As Phil Robertson and his family of fauxbillies are discovering, free speech sometimes comes with a price when it involves voicing one’s opinion that black people were happier back when they had their very own water fountains, linking homosexuality to murder and “animal lovin,'” and suggesting that it’s important to get out there and bag one’s self a teenager (15’s a great marryin’ age!)
We’ve been hearing about the “culture war” a lot throughout right-wing media and rhetoric. Well, if there is a culture war, we’re winning! Recently, we reported that Duck Dynasty had lost about 28% of its viewership when compared to the season four premier–and it just keeps getting worse for Mr. ‘Biblical Principles’ and crew.
The second episode did not do much better, with viewership dropping another 21 percent–down to just 6.65 million viewers.
While it could simply be a coincidence, we feel that this shows that our society is growing increasingly intolerant of pretend Christians using their “faith” as a shield against criticism for their disgusting views and actions.
Perhaps America is finally “growing up.” One thing is for sure, though–it is time that the Robertson family faded from the limelight and concentrated on what they do best: making ducks horny.