Upset about A&E's treatment of Phil

Published: Monday, December 23, 2013 at 03:12 PM.

I write from a Southern perspective because it’s the only perspective I have. So it’s not surprising I was infuriated when the A&E television network decided to spank Phil Robertson for something he said.

Now I don’t know the “Duck Dynasty” folks but have my doubts that patriarch Phil is all that easy to spank. Just this week he blew off Barbara Walters’ most interesting people show to go duck hunting.

The other day, a news blurb announced something had hit A&E’s fan, and Phil was the one who threw it. He’d made comments in a magazine interview about his biblical beliefs regarding sexual preferences.

I personally couldn’t care less what anybody believes as long as they don’t shove collection plates in my face. As I understand his transgression, he said out loud what he thought and that didn’t sit well with the gay-rights community.

After reading the interview text, I see why they won’t ever watch “Duck Dynasty” again or buy any of their duck calls. Good for them. But apparently simply turning the channel isn’t adequate punishment for expressing personal beliefs, so Phil was given a “time out.”

Holy Honey Boo-Boo, he’s got a reality show. That entire genre is short on propriety, so everyone should get over it.

You tune in to shows about naked couples traipsing around jungles. Or perhaps Jersey Shore, with young folks whose vocabularies have few words containing more than four letters, not counting hyphens.

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