This Is Not Worth Quacking About – Desiring God. I agree with the author of this article. Yeah, I reblogged an article on the controversy done by The Gospel Coalition and I commented on that article. However, at the end of the day, the story “is not worth quacking about” (to quote the title of the Desiring God article).
Phil Robertson has the freedom in the American republic to express his views. His employer (his relationship with A & E is, in effect, an employer-employee or contractor-contractee relationship) has the right to terminate its contract with him if his expression of those views violate his contract or are contrary to his employer’s corporate values. A & E has the right to profit financially from the controversy (as it almost certainly will). Other people have the right to disagree with his views, disagree with the decision by A & E to terminate his contract and even to boycott the channel and its corporate sponsors and advertisers.
To quote a line from various movies and television programs, “nothing to see here, move along.”
- Phil Robertson, Free Speech, and Christian Celebrity (ericcmiller.com)
- Duck Dynasty Star Fired Over Remarks on Homosexuality – The Gospel Coalition (intelligenceisnotasin.net)
- Duck Dynasty dad Phil Robertson loses job on A&E for calling homosexuality a sin (examiner.com)