Goodbye to Food Network and A & E

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GOODBYE TO FOOD NETWORK AND A & E

After the removal of Paula Deen from the Food Network Channel, for admitting she used the N word decades earlier and a racial discrimination and sexual harassment law suit filed by a former employee which was dismissed, I have limited my viewing of the Food Network programming drastically as if it makes any difference to the network, but I certainly do feel better myself for doing so. 

Being raised in the South and living in a mixed racial poor community, where people of color were called Colored, then Negroes, then Blacks and finally African Americans.  I have first hand knowledge of the poverty and hardships experienced by both races which was not a pretty sight.  I remember vividly if you called a Colored person Black in the middle to late 1950s, you had better get ready to do some fighting, either verbally or physically.  The word Black was taboo in our community and people of color wanted to be referred to as Colored until the middle 1960s when I enlisted in the US Navy for better educational opportunities.  I believe the usage of the word Black to refer to people of color was progressed by Ebony Magazine portraying Black as Beautiful.

The 1950s and 1960s "for the most part" was a time when you could leave your windows up (before air conditioning was common place) and doors kept unlocked, the keys in the ignition of your vehicles without fear of someone stealing your vehicle or taking your property.  Home invasions were practically unheard of or any drive by shootings.  That was also before the increased usage of recreational drugs; Marijuana, LSD, Meth. Heroin, and Cocaine which is currently destroying America.  Shacking up before marriage was not the norm either.  Television programming didn't promote promiscuous and blatant sinful lifestyles (homosexuals) trying to pass it off as normal of which has done tremendous and irreversible damage to America's morality in broadcasting those lifestyles.  I am speaking from personal observations and not second hand information and didn't live in a gated community with guards on duty or have a silver spoon in my mouth either, however I never went hungry!  Most everyone in our community was in the same boat financially so to speak with a few having more than others.  Which side of the fence or track you were own can certainly bias and prejudice your personal views which can lead to psychological bias of which I am not immune to either and make no excuses.

I would not want to try and count the number of times that I have been called Cracker, "Whitey", "Honky", and many other names not conducive to print and I certainly don't think it left a negative impression that destroyed any of my own personal self esteem or anything else.  I was able to get beyond that and not use it as a mental crutch as many tend to do so today........and YES, I have used the N word many, many times growing up in heated verbal exchanges with young boys of color about my own age and it was common place for Blacks to routinely call one another the N word as well.  Pastor Manning is still using the N word as freely as ever as evidenced by the number of YouTube videos he has posted.  NOTE:  I just checked that link out where he called Obama the N word, so guess the PC crowd got the video banned, however, I saved the video clip as a .wav file and hyperlinked in this sentence.  First Amendment Rights apparently don't apply to everyone, especially if you are not a Liberal.  However, it certainly isn't politically correct but not viewed as racism or derogatory with his usage or other blacks using the N word, of which there is a double standard employed; Ok for One Ethnic Group and Racist for the Other,  whereas racism is a learned and/or taught behavior.  Since I am on a roll now, let me continue to vent!

Segregation was definitely wrong and I do remember the school system, restaurants and other places which segregated people by the color of their skin and glad that laws were enacted to prevent such discrimination.  No one needs to be treated as a second class citizen and segregation certainly accomplished that element of injustice.  Upon entering the military in 1964, young men of all races were treated the same especially during our boot camp training and advancement was not based on race but by performance.  However,  later Affirmative Action laws which have been referred to as Positive Discrimination has changed the educational system, job force both civilian and military and any work place that Big Brother both Federal and State has jurisdiction over in order to level the "playing field", of which time is beginning to manifest the results.  It appears that there is a widening gap in our educational system and Administrators and Politicians are still trying to figure it out.  I know I am rambling on the keyboard but I get that way many times.

As an AMERICAN CITIZEN, I have the right to vote and freely exercise my freedom of speech both written and verbally until it is totally eroded and corrupted by the left wing liberals who want to suppress anything that doesn't conform to their twisted, warped and convoluted agenda.  Read my short story titled America's Moral Decay and Quote of the Decade. Therefore, I also have the free will to boycott things that I don't like and personally didn't like the quick judgment that the Food Network Channel rendered to Paula Deen without fully knowing all the facts and is the main reason I try and turn a deaf ear to the Food Network Television Programming.

With the recent removal and/or indefinite suspension of Phil Robertson from Duck Dynasty, I have added A & E to my list of boycotted TV Networks along with many other things.  I strongly support Phil Robertson's courageous stand upholding his personal and Biblical comments, beliefs and conviction concerning homosexuality of which The King James Bible that I read equates homosexuality as a sin!   Below is just one scripture describing homosexual men by the Apostle Paul which clearly states what he witnessed and the consequences of their sexual immorality:

Romans 1:27 KJV "And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet."  Read the entire book of Romans for a better perspective.  My personal and Biblical view, "Mankind's sick and perverted laws are a futile attempt to justify and rationalize such immoral behavior and lifestyles ultimately leading to spiritual damnation."  

If you choose to participate in homosexual activities and lifestyles as such, it is your right under some of the loose interpretation of existing laws and the high courts recent liberal rulings allowing such activities, however you will not escape God's final judgment, Romans 6:23 KJV  "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."  God himself will be the ultimate judge at the Great White Throne Revelation 20:11-15 KJV and it certainly is not anyone else's place to cast judgment on anyone and quoting Bible scripture to manifest immoral behavior and actions is not casting judgment; Matthew 7:1-3 KJV , however as a Christian, there are many duties and obligations to fulfill and placing a muzzle on a Christian to prevent free speech is not one of them. 

It is time that ALL Christians stand up and take a firm stand against the immorality that is in the World instead of sitting back being complacent doing nothing while the unrighteous "has more mouth than a fat hog's got butt" with the full support of the Politically Correct (PC) crowd and liberal news media in an effort to bolster their own ratings and profit margins!  Look what happened to prayer in our schools and the ensuing moral decay that America is in today.

I still have plenty of TV networks and multitudes of liberal news media channels available to watch and it only takes a push of the remote control button to silence them when I so desire of which I do that often enough!

John 3:16 KJV  "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

Web published by Bill aka Mickey Porter 12-20-13.

PHIL ROBERTSON REINSTATED BY A & E ON 12-27-13

Phil Robertson was reinstated by A & E Networks, parent company of A & E on 12-27-13 apparently due to the tremendous support of their fans and even some of their critics.  Lets face the real issue; A & E caved in because of the potential  loss of revenue (estimated 400 Million last year) from their "golden goose" Duck Dynasty and not some Politically Correct issue as they want to portray.  A & E should have known exactly what they were getting when they hired the cast of Duck Dynasty especially Phil Robertson of which I strongly support his Christian values and views.  A & E has the backbone of a jellyfish.

Web published update by Bill aka Mickey Porter on 12-29-13.

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