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Jesse Jackson Sr. Demands a Meeting With A and E Following Phil Robertson's Anti-Gay Comments

December 25, 2013 06:45:52 GMT

The Baptist minister says the 'Duck Dynasty' star's 'statements were uttered freely and openly without cover of the law, within a context of what he seemed to believe was 'white privilege.' '


Jesse Jackson Sr. Demands a Meeting With A and E Following Phil Robertson's Anti-Gay Comments
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Jesse Jackson Sr. has weighed in on the controversy surrounding Phil Robertson's anti-gay comments. In a press release issued on Tuesday, December 24, the American civil rights activist blasted the "Duck Dynasty" star, claiming he made the statements with the notion that it was "white privilege."

"At least the bus driver, who ordered Rosa Parks to surrender her seat to a white person, was following state law," Jackson said, comparing Robertson's comments to comments made by the driver of Rosa Parks' bus. "Robertson's statements were uttered freely and openly without cover of the law, within a context of what he seemed to believe was 'white privilege.' "

Jackson's human rights group, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, also demands a meeting within 72 hours with A&E and Cracker Barrel regarding their treatment of Robertson. The network has put Robertson under hiatus from filming "Duck Dynasty" while the restaurant chain had pulled "Duck Dynasty"-themed products from its stores only to put them back a few days later after being criticized by Robertson's supporters.

Robertson has been under fire for saying in an interview with GQ, "Everything is blurred on what's right and what's wrong... Sin becomes fine. Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men."

While insisting, "I love all men and women. I am a lover of humanity, not a hater," he refused to retract his comments. "I will not give or back off from my path, because you conquered death, Father, so we are not worried about all the repercussions," the Robertsons' patriach allegedly said in a prayer during a Bible study class.

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posted by Artemis on Dec 27, 2013
This is AMERICA. We have the RIGHT to speak our mind AND the RIGHT to disagree. People sure have given that Phil guy a lot of POWER in his opinion. Geez, suk-it-up and move on already. If ur worried about stepping in crap - Stay outta' the dog park !
posted by Kellywr on Dec 25, 2013
White Genocide? Bull, we just stopped having babies and Europe's economy got better.
posted by Kellywr on Dec 25, 2013
I heard the same excuses during the civil rights movement. "The Bible says Black people are lees worthy than Whites", "Freedom of Speech". All of these are just cover for hate speech. Hate speech has directly lead to the deaths of those targeted. We would no longer tolerate it about Blacks. My question is, how many Gays have to die before we stop tolerating hate speech about them?
posted by Whitemansburden on Dec 25, 2013
Anti-racist is a codeword for Anti-white. The double standard hits us all right in the face. Oprah can talk about a generation of white folks needing to die off and Obumer gives her a medal. Phil speaks his mind and gets railroaded. Whites are not stupid and we are waking up by the hundreds of thousands. We will prevent the white genocide.

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