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Maggie Gallagher Says Duck Dynasty Is Responsible For Dip in Public Support for Gay Marriage

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In a new post over at the National Review, NOM co-founder Maggie Gallagher offers her take on the recent Pew poll that found a 5-point dip in public support for gay marriage (49%).

Writes Gallagher: 

It may well be an outlier, but here is why I suspect not:

White Evangelical support for gay marriage dropped 4 percentage points, from 22 percent to 18 percent; Catholic support dropped 9 percentage points, from 61 percent to 52 percent. (White mainline Protestant opinion was virtually unchanged, rising from 56 percent support to 57 percent support.) Unaffiliated support for gay marriage continued its rise — from 71 percent to 76 percent in just one year.

But something happened over the last year to give traditional Christians second thoughts about what gay marriage would mean. What could that be?

RobertsonThe most likely candidate is A&E’s decision to suspend Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson, after he expressed, rather colorfully, rather standard orthodox Christian views on gay sex.

The Duck Dynasty incident was not, of course, alone. In the spring of 2014, 65,000 people signed their names to a petition stating that Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich must either recant his opposition to gay marriage or be fired. The firestorm caused him to step down. The Eich case is salient for gay-marriage opponents because he had done nothing to deserve a public tarring and feathering except contribute once to the Prop 8 campaign in California. 

Gallagher goes on to point out that a similar drop in support occured back in 2009 in response to the backlash against Miss California Carrie Prejean after she stated her opposition to marriage equality


Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson Blames STDs and AIDS on Homosexual 'Immoral Conduct' - AUDIO

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Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson appeared on the radio show of fellow hate-spewer Tony Perkins this week to discuss, among other topics, why STDs and AIDS are really just God's punishment for immoral sexual conduct - i.e. homosexuality.

Said Robertson:

"God says 'One woman, one man' and everybody says 'Oh that's that old Bible stuff.'...Now to me, either it's the wildest coincidence ever that horrible diseases follow immoral conduct, or it's God saying there's a penalty for that kind of conduct. I'm leaning towards there's a penalty towards it.."

Listen to the full segment, AFTER THE JUMP...

[via Good As You]

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Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson: 'I'm As Much of A Homophobe as Jesus Was' - VIDEO

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The infamous Phil Robertson of A&E's Duck Dynasty fame is shaping up to be one of those reality TV stars who will give the spotlight back once his body is interred and not a moment sooner. His latest bid for attention has him hawking his new book, unPHILtered: The Way I See It, which included an interview with ABC News' Ryan Owens. In the interview, he addresses the various topics that got him in trouble, including his stance on homosexuality. Of that, Robertson said:

I'm as much of a homophobe as Jesus was. The people who are participating in homosexual behavior, they need to know that I love them.

An interesting stance to take given that Jesus never said one word about homosexuality, so it's impossible to know whether he'd have been a member of PFLAG or Westboro. It's also hard to believe one is coming from a position of love when his position lumps LGBT people in with terrorists and zoophiles. Not exactly an intelligent or enlightened view for a person who claims to be a "highly-educated man" with a master's degree.

You can watch Robertson's interview with ABC - where he clarifies that the Bible was the only source he could go to in order to answer a question about homosexuality - AFTER THE JUMP...

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Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson Blasts Ignorant Media, Gays in Easter Sunday Sermon: VIDEO

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Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson gave a sermon on Easter Sunday blasting the media for scolding him about his anti-gay remarks, accusing them of being ignorant of the Bible, and reiterating what he said about gays, TMZ reports.

Said Robertson:

"They were mad at me…You say, why’d they get mad at you? Cuz instead of acknowledging their sin, like you had better do, they railed against me for giving them the truth about their sins. Don’t deceive yourselves. You want the verse? The news media didn’t even know it was a verse! They thought I was just mouthing off. Is homosexual behavior a sin? The guy asked me. I said, ‘do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God?’ Don’t be deceived. Neither the sexually immoral, nor the idolators nor adulterers nor male prostitutes, nor homosexual offenders, nor thieves, nor greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.”

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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LA Governor Bobby Jindal To Award Anti-Gay 'Duck Dynasty' Star Phil Robertson

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Remember Phil Robertson, the reality show star of A&E's Duck Dynasty who compared homosexuals to drunks and terrorists and called gays ”insolent, arrogant god haters”? Yeah, well, Republican Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is going to give him an award for Entrepreneurial Excellence:

The governor has called the Robertson family, whose Duck Commander empire is based in West Monroe, La., “great citizens” of the state.

A&E says the Duck Dynasty season premiere on June 11 will feature an appearance by Jindal, who will present Willie Robertson — CEO of the family’s business — with an award.

In February, Jindal was at Duck Commander headquarters to present the first Governor’s Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence to the Robertson family. The award is aimed at honoring “homegrown Louisiana businesses that grow and provide more opportunity, more jobs and more commerce” for the state…

Sure, Robertson’s business, Duck Commander, reportedly has millions of dollars in annual sales, but the man also thinks black people were happier before civil rights and that it’s okay to marry 15-year-old girls.

Robertson’s other conservative supporters include Sarah Palin and anti-gay Dallas pastor Robert Jeffress.

(via Crooks and Liars)


Duck Dynasty's Willie Robertson Says He Believes 'What the Bible Says' About Gays Going to Hell — VIDEO

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In a new interview with CNN's Kyra Phillips, Duck Dynasty's Willie Robertson discusses last December's controversy over Phil Robertson's GQ interview, in which he blasted homosexual sinners, and said they're going to hell like terrorists.

Asks Phillips: "Let's lay it out. He paraphrased First Corinthians where it talks about homosexuals, male prostitutes, drunkards, thieves, that they're all the same. Is that what you believe?"

Says Robertson: "I believe what the Bible says. And so that’s what he says to put those in. You have to read the Bible and make up your own mind. God will ultimately decide that. We don't profess to be God and we certainly don't profess to be perfect because we have our own sins to deal with."

“And for him and for you, the Bible is literal, that’s how it is, right?” Phillips asked.

Replied Robertson: "That’s how it was said."

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

In related news, Duck Dynasty ratings last week dropped to a 16-month low ahead of the season finale, according to THR:

Wednesday's Duck Dynasty averaged 4.7 million viewers, the first time in over a year that the series has fallen below the 5-million mark. The new low comes on the heels of a fatigued season for the A&E juggernaut. It returned to 8.5 million viewers in January -- steadily dropping ever since.

The softer fifth season, the first to air after star Phil Robertson's incendiary remarks about gay people and the Jim Crow South, is likely as much of a victim of gravity as it is of negative publicity. Duck Dynasty has been on a slow but steady decline since last summer, when it obliterated ratings records with 11.7 million viewers.

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