Let me first say that I do not agree with one word of what Phil Robertson said about gays, blacks, “adulterers,” and just about anything else he told GQ about his interpretation of the so-called “Bible.”
But it’s about time that, when someone makes a statement people find outrageous, someone stands behind it instead of giving what appear to be corporation-mandated apologies, such as those of radio personalities Rush Limbaugh (for his Sandra Fluke comments calling her a “slut”) or John & Ken (for calling Whitney Houston a “crack ho”).
What do your words mean if you constantly say outrageous things, then retract them when Cracker Barrel takes your merchandise out of its stores? (“Duck Dynasty” merch has been restored to Cracker Barrel’s shelves.)
I don’t respect those who apologize for their outrageous opinions, even when I disagree with them.
I do respect those who stand up for what they believe in, even if I hate what they said.
Phil Robertson: intolerant, but with integrity.
Unlike radio talk show hosts Rush Limbaugh and John & Ken who, in my view, are intolerant and lack integrity.
By the way, John & Ken, how are those sensitivity training classes going?
Read more about Phil Robertson’s refusal to back down here.