National Boycott Launched Against Duck Dynasty Censorship
Alex Jones calls for Robertson family to leave show in defense of First Amendment
December 19, 2013
Statement from Alex Jones: Technically, you can say this isn’t a violation of his First Amendment because it’s a TV show on A&E. But in the final equation, it is about a chilling effect across the board of free speech. It’s time for the whole family to leave the show, pursue a different network, or start their own network. If the family does not side with Phil Robertson and the First Amendment, they’re helping sell this country down the river while at the same time turning their back on their own kin.
Fans of the immensely popular television show Duck Dynasty are moving to boycott American cable network A&E after its decision to fire star Phil Robertson for expressing his personal aversion to homosexuality – a move largely viewed as an assault on free speech.
Robertson’s suspension is made all the more controversial as his comments didn’t occur on the show, but rather in a GQ magazine interview to be published in print next month.
The duck call millionaire offended the LGBT community when, in his interview, he indicated he didn’t understand the “logic” behind homosexuality.
“It seems like, to me, a vagina—as a man—would be more desirable than a man’s anus,” Robertson confessed to GQ’s Drew Magary. “That’s just me. I’m just thinking: There’s more there! She’s got more to offer. I mean, come on, dudes! You know what I’m saying? But hey, sin: It’s not logical, my man. It’s just not logical.”