On Thursday, Fox News discussed the termination of Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson. A panel of three, including conservative radio host Mike Slater, spoke about the suspension over Robertson’s anti-gay remarks during an interview with GQ. Slater then baffled us with a bizarre analogy comparing the homophobic Robertson to Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
“In 1958, a young boy wrote a preacher a letter, saying that he was struggling with homosexuality and this preacher wrote back, ‘Son, don’t worry, there’s a solution to your problem.’ That preacher was Martin Luther King Jr,” Slater said.
“I guarantee you that Martin Luther King Jr. loves that boy just like Robertson,” he continued. “The point is the Robertson family loves everyone, that’s the point here.”
Richard Fowler, a liberal radio host laughed as he responded. “That stretches just way too far, that is a total straw man. Beyond that, this GQ interview was loaded with hatred. It’s not only his talk about homosexuality, but he goes on to talk about how African-Americans were doing pretty well during Jim Crow.”
“The fact is that this guy’s language in this interview was so absurd that there was no way for A&E to even keep him on the show without having some public backlash from the American people,” Fowler added.
Of course, Robertson’s suspension is enraging people who demanded that Martin Bashir be terminated for suggesting that if Sarah Palin had experienced the harsh realities of slavery, she wouldn’t compare the federal debt to that institution. But, you know…as a hypocrite would have it, now Robertson is being persecuted for his Christian faith and America’s sacred tradition of free speech is NOW apparently under attack.
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