But, it really isn't just Phil that wins. Everyone wins because free speech wins.
Duck Dynasty family member, Phil Robertson, has just been reinstated by A & E on his own show.
I have heard several people say that this isn't about free speech because a government body isn't involved. This is an argument between a public figure and his employer.
But, it is about free speech, it is about the fundamental right of Americans to freely express their opinions. It is the right that allows the gay community so much free speech.
Just to recap, in an interview with GQ, Phil quoted some verses from the Bible. I have heard people express outrage and offense at the Bible verses quoted. This is dangerous, people. If we start getting offended by books, we are on our way to Nazi Germany.
Phil went on to say some kinda graphic, crude things. But, he was very clear that he doesn't hate anyone. He treats everyone, even people who are different from him, with respect.
We are living in a world where we have proudly broken down barriers. For some reason, it is totally ok to walk into the office and say, "My spouse and I are trying to get pregnant!"
But, we are all pretty sure that it is NOT ok to rush into an office meeting, late, all rumpled up and say, "I'm sorry I am late, my spouse and I were up late having sex."
So, now we have all of these blurred lines. A kid kissing someone's hand is "sexual harassment." If she had been running around kissing little boys, she would have been a "sexual confident" child.
I am so sorry to say this to gay people, but really no one cares that you are gay. I grew up with several gay people. We all knew, but, we didn't say anything about it because we didn't care and we loved them no matter what.
Also, WE WERE TOO POLITE TO SAY ANYTHING.
We need some more of that. No one cares if someone else is gay. It is the whole "in your face, shove it down your throat" mentality that has gotten so much airtime. That is the problem.
You know that show Modern Family? The gay guy with a chip on his shoulder is struggling to get his partner and adopted child into an airplane. Someone says, "Wow, look at that cream puff!"
He immediately and ridiculously dresses down the entire airplane for their insensitivity. He looks like a complete fool.
Then, the person who spoke holds up a large puff pastry. The gay man sits down all embarrassed.
The point is, no one cares if someone is gay and had adopted a baby from China. We just don't want to hear at it all the time. Just like you don't want to hear about what goes on in my house and every little thing that my little rednecks do.
Let's go back to being a more polite society which doesn't talk about all these things. Let's talk about making America's business community stronger, not weaker by taking about personal stuff all the time.
Camille Paglia, a social critic and a lesbian activist, is among the many who have blasted the A&E Networks for suspending "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson for sharing his belief that homosexuality is a sin. She called the action "utterly fascist and utterly Stalinist."
"I think that this intolerance by gay activists toward the full spectrum of human beliefs is a sign of
immaturity, juvenility," Paglia went on to say. "This is not the mark of a true intellectual life."