Duck Dynasty patriarch was muzzled unfairly

2013-12-29T00:00:00Z Duck Dynasty patriarch was muzzled unfairly nwitimes.com
December 29, 2013 12:00 am

I am much more offended by A&E Network's rush to trample on Phil Robertson's right to freedom of speech than the possibility of offending homosexuals.

Since when is it an unforgivable offense to state your religious beliefs in response to a direct question about sexually deviant behavior?

I don't care what polling results have shown as of late; homosexuality is still not considered normal behavior. Thankfully, homophobes' violent reaction to homosexuals is no longer tolerated, but that should not be misinterpreted as tacit approval of the homosexual lifestyle.

A&E's decision to put a muzzle on Phil's right to free speech is a mistake and a cowardly reaction to unreasonable pressure from gay rights advocates. Phil is only guilty of believing in a religion that does not place their stamp of approval on the gay lifestyle.

- Thomas Kiekenapp, Chesterton

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