Don’t Get Mad, Get GLAAD…..

Posted: December 21, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Well, ’tis the season, ain’t it?  The lines have been drawn in the Battle of A&E vs. the Robertson Clan…and the Robertsons are clearly ahead.  Yesterday, their camp released a very tasteful statement saying essentially no Phil, no show.  And Yahoo News had this to say about the response from GLAAD:

In the fallout over Wednesday’s suspension of “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson by A&E for anti-gay and racist remarks, GLAAD is experiencing record levels of backlash.

“In the five-and-a-half years I’ve worked at GLAAD, I’ve never received so many violently angry phone calls and social media posts attacking GLAAD for us speaking out against these comments,” the media watchdog organization’s vice president of communications Rich Ferraro told The Wrap.

He said those reactions range from those who simply believe as Robertson believes to those who feel that GLAAD and A&E’s actions limit the reality star’s free speech.

“I don’t think this is about the first amendment,” Ferraro said. “I feel it’s more about the America we live in today. That is one where Americans, gay and straight, are able to speak out when people in the public eye make anti-gay and racist remarks.”

Let’s look at this for a minute.

Ferraro is an idiot.

NOT about the First Amendment?  Really?  Oh, baby puppy, the vast majority of free thinking Americans would beg to differ with you.  What rock did he just crawl out from under?  Bet he never had a BB gun as a kid.  In fact, he’s probably one of those that supported the 6 year old getting suspended for playing “cops and robbers”.  Does he seriously believe this is NOT about Free Speech?  Here’s the thing:  if the tables were turned and this clown had said that Phil Robertson was unenlightened and ignorant because he preferred heterosexuality ALL of the Establishment would ignore the comments, regardless of how many people found them offensive because it reflects the view of the Accepted Party Line.  Instead, this little weasel- and yeah, I’m calling him a weasel because I believe in freedom of speech- completely deflects from where we ALL know the whole damn thing is headed because even HE knows it is, in fact, a First Amendment issue.

And, if he honestly doesn’t believe that, not only is he a weasel, he’s a moron.

We’ve been down this road before; I have many gay and lesbian friends.  I DON’T CARE.  I don’t care if they shave portraits Lola Falana into the ass-end of sheep in their bedrooms.  It ain’t my business.  That’s MY opinion on the whole thing and I’m entitled to it- just like Phil.  But, if anyone out there doesn’t believe this is an attack on an individual in a position of celebrity for NOT towing the mark and vomiting whatever is socially acceptable on any given day, then take a real good look at this story.

I personally am not a fan of Hollywood Think (which could explain why none of my screenplay treatments have been picked up, come to think of it…) and I think it takes a lot more courage to speak your own Truth, regardless of what it is.  The little weasel from GLAAD is entitled to his Truth, whatever it may be, and I would be just as passionate about defending his right to say whatever.  Not because I agree with it, but because it is a FOUNDING PRINCIPLE of our country.  And I don’t agree with it- but then again, what alternative lifestyle institution is really going to come forward and SAY they don’t tolerate freedom of speech?  Kinda goes against their whole mission if they admit that one, doesn’t it?

No, I think when the dust finally settles on this one, the Robertson Family will come out on top, being the inspiration for many to have the courage of their convictions, serving as an example of personal integrity, a concept that appears to be far to rare in today’s society.  Nice work.  It’s about time we had an example of that SOMEWHERE…….


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