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One of the panelists, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, took the opportunity to instead address the homophobic comments of the family patriarch Phil Robertson with an astonishingly blunt condemnation. Said the rabbi:
They've done tremendous damage to religion. We have to stop making religion in America about bashing gays. They have to just forswear that stupid comment about comparing homosexuality to bestiality. See, the problem in America is that we overlook all the heterosexual guys who are raping women 1 in 5 on the campus[...]Bashing gays is not religion. What is religion is family dinners and combating the divorce rate.
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AFTER THE JUMP...
NBA player Jason Collins, who was a special guest in First Lady Michelle Obama’s box at the State of the Union address on Tuesday night, was asked by TMZ to share his thoughts on sitting a mere 20 feet away from Duck Dynasty’s Willie Robertson.
CNN reports that the son of controversial patriarch Phil Robertson was "the man of the hour" for numerous Republican congressional leaders, who lined up in droves for a photo op with the reality star. Robertson was the guest of Louisian Rep. Vance McAllister.
Find out Collin's reaction to the whole Republican crazed situation, AFTER THE JUMP...
One Direction's Liam Payne erupted on Twitter last night after his tweet supporting Duck Dynasty's 'family values' went viral.
Tweeted Payne in response to the headlines:
Oh my god can someone literally not be a fan if a show without bring labeled WTf I bought dinner the other day it made a news story...What I gotta do to please you bastards I'm a 20 year old just living life as you did when u where twenty but in extraordinary circumstances...I can't do anything without being judged u try that and write about it...And I know I'm playing into your hands writing these tweets but I'm sick of stupid stories it's time you all grow up...And write about things that actually matter not what im gunna have for dinner tomorrow or who I'm a fan if real stories...
Look at this s--t I never said any if that write about something real for once there's plenty of issues In the world...I just watched a show and I liked it as most people do stop sitting in my twitter and do your research #lazyjournos...All those tweets are aimed at journalists and bloggers not fans...Sick of all this bull il be back again when the freedom of speech law is back and people don't believe to much into the bulls#!t they read...Can't wait for the call tomorrow where I get told of for cussing had to be said like I said before much worse has happened In the world...Pick ur balls up off the floor and get on with it instead of taking advantage of every word said and twisting it for your own gain.
Payne had tweeted Willie Robertson, the son of Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson. Said Payne in the tweet: "huge love to you/your family huge respect for your business prosperities and the family values you still all behold. big fan"
One Direction's Liam Payne caused an uproar on Twitter late this afternoon after he tweeted support to Duck Dynasty's Willie Robertson.
Said Payne: "huge love to you/your family huge respect for your business prosperities and the family values you still all behold. big fan"
Payne later tweeted: "Being a fan of someones show and the way they still hold a family together doesnt mean i am ok with all they say."
Reaction to Payne's tweets include one from gay vlogger and major One Direction fanboy Tyler Oakley, who interviewed the band last September.
Tweeted Oakley to Payne: "Wow. Very confused and disappointed by this @Real_Liam_Payne tweet. This literally changes everything..."
Duck Dynasty returned to A&E last night for its fifth season, and the ratings are down following controversy over Phil Robertson's anti-gay remarks, EW reports:
Wednesday night’s Duck Dynasty season 5 premiere had 8.5 million viewers. That’s huge for a cable reality show, but down 28 percent from its record-setting fourth season debut in August (11.8 million). It’s also slightly down from the show’s third season premiere in February last year (8.6 million). A&E notes the number up slightly from the fourth season finale on Oct. 23 (though obviously it’s standard to compare premieres to premieres).
Robertson was placed on a short hiatus following the remarks and got a scolding from A&E and a few sponsors, but didn't end up losing a single one for his statements in GQ, in which he said homosexual sinners were going to hell like terrorists, prostitutes, and drunks.