Eternal race-baiter Jesse Jackson has spoken out against Papa Phil's comments; not of the homosexual variety but the racist kind. Jackson says those comments were "more offensive" than Rosa Park's bus driver.
Phil Robertson said in the GQ article that he had never witnessed with his own eyes "the mistreatment of any black person." He also said that black people were "godly" and "happy." The Rev. Jackson thinks this is highly racist and infinitely worse than the bus driver in Alabama 59 years ago.
These statements uttered by Robertson are more offensive than the bus driver in Montgomery, Alabama, more than 59 years ago. At least the bus driver, who ordered Rosa Parks to surrender her seat to a white person, was following state law. Robertson’s statements were uttered freely and openly without cover of the law, within a context of what he seemed to believe was ‘white privilege.'
Does this mean Jackson would be for lawful racism? Probably not but it certainly sounds like he is not too fond of free speech either. So much so that he has contacted A&E as well as Cracker Barrel to encourage their suspensions of Duck Dynasty content.
Jackson did not single out the homosexual comments from Papa Phil. Surely the reverend has read a Bible and understands the context from which those comments originate. Plus, GLAAD has raised all the support and money available from those remarks anyway. His is the other angle.