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    Glenn Beck Invites 'Duck Dynasty' Family To Take a Stand Against Fascism on His Netwo



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    A&E CONTACT Info – Duck Dynasty, Free Speech And The Right to Religious Beliefs

    A&E CONTACT Info – Duck Dynasty, Free Speech And The Right to Religious Beliefs


    By Susan Duclos

    The news that broke yesterday was that Phil Robertson, the patriarch of the incredibly popular A&E show, expressed his opinion on homosexuality, then A&E suspended him from the show that averages over 14 million viewers, for said opinion.

    Below the commentary will be the A&E company information, along with a page where you can leave a comment, and contact information as well as information on their parent company Hearst.

    When did having a belief, based in one’s religion and using the constitutional right of free speech to give that opinion become a punishable offense?

    His GQ quotes:

    “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
    “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.”

    ”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.”

    Robertson also said and this is what most people are ignoring:

    We never, ever judge someone on who’s going to heaven, hell. That’s the Almighty’s job. We just love ‘em, give ‘em the good news about Jesus—whether they’re homosexuals, drunks, terrorists. We let God sort ‘em out later, you see what I’m saying?”

    Whether you agree with his beliefs or not, everyone should be standing up for his right to express them… it is a basic constitutional right!

    Many didn’t agree with him, many do not share his belief, but how does their right not to have their feelings hurt become more important than his free speech rights and freedom of religion?

    I see nowhere in the constitution where a person has the right not to have their feelings hrut or where because someone’s words offended them they have the right to punish them.

    NOWHERE.

    A&E’s statement shown below:

    We are extremely disappointed to have read Phil Robertson’s comments in GQ, which are based on his own personal beliefs and are not reflected in the series Duck Dynasty. His personal views in no way reflect those of A+E Networks, who have always been strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community. The network has placed Phil under hiatus from filming indefinitely.”

    Well, I can tell A&E that they have 14 million viewers and countless free speech proponents, along with an untold number of people who believe in freedom of religion, “extremely disappointed” in their stance all in the name of political correctness.

    CONTACT INFORMATION FOR A&E, HEARST AND DISNEY

    Customer Service page where you can add a comment (many already are) found HERE.
    Key Executives For A&E Television Networks, LLC

    Ms. Nancy Dubuc
    Chief Executive Officer and President

    Mr. Robert DeBitetto
    President of A&E and BIO Channel

    Mr. Dan Davids
    President of the History Channel

    Ms. Nancy Alpert
    Vice President and Deputy General Counsel

    Mr. Paul Jelinek
    Senior Vice President of Digital Media

    Address:
    235 East 45th Street
    New York, NY 10017
    United States
    Phone: 212-210-1400
    Fax: 212-907-9497

    Hearst is the parent company behind the network, so you can give them a call with a problem, concern or compliment about A&E customer service.


    • Hearst Television: 1-212-887-6800

    [UPDATE] Hearst Corporation’s number is (212) 649-2000.

    Hearst also claims on a phone call that Disney owns half of A&E Television, so the Disney contact number is 818-460-7477

    The Walt Disney Company contact form to leave message on is found HERE.

    When calling Hearst, it seems they deny involvement with A&E, but go to the Hearst website at the bottom and click the “more Hearst sites,” the A&E website is listed clearly. Also Hearst’s own contact page gives the same number and also, BONUS, offers a contact form.



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    A&E needs to pay more attention to who their actual viewing public is! How many of the shows 14 million viewers would actually disagree with Phil? Does A&E honestly think that punishing Phil will reduce a potential negative impact on the shows ratings? Personally, I think it will cause more harm than good.
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    Related: 113K Sign Petition Demanding ‘Duck Dynasty’ Patriarch Return

    UPDATE, 6:40 AM:

    More than 113,000 signatures have been collected on the IStandWithPhil petition, calling for A&E Network to immediately re-instate Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson, while the rest of the Robertson clan say they won’t do the show without Phil, and A&E handles death threats from more rabid fans.

    PREVIOUS, THURSDAY, 5:44 PM: Nearly 82,000 people, in about nine hours, have signed the IStandWithPhil petition, calling for A+E network to immediately reinstate Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson. The 77K “are making a clear statement to A&E that its actions are censoring Faith Driven Consumers and eliminating them from an entertainment choice that people of faith overwhelmingly support,” said Chris Stone, petition creator and founder of the the organization that says it connects “Christian consumers” with “faith-compatible companies.”

    Meanwhile, those who don’t want to put their signatures on a petition were given phone numbers for A+E Networks execs by Sean Hannity, so they could vent on the phone. “A+E knows how he feels about this,” Hannity said on his radio show, of Robertson’s religious beliefs. “Why did they put him with a GQ guy in the first place? How stupid are they?” Then he gave them the phone numbers A+E Network CEO Abbe Raven and president Nancy Dubuc. “I’m not telling people what to say. Be polite. I always urge that. But call them and tell them what you think.”

    PREVIOUS, THURSDAY, 8:33 AM: An organization that says it connects “Christian consumers” with “faith-compatible companies” has launched an IStandWithPhil.com petition drive, calling for A&E network to immediately reinstate Duck Dynasty‘s Phil Robertson, and apologize to viewers of the show who also hold Robertson’s beliefs. A&E Network yesterday yanked the star of its reality hit, over anti-gay comments he made in the January edition of GQ, released yesterday. The petition demands A&E cease its “discriminatory censorship of Mr. Robertson and to treat people of faith with equality, fairness, and true tolerance.”

    “Simply put, Phil Robertson is being censored and punished for quoting the Bible, and A&E’s treatment of him is punitive and highly discriminatory, ” said Chris Stone, petition creator and founder of a group called Faith Driven Consumer.
    Related: ‘Duck Dynasty’ Star’s Suspension For Anti-Gay Comments Draws Reaction

    A&E’S decision yesterday to suspend Robertson was no small move — the series’ Season 4 debut remains the No. 1-rated nonfiction series telecast in cable history with 11.8 million viewers. For A&E it was its best-ever series telecast in adults 18-49 (6.3 million viewers) and adults 18-34 (3 million). The Louisiana family also secured big salary increases just before that record Season 4 premiere, with the clan reportedly earning more than $200,000 an episode — roughly 4.5 times more than their previous salaries – divvied up among the nine adults and 11 kids on the show. That said, putting Robertson on “indefinite hiatus” leaves A&E a lot of wiggle room as it nagivates the next several days worth of developments on the controversy — which last night included getting blasted for its decision by some on Fox News Channel.

    In the GQ article profiling the family behind the reality hit, Robertson — who in the story described his family as “Bible-thumpers who just happened to end up on television” — called homosexuality a sin and 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.” Asked what is sinful, he 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.”

    The Human Rights Campaign, the largest LGBT civil rights group in the U.S., denounced Robertson’s remarks as, “dangerous and revisionist, appealing to those in our society who wish to repeat patterns of discrimination.” And GLAAD slammed Robertson’s remarks as “vile” while commending A&E for suspend its star. “What’s clear is that such hateful anti-gay comments are unacceptable to fans, viewers, and networks alike,” the organization said in a statement.

    Stone, and petition signers, however, insist Robertson’s views are those of “the majority of Americans.” “Everyday people will not stand for this, they know bullying and violation of religious freedom when they see it”; the petition maintains A&E’s actions “effectively censors a legitimate viewpoint held by the majority of Americans” and demands the network formally apologize to Robertson, his family, and the millions of viewers who tune in every week, stand by him, and share his worldview.”

    The petition:

    Dear A&E Network,
    I am writing to you regarding your network’s intolerant, discriminatory, and punitive treatment of Mr. Phil Robertson, star of A&E’s #1 hit show, Duck Dynasty.

    Mr. Robertson’s comments in GQ Magazine are simply reflective of a Biblical view of sexuality, marriage, and family – a view that has stood the test of time for thousands of years and continues to be held by the majority of Americans and today’s world as a whole.

    Many members of the LGBT community may not agree with this view, but the notion that a free-thinking American should be discriminated against simply for expressing a perspective that is in conflict with another is patently un-American and flies in the face of true tolerance and civility. A&E’s position, which in your own words is “championing” the gay and lesbian community — which I believe you have the freedom to do — excludes the views of Faith Driven Consumers and effectively censors a legitimate viewpoint held by the majority of Americans.
    As a Faith Driven Consumer, I am signing this petition to demand that my views be treated with equality and respect in America’s rich rainbow of diversity.

    I am asking your network to immediately reinstate Mr. Robertson to Duck Dynasty, and to formally apologize to him, his family, and the millions of viewers who tune in every week, stand by him, and share his worldview. While the LGBT community may be offended by his opposing viewpoint, your rash, discriminatory, and unfair treatment toward Mr. Robertson — a recognized symbol of the faith community — is a slap in the face to Faith Driven Consumers and everyday Americans alike.

    There are 46 million Faith Driven Consumers in America today who spend 1.75 trillion dollars annually. Should you refuse to equally respect and welcome our legitimately held views, we will gladly stop watching this and all other A&E programming and turn to any reformulation of Duck Dynasty on another network – while simultaneously supporting brands that stand with the show and the Robertson family.
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    AFA: Christians should 'come alongside' Phil Robertson

    AFA: Christians should 'come alongside' Phil Robertson

    Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com) Friday, December 20, 2013

    American Family Association wants your help in backing a Christian who has been suspended by a cable network.

    "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson let his biblically-based views on homosexuality be known in an interview with GQ magazine. Within a day A&E suspended him - a move that ruffled the feathers of possibly millions of fans of its most popular show.

    Statement from Robertson family ...

    "The family has spent much time in prayer since learning of A&E's decision. We want you to know that first and foremost we are a family rooted in our faith in God and our belief that the Bible is His word. ... [W]e cannot imagine the show going forward without our patriarch at the helm. We are in discussions with A&E to see what that means for the future of Duck Dynasty." (Read entire statement)

    Buddy Smith, executive vice president of American Family Association, says A&E also emphasized that it is very supportive of the "LGBT" community and in fact are "champions" of the homosexual community.

    "I look at this and the question comes to mind: Is this really America where this is happening?" Smith asks rhetorically.

    "This is certainly not what the Constitution reflects," Smith adds. "We're supposed to be a country where we have a constitutional right to talk to a reporter like Phil did and express our religious views."

    Freedom of expression, at least at last word, was still intact. So the intolerance from the other side is confusing.
    Smith

    "And yet I look at this story," says Smith, "and it just cries of the intolerance of those that seemingly want to totally squelch the ability for Bible-believing Christians in this country to simply state biblical truth and to live that out."

    Smith says it's time for Christians to come alongside Robertson and say we stand with you unapologetically and the intolerance of the other side shouldn't silence Christians.

    People can go to AFA.net, and sign an open letter to Phil and to A&E as "a shame on you."

    Tolerance a 2-way street? Nah..

    Attorney Doug Lapier of Alliance Defending Freedom says the situation with Robertson should be a wakeup call for the American Christian community. Christians, says the attorney, have been taking punch after punch and not fighting back.

    "One federal judge recently said tolerance is a two-way street – but what we see in the mainstream media, in the public square is that it's a one-way street," he relates. "You either agree with us or we will punish you and people need to understand how important it is.

    "The first thing that goes with our liberties is the right to voice our opinions. Once free speech and the right to express differing views and the right to dissent goes away, America's freedoms and liberties are lost."

    Lapier is hopeful that while there has been an outcry against A&E and for Robertson, it's a signal that Christians need to get into action now to fight for their constitutional rights and stop "taking it on the chin."

    Editor's Note: The American Family Association is the parent organization of the American Family News Network, which operates OneNewsNow.com.

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