As the Duck Dynasty controversy continues to unfold, we at Mr.Conservative, continue to cover ever single twist and turn of this story. So when A&E finally caved to the hundreds of thousands of Americans from every corner of the country who demanded that Phil not be penalized for expressing his biblicaly-based views, we closely analyzed their statement.
“So after discussions with the Robertson family, as well as consulting with numerous advocacy groups, A&E has decided to resume filming Duck Dynasty later this spring with the entire Robertson family.
We will also use this moment to launch a national public service campaign (PSA) promoting unity, tolerance and acceptance among all people, a message that supports our core values as a company and the values found in Duck Dynasty. These PSAs will air across our entire portfolio.”
It’s probably fair to believe that A&E is not likly to be launching this new PSA campaign to promote greater tolerance of Christians and their right to express their views without the demonization from groups like GLAAD. But, nevertheless, we are curious to see what kind of ‘tolerance’ A&E chooses to promote and whether this brand of ‘tolerance and unity’ really is inclusive of “all people” as they have assured us in the release.
Christians are regularly in the crosshairs as the subject of vicious and nasty attacks from the likes of radicals like Dan Savage who have made offensive statements about the Bible. You may remember when he told teens to, “Ignore the bulls-t in the bible” about sexual morality. “We ignore bulls-t in the Bible about all sorts of things.”
Will A&E air PSAs promoting religious freedom or freedom of speech as a way of promoting tolerance of opposing viewpoints? I don’t think we should hold our breath.
Twitter has weighed in with speculation:
@RyanWesleySmith: A&E: “We will launch a PSA promoting unity, tolerance” Wow. I sure hope it’s promoting tolerance towards Christians, and our core values
@LiesDestroy: I’m now expecting to see multiple PSA’s promoting homosexuality while my family and I watch #DuckDynasty.
Twitter user @debnsb may have unraveled the mystery with this hilarious picture tweet:
What do you think A&E has in store for us with their “tolerance” PSAs?
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