|The Face of America|
A few months ago, I traveled out of the country and was disgusted to learn that some one of the most popular American programs on their televisions was Duck Dynasty. How fucking gross is it that a bunch of camouflaged, backward hicks are the ones reppin' America in other countries.
All of this would be forgivable if it wasn't for Phil Robertson. Never mind the fact that he is a professional hunter, which is disgusting in and of itself, but he has a nasty habit of being a cunt in the public eye. Lest we forget, late last year when Phil gave an interview in GQ. When asked what he considered sinful, Phil replied: "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."
Okay, fine. He's homophobic and slut shaming. Whatever. He's not the first person to do so and he won't be the the last. (And honestly, what do people expect from this family? A pride parade?) But after facing public backlash, he took the comments a step further. "Jesus will take sins away," he said. "If you're a homosexual, he'll take it away. If you're an adulterer, if you're a liar, what's the difference?"
There are definitely a few differences, but we won't get into it. A&E condemned Phil's comments and suspended him from the show, a decision I never fully agreed with. Nine days later, they lifted the ban, a decision I definitely didn't agree with. (Honorable mention for Cunt of the Week: A&E for having no backbone or conviction; who cares what your decision is, just stick with it!)
And then he did it again:
You say, 'why’d they get mad at you?’ Cuz instead of acknowledging their sin, like you had better do, they railed against me for giving them the truth about their sins. Don’t deceive yourselves. 'Is homosexual behavior a sin?' the guy asked me. I said, 'do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Don’t be deceived. Neither the sexually immoral, nor the idolators, nor adulterers nor male prostitutes, nor homosexual offenders, nor thieves, nor greedy, nor drunkards, nor slanderers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God!And again:
I'm actually a nice man. I'm trying to help those poor souls and turn them to Jesus.And again:
Whatever you do, whatever you do, go register to vote, especially on this next presidential election! Register to vote, and you ought register for the House and the Senate too! Get your tail down there and vote this ungodly bunch out of Washington, D.C.And then there's nice commentary on the civil rights movement:
I never, with my eyes, saw the mistreatment of any black person. Not once. Where we lived was all farmers. The blacks worked for the farmers. I hoed cotton with them. I’m with the blacks, because we’re white trash. We’re going across the field … They’re singing and happy. I never heard one of them, one black person, say, ‘I tell you what: These doggone white people’—not a word!… Pre-entitlement, pre-welfare, you say: Were they happy? They were godly; they were happy; no one was singing the blues.This is your man, America!
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