No Mr. Robertson, your kind of speech is never free.

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No you Mr. Robertson are the illogical one.  You’ve mistaken a vagina as your offering, an anus as the reason a man is gay and the idea that you have the right to say what is and is not a sin.  Maybe you should look a little deeper at what makes you so happy happy happy.

I was dumbfounded (not sure why) when I read that Phil Robertson said this in a GQ article.

“It seems like, to me, a vagina—as a man—would be more desirable than a man’s  anus. That’s just me. I’m just thinking: There’s more there! She’s got more to  offer. I mean, come on, dudes! You know what I’m saying? But hey, sin: It’s not  logical, my man. It’s just not logical.”

Can you imagine what he says when he thinks no one that will argue with him is listening??

I can’t seem to shake the surprising amount of shit I give about this whole Duck Dynasty issue.  This kind of “controversy” usually doesn’t even make it above dirty bathroom on my list of things to care about.  I think it’s because, at it’s core, this is so much more than a guy getting kicked off a show.  To me, this is a turning point in the when is enough enough conversation.  The scales are tipping and God is no longer being the scape goat used to excuse a poisonous mind set.

The way Mr. Robertson chooses to believe and yes even his right to spew it is being given the middle finger and I for one applaud it.  Some call what he has said a matter of opinion.  It’s not an opinion.  It’s an ignorant, hateful mind set falsely justified with religious undertones.  It’s a mind set that’s in bed with insanity.  A bullying state of mind.

Our culture is not going to shift backwards to the “good ole days” Mr. Robertson, which is the result he and other homophobes expect by repeating themselves over and over again.  The Phil Robertsons of this world are stuck on stupid.  Lucky for us, this time, the vomit reeking of hate and judgment that keeps pouring out of their dogmatic mouths has been put in its place.  The bully got a mouthful of shut the fuck up.

Maybe the decision to cut Phil from the show was rooted in dollar signs and not ethics but I would think they would loose more viewers by taking this path.  Just walk in to any liberal’s version of hell Wal-Mart, and you will see how much is at stake for stepping on conservative toes.  I can’t fathom why anyone would want to wrap their body in a towel adorned with the Robertson’s faces.  Now if there is Duck Dynasty toilet paper…it would just seem fitting to wipe my ass with it.

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Freedom of speech is not the issue here.  It’s really about erasing the old school cultural acceptance that hate speech doesn’t come at a cost.  It always comes at a cost.  The verbal seeds of hate you attempt to plant every time you condemn someone for being who he or she is meant to be will no longer be tolerated.

 

 

 

This has been a response to today’s daily prompt: Mad as a Hatter

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/12/19/prompt-mad-hatter/

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9 thoughts on “No Mr. Robertson, your kind of speech is never free.

  1. Thank you. I never heard the original controversy, but I have been reading many a response (we don’t have that show in Australia). I have been subjected to my fair share of gay-hate on my blog, which you are no doubt aware of, and it takes a brave person to stand up for the rights of others.

    • Well thank you very much for saying that. I don’t feel very brave, just tired. This isn’t just a gay issue it’s a human issue for me. Judgment is the only real “sin” in my very non biblical book. Every time I’m in a situation where someone says “I’m not against being gay or anything but…” my heart hits that are you fucking kidding me beat. Hate makes me cringe. This was just kind of a chance for me to put a face to it.

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