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My stance on the Phil Robertson/Duck Dynasty flap was that A&E should have made the Robertsons agree to a disclaimer before every episode of Duck Dynasty--a fairly reasonable request in my view--before suspending Phil Robertson.  But after learning about a 2009 speech to a Georgia sportsmen's ministry in which Robertson suggested grown men ought to pursue 15- and 16-year-old girls as possible wives, that idea is, to put it mildly, no longer an operative idea.  Ismay diaried on this yesterday, but I think that the full video (as opposed to the clip that's gone viral) deserves a look just so no one can say he was taken out of context.  Watch here--the relevant material starts at the 48-second mark.

It turns out this wasn't a hit piece--it was put together as a promotional video by a company that makes lifelike decoys designed to work with Robertson's products.  Only 38 dislikes so far, though--head over there and pile them on.

While one can quibble about whether A&E should have allowed Robertson back after those anti-gay comments, there are certain issues on which there is no other side.  And this is one of them.  It cannot be said enough--what Robertson is suggesting is ILLEGAL.  And to those who say he was only joking, there are certain things you just don't joke about.

The ball's in your court, A&E.  Get the Duck Commander off the air, now--and this time, don't let him come back.  Head on over to A&E's Facebook and tell them that this is the last straw--after this, Robertson has got to go.


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