Phil Robertson Moral Rights

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Throughout history, there have been many cases where a person’s civil liberties are put into question with moral rights, especially when concerning religious beliefs. This is just one example of how religious beliefs coincide with the view of the world. There have been many controversies surrounding the ever popular A&E show ‘Duck Dynasty’, a show of Christian hunters, now having an empire of hunting supplies sold, who openly pray, worship, and show their belief in God and the teachings in the Bible. The problem this time, was when father figure, Phil Robertson, stated the teachings in the Bible that says in 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of…show more content…
While he was within his right of freedom of speech (The Gale Group), businesses reserve the right to fire employees based on such things, as speech and posts on the internet. As the Robertson family are considered public figures, the companies almost always put in clauses stating they can fire the employee if behavior is deemed unfavorable to the employer. The main reason, in my opinion, he was suspended was because of the ever influential gay rights activists. A&E were worried that the outcries of those offended, would cause a drop in the ratings of many shows, triggering a decline in profits. Many businesses make larger decisions based on the money it will make or cost them. An example of businesses making decisions based on money is when southern restaurant Cracker Barrel stated that they would stop selling ‘Duck Dynasty’ items when pressed by GLAAD (The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) (Cantor,

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