I don’t usually like to get too political on here because every one has their differing beliefs and opinions, as they’re entitled to…but I do find it a bit disheartening that we claim people are allowed to have their own opinions but then reprimand these people for expressing them. Differences are what makes our world go ’round.
“While some of Phil’s unfiltered comments to the reporter were coarse, his beliefs are grounded in the teachings of the Bible. Phil is a Godly man who follows what the Bible says are the greatest commandments: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart’ and ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ Phil would never incite or encourage hate. We are disappointed that Phil has been placed on hiatus for expressing his faith, which is his constitutionally protected right…. Again, thank you for your continued support of our family.”
I, myself, am a huge Duck Dynasty fan. And I think Phil’s suspension was a mistake by A&E. Whether or not you agree with Phil’s belief is one thing, but free speech is another. Free speech is our constitutional right.
Then again, the media has been restricting free speech for decades, this is just one incident that is calling our attention to it. Reality TV, not so real after all.