Freedom of Religious Opinion? Not If You're Phil Robertson

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  1. TemplarKormac
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    I know some of you watch Duck Dynasty and probably heard that Phil Robertson was suspended by A&E for his opinion on homosexuality. He had the gall to quote 1 Corinthians 6:9 and express himself openly about his opposition to gay marriage. Groups like GLAAD came out in support of the suspension. Don't you find it odd that people like Martin Bashir get a pass for their intolerance toward conservative women, but people like Phil Robertson are being targeted for their beliefs?

    Should TV Networks silence religious speech for the political sensibilities of others? As most of you were aware, Chick-Fil-A came under similar scrutiny by gay rights organizations for its views on homosexuality last year. The response from the public was overwhelming, as the restaurant experienced booming profits from the ordeal. Suffice it to say, ratings for the show may experience similar results.

    Should Phil Robertson be suspended for his comments in GQ? Or should he be allowed to express himself as he is allowed to by the the First Amendment? My personal opinion here is that no TV network should be allowed to censor a man for expressing his religious beliefs.

    There have been many instances of people or businesses being targeted for their religious beliefs, all for being "intolerant." Isn't it strange that you can be allowed to be homosexual, but not a person of faith? The real intolerance here, is of those who cannot accept that others aren't forced to tolerate their way of life or their practices. If you are any freedom loving American; Democrat, Republican or Libertarian, you should be disturbed by this recent turn of events.
     
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    Yeah. I've lost jobs opening my big mouth also. No biggie.
     
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    Old news, hon. Two threads are already going on about this.
     
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    More intolerance from the crowd that always demands tolerance...

    Priceless!!
     
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    The left is just so tolerant, aren't they?

    scumbags
     
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    I suspect A&E will reverse this pretty quick.
     
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    Am I not allowed to make a third? I'm trying to inspire debate here. I'm covering a broad range of issues here that don't necessarily relate to the suspension of Phil Robertson, but cover the issue of religious freedom and expression.
     
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    It is a business issue, employer and employee, not a 1st Amendment issue.
     
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    Actually, you've never lost your job for stating your religious opinions. Big difference there, mister.
     
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    That's a fact.

    Ever heard of wrongful termination?

    I bet A&E will be hearing about it real soon.

    I'm thinking in the $100 Million range.

    And they WILL lose. Count on it.
     

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