Wednesday, December 25, 2013

What the ... duck?!?!?

Damn, I thought I was being original with the title of this thread. Then I went and read the GQ article that started the shit storm I was addressing. They used it first. Bastardos!!!! But I am digressing.

When the "controversy" started I was all set to jump on the band wagon and start pillorying Phil of Duck Dynasty. I have always been a supporter of the gay community. (I hesitate to use the 'one of my friends is gay' line because so many of them are and it sounds trite.) It is none of my business how another person lives their life. Much like my view on religion, if it doesn't make them an evil person it is ok with me.

So, what exactly did Phil say that was so bad A&E suspended him?  From what I read in the GQ article it was his answer to the following the question "What, in your mind, is sinful?".

“Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men,” he says. Then he paraphrases Corinthians: “Don’t be deceived. Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers—they won’t inherit the kingdom of God. Don’t deceive yourself. It’s not right.”

Ok ... homosexuality leading to beastiality ... that is a stretch. Mind you, he did slam a lot of others in this answer. Not just homosexuals.  He also said;

“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.”

Heh. This actually made me laugh when I first heard it. I laughed again when I read it. It pretty much sums it up for me.

So, from the GQ article this is the only stuff I could find that anyone may consider offensive. I stand to be corrected but this is it.

If this is what has A&E's panties in a bunch, as well as others who are calling for Phil's head, they are fucking idiots. It is the guys opinion. It isn't like he is a Westboro Baptist saying "God hates fags" and the rest of the shit those hate mongers spew. They REALLY expected something more from a right wing bible thumper? That is what Phil is.

It was kind of disappointing to see that it was just this that has people riled up. I was hoping for something I could build up some righteous indignation about. Instead, it is just much ado about nothing.


  1. The thing that got my panties in a bunch was his comment about how he'd never seen any blacks (before the civil rights movement) "singing the blues."
    He seemed to be saying that blacks were happier living under the Jim Crow laws.
    Well, they did have their own drinking fountains.

    1. THAT I can understand. It had me shaking my head. It should piss people off. Yet it isn't what got people angry with Phil.