Sarah Palin’s ‘Gay Friend’ Emerges In ‘Duck Dynasty’ Debate
Sarah Palin’s “friend who happens to be gay” (as though it were an accident) has somehow managed to find their way into the Duck Dynasty conversation. After Phil Robertson’s suspension from the show for his racist and homophobic comments in a GQ interview, Sarah Palin declared that his First Amendment rights were being violated. However, she later admitted to having never read the interview herself.
But while speaking with Sean Hannity on Fox News, Palin said her “gay friend” expressed shock at Robertson being suspended. The controversial politician claimed that “she emailed me to say she is outraged at A&E for the hypocrisy here,”
After declaring that she did not support marriage during her Vice Presidential campaign in 2008, Palin spoke about having a gay friend for decades. “I am not going to judge Americans and the decisions that they make in their adult personal relationships. One of my best friends for the last 30 years happens to be gay and I love her dearly,” said Palin. She’s not my gay friend, she is one of my best friends who happens to have made a choice that isn’t a choice that I have made. But I’m not going to judge people.”
Meanwhile, a new Facebook page has been created in support of Robertson called National Chick-Phil-A Day, which encourages Duck Dynasty fans to eat at Chick-Fil-A restaurants. Since being created last Monday, the page has already generated 42,000 RSVP’s. Although Chick-Fil-A President Dan T. Cathy has openly voiced his disapproval of homosexuality in the past, the restaurant is not affiliated with the Facebook page.