I'm not the one to do this since I don't watch Disney channels by choice, so I haven't seen this apparently-popular "reality show" called Duck Dynasty, in which the lead male ("reality"? :scratchchin: ), who is said to lead family prayer in every episode, was interviewed by a magazine and, due to "anti-gay slurs" (sic), was fired by A&E (Disney), and the internet blew up into some ...Christian versus Hollywood
The "stars" (in case you're as unfamiliar as I was):
The offensive words, from an interview with GQ, as reported by CNN
. (I'll edit out the offensive stuff with my words in brackets:)
"It seems like, to me, a [woman's anatomy] -- as a man -- would be more desirable than a [man's anatomy.] 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," he's quoted as saying.
When asked what he thought was sinful, Robertson replied: "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."
But homosexuals aren't alone, Robertson said. "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."
Okay, "Duck Dynasty" is not really something I care to watch regardless, but again, most of what's on TV is something I take a pass on. I do think people should boycott (and not make a big deal out of it — just do it
) anything by Disney Corp., which includes A&E and so much more
than TV. I don't write letters, talk about it, etc. I just don't participate. However, I do feel A&E firing this man for, essentially, quoting scripture (such as it is, but it IS Scripture; the meaning is there), is a definite sign of persecution that we all knew was coming. It's just headlines now.
I'm not sure we should in any way endorse
these Duck people. They're rich; they've been PAID by Disney for a long time (A&E, Disney, same thing). I'm really in a quandary! I'd really love to support the general principle of "free speech" with regard to religion since, obviously, the U.S. has problems in this area, and I pray fervently for Our Lord to afford people everywhere the ability to worship His Holy Name without hindrance. But I don't know how
, or if they're the right people to endorse, even! (Remember that Jim Jones fellow, before I was born, who was supposedly Christian, and led the way to mass suicides/murders. I don't want to support that
! I want to KNOW what I'm supporting. You know?)
Anyone else have some information on this thing? What do you think a responsible Catholic should be ...doing
? If anything? Thank you.