I do not watch Duck Dynasty, I am NOT a fan, and I have watched the craze over this show for the last few months. I do find it refreshing to have a show on television that promotes family values, honesty and prayer. So the furor over what Phil Robertson said is just a bunch of extreme Homosexuals getting their panties in a bunch. And A & E fired Phil for his words. The Robertson clan has given this 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.
Duck Dynasty is the highest rated program on Cable TV. That is something A & E should remember. Their viewer base is not gay men and women. And their viewers are furious at A & E. Something they and their advertisers should remember and consider very strongly. I wonder if these gay activists will start condemning Muslim Imams when the demand (and help bring about) the deaths of gays?