‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Thanks Fans for ‘Support': ‘We've Had Kind of a Crazy Week’

'Duck Dynasty' Star Thanks Fans for 'Support': 'We've Had Kind of a Crazy Week'

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Jep Robertson addresses crowd amid family patriarch Phil Robertson controversy at an Atlanta event on Saturday

Amid the fallout for “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson's controversial anti-gay and racial comments, one of his sons took a moment to thank fans during an Atlanta event on Saturday.

“We've had kind of a crazy week back home,” Jep Robertson said, according to AccessAtlanta.com. “We've gotten a lot of support. We really appreciate it.”

Jep didn't address the controversy specifically during the appearance at Duck Dash, a 5K race benefitting Shriners Hospitals for Children at Atlanta's Turner Field.

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Since Phil Robertson's comments in an interview with GQ magazine came to light earlier this week, A&E decided to suspend the family patriarch from shooting its hit reality series – a suspension that will have very little effect on the upcoming fifth season.

In response to A&E's decision, supporters have turned out in huge numbers. One petition calling for A&E to drop its suspension of Phil is currently at 167,000 signatures and growing.

Also a spokesman for media watchdog organization, GLAAD, which held a phone meeting with A&E Wednesday morning after the comments surfaced, told TheWrap that it's experiencing its highest level of angry calls and social media posts in more than five years in response to its stance on Phil's comments.

Also readWhat Does Phil Robertson's ‘Duck Dynasty’ Suspension Really Mean for Season 5? Not Much

On Thursday, the Robertson family said that it “cannot imagine” doing “Duck Dynasty” without Phil.

But, A&E is sticking to its suspension for now. A network executive told TheWrap that Nancy Dubuc, the CEO of A&E Networks, ultimately reached the suspension decision because Robertson's remarks were in conflict with “the fundamental values of the company.” And, Dubuc was responding in part to the concern of employees within the company.

It remains to be seen how the suspension will actually play out for the series with the standoff between the Robertson family, their supporters and A&E raging. Averaging about 8 million viewers per episode, “Duck Dynasty” hasn't been renewed for a sixth season and its 10-episode fifth season returns Jan. 15.

  • GoodGriefs

    If you all make the same statement as Phil then they will have to suspend you all and you will not have to break the contract!

    • Ellis

      Consider me SUSPENDED!

  • Baron_von_Medwick

    Every day we get more proof that the world is upside down. A&E prez Nancy Dubuc invoked “fundamental values” in explaining her decision to suspend fundamentalist Christian Phil Robertson. We didn't think that Libs had any fundaental values, but if they do exist no doubt they are in line with The Plan by the Dear Leader to bring Fundamental Change to our country

    • englishvinal

      Look up the word “fundament” …. and you will know just how spot ON your really are with your comment about the Messiah “planning to bring ‘FUNDAMENT-al change” to the place that once was called “America'.

  • Baron_von_Medwick

    The Robertsons and their $400 million business empire don't need A&E. A&E needs the Robertsons because, unlike Phil Robertson, the only real “fundamental value” that Nancy Dubuc and the others at A&E have is money.

    • Cathy CC.

      $15 million for Phil.

    • morningcoffee

      Agree. Even though I think the guy is a jerk, is A&E really that naive that they didn't know what they were getting with these good ole boy rednecks?

      • Donnie Meaders

        Actually “joe”, no one is supposed to be paying you to think and as far as the rednecks label, us rednecks are very proud of that because most “good ole boy rednecks” have a moral compass whereas those who can't even stand behind their real names have none!

      • WVF

        Cathy CC., you must be one of the four percent of abnormal Americans.

        • Cathy CC.

          Abnormal? No quite the opposite.

    • noprivacy2003

      AMEN, BARON!!!

    • LoLoPones

      They own the rights to the show. The Robertsons would have to start an ENTIRELY new franchise.

  • bigcatdaddy76016

    What Does Phil Robertson’s ‘Duck Dynasty’ Suspension Really Mean for Season 5? Not Much , BULLONEY!!! If I were in the ear of the Robertson family, I would insist they bring a law suit of Cease and Desist against A&E from airing reruns and from airing or profiting a single dime of season 5. It's already in the can and I would ask them to wait out their contract until CMT or The Sporting Channel can take over and get rid of those numbskulls at A&E

  • BRING BACK PHIL

    Nancy Dubuc, the CEO of A&E Networks Stands with Gladd and is probably a rug muncher herself!!!

    • Donnie Meaders

      If “Nancy” is her real name! Ever hear of a boy named “Sue”! LMAO!

      • linda peňa

        This is why the comments matter. Because it makes the viewing unwashed believe there's a biblical blueprint for hatred. “Rug muncher”? This guy is no more spreading the Gospel than you are. Charlie Sheen is an idiot; so is Phil Robertson.. He does have a biracial grandson, who im sure is attending therapy sessions over Grandpa's remarks as we speak . Statistically he probably has one or two gay grandkids also. He has every right to be ignorant, just as you all do, and he's exercising it vigorously, just as you are. Misquoting an already contradictory and controversial book, and very likely a new evangelevangelical variant , is not helpful to the cause of calling others to Christ. Gays are God's children also, are they not? What is your motivation here? Bigotry is not a Christian value.

        • Andrea Maas

          i feel sorry for u.(.I am just a messenger.).he said if you turn to Christ all sins are forgiven????? DON'T YOU KNOW HOW TO READ???

        • Joy Dewitt

          there was no misquoting try reading it urself which u clearly have not before u accuse someone of misquoting

  • Bring Back Phil

    If Phil's values are against A&E then the whole family's are. Let the show go elsewhere

  • GuardUrGrill .

    The show is all about family right,than how come none of them have quit ? They are gonna play the victims and milk this thing for all it's worth,that's why, A&E gets richer and so do they,and you people are playing right into their hands, all these dumb conservatives are gonna run out and buy anything that has the words duck dynasty on it,thinking they are showing their support for Phil Roberson ,but guess who owns the title of the show duck dynasty, ?and guess who gets a big chunk of every dollar you spend,? A&E that's who, you dummies are getting played by both sides and don't even know it lol

    • kp57martin@gmail.com

      That's your opinion. Personally, I returned all the Duck Dynasty merchandise I had purchased for Christmas gifts and purchased Duck Commander merchandise; A&E doesn't have a stake in that.

      • Cathy CC.

        suuuure you did kp.

      • Andrea Maas

        good job Duck Commander all the way.

    • Andrea Maas

      no one wins when freedom of speech is denied. This is America..The Robertson family has already quit A&E. You should read the news

    • Ellis

      Just maybe they are under contract and as bad as they hate to they must full fill their obligation.

    • Ellis

      That's why the dumb conservatives go online and buy Duck Commander goods because that belongs to Phil. Go to the website of Duck Commander and by something.

  • Cathy CC.

    If you consider yourself a “fan” of a bunch of rednecks that make duck calls you seriously need to get a mental health screening.

    • Andrea Maas

      i feel sorry for people like you..

    • Wayne

      I have not watched many of the shows, but never against a show that promotes solid family core values. And, I will certainly protect the right of anyone to espouse their Christian values. So, Cathy, since you are evidently sane and above this show – what is it you watch? Some liberal / progressive stuff I presume that tears down family and basic American values?

    • mb

      Dear Cathy CC..Please know that I will be praying for you..the words that were spoken by Phil Robertson were not his own but those of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ… the very same Jesus Christ that gladly gave His life so that you and I may have eternal life!!! Praying that the Lord reveals Himself to you in a real and mighty way!!! Merry Christmas dear one..you are loved!!!

      • englishvinal

        mb I suggest that you NOT waste your time “praying for the likes of CathyCC”…. energy is energy….. and it should never be wasted.
        Cathy is who she is…. and kneeling praying for her won't change who she is…. only SHE can do that.
        … and my guess is that you could “pray” until the Magical Matrix Cows come home and Cathy will still think homosexuals are clean, decent, wonderful, worthwhile, upstanding, human beings….
        Well, that is until Cathy gets really sick with a homosexual Typhoid Mary contagious disease….. if a doctor actually TOLD her where her insidious illness came from, she would become a “reformed liberal” overnight……
        Kinda depends on “whose cat's tail is in the screen door”…~!!!

    • usmcpete

      Cathy CC. I am just wondering here you say I need a mental health screening because I watch a good family values show that has Christian references which means then that you are going to enlighten us with a list of shows that you recommend so that I won't be considered mentally deficient. I'm really curious here as I was wondering what shows you consider to have social redeeming values worthy of your time!

    • Irby Bazemore, Jr.

      Hey, if you don't like the show, don't watch it. Go eat at Cracker Barrel. The rest of us won't be there.

      • englishvinal

        Who is “the rest of us”??? Decent heterosexual people, or deviants?

    • steve

      If you consider yourself a fan if rednecks? Well im sorry that only 2/3rd of the country can relate to this family. I hate the show! Its not reality and is obviously scripted. However in the part of the country these people hail from God and Family come before all else. This show will go on…if not on a&e then elsewhere, but the country may as well get used to the fact that the majority of us believe that homosexuality is a sin, its goes against nature and natural reproduction and in the end nature always has a way of correcting the areas that have gone astray! Phil said the truth….women and men were designed to be with one another. If you don't like that. ..become a God and go start your own race of being's. Oh wait…gay's can't reproduce naturally can they? DAMN NATURE.

      • WVF

        Steve, if all of us practiced same sex preferences, in about a 100 years humans would be extinct!

    • Got The Quacks Back

      If you are worried about what other people like, maybe you need to question your pathetic life.

    • Duty

      Cathy CC I will bet your mad DD has no gays in it…… and name calling is a sign of a right wing

      • duty

        I mean left wing sorry

      • Cathy CC.

        Didnt call names.

    • englishvinal

      I have never watched the show… so I presume that makes me a NOT-fan..
      However, the man stood up for decency…. and he told the TRUTH..
      In my opinion he didn't tell nearly ENOUGH of the truth about homosexuals and homosexuality…..
      But he was honest…………………..
      And therefore, I support him 105%………….. I don't care if he makes duck calls or makes fine art that will sell for millions of dollars 50 years from now… what does THAT have to do with anything?

    • Joy Dewitt

      wow thats really bigoted

  • Andrea Maas

    charly sheen should clean up his life before sticking his nose in other peoples business..your crazy act made you a lot of money. no one cares what you and your friends think..I will pray for you anyway.

    • englishvinal

      Sheen is supposedly “defending his friends”…. ???? Well, since he is known to be a druggie, a drunk, a wife beater, very likely he is bi-sexual (homosexual and swings both ways) and those “friends” are crotch-CLOSE….
      ….
      As for Sheen's “opinion”.. he is a product of HOLY-wood… the haven of all the pedophiles, child molesters, junkies, and Satan worshipers … (homosexual acts are a BIG part of that nasty stuff)……
      … So how is it that he thinks anybody would lend him ANY credibility?

      • LoLoPones

        Keep it Klassy KKKristian

    • Blinded by hypocrisy

      The glaring hypocrisy from the intolerant Christian-phobic Hollywood elite is blinding, especially coming from this so-called intelligent moral compass. This is classic ignorance coming from a drugged out wife beating adulterous anti-family bigot. Wow, you have a fantastic sense of morality Sheen, let me choose you as a role model over Phil. Pop another pill Sheen, I think another stint in rehab is in your near future.

    • TrixieRose

      Andrea, That's the only way Sheen can get in the news now. He wanted to one minute. :)

      • Joy Dewitt

        good be right…..

    • Keith Goodman

      Sheen is a goofball. Needs to stick at what he does best and that is act like a idiot and make big $s. Knows nothing about Freedom of Speech and the American way.

      • LoLoPones

        As far as I know Roberston is still free. Was he imprisoned? No. That's free speech.

        Nice try.

        There is no constitutional right to a reality show.

        • Keith Goodman

          if it was up to ignorant people who don't think he can speak his mind wherever it may be without being penalized, he would be in prison. goofball Sheen would be first in line to boot him there. see you would too.

          • LoLoPones

            Are you mildly retarded or something? What a silly comment.

          • Keith Goodman

            lol, no sillier than yours

        • Joy Dewitt

          no but he was penalized by having his job taken away that's not free speech — free speech means being able to say what u believe as long as it is not criminal and not be punished a&e violated Phil Robertson's civil rights he cant be legally bound to a contract that denies his civil rights

    • Ron Vassallo

      Poor old Charlie is as lost as a golf ball in high weeds when it comes to God's Word. His head must have puffed up on all the dope he has taken and he needs to add his two cents in to speak about a subject he knows nothing about. He wants airtime like most of the celebrities who will keep their names in front of the public any way they can.

  • AtomicRat

    Welcome to the new Amerika. The land where if you have any conservative values, you are considered an outcast. Phil, don't worry. There are a few people left that share those values, and I'm sure that if A&E doesn't want to lose their bread and butter series, their views will change also, or DD may get picked up by another network very soon. Hang in there guys. My whole family is on your side, and I'm sure many other's are also.

    • wingnut

      I 100% am on DD side and as for the comments you made AtomicRat!!!! HELL YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Nancy Still

      I believe he is doing what he believes is right. Just like everyone else, he has the right and freedom of speech. He voiced his opinion and he stands firmly planted on solid rock. I want Phil Robertson put back on A&E. Without him, the Duck Commander, there would be no Duck Dynasty. I stand with him, I stand with his family and do wish that this would all calm down. After all, It is Christmas. We, who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, should be reverent with this stand, do it quietly but loudly by signing this petition and making it over the 200,000 people who need to do as I am doing, sign the petition. I do not see Duck Commander's family continuing on without him in this show. It is just not right. I believe that A&E did this without forethought.. and this movement should be withdrawn. Thank you for the chance to sign for something I believe is right.

    • curiousmind

      You understand that A&E owns the rights to this show and probably have them locked in ?
      I would bet that they have future spin offs locked in as well.
      It takes a real strong veteran production team to remain independent to the point of being able to take a show from one place to the next ( e.g. David letterman).
      Not the case in this now successful rookie show.

    • Andrea Maas

      me too.

  • henry cole

    Since I wont be watching A&E any longer, ill sure miss that Longmire show!

  • wingnut

    What ever happen to freedom of speech?? Go Phil and the Robertson family As for Charlie I will send him a tweet but he will probably be unable to read it due to the fact that his face and nose will be staring at a small piece of glass with a straw stuck up his nose!!!!!!

    • morningcoffee

      Yeah, free speech. The Duck dude should be allowed to express his beliefs as should Charlie Sheen. Wingnut – Why is it ok for Robertson to spew his beliefs but you resent Charlie Sheen for expressing his. They should both be able to exercise their first amendment rights. Apparently, you only think people you agree with should be able to express their views under the first amendment. Hypocrite.

      • Unknown

        I agree both should be able to express their views, however Robertson received undue consequences for his comments and Sheen received nothing? Not equally able to have freedom of speech if you ask me.

        • Mike Conner

          sheen was fired from his job , in case you missed it , and he was the star of a popular TV show .Some see only what they want to see .

          • GoodGriefs

            He was not fired for this comment that we are talking about here.

          • Joy Dewitt

            sheen wasn't fired from his job for exercising free speech and some people make statements that they know are not true! mike conner

      • Duty

        Phil was asked about what he though wan sinful…. Charlie is not expressing himself he just name calling … for chuck this is not free speech…. it's just down right name calling …. as for smart do you really think chuck has a degree in anything but coke ? I think he has a hooker sitting on his finger and a packed nose. you all need to look phil up he's no dumby

        • Ellis

          Yeh, Duty who the hell respects Sheen anyway, not me. Didn't watch the show he was on much, just didn't care for it.

        • Mike Conner

          I agree , you should read some of the things Robertson has done and believes

      • englishvinal

        Charlie Sheenie does not have ANY credibility to be proselytizing…
        ….. or do YOU think that this druggie wife beater is some kind of iconic upstanding citizen?

        • Mike Conner

          right , who cares about someones views who would leave their family just because they didn't love them… oh wait , that was Robertson a few years back

      • Joy Dewitt

        we are not asking that Charlie sheen lose his job because of what he said wingnut

    • englishvinal

      Touche'… !!!

    • Mike Conner

      I bet you would love to tweet Martin you little gay boy , But i am sure it is not a straw you are thinking about LOL

    • Joy Dewitt

      lol!

  • Say Hey Jack

    1) Anyone who wants to jump and claim his comments to be racist, remember he has a black grandson and they are a very close loving family.

    2) In his comments and scripture reference, he was talking about how all sins are the same. If I get drunk, its the same as sleeping with a married woman. Its what the Bible says.

    Could his comments have been worded better, sure. But it is a bit hypocritical for people to crucify this man for not agreeing with what you believe.

    • LoLoPones

      Some of his best grandchildren are black!

      lol at this entire fetid post!

  • zog

    From a liberal, feminist, atheist, lesbian…but I agree with everything she says:

    Camille Paglia – a professor at the University of the Arts in
    Philadelphia – has come out swinging against A&E’s decision to
    suspend Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson following comments he made in a
    GQ interview on homosexuality. Paglia, who is known as a social critic, is a self-described openly gay “dissident feminist.”

    Speaking on Laura Ingraham’s radio show Thursday, Paglia rose to
    Robertson’s defense, citing her libertarian values and the right to 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.”

    According to Paglia, Robertson’s suspension was uncalled for, and it
    signals a cultural obsession with political correctness. She even calls
    her own party out for supporting such actions:

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

    Despite being an atheist, Paglia has expressed her respect for religion
    in the past. She also criticizes some of the strategies used by gay
    activists:

    “I think that this intolerance by gay activists
    toward the full spectrum of human beliefs is a sign of immaturity,
    juvenility. 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.”

    She added,

    “There is a dialogue going on human civilization, for heaven sakes.
    It’s not just this monologue coming from fanatics who have displaced the
    religious beliefs of their parents into a political movement. And that
    is what happened to feminism, and that is what happened to gay activism –
    a fanaticism.”

    The crude delivery of Robertson’s comments
    aside, Paglia’s point still stands: why penalize the Duck Dynasty
    patriarch for expressing his beliefs in an open interview belonging to a
    third-party publication? A&E’s reaction comes off as a corporate
    criminalization of Robertson’s actions – a lockstep move that follows
    the increasing trend to include any criticism of the gay movement under
    the category of “hate crime.” Why not create an opportunity to allow for
    open debate and let all sides speak their mind? (And frankly, is anyone
    surprised to learn that Robertson, a self-described “Bible-thumper,”
    would hold such an opinion?)

    Paglia’s got a point: rather than
    censure or misapplied consequences, the intellectual approach to
    challenging a viewpoint is to offer a counter-argument – let reason
    reign. A&E’s decision signals the timidity so prevalent in today’s
    cultural (and particularly, corporate) ethos when it comes to viewpoints
    that run contrary to the direction of social trends.

    For its
    part, the Robertson clan has not remained silent on the issue, saying:
    “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.”

    In the end, it seems as
    though the Robertsons will have the last laugh as they make their way to
    the bank, leaving A&E bereft of its most popular show as well as
    its entire cast.

    • Donnie Meaders

      You go girl!!!!!!!

    • WVF

      Dr. Paglia has a brilliant mind, it's her abnormal sexual preference that is in question.

      • englishvinal

        Yes she (it) does….
        …. and it is using the facilities of that mind to play the gullible public like fish on a nylon line………… keep playing with skum like Paglia… (or letting them play with YOUR mind) and you will find yourself in the political homosexual's fry-pan. COOKED and EATEN.

        • WVF

          englishvinal, you make a very good point!

    • englishvinal

      Paglia is the point man (lesbi-man?) in the fire brigade/damage control for the political homosexual assault team.
      …. I suggest that ANY deviant homosexual who pretends to defend the right of free thought/opinon when it is AGAINST their chosen course of action, is a LIAR….. albeit a shrewd clever liar…..

      When a life time serial child molester tells you that he supports your right to object to his deviant evil acts…. that does NOT indicate that he has “stopped being a child molester.
      Wake up.

    • Joy Dewitt

      I agree with everything said here and it is well said– a relief from homosexual haters– we love the person hate the sin remember?– except for the fact that Phil Robertson is not homophobic and none of his remarks involve fear or phobia for anything.

  • Doc

    Duck Dynasty is not a “Reality program” it's a true to life and how most people live program. It's the best that could ever happen to television. I tip my hat to the Duck Dynasty people. Usually programs such as this one get cancelled by the end of their first season. It's too bad that the TV watching public can't cancel a network. All of the reality programs are not even real. They are all made up. And if you people that watch these programs think that I'm B@#!sh&ting you, you really need to get a life and wake up. I'm hoping Duck Dynasty continues, my prayers are with the Robertson family.

  • stable

    “We've had a kinda crazy week” is what happens when you tell people who don't live in the swamp how to live.

    • BigDawg72

      Read it again, you are obviously reading something else. He gave his take on life and religion. Life experience is not open for interpretation. I agree with him so am I telling people how to live? Not. Just that you will go to hell for being a homosexual and that is not open for interpretation. Burn baby burn.

      • Mike Conner

        then let God judge you ,,as soon as possible , I hope you are living by the 8 ,456 laws of God And that is my prayer that you be judged now

        • BigDawg72

          I am not claiming to be Phil Robertson's mouthpiece. But dam dude if that pic is you then I am speechless. Its like a gay glamour shot, with all due respect.

  • Peggy

    Nancy Dubuc, CEO of A&E along with all the analysts, PR experts etc, obviously have never opened their Bibles and read it, or listenend to the sermons in church, if they even attend church. Phil Robertson spoke the truth when he quoted the Bible, and pastors all over the country preach the very same word when it comes to homosexuality. Now then, why has the LGBT and GLADD not come down on them as well, no difference. Media just wants to create another big stink. The Robertson's have more supporters than LGBT, GLADD and A&E combined , so A&E, LGBT and GLADD, just apologize for asking those loaded questions and BACK OFF !!!! Tired of your crap.

    • morningcoffee

      Oh please with the bible bullshit. The bible can be interpreted in many different ways. The bottom line here is $$, free market economy. A&E is afraid to lose advertisers and viewership. Period.

      • Donnie Meaders

        Actually, the Bible can be interpreted only one way and that is the way it is written. The Bible also commands that you don't add to or take away from the Word so that leaves no room for “interpretation”. Maybe try spending some time there and you might actually know what you are yacking about.

        • jr_florida

          The current bible you are reading, if in English, is not the original version. It has been interpreted.

          • Donnie Meaders

            Actually, it was translated and that is a far cry from interpretation.

          • Joy Dewitt

            gee how can we tell u really don't know about the bible?

        • janeasinner

          The Bible is just good journalism. Written by the winner's of the time. Great stories of blood, guts, sex, love, human interest, but still just stories.

          • Donnie Meaders

            Sadly Jane, you are not the only sinner but fortunately, some of us are forgiven. I'll stick with the journalistic Bible if you will instead of the sensationalism of the lame stream media. And when the end comes, then we will know which journalists were correct and which ones are smoking for eternity. God bless us all, for all have sinned and come short of the Glory of God.

          • Joy Dewitt

            sorry u r wrong and clearly have not read it!

          • janeasinner

            @Joy Dewitt> are you replying to me? If you are, you have no idea what I have or have not read. I have read the Bible many times. And why would you not agree that it is good journalism. They were writers after all. And written by many different hands. and changed over the centuries. Jesus was not a ‘Christian', that ‘movement’ came after He was crucified and the Apostles were left to their own devices. Jesus was born a Jew, taken to Temple to be circumcised as a Jew, brought up in the Jewish tradition, preached as a Jew, practiced the Jewish Religious Rites, was crucified as a Jew, died a Jew, when he said “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do” he was reciting a line from the 22nd Psalm and the Jewish community would have been very familiar with that, He was buried as a Jew in the Judaic traditions, He did not rise from the dead as a ‘christian’ he rose as a Jew. Peter and Paul are the architects of the Christianity of the day, Constantine made “Christ-followers” into a Christian ‘religion’ and legalized it. The Roman Catholic Church hijacked the movement and developed it into what it is today. (Martin Luther of Germany, is a whole other story). I know my Bible. and I also understand where and how it came about. Do some homework, and you will understand more too. I love Jesus and Mary. I am a Jesus Follower. and a Catholic in recovery.

          • Joy Dewitt

            Jesus was the Christ the chosen one written and spoken about throughout Jewish history people who follow his teachings are called Christians for some reason you skate around this point I personally believe that the bible is what is calls its self the written word of god and Ramah. Jesus is also called the word. Follower of Jesus but not his word? I am glad you love Mary but she is not divine and not the Christ and Jesus is. what is a catholic in recovery mean? does it mean you are recovering from Catholicism? If so more power to you! Being a Christian a small Christ has nothing to do with religion or anything it has done. I am not a this or a that a denomination that fights in strife with others I am a Christ follower a Jesus follower which is one and the same. Jesus did die as a Jew and he also died as the Christ that Jews foretold and looked for the coming of for centuries. maybe you need to look up the meaning of Christ and Christians that will solve your apparent confusion. and just to be sure you understand Jesus was a Jew and the Christ of the Jewish people you read the bible? really?? I don't need to do “homework” that is clearly what you have done rather I actually have read the word of God the bible itself and yes I refer to it as a living thing because it is— old and new testament I have every day for many, many years now living breathing eating and drinking and meditating on it. don't try to get in a argument with someone who actually knows the bible nice try though you would be impressive to someone who didn't know any better.

          • Joy Dewitt

            written by the winners of the time? the most persecuted people of all time. in what way are Jews histories winners??

        • Joy Dewitt

          I have never seen so many people stating things about the bible and even trying to quote it that clearly have never read even an small portion of it!!!!!

          • Donnie Meaders

            So please, enlighten us oh great one that thinks she is the only person who has ever read the Bible!

          • Joy Dewitt

            really? are you trying to appoint me as your bible teacher? if you really want to know what it says read and study it for yourself. It is pretty easy to get yours hands on one they are everywhere. how's that for enlightening you! and as for the foolish remark that I think I am the only person that thinks I have read the bible really where do you get that in my comment? well where? I wish you and many, many more people would read it. it would bless you more than I ever could ask for god to. God bless you!

      • Ellis

        All A&E had to do is distance itself buy saying what they did and not discipline him but they did, so some other agenda is taking place. Care to venture a guest what that might be. I'd guess some of the higher ups are actually members of the LGBT community.
        Also why do we have so many victims now days, puzzling?

      • englishvinal

        I am NOT NOT NOT religious..~!! …
        But that is not the core issue here.. The issue is, the people of this nation are being FORCED to swallow homosexuality…
        ….. and the homosexual mafia has gained enough political power to PUNISH anyone who has the temerity to DARE speak publicly and say that the practice of homosexuality is filthy, deviant, dangerous and heralds the demise of the nation….
        ….. The “Bible Bullshit” as you call it… may not be YOUR cup of tea, but if that belief system prompts someone to take a STAND against evil and corruption….
        …….. and filth, viruses, bacteria, contagious disease spread by sick addicted people who slather themselves in human feces and call it “Love”…. and then demand that normal people tolerate/accept them and their abberant acts;
        Then those religious people can stand on their bible all they want, and blessings on them~!!!

    • englishvinal

      Peggy… vote with your pocketbook…………. it is all about the MONEY………..
      Stop watching A & E…………… simple fix to evil, don't feed it.
      You are one of “the people” and “the people” DO have the POWER…. they are propagandized and beaten down continually psychologically to believe that they are helpless victims… when in actual FACT…
      …. the PEOPLE have ALL the power. ~!!!!

  • Ellis

    “Also a spokesman for media watchdog organization, GLAAD, which held a phone meeting with A&E Wednesday morning after the comments surfaced, told TheWrap that it’s experiencing its highest level of angry calls and social media posts in more than five years in response to its stance on Phil’s comments.”
    So the spineless A&E Network executives had to check with GLAAD to see if GLAAD was mad enough to suspend Phil, what a joke these people are. I'm also happy that GLAAD is taking heat for this, militant groups need to know how most people feel.

    • WVF

      Someone's stupid out there, because the vast majority of Americans are standing with Phil Robertson and his family.

  • Rob

    Jep, is a quality guy, he spoke at a local church in Rockford. He has a great family,
    beautiful wife and the cutest kids, lol they crack me up.

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  • buckbrown

    Duck Dynasty should have a warning posted : Warning: Extreme Ignorance. I mean these are some ignorant people. Like 1 step above a chimpanzee. We might have found the missing link. Anyone that cannot see, that people who are aroused by the same sex was born that way and its their nature, is as ignorant as they can be and blind as a bat. If a mans penis does not get erect with a vagina but does with another man's anus, its obviously instilled into his dna and is his nature, pretty obvious. These religious people that think they are normal and judge what is right and wrong based on what someone wrote in their bible are ridiculous. This old man in duck dynasty is clueless and if you want to be ignorant just tune into those morons. Would be funny if the old man had been born a homosexual. Would be funny if his penis wouldn't get erect with a woman's vagina but got stiff as a board at the sight of a mans anus or another mans hard erection….then he would have understood, instead of growing up to be ignorant and teaching his family ignorance.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Trisha-Doherty/100002199371329 Trisha Doherty

      does rachael maddow know you are using her face in your posts?

    • Christian

      We will be praying for you cause it is very apparent that you need a lot of it. God Bless

    • WVF

      Ignorance has a cure, but stupidity is fatal.

    • Duty

      Do you know out of 7 men 6 of them have degrees …. whos really ignorant here.

    • englishvinal

      Ohhweeee…………………. I can SEE why you are called “buttbrown”. opps.. I misspelled that handle.. opps.
      ….. Let me see……… “Extreme Ignorance”… definition of “ignorance”.. un-knowing, un-learned, not yet aware of the FACTS…
      ….
      So from the web site of the CDC.. (go pull it up)… ” the immunosuppressive effect of ejaculate, make anal-genital intercourse a most efficient manner of transmitting HIV and other infections. The list of diseases found with extraordinary frequency among homosexuals as a result of anal intercourse is alarming:

      Anal Cancer
      Chlamydia trachomatis
      Cryptosporidium
      Giardia lamblia
      Herpes simplex virus
      Human immunodeficiency virus
      Human papilloma virus
      Isospora belli
      Microsporidia
      Gonorrhea
      Viral
      hepatitis types B & C
      Syphilis25

      HIV/AIDS

      85 percent of syphilis cases were among self-identified homosexual practitioners.26 – And as noted above, syphilis among homosexual men is now at epidemic levels.

      Anal cancer is the result of infection with some subtypes of human papilloma virus (HPV), which are known viral carcinogens. Data as of 1989 showed the rates of anal cancer
      in male homosexual practitioners to be 10 times that of heterosexual males, and growing. 30 Thus, the prevalence of anal cancer among gay men is of great concern.
      For those with AIDS, the rates are doubled.

      There is an extremely high rate of parasitic and other
      intestinal infections documented among male homosexual practitioners because of oral-anal contact. In fact, there are so many infections that a syndrome called “the Gay Bowel” is described in the medical literature.33 “Gay bowel syndrome” constitutes a group of life impairing conditions that occur among persons who practice anal intercourse, anilingus, or fellatio following anal intercourse.

      Homosexual activity accounts for the lion's share of the increasing number of cases in America of sexually transmitted infections that are not generally spread through sexual contact.

      These contagious diseases, with consequences that range from severe and life-threatening to chronic and debilitating, include Hepatitis A,36 Giardia lamblia, Entamoeba histolytica,37 Epstein-Barr virus,38 Neisseria meningitides,39 Shigellosis, Salmonellosis, Pediculosis, scabies and Campylobacter.40

      And this is only a START on educating yourself…
      ….. but then looking at YOUR nasty brown mouth and thick diseased lips, I really don't think that you WANT to be informed….. you are an anal penetration addict… and YES anal sex IS addictive… that is why the old ones want to get to the young ones.

  • steve

    Thank You PHIL ROBERTSON, for standing up, for CHRISTIANS everywhere. Anyone who didn't like your gay comments should pick up a BIBLE. Amen.

    • Mike Conner

      pick up a bible and read all the laws of God , then judge your family , then give me a call

      • Joy Dewitt

        ever heard of the new testament?— I have read and studied the bible and I know what it says—- u have not that is crystal clear so any thing u say about it is of zero value

  • Rod

    I love how well the media pretends it speaks for the majority when it is obvious by the numbers that more people side with Phil on this. Good work keeping the gay propaganda going liberal media.

    • Ellis

      This backlash towards A&E happens when the silent majority is no longer silent.

      • Mike Conner

        I wont watch their show no matter what , I have stupid redneck relatives i can go watch
        LOL

        • Joy Dewitt

          have fun!

    • Mike Conner

      I love how some dumb rednecks think they are the majority , As we have seen from the Tea party Loud mouth trouble makers don't matter when you can see how stupid they are . Most have they manners of PIgs .( no offense to pigs ) .And treat their women as property . They cry about others sins , while in love with their own sin .

      • GoodGriefs

        Hate begets hate.

  • Got The Quacks Back

    Listen Ole Phil turned down the NFL to go duck hunting and that turned out real well for him. I do not think A&E is something he is worried about. Some people do not like people that speak the truth.

  • YCD

    Support YOU 1000/%.
    Merry xmas to You & your families.

  • kc

    The problem is A&E has no values

  • mike

    I am with the duck dynasty Phil Robertson rights of freedom of speech has been violated and they all need to sue A&E for the bull shit suspension that's not right wake up America one day we all might loose our rights and then whats going to happen so this is to Phil Robertson and family duck the halls and quack A&E to hell have a merry redneck hoe down Christmas and a brighter new year from one quacking redneck to another cause I aim quacking mad at A&E. because I am the duck.

  • rnava

    Freedom of speech..no phil…no a and e on st my house….period. no one makes u watch.., we should all respect each others opionions, we may not like or approve of them…but..no phil…no me

  • Waldo the King

    I keep reading that Phil's comments were controversial, What he said is based on what he believes. The rag mag wanted an interview, they asked him the questions. Phil did not run to them begging to tell them anything. The most important part of this whole fiasco is that Phil does not lie when asked a question. The left's heroes don't know what the meaning of “is” is. You can keep your health plan. what difference does is make now (they are dead). A couple of rogue IRS agents in Cincinnati. We didn't send guns to mexico, God bless Phil and family.

  • hate racist hillbillies

    Never seen the show. Surely it sucks as much or more then Wal-Mart

    • WVF

      hate racist hillbillies, wow, are you a real intellectual! You've never seen the show, but it sucks?

  • Donnie Meaders

    That's funny, I did not think A&E had any values, fundamental or not! As for the show, I hope the rest of the family simply walks out and leaves A&E to flounder because Duck Dynasty is really the only show on that network that has any ratings. And as for the family, their business was very profitable long before the A&E days so they can afford the walkout, A&E can't.

  • Fellowman

    The last thing this man, as a good American, needs to do is apologize. I'm black and I'd shake his hand. He simply says things as he sees it. It's an alarming state of affairs we're falling into where my race, black people, can say whatever we want, use any word we want, call ourselves whatever we want, but everyone else has to watch what they say.

  • WVF

    Jep, we are with you and all of your family. Here's something I'd like you to consider, what if A&E planned this entire thing as a PR stunt? They knew your father, Phil, believes in the teachings of the Bible. There are four big winners in this conflict: (1) A&E, (2) Wal-Mart, (3) GQ Magazine, (4) America and thank God your entire family! I would guess that 99% if America now knows about the Robertsons. Phil probably has 96% of this country in agreement with him. The other four percent are comprised of people whom are abnormal!

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  • Mr. Right

    I'm not a religious person but what Phil said is completely true and right. Guys were not created to be with other men sexually cause if we were we would of been created with a vagina too. I believe that all the talk and all the media on gay rights is teaching younger kids that it is ok to be gay.. Only reason &be are even worried about is their ratings and that is wrong. They don't care what is right and wrong. So with that being said shame on u A&E for your actions toward Phil for expressing his believes. Also if Phil can not return I'm personally boycotting A&E and think everyone who is on Phil's side should do the same. If they want to play the rating game then we all should. Hang in the Robertson's you all are awesome and are doin the right thing

  • Duckhunters_wife

    Okay let's face it. Who was the person who suggested Phil Robertson do an interview with GQ.!!!!! Give me a break!!!!! You know GQ media are going to go there!!!! GQ should be taken off the shelves not Duck Dynasty merchandise. That is the medias job to make a great situation into a crappy one, and around the holidays to effect his family this way. This man has always spoke his mind in the show, why wouldn't he do it in an interview. If the questions came up on the show I think his opinion would have been express then. I blame who put him there in that spot and the GQ interviewer who knew this would come out this way and could have edited if he didn't know. Knowing what the Paula Deen comments did, He should have know better and if his conscious was Godly and pure ,not stink greedy for cash in his pocket. This is a sad situation of greed and using the most popular right of someone, turning a Christmas Holiday into a fiendish frenzy for readers and someone (GQ) make a buck off someone's statements. GQ should apologize to the Robertsons and A&E for causing this mess. GQ should be taken off the stands, out of the book stores and out of the markets for their disgrace they put upon this well loved family. GQ should lose their fans for their disgrace they brought to this family,not the Robertsons. They knew what would happen if the interview was printed. THEY KNEW THE PAINs it would give the Robertson grandchildren, children,wives and other family. Children can be cruel in school( did they think of that?) From the words of Si, “THATS THE FACT JACK!!!!!!!

    • Ellis

      Hey, their sales were down so they decided to interview Phil and make a big deal out of it, that way sales go up and those who never heard of GQ would now know who they are. What they are is a rag magazine along the lines of The Inquirer and etc.

  • Charlotte Cardwell Johnson

    well, A&E has no fundamental values. Period

  • somebodysdream

    You go Phil. A real man who does not sell out to “popular culture”. The Bible is a book to live by, even it you don't believe in God. Many of us are sick of the ignorant s-t from the far-out side being force-fed to people who still have family values. Thanks Phil!

  • joanm

    doesn't these networks have a disclaimer that a shows opinion does not necessarily mean that they share those views, so I do not know what their problem is?.They are afraid they will loose advertisers .should worry about losing their moral compass . Charlie Sheen is screaming about being offended ‘he is the biggest name caller of all ,did he not wish someone die of cancer in the past ,be careful about what you give out.

  • jr_florida

    A&E has the right to freedom of speech also. So why the complaints about A&E exercising THEIR rights…

    • Dorothy

      The issue is that A&E punished Phil for a statement based on a religious belief. First, of all that statement has been blown way out of proportion. Secondly, this is a violation of fundamental rights that we are supposed to be able to enjoy as US citizens; free speech & a violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

  • Jerry Osubeaverjer

    We love you here in Salem,Oregon….Keep on Keepin’ on! Have a Very Merry Christmas Robertson Family…Stay Safe,Peace and Love

  • christian

    this isn't about everyone's “rights.” It is about obedience to our Creator God. People are made in God's image. We think, create, read, talk, know right from wrong, have a conscience— amazing priveleges not given to any other creation on earth. Our responsibility is to obey our Creator, who also Redeemed us. Many just don't know that and think they are their own god. They disobey God's good plan. Phil Robertson was quoting the Bible which is God's own voice. To think that sin won't be punished is a dangerous position. Perhaps these discussions will cause some to think about who God is, why he still graciously loves us, and what he wants for our lives. God is good, all the time. God is Love. God is Holy and Just. Seek him to find life and joy.

  • Kascus

    Phil Robertson for President!

  • Eric M

    I think everyone needs to to cool out. A&E is going to do the right thing because of the value of this family. Lets wait until the next year. However, if A&E does the wrong thing and forgets that they profit from the very amendment that Phil is protected under I think they should walk from the show and shop it to another network.

  • Eric M

    Lets not forget that we live in America… You may not like what Phil said but you have accept the fact that he has the same right you have to speak up against him. Again, lets not forget, we live in America not Cuba, Russia, North Korea etc.

  • ianhug

    I'm from the UK, and reading some of these comments from the ‘Phil’ supporters, it's obvious there's a lot of ignorant bigoted people supporting what he had to say. You deserve each other. If you don't have a problem with his racist and homophobic words ‘Duck You.’

    • Dorothy

      They were neither racist or homophobic. Just because you do not agree with someone or support their lifestyle doesn't mean you hate them or are afraid of them. Also not a single black person I know & I know many found his words to be racist. He simply spoke what he saw from his experience. I think you need to go back & read what he said & read the unedited, liberal media version. Read the entire interview. Since the work ignorant means uniformed or lacks information I would say that you are suffering from that problem not Phil. He is very informed about the bible & his belief system.

    • Jerry D

      And its equally obvious that you are equally ignorant and bigoted, only its against people of different faith than yours. You seem to think you have a monopoly on morality. Bully for you. Perhaps your charges of intolerance would be more convincing if you didn't come across as so intolerant. Think about that.

  • freeentertainment

    Gotta love it… the Peoples Republic of GLADD and A&E founded and operated under the “Fundament values” of moral decay vs. the United States of America founded and operated as One Nation Under God.

  • Maria M

    So this is a reality show isn't it? Oh wait it's only the reality that the show chooses that can be shown! Pretty F'd up. Everyone has an opinion and your not going to change peoples opinions by making them hide them!

  • billg43

    just wondering why. I know they can t suspend or fire someone because they are homosexual or speak in favor of it.. But they can suspend you because you say you think its wrong

  • Mike Conner

    I think the best part of all this is to see the hate filled so called christians and their hypocrisy .I am sure this was not the intent of the Robertsons . However , throw a rock in a bush and see what fly's out .When you read the text here you see the hate .I think Jesus would be ashamed of most of you .

    • Dorothy

      I agree there should be no hate speech & Jesus would not approve of that. However, Phil didn't say anything hateful. He spoke the truth & quoted the bible for that Jesus would have been fine.

      • Jerry D

        I agree the GQ interview was not hateful and GLAAD is just mad because they don't like being told they are sinners. But Phil's sermon being shown on youtube is hate speech. He goes well beyond the bible when he goes off on all kinds of bad traits gays have, and says they think of ways to be evil. I'm sorry, but that is not faith, its hatred.

  • A ndrea Lucas

    ROBERTSON FAMILY…STAY TRUE TO GOD AND HIS WORD. DON'T BACKTRACK…DON'T TRY TO SMOOTH THINGS OVER. YOU ARE RIGHT IN GOD'S WORD AND YOU HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO SPEAK YOUR OWN OPINION! PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO BULLY YOU AND WE ALL WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT WE ARE WITH YOU 100%

  • Carol H.

    I would love to quote the duck dynasty Christian family word for word, but I cant it went something this. Lord if the day ever comes that we put fame, fortune, money or any other before you my you take it all way. I do believe man may try to take it all away, but the lord will never take away his gift that they have been given. My family and I do enjoy watching this good clean family program. Phil we support you.

  • Wolf Newport

    God bless the Robertson family.

  • ianhug

    The brand of Christianity spoken on here certainly isn't what Jesus would approve of. He would not accept your hatred, ignorance and bigotry. And he certainly wouldn't approve of the BIGOT IN THE BEARD Phil Robertson. Jesus would probably have a quiet word, change or get lost.

    • Dorothy

      Jesus certainly would have approved of Phil Robertson. He quoted the bible. You should maybe read the bible with a Strong's Concordance so you can find out the Greek & Hebrew meanings of the words written in the original bible. Would Jesus have loved the homosexuals? Yes, would He have said it is OK to live like that & continue to sin in a homosexual lifestyle? Absolutely NOT!

    • Jerry D

      Thanks for relaying what Jesus is telling you. But again, how long have you been hearing these voices telling you what Jesus thinks? And have you seen a doctor about this? Maybe you should.

  • noprivacy2003

    That's fine. I hope to God that another cable channel will pick up Duck Dynasty, and A&E will see what it really lost. I will no longer watch A&E.

  • Nia Iman

    I am a liberal Christian who believes in Phil Robertson's right to freedom of religion and freedom speech. I will continue to watch Duck Dynasty because I do not believe I must agree with EVERYTHING someone says or does to enjoy them as an entertainer. Stand your ground Phil…
    Signed,
    the black bi-sexual girl in Chicago.

  • slowboat2

    The CEO stated the company's values and what they want. So to change their minds and bring back Phil would totally mean they caved. So Duck get moving because we would respect you far less if you caved to A&E. Move on. Otherwise you are making money for A&E to strengthen their values and deminish yours.

    • Jerry D

      Your comment is incoherent. Who is “their”, or “they”, or “you”? I have no idea what you are saying.

  • janeasinner

    The Bible is just good journalism. Written by the winners of that time. and besides, if you've ever read a bible, it actually says that the act of homosexuality is sin; not being a homosexual. And the G-d gave us Free Will. and the Constitution gave us Freedom of Speech + Freedom of Worship. Say what you will, it really makes no difference in this world or the next. That is, if you believe.

  • janeasinner

    This comment From a liberal, feminist, atheist, lesbian, Camille Paglia – a professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia –
    has come out swinging against A&E’s decision to suspend Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson following comments he made in a GQ interview on homosexuality. Paglia, who is known as a social critic, is a self-described openly gay “dissident feminist.”Speaking on Laura Ingraham’s radio show Thursday, Paglia rose to Robertson’s defense, citing her libertarian values and the right to freespeech:

    “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.”
    According to Paglia, Robertson’s suspension was uncalled for, and it
    signals a cultural obsession with political correctness. She even calls
    her own party out for supporting such actions: “To express
    yourself in a magazine in an interview – this is the level of punitive
    PC, utterly fascist, utterly Stalinist [tactics] that my liberal
    colleagues in the Democratic Party and on college campuses have
    supported and promoted over the last several decades. This is the whole
    legacy of free speech 1960s that has been lost by my own party.”

    Despite being an atheist, Paglia has expressed her respect for religion
    in the past. She also criticizes some of the strategies used by gay activists:
    “I think that this intolerance by gay activists toward the full spectrum of human beliefs is a sign of immaturity, juvenility. 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.” She added,

    “There is a dialogue going on human civilization, for heaven sakes.
    It’s not just this monologue coming from fanatics who have displaced the
    religious beliefs of their parents into a political movement. And that
    is what happened to feminism, and that is what happened to gay activism –
    a fanaticism.” The crude delivery of Robertson’s comments
    aside, Paglia’s point still stands: why penalize the Duck Dynasty
    patriarch for expressing his beliefs in an open interview belonging to a
    third-party publication? A&E’s reaction comes off as a corporate
    criminalization of Robertson’s actions – a lockstep move that follows
    the increasing trend to include any criticism of the gay movement under
    the category of “hate crime.” Why not create an opportunity to allow for
    open debate and let all sides speak their mind? (And frankly, is anyone
    surprised to learn that Robertson, a self-described “Bible-thumper,”
    would hold such an opinion?)
    Paglia’s got a point: rather than censure or misapplied consequences, the intellectual approach to challenging a viewpoint is to offer a counter-argument – let reason reign. A&E’s decision signals the timidity so prevalent in today’s
    cultural (and particularly, corporate) ethos when it comes to viewpoints
    that run contrary to the direction of social trends.
    For its part, the Robertson clan has not remained silent on the issue, saying:
    “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.”
    In the end, it seems as
    though the Robertsons will have the last laugh as they make their way to
    the bank, leaving A&E bereft of its most popular show as well as
    its entire cast.

  • Bill – Md.

    I ask you, when the gays speak up and declare that they want their rights protected and be allowed to do as they wish, isn't the 2nd amendment there to give them their rights to speak their mind. Why isn't the civil liberties union,Hollywood stars (liberals) and Oprah Winfrey coming out in support for Phil Robertson? It seems those people ride down a one way street. You hang in there Phil Robertson.

    • Jerry D

      2nd Amendment? You think the 2nd Amendment gives them the right to speak their mind? The right to bear arms? I hope it doesn't come to that.

  • janeasinner

    …and when they came for me, there was no one left to speak up.

  • firestorm

    I am a duck everything supporter, especially their hunting merchandise. At first I thought maybe Phil was a little too graffic in his statements but then I actually read the GQ article. Nothing in his statements offended me and shouldn't others either. Asked about sin he answered what he thought a starting point in society is. Asked about growing up with blacks he gave his first hand account. He never says that being gay makes you less a equal right in society and he never says he supported slavery either. The media has added their own “outrage” to this article and GLADD like they always do attack anyone who doesn't agree with their own interests. I don't agree with anything GLADD supports and never will.

  • Dstmule

    Phil…Don't change a thing. We are 100% on your side. In the swamp of political correctness nowadays, YOU are a breath of fresh air.

  • Sheila Reed

    why can we think outside the box

  • Sheila Reed

    Glaad wants everyone to be tolerant of them but they have no interest in tolerance of others….

  • ianhug

    People do realise most of what goes on in Duck Dynasty is an act. Their beards, clothes are all part of the act they're portraying. Before all this they looked like any other young multi millionaires.
    Any so called Christians on here, you know the conservative variety would be turned away by Jesus. You can preach your hateful version of your bible, but none of you would get near heaven that's for sure.

    • Jerry D

      Thanks for the heads up on admission criteria to heaven. So how long have you been heavenly visions?

  • max

    It's sad that people support this man's hateful views. We've come a long way but clearly we still have quite a ways to go.

  • mary

    duck dynasty doesn't need A&E …I commend for standing up to his beliefs and his opinion.. the country needs more people like him..

  • Mike Conner

    Father I pray you judge all these people AND their families . Anyone who is not living up to all your laws 100% of the time judge them swiftly and with the same judgement they give others , let not 1 of their family member slip by .

    • BigDawg72

      I am not very religious of late but I guess I just cannot tolerate the gay acts of homosexual men. I guess the gay acts of women I am very tolerant of. Not sure what you would call that, nor do I care.

  • rick

    I think more people like and belive phil then nancy. but mabey for some reason it could even be personal that she is that way.i hope a different channel picks them up after there contract is over .because the only way I will watch a and e after this is to watch duck dynesty.if the public sticks togather mabey we can suspend nancy for her beliefs. food for thought

  • GoodGriefs

    Homosexuality will never be accepted by all people including me, I know of no 2 people that agree on every single thing in life. We have to agree to disagree. We can live with that non-acceptance in a peaceful way or we can lash out at each other and try to hurt each other. Each of us must decide for ourselves do we hate or do we love! Romans 12:18 If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men.

  • TZap19

    If A&E Network is really serious about all this, and really wants to stand on principle, then they should contribute all profits they have earned and will earn, that are sourced from anything to do with Duck Dynasty, to charity. Obviously GLAAD or any similar organization would have to decline on receiving these profits due to the offensiveness of the show's patriarch. Same for Rainbow PUSH or any civil rights organization, or any other group that is “offended” by what he said. Let them all put their money where their mouths are!!! We'll see!

  • Janet Fields

    You can rest assure that another network is waiting in the wings for this Cash Cow I have no idea what Nancy could have been thinking nobody get rid of their Cash Cows unless it offended her personally (maybe )

  • Ron Vassallo

    What double standards there are in this country. You have some of the worst news media people who have their own air time [MSNB ETC.] who can rant all they want and offend anyone who does not agree with them. In this case all you have is a bunch of willfully ignorant people who have deliberately rejected God's Word and go against Phil for what he believes in because he took the time to read God's Word in English while others who speak against his beliefs have no clue who God is or what He says. Where are Sharpton and Jackson? Hiding in the world they live in.

  • Peter Bobrick Sr.

    Anyone who really cares what Robertson values are needs to get a life !! It only makes sense that ted cruz would stand up for this show ! Definetly not for the educated