◼ DUCK DYNASTY MESS HITS CRITICAL MASS: ONLY TWO WAYS IT CAN END... - Truth Revolt
The "Duck Dynasty" situation has gotten as hot and spicy as a bowl of creole jambalaya, with the down-home Louisiana family threatening to walk away from its popular cable show and host channel A&E network stuck between a rock and a hard gumbo.
The temperature rose Friday, when a insider to the show -- which generates nearly half a billion dollars in advertising and merchandise -- said the family is "serious" in its threat to walk away if A&E goes through with a suspension for patriarch Phil Robertson.
That threat sets up only two ways the spectacle can end.
"If the network backs down and they bring Phil back, they look weak. If they stand their ground, the family probably won’t move forward, and A&E loses their highest-rated show," the insider told E!
...Meanwhile, there has been steady -- even fierce -- pushback from the Christian community, which sees in the brouhaha an attempt to force them to alter their views. ◼ Radio talk show host Steve Deace laid out the situation in a USA Today column on Saturday.
"A nation founded by pilgrims who came here to worship the God of the Bible freely without interference and persecution from ruling elites and those opposed to Christianity's influence on the culture, has now come to the proverbial fork in the road. After years of attempting to balance traditional Americana with political correctness, those pushing the new 'my way or the highway' definition of 'tolerance' have decided accommodating our differences of opinion is defeat," he wrote.
And at the end of his piece, he had this dire warning:
"Back to that proverbial fork in the road. One sign says 'liberty.' The other sign says 'political correctness.' Every individual American and every American institution will have to choose one or the other. We can no longer have both, and the truth is we really never could. It was always going to end this way, we just didn't want to believe it."◼ What The Duck?