Sunday, December 22, 2013

Duck Dynasty - The Bright Side

Everyone wants to argue about the Duck Dynasty controversy, but I think it's important to recognize the positive aspect as well.  First, Phil Robertson has the right to say what he wants to say in regards to the Bible, homosexuals, and anything else.  Second, A&E has the right to fire Phil for what he says.  Third, people that watch A&E have the right not to watch it anymore, and we all have the right to criticize each other for what we think  about it one way or another.

Contrast the Duck Dynasty situation with how things are done in other countries. In Pakistan, a young girl (Malala Yousafzai) wanted to go to school. She didn't have the right to say that she wanted to go to school. When she said it anyway, she got shot.  Little girls going to school is not controversial in the United States, but even if it were, we wouldn’t shoot each other over it. 

So for all the controversy surrounding Duck Dynasty, to me, it's still important to realize that even in such a harsh disagreement, we are still just disagreeing instead of killing each other.  Hopefully, we can all see that’s a good thing.

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