Not all faith-based TV fans oppose A&E’s decision to indefinitely suspend “Duck Dynasty” patriarch Phil Robertson after he shared racist and anti-gay sentiments with GQ magazine.

Over 18,000 people who define themselves as Christians have signed a petition from Faithful America encouraging the cable network to stand its ground because “there’s nothing Christian about racism or anti-gay bigotry.”

The petition backers argue that outspoken opponents of Robertson’s suspension are warping Christian beliefs to fit their own agendas.

“Sarah Palin, Bobby Jindal, and Ted Cruz are trying to score political points by convincing the media that they speak for American Christians, but nothing could be further from the truth,” said Michael Sherrard, executive director of Faithful America. “Most Christians are appalled by racism and anti-gay bigotry, and we don’t [want] our faith portrayed that way on television.”

The new season of “Duck Dynasty” is still scheduled to premiere January 15 on A&E.