I read that you are indefinitely suspending Phil Robertson
from Duck Dynasty after he quoted the Bible and said that the homosexual act is
sinful. I get it, guys. I do. You punished the Christian guy for being a
Christian because you got some angry emails from a bunch of whiny gay activists
who lack the spine and maturity to deal with the fact that there are still
people out there who have the guts to articulate opinions that they find
disagreeable. In so doing, you’ve kowtowed to a pushy minority of vocal bullies
who don’t even watch your channel, while alienating the fan base of the one
show that keeps your entire network afloat.
You’ve got standards, after all. You wouldn’t want to be
associated with tasteless and inappropriate things. The people on Duck Dynasty
can’t be allowed to run around being all Christian-like. It might ruin the
reputation of the network whose other shows include Hoarders and Intervention —
programs that invite viewers to gawk at drug addicts and the mentally ill for
their own amusement.
Disney-ABC Television Group owns 50 percent of your network,
were they involved in this decision? They must have been. They’ve got a brand
to protect. They can’t allow a bearded right winger to spout beliefs. BELIEFS,
of all things. The horror! We must shutdown beliefs, opinions, and ideas, and
get back to the serious business of selling sex and debauchery to children. They
can’t deal with these distractions, don’t they have another season of The
Bachelor or Desperate Housewives or Trophy Wife to produce?
Good Lord, these militant neo-liberal thought police are
better at brainwashing than I ever realized. They just convinced you to torpedo
your own network. You guys just kamikazed yourselves. You just pulled the pin
on the grenade and then put it in your pocket. This is incredible. Didn’t you
see what happened with Chic-fil-A when GLAAD crusaders tried to shutdown an
entire business just because they disapproved of the owner’s opinions? Don’t
you remember that? I’ll refresh your memory: their “boycott” resulted in an
enormous sales spike for the company, as millions of people like myself went
out of our way to eat there just to ensure that the anti-free speech fools on
the left didn’t win. A week after the anti-Chic-fil-A campaign began, their
restaurants across the country were overflowing. It was, officially, the least
effective boycott in the history of mankind.
Now it’s all going to happen again, except it will be the
opposite effect, and you’ll be on the losing end this time around.
If you don’t bring Phil back immediately, and publicly
apologize to him and to his viewers for attempting to censor his Christian
faith, Duck Dynasty will leave your network, find a new home, and all of those
ratings will go somewhere else. Then you’ll be stuck with the stragglers who
feel like spending a Saturday rubbernecking at mentally disturbed elderly women
with compulsive hoarding addictions. That’s how this is going to play out.
Did you think the “gay rights” crowd would stick around and
“support you” for meeting their ransom demands? No, silly A&E, that isn’t
how this works. The speech-controllers on the left are like a black hole. They
can only suck you in and obliterate you. They’re like the devil — they ask for
your soul and offer nothing in return.
Am I coming on too strong?
Just you wait.
This is the worst decision you’ve ever made. Well, “Bonnie
and Clyde” was the worst decision, but this is a close second. Speaking of
which, just to make sure we’re clear, the violent mini-series glorifying a
couple of thugs who robbed some banks and killed some people 80 years ago — OK.
Wholesome family man quotes the Bible during an interview with GQ —
UNACCEPTABLE. Is that the correct equation? Is that your business model?
Just to be doubly clear: you guys hate the Bible and find it
to be offensive, right? Or is it just parts of the Bible? Or is it just
Christians? Or is it just Christians who have the audacity to believe in the
entire Bible, rather than a select few segments that pass the modern PC litmus
test? Just let me know, and I’ll send the word along to my readers, many of
whom are Christians who watch — I mean, used to watch –A&E. I’m sure
they’ll be interested in finding out that you view their faith as so abhorrent
that you’d fire a guy simply for quoting a passage from their Holy Book.
You made your bed. You decided to stand against free speech,
against open expression of ideas, against Christians, against the Bible,
against the views of a majority of humanity, against the most profitable show
in the history of your network, and against almost all of your viewers. But,
hey, at least you put a smile on GLAAD’s face. That must make it all worth it,
Everyone who isn’t a left wing extremist (AKA your former
I'm not mad at anyone, nor do I have any complaints at the moment - well, with the exception of a little back pain - yet, I'm having one of those days where I just want to be completely alone.
Unfortunately, the only place I can get to do this - if I need to be alone during the week, that is - is at work. I haven't needed this in a while, but, then again, I often get to be alone on Saturdays. My husband often takes the kids out for the entire day. I take this time to nap, read, play games on my computer or phone, take care of my nails, and/or watch movies with British actors in them if total silence is NOT the order of the day...today, it is.
I'm currently in my office alone, with nothing but the hum of computer systems that haven't been shut off to keep me company. I like it. I don't feel like talking to or listening to anyone; I don't feel like looking at anyone or being looked AT for that matter. It's weird.
Do you ever get in a mood where just about anything annoys you? You have no idea why and none of it makes sense, but everything's just intolerable? It's been such a long time since I've felt this way, but I'm certain that I'm most unhappy with myself, meaning, what's REALLY annoying me, is ME...
I'm taking this time to get over myself and return to normal before I begin to alienate my family. WAIT!!!!!!!!!
I just had an epiphany, I think. I'm thinking about a certain someone's attitude recently and how what I'm feeling now COULD be exactly what he's been feeling lately, but his adolescent mind doesn't analyze his emotions further by acknowledging that you can't take your self pity or whatever you want to call it out on others! Disliking yourself for the moment doesn't mean you should prevent others from showing you love and affection. You should GET OVER IT, love others anyway and allow yourself to BE loved! Yes!
I already feel 100 percent better and am regretting having ordered those noodles from the Chinese place that I now have to wait for before I can leave to go home to my beautiful family!!!!
GOD, I THANK YOU FOR REVEALING MYSELF AND SOMEONE I LOVE TO ME IN SUCH A CLEAR AND AMAZING WAY!!!! I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!!!
This morning, I was very nearly in tears. Feeling hurt and betrayed and entirely hopeless as I left the house, I found myself automatically going into silent prayer. By the time my husband and I made it to the train platform, I was holding onto his arm and thanking God that I was not having to go through this alone.
The heaviness in my heart was lifted, and I felt, and continue to feel, 100 percent confident that God will find a way to permanently fix the issue. What good was my continuing to groan about my heartbreak going to do for the situation? Not a thing. God's got my back; of that, I'm very certain.