... it is not only conservatives chiming in to support Phil's freedoms and condemn the A&E network. Famed lesbian writer Camille Paglia has slammed A&E's decision as "utterly fascist, utterly Stalinist."
"I speak with authority here because I was openly gay before the 'Stonewall Rebellion,' when it cost you something to be so," said Paglia in an interview with Laura Ingrham. "And I personally feel as a libertarian that people have the right to free thought and free speech. In a democratic country, people have the right to be homophobic [nonsense word] as they have the right to support homosexuality -- as I 100 percent do."
"If people are basing their views against gays on the Bible, again they have a right to religious freedom there," she added. Paglia bemoaned that her "liberal colleagues in the Democratic Party and on college campuses have supported and promoted" the "punitive PC, utterly fascist, utterly Stalinist" punishment meted out to Phil.
"It's the whole legacy of the free speech 1960's that have been lost by my own party," she concluded.