We get to see the hypocrites like Sarah Palin chime in on freedom of speech with regard to Phil Robertson but we find it interesting she doesn’t hold the same view for Martin Bashir. More importantly we get to see all the Christian evangelical political types chime in on Duck Dynasty, but the Mexican American voter sits back and watches the fall out. We wonder, if they are so quick to hold on to biblical teachings when it comes to homosexuality, where are their neighborly views when it comes to loving thy neighbor and enemies? We are ever so mindful of their sentiment when it comes to the brown immigrants. Evangelicals tend to rely on the old law (Old Testament) moreso than the new one (New Testament). It’s no wonder why everything seems so perverted and inverted in today’s age.
I have worked with an Arizona gay Latino man in the political circles, and I find his views with regard to A&E / Duck Dynasty that ought to be underscored with regard to TBN and A&E. It causes me to believe that perhaps TBN should simply put Duck Dynasty on their networks.
From Angel Garcia:
I have been asked quite a bit what I think about this “Duck Dynasty” thing, so this is my response:
I don’t get mad that TBN or DAYSTAR does not include homosexual preachers… and you know why that is? I recognize that TBN and DAYSTAR are PRIVATELY owned “Christian” networks that have the right to hire and fire whoever they want for whatever reason they want. Homosexuality is not an acceptable lifestyle for them and I am perfectly okay with them believing that and not hiring LGBT people because they believe that. I simply choose not to give them any of my money or watch their network and call it a day. I don’t make Facebook pages asking for people to boycott TBN or write up articles calling DAYSTAR homophobic, I simply decide that I will not support them or what they do in any way, shape, or form.
They could gay bash all day everyday for all I care and I will say, “Thank God you live in the United States of America. This is a great nation where you have EVERY right to believe what you want and to share those beliefs with people that will listen to you. Congratulations on having raised enough money from like minded individuals who have the same beliefs that you do so you have a public venue on which you can share your ideologies and beliefs.” I would never bash them for not including people they don’t agree with, or even begin to claim they are “attacking freedom of speech” as others are doing about this Duck Dynasty thing,
Firing Roberston is in no way, shape, or form infringing upon his first amendment rights, because he has the right to say whatever he wants whenever he wants. This right has not been removed from him at all. He can still get up on his soap box and preach about the gays, drunkards, and male prostitutes until he is blue in the face. The thing people don’t understand is A&E has the right to not broadcast whatever they want, whenever they want because freedom of speech is also extended to networks (since corporations are people in conservative ideology). Media is NOT Constitutionally bound to broadcast whatever YOU want? A&E has the RIGHT to censor anyone and anything they choose.
I would also like to point out that while homosexuals may be a small percentage of the population (3-10% depending on the studies you believe) they still have MASSIVE buying power in this country thanks to something called credit and disposable income. Maybe A&E has decided they want to target LGBT and allies, so they want to appease them. Targeting a niche is NOT bad business practice all the time. You have networks like BRAVO that make it no secret they want the LGBT consumer to watch their network, and have been quite successful. It could also be the creator of A&E is an LGBT ally or LGBT himself. After all, he starred in a movie where he was paid to fellate a male porn star for money in a movie called “The Fluffer.” Does he not have as much right to not broadcast what he finds offensive as TBN does?
Why is okay for a network like TBN or DAYSTAR to “censor freedom of speech” by not including an LGBT voice and no one makes a big deal about it? I do not think that TBN “censors freedom of speech” by the way, but the argument I keep seeing on FOX News is that this move made by A&E is a DIRECT ATTACK ON HIS (Robertson’s) FREEDOM OF SPEECH because they decided to indefinitely suspend him. Give me a break! If that is the case then TBN is guilty of the same crap. You can’t have it one way and not the other. If not including someone who is a voice counter to your own beliefs is an “attack on freedom of speech” then TBN, DAYSTAR, and the likes are the most guilty networks on television to date. They NEVER cover the other side or give them any air time. If I want to see the other side thank God man invented this thing called a remote and man invented this thing called cable with HUNDREDS of channels so I can change the channel until I find something I agree with.