‘Duck Dynasty’ Suspension: Christian Org Launches Campaign Calling A&E’s Move ‘Discriminatory Censorship’

Christian Org Launches Petition to Reinstate

Faith Driven Consumer, an organization with a goal of connecting Christian consumers with “faith-compatible” companies, has launched a petition drive calling for A&E to reinstate Phil Robertson after he was suspended from “Duck Dynasty” on Wednesday for making anti-gay comments in an interview with GQ.

The org’s IStandWithPhil.com petition has so far drawn more than 2,000 signatures.

“Simply put, Phil Robertson is being censored and punished for quoting the Bible, and A&E’s treatment of him is punitive and highly discriminatory,” Chris Stone, the org’s founder, said in a statement. “Everyday people will not stand for this, they know bullying and violation of religious freedom when they see it. A&E’s actions are censoring Faith Driven Consumers and eliminating them from an entertainment choice that they have overwhelmingly supported.”

The petition also asks that A&E “formally apologize” to Robertson.

The org noted the huge ratings of “Duck Dynasty” and the extensive product tie-ins to the show.

The backlash to Robertson’s comments provoked a backlash to the backlash, with Sarah Palin weighing in soon after his suspension by tweeting, “Free speech is an endangered species; those ‘intolerants’ hatin’ & taking on Duck Dynasty patriarch for voicing personal opinion take on us all.”

The governor of Louisiana, Bobby Jindal, also weighed in on Thursday morning, releasing a statement in which he said “I remember when the TV networks believed in the First Amendment.”

“It is a messed up situation when Miley Cyrus gets a laugh, and Phil Robertson gets suspended,” he said, referring to Cyrus’ appearance on the MTV Music Video Awards.

“Phil Robertson and his family are great citizens of the State of Louisiana,” Jindal said.” The politically correct crowd is tolerant of all viewpoints, except those they disagree with.”

The controversy over Robertson’s comments triggered an immediate rebuke from the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, followed by A&E’s announcement on Thursday afternoon that the patriarch of the hit reality series was being put on indefinite suspension.

After A&E’s announcement, GLAAD spokesman Wilson Cruz said in a statement, What’s clear is that such hateful anti-gay comments are unacceptable to fans, viewers, and networks alike. By taking quick action and removing Robertson from future filming, A&E has sent a strong message that discrimination is neither a Christian nor an American value.”

The reaction to Robertson’s comments had the ingredients of a Chick-fil-A-like controversy, in which LGBT orgs protested the comments made by its CEO, Dan Cathy, followed by a campaign by social conservatives to support the restaurant chain.

While some critics of A&E’s move are citing the First Amendment, that protection prevents the government from regulating speech, not private corporations. Several weeks ago, Alec Baldwin was suspended from his show on MSNBC, after making an anti-gay epithet at a New York Post photographer. His show was later canceled.

Meanwhile, drawing less attention that the “Duck Dynasty” controversy was an announcement by Bob Newhart that he was cancelling a planned appearance before Catholic org Legatus, which GLAAD and other orgs said had an anti-gay agenda. The appearance at summit in Orlando, Fla., had been planned for Feb. 6.

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  1. Dave Elliott says:

    You Christians who act like the world is out to get you have no idea what discrimination is really like. Imagine if your state passed a law saying that Christians could not get married. Imagine if you could get fired from your job just for being a Christian. Imagine if you were bullied and beat up in school for being a Christian. Imagine if you were a teenager getting kicked out by your parents for being a Christian. It’s the gays who have to face these kinds of discriminations all the time; and you have the gall to act like the victims because its getting harder and harder for you to be bullies and bigots. You people really are sick in the head. You can act like the victims all you want; but since you Christians are the victimizers 99.99% of the time; no one is going to feel sorry for you.

  2. Satan says:

    A&E pays these Robertson rednecks a healthy sum to entertain American within the bounds of their network. Their network supports the LGBT community, whereas this ignorant swamp-dweller clearly does not. They have all the right in the world to tell him to take his bigotry elsewhere, preferably a place where no one will have to suffer his stupidity again. And if narrow minded midwestern Christians fascinated by televised simpletons have to find a new network to drool over, THE WORLD WILL CONTINUE TO TURN. NO ONE CARES IF YOU AS A WHITE, CHRISTIAN AMERICAN FEEL PERSECUTED.

  3. Mark says:

    As a Christian I’m offended by A&E’s actions, who is standing up for me, and all the other millions of Christians?

  4. Judy Steele says:

    To Phil and the family, uphold your contract but use it wisely. Spread the word of God and chastise the ways of those who try to bring our nation down. This forum has been given to you, use it.

  5. A&E has nothig to do with it. It was the production company who supplies the show to A&E. So shout at A&E all you want.

  6. Keith says:

    Louisiana and the majority of good Christian people in this country support Phil 100%. If A&E does not agree with this then the people will watch this channel destroy itself.

    Why is it that all the minorities and deviants seem to control the majority in America. God made marraige to bring one man and one woman together. Homosexuals should go back into the closets they came from. Phil had every right to say what he did and he better get back on the show ASAP! Duck Dynasty is the only thing A&E had going for it. Get Phil back NOW or face your demise.

  7. I agree with Phil. He is only stating the position as outlined in the Bible. I suppose most preachers will be blacklisted next, also. The ‘Powers That Be” at A & E are listening to the wrong constituents. Most Americans love the Robertson'[s, over 12 million watched a recent show.

  8. Donna Gibbs says:

    I think this is truly disgusting what the network has done, Phil has the right to give his opinion, he has not imposed anything. You can’t please everyone in this world, that’s true reality, I think the network executives need to stand up for duck dynasty not shrug them off because some groups are surprised to find out not everyone agrees with them. This is one strong family, if I where them, I would be shopping for another network and A&E can watch their cash cow graze somewhere else!

  9. robert bourdon says:

    People who don’t agree with A&E decision should boycott the sponsors and advertisers of A&E. It is only fair that companies who cater to the whining miniscule minority should be consequenced for their decisions and beliefs, as they have consequenced “their” actors who have voiced their beliefs.

    I will watch A&E all day tomorrow, make a list of their sponsors, and will send a note to each one that I will boycott their business due to A&E actions.

  10. J.Peacock says:

    This move by A&E compromises our free speech. This show is popular with our grandchildren and children should be allowed to watch programs that have no profanity, family values and people who aren’t afraid to show their faith. If Phil is not reinstated I will not watch A&E anymore and will not be eating at Cracker Barrell for pulling their merchandise.

  11. D says:

    FREEDOM OF SPEECH

  12. Where is the petition so I can sign?????

  13. Willie Russell Harr says:

    I thank God for his many blessings and right now Phil Robertson and his family are such a blessing! Stay strong in the struggle for morality and do not conform to this world but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind. Love you Brothers and Sisters

    PP

  14. Robert Cecil says:

    GET BACK TO GOD AMERICA and A&E quit supporring immoral people tgat ignire the passage in the Bible that says it is a abomanation in the eyes of God!!!!

  15. Dolores Bennett says:

    It is very sad when what is right is accepted and what is wrong is protected

  16. Dusty says:

    Whats this world coming to when you cant speak you mind. I say Quit this A&E show. other networks will pick up this show. I wont be watching A&E anymore period.

  17. Teri Childs says:

    Dear A&E Network,

    I am writing to you regarding your network’s intolerant, discriminatory, and punitive treatment of Mr. Phil Robertson, star of A&E’s #1 hit show, Duck Dynasty.

    Mr. Robertson’s comments in GQ Magazine are simply reflective of a Biblical view of sexuality, marriage, and family – a view that has stood the test of time for thousands of years and continues to be held by the majority of Americans and today’s world as a whole.

    Many members of the LGBT community may not agree with this view, but the notion that a free-thinking American should be discriminated against simply for expressing a perspective that is in conflict with another is patently un-American and flies in the face of true tolerance and civility. A&E’s position, which in your own words is “championing” the gay and lesbian community — which I believe you have the freedom to do — excludes the views of Faith Driven Consumers and effectively censors a legitimate viewpoint held by the majority of Americans.

    As a Faith Driven Consumer, I am signing this petition to demand that my views be treated with equality and respect in America’s rich rainbow of diversity.

    I am asking your network to immediately reinstate Mr. Robertson to Duck Dynasty, and to formally apologize to him, his family, and the millions of viewers who tune in every week, stand by him, and share his worldview. While the LGBT community may be offended by his opposing viewpoint, your rash, discriminatory, and unfair treatment toward Mr. Robertson — a recognized symbol of the faith community — is a slap in the face to Faith Driven Consumers and everyday Americans alike.

    There are 46 million Faith Driven Consumers in America today who spend 1.75 trillion dollars annually. Should you refuse to equally respect and welcome our legitimately held views, we will gladly stop watching this and all other A&E programming and turn to any reformulation of Duck Dynasty on another network – while simultaneously supporting brands that stand with the show and the Robertson family.

  18. MrG says:

    I urge each of you to voice your opinion about the Duck Dynasty controversy on Facebook and all other forms of media.
    It’s time to take a stand for our beliefs. It’s time to stop those folks from changing our lives to suit theirs. I refuse
    to be pushed around by the people that I have nothing in common with. Why should we have to hide our beliefs and religion.
    Why do we have watch everything we say in fear of the government. Why do we have to worry about making someone mad
    or hurting their feelings. What about my feelings and yours. I say to hell with all that crap. Stand up like a man, an American,
    and be a patriot for YOUR country and YOUR beliefs.
    The time has come!!!!

  19. al petrich says:

    GOD lives and rules! thanks Phil for standing up for our LORD!!

  20. Frank W says:

    The problem is, most people who hate don’t know anyone who is LGBT. Grow up with a neighbor and watch their struggle when they realized and hid and denied it until they couldn’t take it anymore and finally came out–to be who they are and not hide and accept it. Become friends with a transgender woman who is afraid of telling you they used to be a man. Or a woman who fought tooth and nail against her feelings for another woman and then succumb to cocaine from the shame.

    I was bullied and threatened all through high school for “being gay” when I wasn’t. I was just a pale skinny kid. So spewing hate from those who don’t understand really riles me, but I’m not that bothered by the Robertson’s words because that’s what he was brought up to believe and he just needs some education–enough of politics on both sides.

    IF YOU ARE PRO-LIFE, AND YOU FEEL LIFE BEGINS WITH A HEART BEAT, WHY DON’T YOU FEEL THE SAME WHEN THAT BEATING HEART IS IN THE BODY OF SOMEONE WHO IS DIFFERENT?

  21. This is a travesty of justice. America is going to hell in a hand basket. We are being shunned because of religious alliances. America is falling so far from grace. You go Robertson’s. God is on your side.

  22. beverlydobbinsjerry fobbins says:

    everything Mr Robberson said was true. It is a disgrace that you cannot tell the truth in this country anymore. We need more people in the public eye to stand up for what is right in God’s eyes. Thank you Phil Robberson.

    • Abram says:

      As Christian we do have compassion for others what we do not have is compassion for sin. Gods loves Gays he hates sin. I love everyone even sinners for I am a sinner two except I have accepted Christ as my savoir.

    • So. That’s your opinion. Not the truth. I understand that you may practice american “Christianity,” but most of us don’t. The opinion of the vast majority of the christian world does not line up with your strongly held and wildly espoused beliefs. Remember that.

  23. denise kershner says:

    While I do NOT agree with much of what Phil Robberson said i DO sapport his right to have his opinions just as everyone else does , & though I believe a good deal of what he expressed is “way out there“, again, he has the right to his opinions . To be suspended/fired for being honest is just as wrong as some believe mr.robberson was/is . He may or may not should word himself a bit more carefully ( publily ) but his opinions are his right to have . A & E should reinstate him emediately ,

  24. Kathy Dalton says:

    The suspension of Phil Johnson is outrageous!!! We have the right to freedom of speech I am offended by many, many things on TV, but I just turn the channel. These are good, religious people….the same ones A&E hired and profits from. It is your lost, and I commend the family for standing by Phil. Such integrity. You need to listen to the majority of people supporting Phil and don’t worry about the “few” self-rigteous individuals who like to start BS

    • Abram says:

      Christ was crucified for publicly expressing himself the word of God will never cease from being expressed. When you say A&E has the right to not continue to support Mr. Robertson it’s like saying shut up God. A rapture will occur in the very near future and I pray to God that he takes you with him. I say this with a sincere heart.GBY

    • Abram says:

      Was the word of God meant only for the church building? Christ preached the gospel all over

  25. roslakk@hotmail.com says:

    I am pretty sure that the end of the interview Phil said something like: we must love one another (Gods law)… so he does not hate anyone he just dnt agree with their believe……Is that a crime or a right we ALL have?!!?!!?

  26. John & Karen Burkett says:

    Are we, as Americans, supposed to sit by and let the values of our founding fathers be “amended” to coddle special interest groups such as gay rights groups, etc.? Phil Robertson has every right to quote the Bible and show his faith as part of the “Duck Family Reality Show”. We applaud and support his courageous stand! We would be proud to sign the petition to demonstrate our support!
    The Burkett’s

  27. roslakk@hotmail.com says:

    This country stands in freedom of speech and religion freedom…where is Phils right? Where is our rights as a whole? We conservative Christians (or what ever you want to call us) have rights as well as the lesbian and gays. Do we have to accept everything they say or do but we cant? Phil was quoting from the Bible, where his believes comes from. It is NOT right to punish him for that!!! This country was based in religious and Bible guidance. Duck Dynasty is a fun clean family show and I am proud of watching it but wont until Phil is back!!!

  28. Paul Henicke says:

    I support you 100 % Phil & I am also a member of the Church of Christ we are praying for your return.
    we know you are true to the core.. continue to stand up for Jesus. we will all stand before our God some day knowing we kept the faith like you are doing AMEN.

  29. anne says:

    this is free speech Phil is right what happened to our country that we accept this

  30. DeDe says:

    My daughter loves that show, I support the gay and lesbian community, I am a Christian covered in tattoos, I understand that the g&l community has fought for their rights that they still don’t actually have in most states but their views should be heard and respected as their choice not mine. Same situation with Phil’s comments!! Quit throwing books because people don’t think, feel, live like you do… Now you have to figure out who I’m actually talking about because I could be defending either group here (g&l or duck dynasty) so if the argument could go either way stop the nonsense everyone get over yourselves and keep PHIL on the show and keep the show running!

  31. TIM WILSON says:

    I am so proud of Phil Robertson for his Christian faith and moral standards also his expressing of his opinion about gays, drunkards and terrorist (HIS AMERICAN RIGHT). I have the same values and believe in the one and only GOD in HEAVEN. Thank the LORD in HEAVEN that I was raised in a house that I was taught the same Christian values. It’s so great to have this family on TV sharing Christian facts and doing what they love to do while getting paid for it!!! WAY TO GO PHIL!!!! YOU WILL BE REWARDED IN HEAVEN BY GOD OUR FATHER!!

  32. Jim Botsford says:

    Fire the dude and hold your guns A & E. Although this thing has quickly become Republicansand Democrats, you have the right to remove this persons, not just for iflammatory statements about gays, moreso for the absolutely horrendous comments about how “happy” and “content” the black slaves were prior to the Civil War. Ask any black person who had relatives back that far about how blacks were treated by white people back then, i.e. not being able to look a white person in the eye, and not speaking to a white person until they were first addressed. As far as I am concerned they can take the Phil Dunasty dude out and string him up.

    • Lauren says:

      You have more serious issues than he does. Better take a long hard look in the mirror

    • Ed says:

      Mr. Botsford, I would not want to own a slave nor would I want to be one. However Just like todays imperfect families were there is abuse and neglect. Not all families are this way. Not all slave master relationships were as abusive as you might think. Slaves were not free nor cheap, they were a substantial investment. Only an idiot would abuse them. Not saying it didn’t happen. Just that this has been over stated to justify the illegal concurring of the South. I think that slavery would have ended when tractors and other such equipment were invented. It would have taken longer, but I also believe that it would have been much more peaceful than the way it was done. I think that slaves should have been freed with 40 acres and a mule or something like that. That generation did not handle the issue well. Their children or grand children I think would have sorted it all out with much better results. Happy Holidays.

  33. Michelle says:

    Official response from #PhilRobertson #TheDuckCommander Suspended by A&E for Faith Speech http://pushbacknow.net/2013/12/19/theduckcommander-suspended-by-ae-for-faith-speech/

  34. John Shea says:

    Presumably the Louisiana Governor’s disapproval of Miley Cyrus is not shared by Phil Robertson, given the loud approval of female anatomy Roberston expressed in his CQ interview?

  35. Dustin says:

    Give A&E Corporate headquarters a piece of your mind This is their phone number 212-210-1400.

  36. John Gulbani says:

    I just want you all to know that you are all horrible people, but you’ll probably still be surprised when you die alone and unloved and surprised even more when you wake up in hell. But I won’t be :)

  37. DMann says:

    The LGBT community is offended…..Big WOOP, what about the straight people that are offended by their lifestyle and the mass media promotion of it? We cant turn on the tv during prime time without their lifestyle being forced upon us. And that’s on every station. Personally I’m fed up with all the networks.
    And by the way ISTANDWITHPHIL has almost 80,000 signatures now and they are multiplying fast so A&E get ready for the backlash you so dearly deserve.

    • ron says:

      I totally agree. LGBT promotions are too frequent on my TV. I have to change my station too much.

    • JJ says:

      Maybe they are tired of our lifestyle being “forced upon” them. A true Christian will accept people for who they are and not judge as that is not our job.

      • Frank W says:

        Pretty much every gay person I know doesn’t live the “lifestyle” as portrayed on TV as flamboyant. They are just regular folk–with possibly the exception of being involved in the arts. I only know one transgender person–who doesn’t know I know they are transgender–who is smarter than most everyone here. Even straight people will go flamboyantly wild once in a while.

  38. Michael Anthony says:

    Wow! 2000 signatures on the petition!! A/E must be really scared. Ha! It reminds me if the hate group, One Million Moms. Its more like a few thousand.

    Its because attitudes are changing and people don’t like the whole judgement and bible dog and pony show. In a few decades, the bible thumpers and their anti gay rants will be a thing of the past.

    • P web says:

      You are correct, we bible thumpers will be a thing of YOUR past after the rapture

      • Abram says:

        Yes it will be a thing of the past it is in the bible God will come for his chosen people and the sinners will left behind unless you read the holy book then you will understand…the unbeliever will suffer the worst of the worst. You may laugh and think God is stupid you see God is not against the gay he is against the sin.

  39. ABSOLUTELY THE BEST FAMILY ON TELEVISION!!!!! THE BIBLE CONTAINS BASIC INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE LEAVING EARTH ( B I B L E ). HIS BIBLE QUOTE IS JUST THAT… A QUOTE FROM THE BIBLE. HE DIDN’T WRITE THE BIBLE, HOWEVER HE IS FREE TO QUOTE IT. SIN IS SIN. WALK IN LOVE WITH ALL PEOPLE. GOD LOVES US ALL BUT HATES OUR SINS.

    • carrie says:

      AMEN!!! I BELIEVE ABSOLUTELY! HE IS JUST STATING WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS AND WHAT HE BELIEVES ALSO. THIS WORLD NEEDS MORE PEOPLE THAT READ THEIR BIBLES AND TRY TO LIVE BY THE BIBLE. I MYSELF AM A SINNER BUT I WORK VERY HARD TO LOVE ALL PEOPLE AND RACE NO MATTER WHAT THEIR RACE OR SEXUAL ORIENTATION, ISN’T THAT WHAT JESUS CHRIST WANTS IS FOR US TO LOVE ALL OUR NEIGHBORS?

    • Michael Case says:

      You know what else God hates? WHEN PEOPLE USE ALL CAPS!

  40. Dr. Robert Betz says:

    I don’t want to WATCH A&E or PATRONIZE THEIR SPONSORS if they are so bigoted that they feel a need to suspend Mr. Phil (Robertson). GOD bless him and his family.

  41. Michelle says:

    Today, in America being gay is the new straight. I am so tired of the gay agenda being shoved down Americans throats daily by the media. People are being scutanized and punished for speaking what they believe in. Straight people can’t have an opinion opposing a gay lifestyle. Because, when they do, they become the target of a witch hunt. America has become a Godless nation and is know the great whore of Babylon. I love gay people and have many gay friends. I tell them how I feel and love them jsut the same.

    • Michael Anthony says:

      Well isn’t that kind if you to have gay friends and tell them how you feel. In fact your entire posting reeks of someone who freely judges others and probably would have complained about “uppity blacks” during the civil rights struggle.

      Just what us the gay agenda? Us gays would really like to know what we’re supposed to be doing.

      You need to go back to school and study the Constitution and what it REALLY means. And at the same time, study the contributions gays have made to this country. Its too bad Mark Bingham is no longer alive. I’d love to see you repeat what you posted directly to his face. Mark was one of the group of men who stormed the cockpit of United 93. And yes, he was a gay man who you would have complained about and lectured to him.

      • Abram says:

        For those who are for sin that is your right you will be rewarded but not in heaven.

      • joe says:

        Get a life dude. Were just tired of everything being more in favor of GAY people. Can’t everything just be simple and let people think what they want to think. All of my kids friends now in school think they are supposed to be gay and not given the real chance to find out who they really are because the way all the laws and classes favor gay people!!!

      • P web says:

        Michael, I am from the south and comparing the gay rights struggle to the what the African Americans went through with civil rights is ridiculous. I am sure nobody has told you to sit on the back of the bus, use a designated bathroom, etc. People are people, and you are right about this: constitutionally we are ALL given a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Why does anyone have to differentiate. I offer no judgement, live your life, however you choose, I will live mine however I choose, and we will ALL be judged in the end. By GOD. And THAT is how we will know if we did right or wrong. And THAT is the ONLY way we will know. The only other thing I will tell you is this, people claim they want no segregation, and it is the very people complaining who, by their very complaints, segregate themselves.

  42. Anita says:

    I support the constitutional right of freedom of speech and support Mr Robertson’s right to speak of his biblical held beliefs.

    • Michelle says:

      Great, I got your attention. Yes! I am very kind but.. you wouldn’t know anything about that or be able to appreciate it. Actually, I am a black woman (Michelle not Michael) . My opinion of a gay agenda is personal motivation (media/government) to sway people who think differently into accepting “your” kind of lifestyle/values/morals. I don’t need to go back to school or read the Constitution… the Bible is the Law of the land for me. Since, you have mastered the Constitution, then you should know people have a right to say what they awant to say whether it’s hurful or not

    • Abram says:

      Sin and human rights are not the same should we give rights to those who decide to take a life abortionist have been trying to get rights .Should we give the rights too?

  43. etiendelamothecassel says:

    These people are nothing but yuppy actors/businessmen dressed like hillbillies.

  44. Tangie says:

    I do not think it was fair to ban Phil from television. I support gay rights. I think gays should be free to do as they please. The truth of the matter is, it is a sin. It is immoral and not natural. It is only these last years that gays have been free to come out of the closet and be socially acceptable. The reason they were hiding their sexuality was because it was considered sinful and wrong. It is not fair to ban Phil for his honest response to a question asked of him. He has the right to say how he feels. The network already said that his statement did not reflect the views of the network. He did not say how he felt on public television, so I am not understanding why there is so much controversy over his words. This has been a controversial issue for years. Those of you that are campaigning for this man to be banned should be ashamed of yourself. He is not harming anyone. He did not make a disrespectful or hurtful comment to gay people. He simply stated how he felt.

  45. Charles says:

    Certain groups can say whatever they want and cram their views and options down our throat. But let someone say one thing they don’t like and we have to ban them from TV and radio and make a big deal over nothing! Get a life! For the record I agree with Mr Robertson one hundred percent! Those of you who are gay….that is your businesses… live how you want…just stop trying to cram it in peoples faces! And you may want to read your bible….just a suggestion

    • L.B. says:

      I totally agree! Stop tryng to force that gay crap in our faces. Not only is it biblically and morally wrong, it’s gross! If that is the way some people want to live that’s their business. But in the end we ALL answer to the same being, and per HIS word it’s a SIN!

  46. Ann Alexander says:

    A lot of people here don’t seem to understand what freedom of speech is. I don’t think that Mr. Robertson was arrested or persecuted by the Government for what he said, which is what freedom of speech essentially covers. The First Amendment doesn’t immune people from reaction, though. This isn’t a freedom of speech fight, and those making it that fight need to take a civics class.

  47. Bryan says:

    A&E has proven to have absolutely no moral character themselves. Actually, they have placed themselves one step below the GLAD activist. Instead of taking sides, how about standing on the Constitution. EVERYONE has the right to be heard. The only one discriminated against here was Phil Robertson. A&E is absolutely fallen from my grace. You have had no issue with them living their life as a Christian family. In fact, you have reaped the benefits from their lifestyle. How much do you think you will reap now? Sow and reap, it is the law!

  48. dan, Colorado says:

    As of today, I have suspended A&E from our TVs ! I have also sent an e-mail to my cable provider to suspend A&E from their line-up until Phil Robertson is brought back. Phil has been unfairly targeted for speaking the truth as he sees it, not conforming with the politically correct mainstream media and standing up for his religious beliefs. Weather I agree or not has no bearing on the issue. If he had the completely opposite view and was also targeted (not likely) I would feel the same way. I’m headed out to buy my sons each a Duck Commander Duck call but, I will not buy anything that says Duck Dynasty on it so A&E will not profit from their poor decision. A&E is a “Piece of Junk, …….JACK ! “

  49. Gays have the right to say how they feel about Christianity believes about being gay.Gay people also have the right to base there feeling without getting fired or making the tabloids wright about them . So why can’t Phil Robertson say how he feels as a straight Christian man about how he believes. Why should he have to be quiet about his beliefs from others.A&E’s people are being un-American. If people don’t want to know don’t ask then. Let’s be fair people.We have the right to say and believe what we want . We don’t have the right to force it on others. I don’t believe Phil was doing that.Funny how they only hard about be gay not about adulterous and the other things he quoted from the bible. We don’t have enough good and godly men as is. I hope A&E thinks twice before removing him from the show. We don’t have to like or believe in how people live there lifes. We only need to love and respect each other.

    • Frank W says:

      I was about to say something like this, but I see you’ve done it better than I ever could. Problem is, in the ultra right there is no empathy to anyone LGBT unless you actually know a few and I get a cringe when my pastor goes off on a rant against gays (rare but still hurtful). No one wants to see them as HUMAN BEINGS.

  50. scott says:

    Correct, Robertson has every right to his opinion, and correct A&E has the right to do whatever they want with their station, but if we can call in and cry about being offended and someone gets fired because we have become so weak that we can’t handle an opinion maybe we as a big baby bunch of people we have become should stop watching t.v. Who are these gigantic cry babies anyway? Therefor I am done watching A&E because they do not believe in freedom of speech.

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