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I read a little about the "Duck Dynasty" story and now that A&E have decided to bring it back I thought I would comment.

The family stated

Last week, the family said in a statement on its Duck Commander website that although some of Phil Robertson's comments were coarse, "his beliefs are grounded" in the Bible and he "is a Godly man." They also said, "as a family, we cannot imagine the show going forward without our patriarch at the helm."
So it was only how he said it, but not what he said, and he is after all, a godly man.

So A&E is bringing it back because

"It resonates with a large audience because it is a show about family, a family that America has come to love. As you might have seen in many episodes, they come together to reflect and pray for unity, tolerance and forgiveness," A&E said.
Really? Pardon my snark; but that says it all.

He was coarse but right, is what I got.

It's like when someone says traditional family values, my ears hear, "god hates fags".

As long as you are politically correct in your terminology you can get away with any old shit it appears.

As long as you don't use the "n" word you can get away with saying that slavery was not really that bad a deal for people of color.

As long as you window dress your hate it's fine, who could possibly object?

Well I do.

I blame a lot of the success of the extreme right over the last quarter of a century by their ability to come to terms with how to dress up their hate in acceptable terminology and somehow this makes it just fine and dandy to take seriously.

Yes but you see. they just hate you because they are godly and don't use coarse language.

Ye fucking gods.

It's not the words

It's the message.

Hate dressed up in a fine Italian suit, is still hate.

How often is hatred justified by religiosity? How often is it wrapped up in a Sunday dress?

If you think that by making hate refined changes how those of us on the receiving end feel, I am sorry to inform you that it does not

I for one still hear the same old words; no matter how much french vinaigrette is applied.

Just thought I would let you know.

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