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Phil Robertson's Family Refuses to Film 'Duck Dynasty' Without Him

Phil Robertson's Family Refuses to Film 'Duck Dynasty' Without Him

The Robertson Family has just released a statement saying that they refuse to film their hit reality show Duck Dynasty without patriarch Phil Robertson, who was suspended by A&E over anti-gay comments he made to GQ.

“As a family, we cannot imagine the show going forward without our patriarch at the helm. We are in discussions with A&E to see what that means for the future of Duck Dynasty,” the family said. Read the full statement inside the post.

A&E announced the suspension on Wednesday night and said “we are extremely disappointed to have read Phil Robertson‘s comments in GQ, which are based on his own personal beliefs and are not reflected in the series Duck Dynasty.”

The suspension has elicited a debate all across the country about first amendment rights and whether Phil should have been suspended for voicing his own opinion.

DO YOU THINK Phil Robertson should have been suspended from Duck Dynasty?

Click inside to read the Robertson Family‘s full statement…

We want to thank all of you for your prayers and support. The family has spent much time in prayer since learning of A&E’s decision. We want you to know that first and foremost we are a family rooted in our faith in God and our belief that the Bible is His word. While some of Phil’s unfiltered comments to the reporter were coarse, his beliefs are grounded in the teachings of the Bible. Phil is a Godly man who follows what the Bible says are the greatest commandments: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart” and “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Phil would never incite or encourage hate.We are disappointed that Phil has been placed on hiatus for expressing his faith, which is his constitutionally protected right.We have had a successful working relationship with A&E but, as a family, we cannot imagine the show going forward without our patriarch at the helm. We are in discussions with A&E to see what that means for the future of Duck Dynasty. Again, thank you for your continued support of our family.

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107 Responses to “Phil Robertson's Family Refuses to Film 'Duck Dynasty' Without Him”

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  1. 1
    Great! Says:

    Stand strong against those jerks! You were rich before them and you’ll be richer without them.

    It’s time for Christians to stop being afraid to speak the truth of God’s Word because the world sure don’t mind shoving their beliefs down ours.

    God’s Word is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow!

  2. 2
    April Says:

    I hope they do quit and get taken up by another network. I will never rest my television on the A&E channel again. Funny how tolerance is all great and fine on one side but not the other. This is America and agree or disagree he has a right to his beliefs and values and to express them as much as anyone else does. A&E screwed up and they will pay big in the end.

  3. 3
    assman Says:

    goodbye racist homophobic hillbilly rednecks

    if only major networks like NBC would boycott rapper EMINEM

    they are all hypocrites

  4. 4
    Vee Says:

    @Great!:

    Back in the south, Way before all of us remember, African-Americans were discriminated against. They were not allowed to eat, sleep, go to the bathroom, or engage with whites. The belief was that they carried diseases and other stuff whites did not, and they were punished and killed for going against those laws. Laws that were cast in the name of god and from passages in the bible. Laws encouraged and passed by men who thought they were better and more godly than African-Americans. In most places and in most minds, those thoughts and beliefs no longer stand true. To encourage and accept comments like Phil’s, you essentially are doing the same for LGBT people. Sure, he was with-in his right to express his beliefs, but when you are in a place of celebrity and power, as Phil is, as in the case of Paula Deen, EXPECT consequences. Kids watch that show, they market products to our kids at school time for Duck Dynasty. If your child went to school tomorrow and repeated his comment, your child would be suspended/punished for it. Is this what you want for your children? Is this intolerance and bigotry the lesson you want your child to carry on from some guy on TV?? I sure the hell don’t.

  5. 5
    Jim Michael Says:

    Please, he has an opinion, he said something his work doesn’t like, he was suspended for it, now it is about free speech? He is a loon, his show just shows how low the intelligence level of the US has sunk. It is pathetic and people could care less, sad sad sad, that a show, in which there have been many things done that Leviticus condemns in the same exact way, would dictate the moral compass of a nation. As far as his comments about blacks? Anyone thinking what he said is ok has a screw loose.

  6. 6
    Jordy Says:

    @Great!: you do realize your beloved bible is full of hateful, murdering ideas that are so off current times. Slaves are okay in the bible. Eating shellfish or touching pig skin is cause for being stoned or burned. Your bible is ****. Stop acting like Christians are so much better than any other hateful religion. I’m all for believing in a higher power but to pick specific hateful passages from an outdated and unreasonable source but ignore the others is just ridiculous and moronic.

  7. 7
    Tracy Says:

    Good! These hicks need to be gone from TV! Maybe FOX news can pick them up.

  8. 8
    Great! Says:

    @Vee:

    You cannot compare Racism with the movement of a personal lifestyle choice. That dog won’t hunt. It is an insult to even go there.

    Also, your example of children learning the truth is nothing compared to the alternate lifestyle that is being shoved upon innocent children everyday. Making a generation of confusion! You can do as you will in your bedroom, that you’ll have to answer to God for but our children don’t need to see Harry and Larry or Mary and Carla kissing in public or on tv! I would say that is MORE damaging than what you’re trying to make of what Phil said.

  9. 9
    Idiots Says:

    The bible doesn’t give you the right to discriminate. End of story. The bible says Jews are going to hell because they don’t believe Jesus is the son of god. If he had made these statements about Jews it would be wrong. It’s just as wrong to say it about gays.

  10. 10
    Ash Says:

    You bigots are hilarious. “Why won’t you support my opinion that you’re not equal?!” A&E doesn’t stand by dehumanizing opinions and neither do I. Old B got what he deserved.

  11. 11
    Ash Says:

    Why do Christians keep saying how unfair it is that the media only supports one side of gay right. Supporters are doing no harm. Christians opinion stops people from marrying who they want. It’s discriminatory and hateful. It is not the same as supporting love. I can’t wait til you all die out.

  12. 12
    ummm Says:

    When did being homosexual become a race/ethinic class?????

  13. 13
    soy Says:

    who let these rednecks loose, they are all over the internet defending this crap.

  14. 14
    Em Says:

    @April: Amen. My thoughts exactly.

  15. 15
    Ash Says:

    Ole you bigots keep threatening to not watch A&E anymore. No one cares. I’ll watch it twice as much. Your boycott means nothing.

  16. 16
    Sunshine Says:

    @ummm:

    No one said it was a race or ethnic class, but it is a minority group represented in our population. I find it interesting that Christians are taking up arms against something like this, when they should be looking within at what has recently come to light about the Catholic church. I don’t remember reading anywhere in the Bible that it is okay to molest children.

  17. 17
    as if Says:

    @Great!: If he had said women should be stoned according to the bible would you still be praising him?
    In the past Christians said that the bible allowed for whites (who were considered superior) to enslave blacks.
    Man interprets the bible to fit their wants and needs not always to follow God’s will.
    You can believe what you want but others have the right to push back.
    @ummm: Don’t go there. According to Mr Robertson interview about Jim Crow, he is a racist. What man is happy to be told you are a second class human being. We will spit on you. We will tell you where you can eat. You will sit on the back of the bus and if a white person wants your sit you have to get up and give it to him.
    No God fearing person should believe that in the first place. Except if you are racist.

  18. 18
    Healbone Says:

    Lots of gay in Hollywood o well I guise if you are not gay you are not to voice your opinion

  19. 19
    Will Says:

    @Great!:
    If God’s word is the “same yesterday, today, and tomorrow” we should deny divorced people from remarrying, deny people from working on the Sabbath, and deny people from having tattoos.
    Are you also speaking out against those acts as well or just what you deem to be sinful?

  20. 20
    Joya Says:

    This bent **** should have been fired IMO just like Alec Baldwin.

    Martin Bashir was made to grovel and resign for stating the truth about Sarah Palin but this jerk is only :|”suspended”.

    I remember when A&E was actually quality TV. Disgusting!!!!!!

  21. 21
    Sheyenne Says:

    I don’t agree with what he said but you can’t get mad at the guy because of what he believes in. Everyone has different beliefs and people shouldn’t get mad at you just because they don’t agree with you. They should be happy he told the truth instead of lied. I don’t blame his family I wouldn’t film without him either. But I hope they put him back on the show and start filming again because I love the show.

  22. 22
    Evelyn Says:

    Every religion is against Homosexuality Christianity, Islam, Buddhist etc.. And even Secular society, Communism outlawed homosexuality . In 2013 in every muslin country you can be sentenced to death if you are caught in a gay act.. There are over 1 billion Muslims living under Islamic law, in places like Russia any gay act is criminalized, in most of Asia from China to India homosexuality is not to approved in public life… G A Y S in the West demand this demand that and want to take away some else’s rights if they are against what they believe .. Keep pushing because when the other side has enough and pushes back you wouldn’t like the results.. Homosexuality isn’t increasing in acceptance around the world , it is decreasing , only in the West, until people realize they want their rights above others.

  23. 23
    Evelyn Says:

    Every religion is against Hom0sexuality Christianity, Islam, Buddhist etc.. And even Secular society, Communism outlawed homosexuality . In 2013 in every muslin country you can be sentenced to death if you are caught in a hom0sexual act.. There are over 1 billion Muslims living under Islamic law, in places like Russia hom0sexual acts are criminalized, in most of Asia from China to India homosexuality is not to approved in public life… G A Y S in the West demand this demand that and want to take away some else’s rights if they are against what they believe .. Keep pushing because when the other side has enough and pushes back you wouldn’t like the results.. Homosexuality isn’t increasing in acceptance around the world , it is decreasing , only in the West, until people realize they want their rights above others.

  24. 24
    Tommy Says:

    Why are people here who have a agenda calling them racist, funny how if you don’t believe G a Y sexuality and are white and southern you’re a racist too, when it’s blacks people in polls that are 2 times less likely to believe in G A Y lifestyle and marriage then whites…. Guess you can’t call then racist , poor G A Y PC police .

  25. 25
    as if Says:

    @Tommy: You must not have read Robertson’s entire interview. Read what he said about Jim Crow law and African Americans.

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