DUCK! . . . this morning or you might get hit in the head by the hype of this "news" about Phil Robertson being suspended.
Look, I don't watch Duck Dynasty anyway. Why would what Phil Robertson says to GQ Magazine have THIS kind of reaction? Because he has the attention of 11.8 million viewers/consumers. The Robertson's show is the number 1 syndicated television show in the country right now so he has YOUR attention. So, whether I watch or not, doesn't matter.
What does matter is that the media is only interested in sponsor's dollars. They have never really been interested in moral values . . . oh right, unless moral values = dollars. So when YOU the 11.8 million who watch this show either a) stop watching (no one watching the commercials) or b) start forking over some major MOOLAH the media is going to continue to censor people like Robertson.
NOT because they don't have moral value, NOT because of the LGBT community . . . but because of MONEY. It doesn't mean anything more than that.
The reason that it is news? . . . money.
The reason that Robertson is on television? . . . money.
The reason they would even have a show about duck calls?. . . money.
Phil Robertson is not a preacher. He is a business man. Whether you choose to believe this or not the fact remains that he is not giving away duck calls, or duck hunting trips and he is not giving away the merchandise money or cancelling any shows because they do not reflect moral values.
So it has less to do with LGBT OR freedom of speech and more to do with bottom-line dollars.
"Don’t be naive. There are difficult times ahead. As the end approaches, people are going to be self-absorbed, money-hungry, self-promoting, stuck-up, profane, contemptuous of parents, crude, coarse, dog-eat-dog, unbending, slanderers, impulsively wild, savage, cynical, treacherous, ruthless, bloated windbags, addicted to lust, and allergic to God. They’ll make a show of religion, but behind the scenes they’re animals. Stay clear of these people." 2 Timothy 3:1-5
I'm just sayin'.