By caving in to hate groups A&E has sent a clear message that haters are to be tolerated, but not those who are the victims of that hate.
For Americans with half-a-brain, the conservative hypocrisy is as glaring as the subjects conservatives are certain their older, whiter, and religiously-inclined voters embrace.
What Huckabee and the religious right object to is losing what they consider religious freedom to impose their rules on the rest of the population.
Whether or not one is inclined towards intellectual masochism by watching A&E's "Duck Dynasty," the decision to suspend one of the show's stars is not a freedom of speech issue.
The Duck Dynasty clan wants the freedom to hate, or they are threatening to cancel their show.