Comments about ‘Lt Gov say Duck Dynasty important to La. tourism, offers to help family find new producers’

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Published: Sunday, Dec. 22 2013 1:25 p.m. MST

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FT
salt lake city, UT

Stupid show, stupid comments. Sounds as if he can share a place with MSNBC's Martin Basheer.

CAAZFR
MESA, AZ

Regarding entertainers, sports stars, commentators, politicians:
In 2013 they cannot, on TV, offer an unflattering personal opinion about gays, and mention the Bible in the same paragraph.
In the near-future it won't be tolerated to offer unflattering opinions about adulterers-gay or straight.
Then comes being banned for offering a negative personal opinion about abusers of alcohol & drugs or those who engage in unmarried recreational sex.
At some point a public figure will be banned for saying that a 2-parent home is the ideal or that someone who bares it all publicly is an exhibitionist or to offer true demographics about crime.
Then comes being banned for calling a fat person fat, or opining that abortion can have a downside, that a gay lifestyle is a major contributor to AIDS, that porn has negative consequences or that some homeless people could do better.
Meanwhile, what is sanctioned/guaranteed to stay on TV: flaunting Miley "twerking" Cyrus,soap opera adultery, plenty of recreational sex by the unmarried, hook-ups that lead straight to bed as if that was synonymous with true love, gambling shows, foul language, lots of skin, gratuitous violence and ongoing smirking about religion. How exciting!

Thriller
Saint George, UT

I'm waiting for the backlash from the "tolerance" crowd against Charlie Sheen and his hate-filled comments regarding Duck Dynasty. What he said was far far worse than what Phil Robertson said but I'm guessing we won't hear much about it.

You're allowed to personally insult and curse out anyone who disagrees with you as long as you're only doing it to someone religious. Meanwhile, religious folk can't even speak publicly about their beliefs without being suspended, fired, or sued.

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

Why anyone would care what he or charlie sheen says, is beyond me.
You are free to say what ever you want, this does not relieve you of the consequences of those action.

This has already out lived it's entertainment value, and the Gov. of La. is shortsighted.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

I support what he said and am impressed with his courage.

Keep up the good work duck dynasty

Kings Court
Alpine, UT

I guess the DesNews is way behind the times. It was already reported today (through a leak from the producers on A&E that Papa Duck will be back next season and they are finalizing a contract for the fifth season including Papa Duck. I've always contended that this was nothing more than a ruse to capitalize on profits and further promote the show. As we learned from the Miley Cyrus twerking episode, bad behavior gets you ratings and popularity and money. While Miley may twerked her rear end, Papa Duck twerked his mouth. The result is the same for both of them. A&E can laugh all the way to the bank, and the mindless Duck Dynasty follower can count themselves as used. They fell for this hook, line, and sinker.

spring street
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

@thriller

Of course Sheens rant was vile and inappropriate but it does not excuse Robertson's vile and inappropriate comment (which the DN will not reproduce in full because of its offensive content) . frankly I could care less what either one thinks and that A&E overreacted but then again I think there is some truth to king courts comment and that they are all laughing all the way to the bank.

Thriller
Saint George, UT

@spring street and HVH

I'm with you, I too don't really care what either has to say. What bothers me is the double standard. Sheen's rant was worse in my mind because it targeted a specific individual whereas Robertson's was directed at the behavior of a group.

Frankly, I'm not surprised by either of their comments, what did people expect Phil Robertson's stance to be on homosexuality? And I would expect nothing less from Sheen. But to see the public crucifixion Robertson went through compared to barely a blurb at the bottom of the page for Sheen is a disgraceful double standard.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

I can be fired in 29 states for being gay.

Where is my help?

the old switcharoo
mesa, AZ

If you replace the word gay in his statement with anything else you can see how much of a bigoted statement it was.

I'm sure he feels the same way about the Mormon religion and Utah. Would you support his comments then or is bigotry only bad when it effects you?

There was no uplifting point to his statements, they were purposeless except to attack others he feels are imperfect. That's not Christlike is it? So why support his statements?

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