Saturday, December 21, 2013

My Thoughts on Phil Robertson

OK so I'm not gonna rant to much here because I know everybody else is regarding Phil Robertson, but I'll tell you what I think. Because, well, it's my blog.

Those on the left say he's a bigot for his anti-gay remarks in his GQ interview. Those on the right say his firing, or suspension is a violation of his First Amendment rights to Freedom of Speech.

Here's the thing. Who gives a shit? I mean really? I can't believe this is such an issue. Are we really surprised that a 67 year old man from the south believes that gays are going to hell? So he said what he thinks. What he believes. Big deal. And come on with the violation of his rights. He said things that his boss didn't approve of and got in trouble for it. Period. Look, do you think for a minute that if I was at work, and started bashing Sue in Accounting, or Dave in Production and my boss didn't care for it that I wouldn't be in HR explaining myself? Pa-lese.

I think the bigger issue here is that GQ is interviewing a man who eats squirrel brains. 

1 comment:

  1. LOL to the last sentence - and NO KIDDING. I cannot believe the craziness over this thing. All the crying that his free speech and religious freedom are being violated - no it's not. He can say whatever he wants and believe whatever he wants. Just like any of us can. And he can choose to say something publicly that his employer may not like. And on the other side of that freedom coin - his "employer" can choose to say that they don't want him on their network! WHO CARES. I had no idea so many people watched the show to begin with. I've never seen a single second of it. There are so many real issues that I would understand the American public being crazy upset about. This? This is NOT one of them!