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RandySF

(62,615 posts)
Fri Dec 27, 2013, 01:48 AM Dec 2013

Alabama Lawmaker To Introduce Resolution Honoring Gay-Bashing 'Duck Dynasty' Star

Alabama State Sen. Jerry Fielding (R) announced Monday that he will introduce a resolution honoring "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson, who was suspended from the A&E reality television show after making controversial anti-gay comments in an interview with GQ magazine, the Daily Home reported.

"Phil Robertson's family values are shared by the vast majority of Alabamians, who are rightfully concerned by the vitriol aimed at his Christian stance," Fielding said in a statement. "There's a clear double standard in the media favoring a liberal worldview. When it's used to silence and punish Christians for stating their beliefs, that's when we must defend the rights of individuals to exercise their free speech without fear of politically-motivated repercussion. I join thousands across Alabama and our country by standing with Phil Robertson, and urge A&E to reverse their action against him."

The senator will introduce the resolution on Jan. 14 when the state Senate convenes for the next session.

In the resolution, Fielding lauds Robertson and his family as "ambassadors of the love and grace of the Heavenly Father through their exemplary lives on and off the camera."

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/duck-dynasty-phil-robertson-alabama-resolution

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Alabama Lawmaker To Introduce Resolution Honoring Gay-Bashing 'Duck Dynasty' Star (Original Post) RandySF Dec 2013 OP
Like herpes, just when you think this shit is going away, it flares up again! Behind the Aegis Dec 2013 #1
Just So You'll Know liberalmike27 Dec 2013 #6
No doubt. Behind the Aegis Dec 2013 #7
in the future people will claim these guys and duck dynasty guys were atheists JI7 Dec 2013 #2
Well, it's not like Alabama has anything important to do. Aristus Dec 2013 #3
Nothing says family values exboyfil Dec 2013 #4
The anti-gay stance is unfortunately par for the course in this situation, but is he REALLY going to pepperbear Dec 2013 #5
Another example of why my great grandparents fled the state 80+ years ago nt MrScorpio Dec 2013 #8

liberalmike27

(2,479 posts)
6. Just So You'll Know
Fri Dec 27, 2013, 03:09 AM
Dec 2013

Some of us here in Alabama, find this sort of behavior by our legislators embarrassing. Sadly, not enough of us do. But hey, we're working on it.

Maybe our governor, and other southern governors turning down health care for the poor minions in our States will get some of our state's poor out and voting. It's pretty sad, and this is true everywhere--but the poorest people, don't vote as much as they should, and no one should be voting every single time more than the poor should.

Behind the Aegis

(54,327 posts)
7. No doubt.
Fri Dec 27, 2013, 03:13 AM
Dec 2013

I have been to Alabama several times. I know there are some wonderful people throughout the state. This type of idiocy is not limited to your state or even our region (I am a southerner too). To be honest, I am more tired with this "Duck Dynasty" crap.

exboyfil

(17,884 posts)
4. Nothing says family values
Fri Dec 27, 2013, 02:17 AM
Dec 2013

like impregnating a 15 year old when you are 19 years old. At least that must be the case in Alabama.

pepperbear

(5,648 posts)
5. The anti-gay stance is unfortunately par for the course in this situation, but is he REALLY going to
Fri Dec 27, 2013, 02:38 AM
Dec 2013

support the man's racist comments as well, and while a sitting state legislator?......AND THEN TURN AROUND and defend THOSE comments as being indicative of Christian values?

I don't care what state you live in: he can hide behind religion to cover his anti gay hatred, but, as a public servant, how can he defend the racism?

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