Maybe but more than likely they didnot want a Don Imas like protest on their hands and at the end of the day it will cost them millions and the bigot and his family will continue to make millions more. All of this AND now we see gay groups DIDNT want him to be fired thus making A&E's decision look even worse!And like I said, with Utah becoming number 17, the anti-gay movement is dying, and the war is over. You might as well try to keep debating the outcome of the 2008 elections at this point. It's just a matter of time before people like him are officially grouped with the Klan.
Maybe that's why A&E fired him. They realize views are changing.
Thus you agree they did not do this for some big stand for gay rights they did it for fear of a protest and are willing to milk what they have dryNo. It's because, like you said, it's the only show they have that anyone will watch. But they can only get so many viewers with four months of reruns.