Speaking of TV shows, a representative of the American Federation of Government Employees asked that two civilian management officials be removed from their jobs at Elgin Air Force Base near Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Their offense? They displayed decals from the A&E reality show Duck Dynasty on their vehicles, and one had displayed such a decal in his work area. The union reportedly "took offense" at the decals and said they might violate the Civil Rights Act of 1964. According to the union official, "it's definitely 100 percent inappropriate for an organization that espouses a zero tolerance policy to condone such activity." He said that managers who supported Duck Dynasty could have an impact on employment opportunities for individuals in groups "disparaged by the likes of Phil Robertson."
Presumably, the official is referring to LGBT employees. The popular show drew controversy in 2013 when star-patriarch Phil Robertson said that he believed homosexuality was contrary to the teachings of the Bible. A&E actually suspended Mr. Robertson from the show, but his family refused to fulfill their contracts without him, and after an outpouring of support from the show's fans, the network allowed Mr. Robertson to return.
Like the Robertsons, the managers at Elgin did not go away easily. They cited their First Amendment rights, and the Air Force apparently agreed because it rejected the Union's claim after an investigation.