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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”

  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:


    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:


    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:


    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:

    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.

  26. 26
    Lucy Says:

    This whole ordeal comes down to freedom of speech and freedom of religion. What Phil Robertson thinks is what Phil Robertson thinks. When gov. and tv stations, producers, etc start throwing people out the door for expressing their opinions due to what their religious beliefs are, there is trouble. Although many don’t believe the same way as Phil or selectively interpret the bible differently due to the time and period it was written, or find that interpretation is different due to personal feelings and personal experience, there shouldn’t be punishment because the 1st amendment of the constitution ‘protects’ him.

  27. 27
    one of us here Says:

    I believe the Bible is God’s word, and I do not believe that people who are “practicing” a homosexual lifestyle at the time they die (or when Christ returns) will receive eternal life with our Lord. God made sure it was so plain and clear in the bible. You can’t even “try” to interpret it differently. However, I know God loves gay people. Of course he does, and Christians are also required to love them and tell them about God’s love and how deep it is for mankind. A gay person cannot decide to be straight and change who they are sexually attracted to. But they can stop burning in lust for one another, especially if they live long enough. This goes for straight people too. A lot of the sins of youth can and will be overcome with age. Many people simply lose interest in sex and many sinful practices as they grow old. The body and mind is no longer willing. That is a huge help to someone fighting those urges, as sexual lust is a common hurdle keeping many people from going toward the Lord when they are young. I personally believe that there will be gay people who give up the lifestyle and follow Christ before they die and they will make it into the next life. They have to give up the lifestyle, just like straight people have to give up the lifestyle of fornicating (sleeping around) while they are NOT married. You know how many straight people are locked into THAT lifestyle… even those in churches! Many live with people, have children out of wedlock and don’t even bat an eye. With the divorce rate so high, the majority of people fornicate on a regular basis. They do it and think that because they’re straight, God’s isn’t watching and they’re going to get a “free pass” into the pearly gates. No, they won’t. In fact, they are going to get a rude awakening as they beg and try to plead their innocence to the Almighty God who already knows the truth in their hearts. That is also very clear in the bible. People have to sacrifice something. Jesus gave his life for us, so that we can have life with him. People must change their thinking and lifestyles with God’s help. Actually God is the one who changes hearts & thoughts, but people have to want the change and beg him to do it. If straight people can’t find a spouse and stay married, they have no right to the benefits of marriage — and that includes sex. Sounds very restrictive, but to a person who really loves God and wants to be found worthy to receive eternal life, it’s something to desire. Anything we are afflicted with here — the worst of the worst — abuse, pain, suffering, mental diseases, sickness, depression — you name it, will be worth it if we are able to be with the Lord in the future. We will finally forget this life, all our tears, and have joy unspeakable. God promises us that.

  28. 28
    Thank You!! Says:

    @one of us here:

    That was very eloquently stated and a true explanation of the Word of God!

    God bless you!!

  29. 29
    Mike Says:

    I’ve read every single comment on here and I’ realized how many people didn’t read the interview. He was asked what a sin was and he said he determines a sin by the bible and it is a fact the bible said homosexuality is wrong. That is not hate speech, he did not say gays need to die. That would be hate speech. He also said that he would never treat a gay person badly, or treat them badly. I really wish people would figure out to distinguish the difference. Also, people are bring up Bashir. He said someone should do to Palin what they used to do to slaves and pooh in her mouth. That is a violent statement, and ridden with hate. There’s a difference between hate and disagreement. In regards to black people. He was speaking about personal experience. Yes people were violent against minorities but that was not the case everywhere. You’re talking about a place here where everyone is poor.

  30. 30
    no Says:

    Yes, he has a right to his backward beliefs. And I have a right to never tune into his show again. To never buy any of their merchandise for my sons. And to boycott any of their sponsors. Promoting hate goes against the teachings of Jesus Christ. Or were you guys not paying attention to that part of the Bible?
    Hate in the name of religion is what is wrong with this world.
    What has always been wrong.
    What part of ‘love thy neighbor’ do you not understand???
    Please explain EXACTLY how gay rights are taking the rights of others away?

  31. 31
    @26 Says:

    So you think that it would be OK if he had used racial slurs? Should he keep his job if he threw out the ‘n’ word?
    This is no different.
    Just like any job, there are rules about how you act in public. He broke the rules. Simple as that.

  32. 32
    Heidi Says:

    @Vee: After him “homophobic slur” he then preached that he would never disrespect someone just because they are different from him. He also said that he thinks the world would be a better place if we loved each other and God. He spoke his religious belief and stayed loyal to the Almighty. That is the kind of man he is and that is the kind of man that should be publicly figured for our children to see.

  33. 33
    NE1 Says:

    Where are all these anti gay people coming from? Good lord. I need a time machine to go back to last week so I not know the words Duck Dynasty. I was happier then.

  34. 34
    Nikki Says:

    This family is disgusting. I’ll never watch their show again. A bunch of white trash bigots.

  35. 35
    Heidi Says:

    So basically what you hypocritical double-standardized people are saying is “gays should be treated equally because they’re human and liking someone of the same sex is okay even though the Bible disagrees.” but “Making a simple statement about your religious beliefs, as a man who has been legitimately saved by his religion is totally wrong because it hurts homo’s feelings and so we should verbally abuse this religious man even though he, too is a human.”
    Phil Robertson stated his opinion along with a sincere statement of which included him believing we should all love each other and God, yet he’s the “bad guy.”

  36. 36
    Lucy Says:

    @@26: Pope Francis and Phil Robertson share same views on homosexuality. One wins Time’s Person of the Year the other gets fired from his tv show. I think it A&E that has a problem with free speech & religious freedom. Too bad athiests want God left off our money, our national anthems/prayers, monuments, schools & gov buildings. The USA is a melting pot of many cultures, religions, ethnicity and traditions. Phil Robertson voiced his opinion and quoted the bible. Did you know that earlier this month North Korea publicly executed 80 people, some for owning videos or Bibles. A&E has punished Robertson wrongly regardless how you feel.

  37. 37
    Lauren Says:


  38. 38
    Shaniqua Says:

    phil should move to russia – putin will turn him into a national hero

  39. 39
    SHINE Says:

    Gay Mafia strikes again
    Phil speaks his mind and gets punished

  40. 40
    @35 Says:

    Would you be saying the same thing if he had used a racial slur, instead of attacking homosexuals? Probably. Since you felt free to use a homophobic slur in your comment, racial slurs are probably part of your vocabulary as well.
    What you people don’t understand is that freedom of speech carries great responsibility. You have a right to state your opinions and beliefs, but you will be held accountable for those comments. Hate is hate, no matter the target. He made the statements, now he must suffer the consequences.
    And freedom of religion is not what is in question here. Again. He has a right to his beliefs, just as you and I do. But freedom of religion also means freedom from religion. Free societies can’t force religious laws on its citizens. Quoting the bible as a reason that certain people don’t have the rights that others have in society goes against everything this country was founded upon. You forget that the first Europeans to come to America did so to get away from religious tyranny. Now you want to ignore their struggles to beat people over the head with your religious text.
    This country is free for a reason. And that reason is not found in your version of the bible.

  41. 41
    Annie M Says:

    Exactly! :

  42. 42
    lol Says:

    As the “tolerant” left is most intolerant.
    The backlash is coming your way freaks!
    The silent majority in this country will rise and crush your wimpy aszes.
    Say your prayers candyaszes.

  43. 43
    Shelly Says:

    Had Phil been Muslim and said the very same thing NOTHING would happened. This is all about singling certain groups out to censor. The ultimate goal of selective political correctness is the loss of your 1st Amendment rights and the criminalization of speaking out against power. To see all of the suckers who buy into this nonsense because it agrees with your personal opinions and convictions is a joke. In the end it will be your own funeral. Tables will turn, they always do and next it will be you.
    You will also notice the attack on southern and rural people calling them stupid ugly, inbred, the products of incest etc. No problem there right?
    AND( I do not agree with what he said)

  44. 44
    :) Says:

    Liberals are only tolerant if you agree with their opinions. If you are not they cry like little babies about how you “offended” them

  45. 45
    Rocky Says:



  46. 46
    Rocky Says:


    God! Some of you guys are really awesome with your comments this morning. I’m Roman Catholic and I follow what I was taught at a very young age, “Treat People as You Would Want to be Treated”. I don’t care what color, what religion, where you’re from, as long as you treat me right. I will say this though, ‘Bible Thumpers’ are the people I dislike the most. They will use the bible to get away with horrible things and say it’s God’s word. Sorry, but God DID NOT WRITE THE BIBLE MAN DID!!

  47. 47
    Paulie Says:


  48. 48
    Rocky Says:


    Sorry, but I’m a Liberal and I DO NOT CRY because someone doesn’t agree with me or I don’t agree with them. Making that statement just shows how stupid YOU really are.

  49. 49
    Rocky Wrote the Bible! lol Says:

    Rocky the fat oldchubby tub of goo hippy chick shows up. Hi Rose!
    Roman Catholic Priests love to treat little boys the way they love to be

  50. 50
    JT Says:

    Left winger libs are the same as right winger conservatives. Both have huge blind spots and believe they are better and smarter than the other when in fact they behave in the exact same manner. It’s just a simpleton’s turf war.

  51. 51
    Lori Says:

    Its about FREE SPEECH thats all—just exactly what we are all doing by posting our “opinions” right now. Live the way you want , Phil does and hes not afraid to say it. Phil can say and believe what he wants–I hope the Robertson’s stand their ground and move to another network!

  52. 52
    There it is Says:

    “To express yourself in a magazine in an interview — this is the level of punitive PC, utterly fascist, utterly Stalinist, OK, that my liberal colleagues in the Democratic Party and on college campuses have supported and promoted over the last several decades,” Paglia said. “This is the whole legacy of free speech 1960’s that have been lost by my own party.”

    Paglia went on to point out that while she is an atheist she respects religion and has been frustrated by the intolerance of gay activists.

    “I speak with authority here, because I was openly gay before the ‘Stonewall rebellion,’ when it cost you something to be so. And I personally feel as a libertarian that people have the right to free thought and free speech,”
    “In a democratic country, people have the right to be homophobic as well as they have the right to support homosexuality — as I one hundred percent do. If people are basing their views against gays on the Bible, again they have a right of religious freedom there,” she added.

    “I think that this intolerance by gay activists toward the full spectrum of human beliefs is a sign of immaturity, juvenility,” Paglia said. “This is not the mark of a true intellectual life. This is why there is no cultural life now in the U.S. Why nothing is of interest coming from the major media in terms of cultural criticism. Why the graduates of the Ivy League with their A-, A, A+ grades are complete cultural illiterates, etc. is because they are not being educated in any way to give respect to opposing view points.”
    —— Camille Paglia renowned Professor, Feminist, Social Critic

  53. 53
    as if Says:

    Phil is allowed to say whatever he wants.
    Corporations are allowed to make decisions about their employees behavior while on the job and off. Phil is an employee of A&E
    A teacher can say outside of school that it should be okay to have sex with pre teen kids. Do you really want the school system to ignore because the teacher has the right to say whatever she wants while outside the school.
    A football player shoots a gun at a club and hurts no one. The NFL will suspend him for harming the brand.
    Change what Phil said about gays to jews. If he said the bible said if you do not believe in God you will go to hell. Jews will go to hell if they don’t change. Would you really be fighting to protect Phil from a suspension.
    Lastly this is not a freedom of speech issue. Freedom of Speech is only when the gov’t is involved. Phil signed a contract with A&E. They are making him and his family multi millionaires. A&E has the right under that contract to suspend him .
    Stop bringing up if Muslims had said the same thing nothing would happen. You have no example of that just knee jerk Fox News brain washing stuff. Show examples where some Muslims who is works for a corporation said such bull and I bet I will show you the same reactions.
    I see you all are ignoring the Jim Crow comments of good of boy Phil. Typical!

  54. 54
    You people are effin' ridic Says:

    You people are such hypocritical twinks, this isn’t even funny anymore.

    I love how when a liberal in the public eye says something wrong and gets fired, y’all HIP HIP HOORAY yourself into a drunken week of celebrating, making sure to post your dislike of liberals on every social media site you can get your hands on. But when a Republican acts like an a-hole, it’s all “Oh NOEZ! You are infringing on his first amendment rights! You :insert whatever company: are against American values and the Constitution” blah blah blah. Umm, no sorry. When you say your piece and it is posted, printed and reported on around the country, you got to use your 1st amendment and no one stepped on your toes.

    It’s also hypocritical how y’all are jumping on this bandwagon of Phil having every right to say and do what he please, because this is Amurrica! YEE-HAW. But then when A&E exercises the same rights, y’all throw a fit and want to start burning buildings. A&E has every right to put Phil in a time out. I’m sure the entire family signed a conduct contract/clause that probably stated that because they are representing a company, they must conduct themselves with good manners and good sense. It’s too bad Phil disobeyed those rules.

    And the third hypocrisy. I love how Phil talks about how it is Jesus’s job to judge everyone and then he goes on to liken 2 consenting adults in a loving relationship to that of people who f*uck animals. Are you kidding me? How disrespectful. I cannot even imagine the outrage if a gay person in the public eye likened straight relationships to that of bestiality. All hell would come down over this entire United States. I’m sorry but to say that it isn’t right to be judgmental of others and then to continue your interview by insulting a large group of Americans. That’s a bunch of BS. I hate people who quote the Bible, especially when they quote like 5 sentences from the entire book and use that to justify their hatred and bigotry. Ummm I’m pretty sure, like Phil said, Jesus will be the one to judge us all in the end, so maybe we should leave that job to him and be respectful of others. You know, like Jesus taught us. It’s amazing how many people forget the drawing of the line in the sand and that He Who Is Without Sin Cast The First Stone. NONE OF US ARE WITHOUT SIN! So this judgment and VOTING to take away rights of people because you claim to be a Christian is disgusting and shameful. Y’all don’t know the first thing about being a Christian.

    It’s amazing how to some of you, gay people and gay marriage is what is ruining this country and the sanctity of marriage. Well seeing as gay marriage is not legal in all 50 states, but straight marriage is, the rate of DIVORCE in this country is thanks in part to all of us straight people. Pretty sure that is ruining the sanctity of marriage in this country. So I have to ask, why don’t all you Bible-thumping rednecks and politicians try to ram in legislation that makes divorce illegal? Oh that’s right, because you WANT to be able to divorce whomever you choose. Amazing how y’all are able to sin with the law on your side. And then you have the audacity to claim righteousness is on your side when you pass judgment on your fellow brothers and sisters of Christ. Again I say, many of you don’t know the first thing about being a Christian. Shame on all of you.

  55. 55
    Cry Me A River of Croc Tears. Says:

    @Great!: You’re not one of the smart ones, are you?

    I love people who scream out THE CHILDREN! WHY WON’T SOMEONE THINK OF THE CHILDREN! Okay, Mrs. Lovejoy, you can calm your knickers.

    But you know what I would like to know is if you can you tell me, what shows are showing all this supposide gay kissing? Because I rarely see it on TV and when I do, it’s on ADULT TV SHOWS. So personally, if all these innocent young children are watching ADULT shows, I’m pretty sure that isn’t the fault of Harry and Larry or Mary and Carla, it’s the PARENTS who are at fault.

    And again, I’m pretty sure there isn’t a large percentage of gay people out in public tongue f*ucking each other. Why? Because gay people are still so discriminated against, many don’t feel comfortable in showing affection to their significant other. So most likely, little Jimmy and Jane are watching Harry & Mary and Larry & Carla fondling each other in the park and mall. Why don’t you throw a hissy fit about all that sexually advanced imagery being cast upon the young’uns eyes. Oh that’s right because you are nothing more than a bigot whose unwilling to be tolerant in a country that is progressing, as we say here in Wisconsin, forward, not backwards. So get with the program because this country is moving into a world where gay people are going to have more rights, be allowed to marry and will actually be out in public kissing. So either lock yourselves in your doomsday basement or start becoming more acceptable of your fellow brothers and sisters in Christ who were made in the same image of God that you were made in.

  56. 56
    eternalozzie Says:

    This has nothing to do with free speech like all the hateful bigots shaking their bibles here are crying about. Almost all networks have clauses in their contracts about what kind of image the network want to project and their stars must follow those guidelines. The Duck Dynasty hick violated that part of his contract. It is that simple.

    A&E and it’s sister networks are perfectly in their rights to sanction their employees for public hate speech.

    Even though the bigots are loud here on the internet they are the minority … you can find most of these fools going from site to site with their hate. It’s the same 20 or so idiots on each site.

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    Cry Me A River of Croc Tears. Says:

    @Great!: Also, to your first comment. How exactly are Christians not getting to speak their mind. Our country is so Jesus-centric, we have politicians in office putting together laws based solely on religion and their Christianity (even though our Constitution talks about the separation of Church and State). We have GOD written on our goddamn money. How utterly disrespectful to God, to place His name on such a false idol. The Pledge of Allegiance was changed from one without the word God to one with the word God. All politicians place their hands on a BIBLE when being sworn in (which I personally find utterly disgusting, we have a separation of church and state. I would prefer politicians place their hand on the Constitution and pledge to uphold THAT). And the list goes on and on. You Christians have to be the stupidest whiniest bunch of babies I’ve ever seen. You control so much in this country, yet b*itch and complain constantly about how you are sssooooo oppressed in this country. So get off your high horse and stop crying your crocodile tears because you don’t know what in the he!! you are talking about.

    Oh and PS….Many theologians believe that saying the actual word GOD is taking the Lord’s name in vain. Why? Because as mere mortals, we are not worthy or on any sort of level to use such a holy word. It’s funny how many people sin on a daily basis because of that and don’t even realize it.

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    Are you all aware... Says:

    That when you keep quoting the Bible in regards to homosexuality, you are quoting things from Leviticus, a part in the Bible from the Old Testament. As Christians, we follow the New Testament AKA the words of Jesus Christ. You can argue all you want about how Jesus is God but you can’t take away from the fact that the Bible is split in two between two different minds and ideas. If you follow the Old Testament, then wouldn’t you be Jewish? How can you call yourself Christian, following the words of Jesus Christ and then only go back to the Bible to follow the Old Testament and CHERRY PICK what you want to follow and what you don’t want to follow. Shame on you all for that.

    As for the words in the Bible in regards to marriage, every passage on marriage DOES NOT state that the marriage should be between a man and a woman. The Bible gives stories of polygamy, monogamy, also self-induced castration and celibacy, as well as the practice of wedding rape victims to their rapists. It promotes that a man can stone his new bride to death if she is found to not be a virgin on their wedding night. That men should not be around/have sex with women on their periods (guess what, straight couples do do this). That man should not lay with another man, but straight couples have anal sex, so that’s okay some how?? The Bible talks about it is sin to cut your hair, get tattoos, not eat shellfish or hooved animals, to not touch pig skin (welp, there goes Sunday Night Football), that the Sabbath should be holy and seeing as some of you cherry pick your way through the Old Testament, you should know that by keeping the Sabbath holy, many believe (Jewish people, seeing as keeping the Sabbath holy is from the Old Testament) that means not doing ANYTHING on the Sabbath and for some that day is either Saturday or Sunday. So when you go to Saturday night church or Sunday morning church, you are breaking a commandment. When you watch football and encourage others to do so and encourage the NFL to keep the games on Sat./Sun. you are breaking a commandment. And the list just goes on and on and on and on and on. So you can keep attempting to act all high and mighty with your “This is God’s words and plans” but the fact is, you don’t know God’s words or plans because you don’t follow everything. You pick and choose what you want to believe in and how you want to act and then have the audacity to claim you have the higher power on your side. Nope I’m sorry, you don’t. You don’t follow God’s plans and personally you are just as bad as the gay people you hate so much and like to condemn. If gay people are going to hell because they don’t follow God’s words and laws, well guess what SO ARE ALL OF YOU! because you break His words hourly, daily, monthly and yearly, probably for the rest of your life.

    When I was a Christian, I believed in a higher power, but now as an Agnostic, I don’t know if I believe anymore. Could there be a higher power and a God and heaven and hell? Possibly. But as of right now, I don’t necessarily believe. But I will say that prior to my new beliefs, my ideas from when I was a Christian are the same. If there is a son of God named Jesus, then he will judge the living and the dead and seeing how every single person and I mean EVERY.SINGLE.PERSON. that he meets will be full of sin, I think he will judge everyone by their actions here on Earth. Were they good? Were they kind? Were they judgmental? Were they full of hate? And personally, the big one, how they treated their fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. So what you are some of you going to say to Jesus when you meet him and he asks you, “How did you treat your fellow brothers and sister?” and you’re going to have to say, “I condemned many to hell because I believed I had the right to pass judgment on them and that my word was law and final.” Think Jesus is going to be happy and respectful of that? I don’t think so. So many some of you really need to get your acts together and start accepting the words of Jesus Christ. You know: Not casting stones, Doing unto others, Being your brother’s keeper, Being tolerant and accepting and loving and Leaving the judgment to Jesus.

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    Vivian Says:

    Double Standard. Libs I guess get to pick and choose what FREE SPEECH is. Everyone has a different opinion on JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING, so I guess if you break it down, IN OBAMAS AMERICA THE LIB PICKS WHAT OFFENDS THEM AND WHATS NOT APPROPRIATE. The pope, clergy member or anyone of any religious order better watch out.

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    the boss has the right to fire Says:

    A&E is writing the million dollar checks and have the right to reject these honestly absurd homophobic and racist ideas. If my boss saw a crazy post of mine on Facebook, he would fire me in a minute whether I like it or not. Bottom line is if you work for someone and if you are in bed with a private company, they have the right to determine what is bad for their image. These guys should have known better. Keep your mouth shut and collect the millions. A&E doesn’t need the headache. If someone make disaparaging remarks about women and children or condoned violence against children let’s say, should their network allow them to still be on their payroll?

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    Human Resources Says:

    People don’t understand free speech. When you work for a private company, they have rules to abide by. Do you ever sign those HR forms? Do you ever go to HR seminars? I went to one once and my employer basically said if I made unprofessional comments about a co-worker at an after work function that had nothing to do with work, you could be fired. Don’t be ridiculous. If you want to me homophobic, do it in your own home.

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    AM Says:

    I agree with you! Well said.

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    fascist 'merca Says:

    “Do it in your own home” –where the NSA records all of your communications. haahaa

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    Oh Yeah!!! Says:

    @Great!: Amen to that!

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    Jessie Says:

    I called it that they wouldn’t do the show . You think companies care about people’s opinions; only when it impacts their bottom line. They knew who the Robertsons were when they hired them. They just don’t want them to state their beliefs or opinions in public.
    This is America where people can no longer state an opinions without someone threatening them physical harm or losing their jobs. You think that’s going to make people approve of the Gay lifestyle? You think the head of companies think being gay is ok? H ell no, they just won’t tell you that. Except the head of Chik fil A and Barillo and those companies are doing just great.
    People don’t have to share my opinions or yours, that’s what the U.S. was suppose to be about, now it’s the opinion police. You can’t change peoples opinions by punishing them, you only cement their beliefs and make them angry. Phil just stated his opinion and belief. I don’t have to like his opinion or him, but he has the right to say what he believes. Anyone can be offensive to someone else, but we’re becoming a nation of cry babies. He doesn’t like my lifestyle, boo who who. Gays say they want tolerance, look up the definition of tolerance, it’s not acceptance. They and their supporters aren’t tolerant of other people’s opinions.
    I don’t care if someone is Gay, it’s not my business, It’s not up to me to approve of them or accept their lifestyle. I don’t have to agree with Phil on anything he says, but you keep taking away people’s right to an opinion, it’s going to blow up in a big way. That’s human nature, you push and they push back.
    Sunshine @ 12/19/2013 at 10:50 pm

    You’re misinformed if you think Christians are the only religion that doesn’t accept homosexuality.

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    longwinded libtards Says:

    he can say what he wants
    they can fire him

    political correctness and pressures brought to bare against the individual will end free speech as you know it
    corporate America/Govt.. owns you
    one in the same in a Fascist State
    privacy is gone and your lifestyle isincreasingly under a microscope
    what you say,what you eat, where you go, who you talk to etc.
    This seems to be OK with the Left right now because they feel as though they are in power but that will change
    and it WILL be used on you
    Just remember you were okay with it
    but that is the hallmark of the left: hypocrisy, short memories, superiority complexes

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    derp Says:

    opinion = hate speech………… When you disagree with the opinion seems it centers more on Political Correctness and the Power behind it.
    Ignorance is not against the law …yet

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    Oh Yeah!!! Says:

    @Nikki: I have never seen a black person on Duck Dynasty though. I mean never!

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    larascott Says:

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    Wrong my friend Says:

    @Are you all aware…:

    You are incorrect and need to reread the New Testament. Also, homosexuality is mentioned in the in several other Old Testament books as well as the New. God flooded the earth to destroy the wickedness & perversion of man. Also, Sodom & Gomorrah wiped out for sexual perversion especially of men lying with men and other wickedness.. No matter how you try to spin it our bodies was not created for perversion whether straight or gay. God created man and gave him a woman! Society has perverted the Father’s creation and man will have to answer for it, if they have not repented, accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior and asked God to change their hearts and thinking.

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    Krist Says:


    It’s actually not. If you look at the history of the bible, it’s been changed and altered a number of times. I respect your beliefs, but just know that the bible has been altered multiple times.

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    larascott Says:

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    New Lows Says:

    It’s pretty sad when you go to your kid’s Christmas, oops ,Winter Concert and there is not one wreath, tree, ribbon. decoration of any kind nor traditional Xmas songs sung. Two flags on stage, state and stars n stripes, that is it. Memories were made : b . But it’s correct because it hurt no ones feelings and that’s what life and free will are all about. Tip-Toeing through and saying “skeeeewzme” hope I didn’t offend.
    Funny part is that an evergreen tree is a pagan symbol.
    Keep speaking your mind people.

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    manipulatedbyreligionrealitytv Says:

    I feel sorry for any grandchild or great-grandchild of Phil’s that may be gay, afraid in that family to be themselves. I feel sorry for Willie’s adopted child who cannot help but think about his Grandfather’s words and he will one day. Phil treats females differently, talks about sex a little too crudely and while it is great to hunt for their food, obsessed with “killing” it. Yeah, he may not have tolerance for “yuppies’ or people that don’t believe exactly as he believes…..but, if Phil keeps talking and doing his reality “shock ‘em” show, he’ll go the way of the rest of ‘em, down the reality narcissistic drain. Some family of his already started sinking. I think it is funny that world “forgives” Phil for being a woman beater/possible child abuser but Chris Brown…never.

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    Kay Says:

    I think everyone should behave themselves and be the same… Just like me.. yea,, that’s it
    At some point when you grow up you realize that a perfectionist view of the world is not real and won’t work. No, you will never rule the world. Your anger at certain other’s opinions just ends up being your own projection on to them, it hits a spot with you. Live and let live.. it gives you more time live your own life with a clear head.

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    kristen Says:

    @Great!: ………no need to call them jerks tho. remember the whole ‘hateful’ thing :D

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    kristen Says:

    @Vee: yea you’re so right! let’s watch other tv like kanye and kim! YAY! kids watching tv!

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    Sizzi Says:

    Why shouldn’t he express his opinion? Is it illegal? Should straight people feel offended every time they see a homosexual man or woman speaking about their beliefs? I don’t think so. This whole “political correctness” is ludicrous. It’s nothing else than the dictatorship of the minority. Maybe it will be a shocking surprise for some people but gays and lesbians are not the majority in our world. Straight people are. Why sould we be afraid to show the rest of the community our true selves? A little more tolerance dear gay people, please! :)

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    Esther Says:

    Liberals are so open-minded…until you disagree with their opinion. God-forbid you take a stand on what you believe! These open-minded liberals will slaughter you! Well….wake up. Not everyone is afraid of your liberal bullying. Your politically correct intimidation does not work on all of us. Some of us chose to respect God and believe what He says in His Word. I would rather be found on Judgement day siding with God then cowering before Liberal Bullies. Who is with me?!!!

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    Bible truths Says:

    Romans 1:26-27
    1 Corinthians 6:9-10
    1 Timothy 1:9-10
    The old testiment and new are connected. The prophets foretelling the coming of Christ the Messiah etc. Yes, it is true that the law of the Jews was finished with the death and resurrection of Christ, but the moral teaching remain for our benefit and the consequences of following immorality never changes not always in our physical being but in our spiritual relationship with God. Ex: Divorce other than adultry is not approved. Consider the dimise of the family unit.
    Some laws were made for the advantage of the times, and many remain for our benifit such as mixing milk with meat. Every nutritionist knows that is not good for digestion. A little wine for the stomach but reproof for being a drunk. etc.
    The Lord doesn’t stand over us with a bat waiting for us to mess up. He loved me enough to die for every sin I will commit and have in the past. He literally became my sin for me and payed my sin debt and made me worthy to be called a child of God. If you were the only person on earth He would have done the same out of love for you.
    the moral lessons and warnings are there IF you call yourself a Christian. There is discipline connected to being a Christian. A work in progress. Let the Bible be your guide and not be influenced by outside opinions.

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    GAH! Says:

    who cares, this show sucks!

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    SandyFeet Says:

    @Joya: It is obvious YOU NEVER listen to the FULL interview on Sarah Palin. What Bashir said is an offense against a conservative woman. There is no excuse for that and the idiot Basbir is not even an American to criticize our own. You are a fool.

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    Anthony Says:

    I think the show should stay because like it or not, everyone is a bit racist from ignorance or a bad experience. ^_^

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    Right-To-Have-An-Opinion Says:

    I’m so embarrassed to be an American anymore. We can have a president that acts like an idiot & puts stupid music videos out there, but we can’t have a tax paying citizen state his own ‘belief’. When you suppress freedom from one, you suppress freedom for all. We’re not talking about this dude imposing his belief on anybody; he’s simply stating them. Our founding fathers established this country with the sole purpose of people being able to choose their own religion & beliefs. This kind of action threatens that constitutional right. I support a person’s right to “say” that one supports homosexuality just as much of a person that “says” one doesn’t. Then I support his/her right to live that lifestyle for oneself. I ‘m sick & tired of Americans trying to turn America into a communist country! I sincerely hope A&E suffers negative consequences for their communistic action. A person should never be punished for having an opinion. It’s opposing those opinions on others that stepping out of bounds.

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    Lise Leveillee Says:

    I LOVE YOU PHIL ROBERTSON ALL THE WAY UP HERE IN CANADA. Speak your mind and quote the Bible and love God. Nothing better my friend. Praying for you.

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    Brandt Hardin Says:

    A suppose we can put ol’ Phil up on a cross now and stick a spear in him since he’s the new martyr for the Christian Right. Last year, it was the Chick-Fil-A Chicken being branded as the new saint of Christianity for standing up for all that is Holy Matrimony in the eyes of the Church. These folks want to be on the wrong side of history with their public criticism of homosexuality but cry fowl (pardon the pun) when their own bigotry is examined in a public light. Batter and fry all the nonsense at

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    anon Says:

    Being a Christian comes down to this: Having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and giving your life over to him. You decide you want HIS will to be done in your life rather than your own. If you do that, you’re going to start living in holiness because he will direct your steps through his Holy Spirit. You’re going to begin to desire to be as much like Jesus as possible and you’ll be constantly changing and putting away bad behaviors, habits, etc. and walk and talk with him daily. This is what God does in the life of true believers. He changes them into new people with new desires.

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    Michelle Says:

    A&E is a gay supporting station. Hopefully they will lose millions and shut down.

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    freya Says:

    The Robertson Family has just released a statement saying that they refuse to film their hit reality show Duck Dynasty without patriarch Phil Robertson,
    Good Riddance. In fact A&e should do better; THEY SHOULD CANCEL THE SHOW. The world is already full of hate filled people. I don`t want to watch another on screen.

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    Dotty Says:

    @freya: Too bad A & E : Duck Dynasty merchandise is a $400 million business, with half of that total coming from Walmart alone. And a look at the Walmart website today shows many Duck Dynasty items “out of stock online,” demonstrating that fans of the show and supporters of Robertson are buying it all up just in time for Christmas. Duck Dynasty will probably find a home elsewhere. I believe in the freedom of speech and the freedom of religion. Both interconnect. Imagine all the sermons every weekend people listen to. People can cherry pick about what they believe, that is their choice, but once you start punishing people for what they say they believe a red line has been crossed. A & E made an issue of picking sides, when it should have remained neutral.

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    Lilah Says:

    It bugs me that anytime someone doesn’t agree with gay marriage they are considered homosexual.
    Homosexual is being hateful towards someone who is gay, not simply stating that your religious belief doesn’t agree with gay marriage.
    It’s his personal opinion and it wasn’t hateful or harmful to anyone whatsoever. Why are people allowed hating and slandering the church openly and it is encouraged, yet the other way around isn’t accepted?

    Yes, his comments weren’t necessarily worded the best, and could be considered slightly ignorant
    But the main point is he spoke them as his opinion, not in a hateful way.

    People believe in freedom of speech… as long as it’s their opinion?
    Makes no sense.

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    Haters Suck! Says:

    This is not a free speech issue. Free speech says the government can’t infringe on your rigt to say whatever u want. This guy has the right to say what he wants but a&e has rights too. Go up to your boss and call them a fat piece of crap and see how long it takes for you to get fired. And conservatives are tolerant? Talk to a conservative about gun control and watch how intolerant they get. Never got why this show is so popular anyway. It’s a bunch of rednecks making duck calls. Big whoop. What’s the appeal?

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    Joelle Says:

    Lilah @ 12/21/2013 at 1:08 am 03

    I think you mean homophobic. Homosexual means you ARE Gay. Otherwise I agree with you.
    If you are secure in who you are it shouldn’t matter what anyone else thinks. There are a lot of opinions that I disagree with, but I’ll stand by anyone’s right to say what they want as long as it’s not threatening or inciting others to violence. Yes, A & E can suspend or fire him, but they’d just be shooting themselves in foot. Duck Dynasty is their highest rated show EVER. The Robertsons awere millionaires before the show and they will be millionaires after the show. A & E need them more than they need A and E.

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    Leonard Says:

    @Haters Suck!: I think its wrong for any television station to pick sides regardless of the issue. A&E has been on Earth how long vs. the Bible? People have the right to hear both sides and choose for themselves without a television station trying to manipulate and influence society towards their views and belief system. Punishing Phil Robertson is A&E’s way of saying OUR WAY OR THE HIGHWAY. The US has taken crosses & prayer out of schools, religious icons out of gov buildings, the word God out of hymns and pledges & now you see television trying to do the same. Music with nasty lyrics, movies with sex and foul language and immoral stories fill the airwaves, yet they turn the other cheek and remain silent. I feel its stations like A&E that want people to think that Christmas is all about Santa Claus, when its true meaning is about the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. Give A&E and other stations a few years, and I’m sure that’s what the next generation is going to believe.

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    sighnomore Says:

    It’s funny Christians/Republicans can say all the hateful and bigoted things they want under the guise of free speech but when someone criticizes a christian or a republican for those comments it’s an attack on free speech. I’m so sick of seeing this family faces plastered on everything in every store I go to, I’d be more than happy to have it off the air if it keeps me from seeing them everywhere. Also Phil is an idiot to speak for African Americans and say they were happier before the civil rights movement. Oh and Phil Nazi’s were Christians and so was Hitler read Mein Kampf he says “I believe that I am acting in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator: by defending myself against the Jew, I am fighting for the work of the Lord..” no replace jew with gay and Mr. Robertson’s comments in GQ sounds a lot like Hitler’s. Oh, and Phil there was actually a bunch of wars and other atrocities started in the name of Christianity like the Crusades, the Salem witch trials the list goes on and on. Oh and to the people yelling that the fact A&E canned him is an attack on free speech or that Obama is some how behind the war on Christianity shut up and take a civics class! They are a privately owned business meaning they have all the right to fire him over something stupid he says, because it’s their business.

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    Real Truth Says:

    Good – less WHITE TRASH on TV…..this is a show about white trash for other white trash to watch. Pathetic….love it when people find the Lord, then start hating! Hypocrites those bible thumpers are as usual.

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    Ronald Says:

    @Real Truth: I had to laugh because you are calling them hypocrites and label them White Trash, not once, but 3 times. Someones feelings are hurt.

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    Haters Suck! Says:

    But it’s A&Es company, their network. They make the rules for how they want their company run so yes it is their way. I don’t always agree with decisions made at my job but I like my job so I go along with it and if I have a chance I privately speak to my boss about my concerns. One day hopefully when I’m the boss I can change things I don’t like. I’m a God loving, God fearing Christian and am proud of my religion. But I don’t agree with the majority of the churches stance on the lbgt community. I live in New Mexico and just this week the state became the newest state to legalize gay marriage. I have no problem with that. If two people love each other and want to get married no matter who they are that’s none of mine or yours or anyone else’s business. While i love my faith I understand not everyone believes as I do. That’s why I really have no problem separating church from school. That is a church and state issue. If students want to pray that’s fine. But it should not be on the school to direct them too.

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    yep Says:

    @25 What he said was HE never saw……that being said my father worked in the fields with both black and whites. It wasn’t uncommon like movies show for families and black and whites to be working in the fields. Even my husband worked in shade tobacco when growing up and once again all races worked in the fields. Now, shade tobacco is a thing of the past and they have machine for most crops. So what you see more of today is Mexicans in the filed picking tomatoes that is what is real and happening along with small farm families white and black in the fields. One shouldn’t make hate where there isn’t hate. Yes, of course people were mistreated but that is still happening today in all races and cultures.

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    adio Says:

    If this old man is really deeply rooted to his religion, why is he judging another person? It’s disturbing to know that people are using God as an excuse to persecute,tp bully, practice bigotry, et al. If this man is truly a follower of God, especially Christ, then he would show compassion, love, and understanding on mankind, whatever their beliefs and sexual orientation is. Leave the judging to God.

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    catherine Says:

    The only hope I have is that none of his grandchildren or any child in that family turns out to be gay. Cause what would happen then with what he feels in his heart regarding the Bible.

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    Gunny Says:

    @Great!: It bothers me that you and Phil believe you are speaking for all Christians. You are not. There are many of us who accept and love all God’s people and leave the final judgment to Him.

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    Haters Suck! Says:

    I don’t believe God will send gays and lesbians to hell. I just don’t believe that. The God I was raised to believe in, the God I was taught to believe in, the God i do believe in wouldn’t do that. I know a few gay and lesbian people for the most part they are the kindest most warm hearted people I know. If God sends them to hell then we’re all pretty $crewed.

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    just saying Says:

    Bible thumpers use the bible as a weapon to destroy the lives of others. I was watching a reality show where one of the characters is gay, he said that the pain he went through because of being Persian and Gay is so terrible. He went on to say that in his country it is either live a lie or commit suicide, I thought that was so sad. So many young beautiful adults who are gay suffer because of bigots and homophobics who are quite stupid. Actualy I should take the stupid back, they are just not that deep.

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    Joni Says:

    Get rid of that hillbilly show, bunch of uneducated bums,

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    Rick Says:

    This entire argument shouldn’t be about religion or gay rights, it is In My Opinion the right that everyone should have to express their opinion. That doesn’t give anyone the right to harm others. But if you disagree with someones belief’s lifestyle, hair style , tattoo’s etc . etc. etc. YOU SHOULD HAVE THE RIGHT TO SAY SO !
    WHich means that others then have the right to agree or disagree, in a nonviolent expression of opinions. Freedom of speech should not mean you can only say what is presently politically correct & I respect that A&E do not agree with Phil & should have the right to say so.

    To suspend him from the show ,I believe is a mistake & goes too far. They should, if it makes them feel better ,put a notice out that they do not agree or support the belief’s of those who you are about to watch. That way people can then decide for themselves if they want to watch the show or not. As a 100% unbeliever in any organized religious group, that is my opinion & I have never used my belief that organized religion is a bandaid for the gullible & easily led to harm anyone, to sanction them or not enjoy their company or form a working relationship with them. The world needs more live & let live attitudes. People need to understand that not everyone will agree with your opinion & instead of sanctioning them , you should respect their right to live as they see fit. If they are not harming anyone , then I see no problem with their views ,even if they are completely contrary to my own.

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