the right to change the channel…to NOT watch a particular program. I don’t need to be pandered to by a bunch of reactionary, liberal, politically correct, jack boots and I don’t expect to have to scrutinize every decision or spoken word for fear of offending small minded, thin skinned, whining cry babies. If you demand tolerance for your own you must also be tolerant of others. People need to get a grip, grow up, get over themselves and move on. Don’t enable bullies, support the Constitution. /glenda

  • https://www.facebook.com/jerri.sloneorange Jerri Slone-Orange

    Agree

  • https://www.facebook.com/linda.weimer.75 Linda Weimer

    Leave the Robertson’s alone and leave us ALL alone, with our freedom of choice. You don’t like it—don’t watch, or turn off the TV. IT’S THAT SIMPLE.

  • https://www.facebook.com/desmond.greene.5 Desmond Greene

    Leave citizens in general alone!

  • https://www.facebook.com/rebamesserellington.ellington Reba Messer Ellington

    Leave Phil Alone

  • https://www.facebook.com/dlfric Don L. Frichtl

    Delete out A&E channel on your remote control..

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  • https://www.facebook.com/GONZTC3 Javier Gonzalez

    LIKE!

  • https://www.facebook.com/matt.headrick.31 Matt Headrick

    Has obama weigh in on this one yet?he’s usually all over these things..wait its not racially charged …yet

  • https://www.facebook.com/matt.headrick.31 Matt Headrick

    Has obama weigh in on this one yet?he’s usually all over these things..wait its not racially charged …yet