Jesse Jackson demands meeting with A&E, Cracker Barrel executives

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Whoever would have suspected that Jesse Jackson would insert himself into the “Duck Dynasty” controversy? Pretty much everyone, really. In a statement, Jackson said that Phil Robertson’s comments in GQ were “more offensive than the bus driver in Montgomery, Alabama, more than 59 years ago” who demanded that Rosa Parks move to the back of the bus.

“At least the bus driver, who ordered Rosa Parks to surrender her seat to a white person, was following state law,” Jackson said in his statement. “Robertson’s statements were uttered freely and openly without cover of the law, within a context of what he seemed to believe was ‘white privilege.’” Freely and openly? Outrageous!

Jackson, his Rainbow PUSH Coalition and GLAAD have demanded a meeting with A&E executives and Cracker Barrel’s CEO in order to discuss “the future of all ‘Duck Dynasty’ memorabilia or content.” Cracker Barrel had pulled some Duck Dynasty merchandise from its shelves before reversing itself after a social media outcry.

Will Jackson’s meeting happen? Should it?

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Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/12/26/jesse-jackson-demands-meeting-with-ae-cracker-barrel-executives/

N-word user Nikki Sixx calls Phil Robertson a racist ‘a-hole’ [video]

http://twitter.com/#!/AaronWorthing/status/413945628453240833

[Editor’s note: Nikki Sixx quietly deleted his tweets about Phil Robertson. Hey, Nikki, Twitchy is forever!]

Tommy Lee might be an occasional Twitchy reader, but it’s safe to say fellow Mötley Crüe member Nikki Sixx is not. In fact, the “H8 speech” hypocrite isn’t a very good reader at all.

Here’s his idiotic take on Phil Robertson, the Christian “Duck Dynasty” star suspended by A&E after comments to GQ about homosexuality and sin.

http://twitter.com/#!/NikkiSixx/status/413924928258191360
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No, not really. Perhaps Nikki Sixx should, you know, try reading the actual interview instead of parroting the MSNBC spin with the rest of the tolerance bullies.

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Does this statement from Robertson strike you as homophobic and racist?

My mission today is to go forth and tell people about why I follow Christ and also what the bible teaches, and part of that teaching is that women and men are meant to be together.

However, I would never treat anyone with disrespect just because they are different from me. We are all created by the Almighty and like Him, I love all of humanity. We would all be better off if we loved God and loved each other.

But since Nikki brought up homophobia and racism, here’s a flashback:

http://twitter.com/#!/SuperAndrea/status/413928716645842945

And another flashback:

http://twitter.com/#!/ArizonaLuke/status/413953444488048640
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But hey, #NOH8:

http://twitter.com/#!/garysteveneaton/status/413944886518231040

Oh, and by the way:

http://twitter.com/#!/hollyR_J_N/status/414005160226996224

[Update]

Nikki Sixx quietly deletes late-night attacks on Phil Robertson, but Twitchy is forever!

[Update]

Nikki Sixx admits he’s ‘been stupid b4 too.’

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In defense of ‘Duck Dynasty’: Sarah Palin rocks camo, cross, and Christmas tree on Hannity

Will the ‘Duck Dynasty’ family bail on A&E?

‘Duck Dynasty’s’ Korie Robertson announces family’s statement on suspension: ‘We cannot imagine the show going forward without our patriarch’

‘Thumbs up,’ Skyjacker! ‘Duck Dynasty’ sponsor tweets thanks to Phil Robertson supporters

‘Sorry day in America’: Charlie Daniels disgusted with A&E for suspending Phil Robertson

‘Free speech matters’: Ted Cruz sticks up for Phil Robertson, religious liberty

Andrew Sullivan befuddled by ‘firing’ of Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson

TMZ’s Harvey Levin calls A&E’s suspension of Phil Robertson ‘outrageous’

‘Duck Dynasty’ truth-bomb! Martha MacCallum skewers A&E with spot-on question

‘Ain’t hurting anyone but ducks’: Larry the Cable Guy goes to bat for Phil Robertson

Telling! Geraldo ‘supports’ suspended A&E’s ‘Duck Dynasty’ star with typical smug jackassery

Actor Chris Ashworth decries Phil Robertson’s suspension, holds fast to faith

Tolerance bullies? Nailed! Larry Elder puts A&E’s ‘Duck Dynasty’ move in damning context

Piers Morgan: First Amendment shouldn’t protect ‘vile bigots’ like ‘Duck Dynasty’ star Phil Robertson

We see what you did there! Dennis Miller blasts Phil Robertson suspension as only he can

Jim Geraghty crushes A&E’s Phil Robertson suspension with shattering question, idea [pic]

Biblical bam! Fox News’ Father Jonathan makes key point on Phil Robertson’s suspension

How ’bout that? A&E still cashing in on suspended ‘Duck Dynasty’ star Phil Robertson

Dastardly ‘duckophobes’! Greg Gutfeld highlights absurdity of Phil Robertson suspension

‘Major backlash’: #StandWithPhil hashtag supports ‘Duck Dynasty’ star Phil Robertson, slams A&E

@BoycottAETV gaining followers fast after A&E suspends Phil Robertson of ‘Duck Dynasty’

Self awareness fail: Cable net that hired Alec Baldwin offended by ‘homophobic’ Phil Robertson

Sarah Palin blasts A&E’s suspension of Phil Robertson; Declares free speech ‘endangered species’ [pic]

A&E suspends ‘Duck Dynasty’ star Phil Robertson; Katie Pavlich, others rip ‘crap’ decision

Selective outrage: GLAAD slams Phil Robertson after letting Alec Baldwin slide

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/12/20/n-word-user-nikki-sixx-calls-duck-dynasty-star-phil-robertson-a-racist-a-hole-flashback-videos/

‘Ain’t hurting anyone but ducks’: Larry the Cable Guy goes to bat for Phil Robertson

http://twitter.com/#!/GitRDoneLarry/status/413714623250976769

Larry the Cable Guy has never been shy about speaking his mind, and today, he’s defending the right of “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson to do the very same:

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Truth!

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Neither Phil nor his family have anything to apologize for.

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(Worth noting that Glenn Beck has offered the Robertsons a home at TheBlaze TV.)

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Bingo. The beauty of choice is that you get to, you know, choose. Don’t like it? Find something else.

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Yep. Robertson knows that ultimately, he answers to God. Not to the Outrage Police.

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Heh.

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Phil Robertson has made clear time and time again that his faith and family are what truly matter to him.

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We live in the Age of Pajama Boy.

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Correct. As Robertson said, “I would never treat anyone with disrespect just because they are different from me. We are all created by the Almighty and like Him, I love all of humanity. We would all be better off if we loved God and loved each other.” There’s nothing remotely offensive about preaching love for mankind.

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The sin of omission.

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Exactly. A&E was aware of the Robertsons’ strong religious beliefs from the get-go. The fact that the network is caving to pressure from pot-stirring groups like GLAAD is just plain pathetic — and cowardly.

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Beautifully put.

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That’s what you get when you allow political correctness to be mistaken for basic human decency.

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Trolls gonna troll, of course:

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Puh-leeze.

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No it isn’t. At least not in the America we know.

Parting words:

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Amen. Git-R-Done!

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Related:

Telling! Geraldo ‘supports’ suspended A&E’s ‘Duck Dynasty’ star with typical smug jackassery

Actor Chris Ashworth decries Phil Robertson’s suspension, holds fast to faith

Tolerance bullies? Nailed! Larry Elder puts A&E’s ‘Duck Dynasty’ move in damning context

Piers Morgan: First Amendment shouldn’t protect ‘vile bigots’ like ‘Duck Dynasty’ star Phil Robertson

We see what you did there! Dennis Miller blasts Phil Robertson suspension as only he can

Jim Geraghty crushes A&E’s Phil Robertson suspension with shattering question, idea [pic]

Biblical bam! Fox News’ Father Jonathan makes key point on Phil Robertson’s suspension

How ’bout that? A&E still cashing in on suspended ‘Duck Dynasty’ star Phil Robertson

Dastardly ‘duckophobes’! Greg Gutfeld highlights absurdity of Phil Robertson suspension

‘Major backlash’: #StandWithPhil hashtag supports ‘Duck Dynasty’ star Phil Robertson, slams A&E

@BoycottAETV gaining followers fast after A&E suspends Phil Robertson of ‘Duck Dynasty’

Self awareness fail: Cable net that hired Alec Baldwin offended by ‘homophobic’ Phil Robertson

Sarah Palin blasts A&E’s suspension of Phil Robertson; Declares free speech ‘endangered species’ [pic]

A&E suspends ‘Duck Dynasty’ star Phil Robertson; Katie Pavlich, others rip ‘crap’ decision

Selective outrage: GLAAD slams Phil Robertson after letting Alec Baldwin slide

Twitchy coverage of Larry the Cable Guy

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/12/19/aint-hurting-anyone-but-ducks-larry-the-cable-guy-goes-to-bat-for-phil-robertson/

Selective outrage: GLAAD slams Phil Robertson after letting Alec Baldwin slide

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Lefty gay rights activists are up in arms over comments Phil Robertson made regarding homosexuality. The “Duck Dynasty” patriarch told GQ that he believes homosexuality is a sin:

“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,” he says. Then he paraphrases Corinthians: “Don’t be deceived. Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers—they won’t inherit the kingdom of God. Don’t deceive yourself. It’s not right.”

Many were quick to pounce on Robertson’s comments, denouncing him as a homophobe and using the remarks as evidence that committed Christians are intolerant bigots.

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Here’s “Ellen Show” executive producer Andy Lassner:

http://twitter.com/#!/andylassner/status/413411952539361281

GLAAD spokesman and former “My So-Called Life” actor Wilson Cruz also expressed disgust:

http://twitter.com/#!/wcruz73/status/413319208185761793

And GLAAD issued a statement condemning Robertson:

http://twitter.com/#!/glaad/status/413317051860533249

But that got some people to wondering: Where was this outrage from GLAAD after Alec Baldwin was caught — repeatedlyusing gay slurs?

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Whether or not you agree with Robertson’s views, it’s clear that they stem from his firm belief in biblical teachings. And Robertson is careful to emphasize that he is not in any position to pass judgment on someone else:

As far as Phil is concerned, he was literally born again. Old Phil—the guy with the booze and the pills—died a long time ago, and New Phil sees no need to apologize for him: “We never, ever judge someone on who’s going to heaven, hell. That’s the Almighty’s job. We just love ’em, give ’em the good news about Jesus—whether they’re homosexuals, drunks, terrorists. We let God sort ’em out later, you see what I’m saying?”

Today, he responded to the criticism from GLAAD and others:

“My mission today is to go forth and tell people about why I follow Christ and also what the bible teaches, and part of that teaching is that women and men are meant to be together. However, I would never treat anyone with disrespect just because they are different from me. We are all created by the Almighty and like Him, I love all of humanity. We would all be better off if we loved God and loved each other.”

Now, if it were Alec Baldwin we were dealing with, the response would range from feigned ignorance to physical assault. He could learn a thing or two about class from Robertson.

And from the looks of things, Robertson won’t have to defend himself by himself:

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http://twitter.com/#!/Krs_1031/status/413416575346438144

Indeed. If Robertson’s critics are truly appalled at blatant homophobia, if they are truly interested in addressing genuine persecution of homosexuals, they ought to focus their attention elsewhere:

http://twitter.com/#!/JustAnotherMo/status/413380280083177473

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Related:

Alec Baldwin threatens ‘toxic little queen’ reporter in epic Twitter rant

‘Almost all of my best friends are gay’; Alec Baldwin’s wife defends ‘queen’ slur

‘Starf**kers’: GLAAD mocked for giving Alec Baldwin a free pass

ABC News reports on Alec Baldwin’s ‘alleged’ slur

Anderson Cooper: ‘Why does Alec Baldwin get a pass?’ Conservative ‘would be vilified’

Dan Savage (sort of) defends ‘homophobic bigot’ Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin cleanses Twitter feed (again)

Shhh! Media Matters still silent about MSNBC host and homophobic bigot Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin: I didn’t know calling someone ‘c**ksucker’ is anti-gay

Alec Baldwin loses battle with ‘fundamentalist wing of gay advocacy’

Twitchy coverage of “Duck Dynasty”

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/12/18/selective-outrage-glaad-slams-phil-robertson-after-letting-alec-baldwin-slide/

GLAAD issues statement on Phil Robertson’s return to ‘Duck Dynasty’

http://twitter.com/#!/wcruz73/status/416774063831658496

Wilson Cruz, national spokesperson for GLAAD, issued a brief statement Friday night in response to news that Phil Robertson would no longer be suspended from “Duck Dynasty.”

Phil Robertson should look African American and gay people in the eyes and hear about the hurtful impact of praising Jim Crow laws and comparing gay people to terrorists. If dialogue with Phil is not part of next steps then A&E has chosen profits over African American and gay people – especially its employees and viewers.

https://twitter.com/ScottyE_FL/status/416770266308808704

What Robertson had said to GQ was, “We never, ever judge someone on who’s going to heaven, hell. That’s the Almighty’s job. We just love ’em, give ’em the good news about Jesus—whether they’re homosexuals, drunks, terrorists. We let God sort ’em out later, you see what I’m saying?”

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/12/27/glaad-issues-statement-on-phil-robertsons-return-to-duck-dynasty/