As I had hoped they would, the Robertson clan has announced, in effect, that they will walk away from Duck Dynasty unless Phil Robertson is reinstated.
And my friend Tom Richard comments on Facebook ...
Since the entire Robertson family now supports Phil, and is willing to walk on A&E, money, which is the only thing that matters in this society, will do the talking. This is the part I find interesting - has the LGBT community become financially powerful enough to take down the most popular non-fiction show on cable TV, or will A&E have to cave? That's about the only relevant question here. The rest was decided long ago.
In other words, which is the more powerful demon - Mammon or Moloch? The love of money or the devotion to the Culture of Death?
My money is on money. Corporations suck up to powerful interest groups like homosexuals in order to protect the bottom line, not because of any ideology, honor or sense of right and wrong. Corporations are just like politicians in that sense. To be perceived as "sensitive" to the so-called LGBT community is only valuable if it enhances your public image and increases your profits. But if the homos will cost A&E the most popular show on television, I can't imagine they'll stand by them.
The question becomes, then, how can A&E save face and save Duck Dynasty at the same time?
... Although what Tom Richard is really saying is, "Yes, money will win. But do the LGBTs have the financial resources to swing this?"