Did A&E Make the Right Call Suspending Phil Robertson? You Decide (POLL)
It seems like every Facebook post we see today contains an opinion about Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson's interview with GQ. In case you're not caught up, Phil talked to GQ's Drew Magary about, among other things, some controversial views about both homosexuality and the history of race in the South — that homosexuality is "illogical" and sinful, and that "the blacks" were "happy" before the Civil Rights era.
A few hours after the interview hit the Internet, A+E Networks suspended Phil's contract. “His personal views in no way reflect those of A+E Networks, who have always been strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community," they said in a statement." The network has placed Phil under hiatus from filming indefinitely.
Some are supportive of the decision to suspend Phil. CNN host Piers Morgan tweeted about the incident, saying, "Phil Robertson is not a 'victim of political correctness'. He's a victim of his own repulsively racist, homophobic bigotry."
Others, in light of Phil's conservative Christian views, are saying that it's a blatant case of censorship. Conservative pundit Sarah Palin even stepped up to the plate, going so far as to say that that "free speech is an endangered species."
Everyone seems to have their own thoughts about this, so what about yours? Did A&E make the right call, or are they going overboard with censoring Phil's thoughts, no matter what they are? Vote below, and let us know what you think in the comments.