This may not be the smartest move A&E might have made.
From what I understand, if Robertson suggests it, A&E will lose 15,000,000 potential viewers in the backlash. That would leave them somewhere below Chris Mathews, Piers Morgan and Healthcare.gov in the ratings game.. frankly,it would serve them right.
There is no reason that the majority of Americans have to literally suck it up to appease, and not risk offending a handful of sexually confused people
Creative Minority Report
A&E has kicked Duck Dynasty’s patriarch Phil Robertson has been suspended from the hit show for stating that homosexuality is sinful and that he personally does not understand the attraction.
In statements that threaten the A&E reality hit’s wildly popular and uplifting brand of faith, family and hunting, the Robertson patriarch said: “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.” Robertson then paraphrased Corinthians from the Bible: “Don’t be deceived. Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers—they won’t inherit the kingdom of God. Don’t deceive yourself. It’s not right.”[…]