Religious Freedom 1, Rainbow Mafia 0:Phil Robertson has been reinstated by A&E
I just read the story on the Drudge Report that A&E has lifted the "indefinite suspension" for Phil Robertston. This wasn't really in doubt, I even said as much in my last video. The Velvet Mafia member GLAAD wasn't very happy about the news. Frankly, I could give a rat's ass that they aren't pleased to be honest. GLAAD issued a statement stating the A&E "cares more about profits then gays and African-Americans". Time to go retro 80's for a second, all I can say to GLAAD's statement is "gag me with a spoon".GLAAD really cares about black folks, not. They only care about being able to exploit the black civil rights era for their own means. As I said, there was simply no way that A&E was gong to let go of this monster ratings show and merchandise money machine just to please and kiss the ring of the Rainbow Mafia. Of course A&E put profits first, any media corporation with an ounce of common sense would have done the same thing. They might sympathize with GLAAD, but at the end of the day, money talks and usually sets the rules. This is the statement A&E made in regards to Phil's suspension being lifted
"As a global media content company, A+E Networks’ core values are centered around creativity, inclusion and mutual respect. We believe it is a privilege for our brands to be invited into people’s home and we operate with a strong sense of integrity and deep commitment to these principals.
“That is why we reacted so quickly and strongly to a recent interview with Phil Robertson. While Phil’s comments made in the interview reflect his personal views based on his own beliefs, and his own personal journey, he and his family have publicly stated they regret the ‘coarse language’ he used and the mis-interpretation of his core beliefs based only on the article. He also made it clear he would ‘never incite or encourage hate.’ We at A+E Networks expressed our disappointment with his statements in the article, and reiterate that they are not views we hold."
What A&E really said was pretty much what I said.
Duck Dynasty makes us a TON of cash, and there was no way we were going to fire Phil Robertson. We might not liked what he said, but we at least gave the impression that we were going to do something about it, but we really weren't and didn't.
This is a huge win for not only Christians but for people who have had enough of the vocal minority trying to silence the silent majority. The lesson that should be taken away from A&E and also Cracker Barrel caving is that the silent majority in America can accomplish great things when they stop being silent and open their mouths to fight back.