I like Duck Dynasty. I like their show. I think they’re funny. Despite what Phil said about gay people, despite my own sexual preferences and how I completely disagree with what he said, and despite how I find it a little disturbing how the Duck Dynasty folks are now the darlings of the GOP and Christian Right, I still like their show. I even liked the episode where they set fire to the beaver dam. If you haven’t seen the show, A&E has several episodes on their site: http://www.aetv.com/duck-dynasty/video?mkwid=sv8qQu8uW|dc_pcrid_36125531115_pkw_duck%20dynasty_pmt_e&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=duck%20dynasty&utm_campaign=G_Duck+Dynasty&paidlink=1&cmpid=PaidSearch_google_G_Duck+Dynasty_duck%20dynasty&gclid=CNLIn5O6t7wCFUYOOgod7A4AIw
Phil Robertson has a right to voice his opinion, and A&E has a right to fire his ass too. Phil decided to take a risk and say something that he deeply believes despite the fact that he knew there would be a backlash. I respect him for that even though I know he wouldn’t respect me as a kinky Pagan bisexual pornographer who believes in polyamory.
The Robertsons, according to the dialogue on their show, live in the West Monroe/Monroe, Louisiana area (http://www.westmonroe.com/). From the evidence on Witchvox, there is a very small but growing Pagan community there. There is a brand new meet-up that will be starting in Monroe, LA on Saturday: http://www.witchvox.com/vn/vn_detail/dt_ev.html?a=usla&id=90304. Then there is this group in West Monroe, that from its profile seems to be fairly established: http://www.witchvox.com/vn/vn_detail/dt_gr.html?a=usla&id=38550. And then there’s this group, that I really just can’t take seriously. They’ll probably bring me up on charges to the vampire magistrate or some other such nonsense: http://www.witchvox.com/vn/vn_detail/dt_gr.html?a=usla&id=39712. If you’re Pagan and in the Monroe/West Monroe, LA, I invite you to check out the first two groups, especially the new meet-up. Meet-ups are great places to go and feel things out.
These are photos from a local Christian book store:
So, what to do about Phil Robertson? Stay tuned for why I really like Phil Robertson and my final solution to the Duck Dynasty problem.
These folks have a final solution for you:
Mystic Artisans: https://www.facebook.com/mysticartisans
Passion And Soul: http://passionandsoul.com/
Tonia Brown: www.thebackseatwriter.com
Quadrivium Supplies: http://www.quadrivium-supplies.com/
Hyperdreams Interactive Stories: http://www.hyperdreams.com/