Alex Jones calls for Robertson family to leave show in defense of First Amendment
Statement from Alex Jones: Technically, you can say this isn’t a violation of his First Amendment because it’s a TV show on A&E. But in the final equation, it is about a chilling effect across the board of free speech. It’s time for the whole family to leave the show, pursue a different network, or start their own network. If the family does not side with Phil Robertson and the First Amendment, they’re helping sell this country down the river while at the same time turning their back on their own kin.
Fans of the immensely popular television show Duck Dynasty are moving to boycott American cable network A&E after its decision to fire star Phil Robertson for expressing his personal aversion to homosexuality – a move largely viewed as an assault on free speech.
Robertson’s suspension is made all the more controversial as his comments didn’t occur on the show, but rather in a GQ magazine interview to be published in print next month.
The duck call millionaire offended the LGBT community when, in his interview, he indicated he didn’t understand the “logic” behind homosexuality.
“It seems like, to me, a vagina—as a man—would be more desirable than a man’s anus,” Robertson confessed to GQ’s Drew Magary. “That’s just me. I’m just thinking: There’s more there! She’s got more to offer. I mean, come on, dudes! You know what I’m saying? But hey, sin: It’s not logical, my man. It’s just not logical.”
Robertson drew further criticism for bringing religion into the equation when he listed off a host of groups who, according to a passage in the Bible, “won’t inherit the kingdom of God.”
“Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there,” Robertson told GQ. “Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men,” he said, adding a paraphrase of Corinthians 6:9: “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.”
A&E took umbrage with Robertson’s remarks and moved to punish him for expressing thoughts incorrectly misinterpreted as hate speech. In reality, Robertson’s remarks represented an exercise of his First Amendment right to free speech.
Robertson’s previous scuffle with A&E over their censorship of the word “Jesus,” also leads many to suspect his indefinite suspension was spurred not only by his personal, but his religious beliefs as well. Robertson claimed the network “inserted fake bleeps” during the family prayers “like someone had used profanity, but no one had used profanity.”
It’s obvious A&E has launched a blatant assault on free speech and religion.
Tens of thousands of outraged fans are already petitioning A&E to reconsider its move to fire Robertson.
Others have started a movement to boycott the network “Until Phil Robertson Is Put Back On Duck Dynasty.” A Facebook page dedicated to the boycott has received over half a million likes since being launched yesterday.
Though A&E is free to fire whoever it wants for whatever reason it likes, it is – like many others in the establishment – indoctrinating Americans by promoting an anti-family, anti-God agenda, while at the same time attempting to impose a chilling effect on free speech through censorship.
Fans of the show, and defenders of liberty alike, would do well to encourage the successful show to move to a different network – one that respects the rights enshrined in the Constitution.