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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.