Published On: Mon, Dec 23rd, 2013

Cracker Barrel changes course on ‘Duck Dynasty’ ban, Charlie Sheen and others chime in

One GQ magazine interview and the Duck Commander became the center of controversy and chaos. Even Cracker Barrel pulled the Duck Dynasty merchandise and now has quickly reversed their decision.

phil-robertson-from-duck-dynasty young and beardless and now“Our intent was to avoid offending, but that’s just what we’ve done,” the company announced. “Today, we are putting all our Duck Dynasty products back in our stores.”

It cited messages of support, including on social media, for Phil Robertson,  “You told us we made a mistake,” Cracker Barrel said. “And, you weren’t shy about it.”

Charlie Sheen must have smelled a chance to be relevant, speaking out against the Duck Dynasty star.

“Your statements were and are abhorrently and mendaciously unforgivable. You are now in the crosshairs of a MaSheen style media beat down.”

One Illinois Republican compared Robertson to Rosa Parks: “What Parks did was courageous,’ he added. ‘What Mr. Robertson did was courageous too.”

“There are two Americas, one of which is better than the other. And it’s instructive who’s sticking up for the worse America.” – Slate

“The antigay leader of the quack pack will return when new episodes begin airing on January 15 and advertisers are refusing to migrate from the most popular reality series of all time.” – Advocate

Phil Robertson Spread HATE Years Before Duck Dynasty! See His Shocking Anti-Gay Sermon HERE! (see the video below) The article notes Robertson saying “multiple disparaging remarks about the LGBT community, calling gay people “insolent, arrogant God-haters” and heartless, senseless, sinners! – Source

“Robertson’s comments indeed reflect homophobic thinking. How do we know? First, no one asked Robertson for his opinion on homosexuality. In the GQ interview he was asked his opinion about sin, and homosexuality was the first thing that came to his mind. Not greed. Not violence. Not adultery — which is a lot more common than queer sex. Of all the problems that beset human beings, Robertson immediately locked in homosexuality. Why the preoccupation?” – HuffPo

“This is a fascinating glimpse into the fundamentalist mind. You’ll notice that, for the fundamentalist, all sin – when it comes down to it –  starts with sex. This sexual obsession, as the Pope has rightly diagnosed it, is a mark of neurotic fundamentalism in Islam and Judaism as well as Christianity. And if all sin is rooted in sex, then the homosexual becomes the most depraved and evil individual in the cosmos. So you get this classic statement about sin: “Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there.'” – Andrew Sullivan

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