‘Duck Dynasty’ Clan ‘Cannot Imagine’ Doing Show Without Phil Robertson

'Duck Dynasty' Clan 'Cannot Imagine' Doing Show Without Phil Robertson

Family says it's “in discussions” with A&E about the future of the show following suspension

The Robertson family of “Duck Dynasty” fame has spoken out about the indefinite suspension of family patriarch Phil Robertson, who was pulled from the A&E reality show on Wednesday after making anti-gay comments in a GQ interview.

In the statement, posted on the Duck Commander website, the family says that it “cannot imagine” going forward with the show if Phil isn't aboard, and that it's “in discussions” with A&E to determine what his suspension means for the future of the show.

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In the statement, the family asserted that Phil “would never incite or encourage hate” and that they were “disappointed” in the suspension.

They also said that Phil's expression of his faith is his “constitutionally protected right.”

Also read: ‘Duck Dynasty’ Fallout: GLAAD Reeling From Biggest Backlash in Years, Says Rep

Read the full statement below.

“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.”

  • FilmPunk

    An absolutely fantastic response by the family. Stick to your guns and let A&E have the audience they deserve. They'll learn that most of America agrees with Phil.

    • Bonnie Jean Cox

      YEP! You are right! FilmPunk. I believe you are right. They have the almight standing with them so they will be OK. :-)

  • butch

    Maybe normal Americans who side with ‘the Robinsons views
    anti -gay should boycott watching A&E completely until such time as it takes them to learn that trying to push their pro gay views on regular American won't work

    • Mary Brennan

      screw you !!! You're a biggott and a hater – like all republicans these days.

      • Bonnie Jean Cox

        I don't see anything wrong with what's been said, Mary. I have family members that are gay but that doesn't mean I have to agree with their lifestyle. There are a lot of things that we can disagree with – WITHOUT

        • Mary Brennan

          buy how do you not agree with their lifestyle and still love them? I don't see this. I see this guy equating homosexuality with beastiality and I think, he hates people who aren't just like him. I'm not gay, but I love so many people who are and to know how much they suffer inside because people like this hate them – just hate ‘em. Who's the beast??? come on – enough already. No – I can't accept what he says. To me, he isn't a christian. He is only judgemental. Christianity and Hate – the two cancel each other out

          • Mary Brennan

            and i notice, nobody replies…I guess I'm not surprised.

          • doug

            are you serious ? Have you even listened to him speak ? Im guessing not. That's ok though, we still love you ! And God still loves you too !!

          • Mary Brennan

            what are you talking about??? I honestly have no idea what you are saying. What do you mean??

          • GinNtonic

            He didn't say he hated anyone only stated what sin was. If you ask him I'm sure he'll tell you he is a sinner too, saved by the Grace of God. We all sin, calling a sin a sin, is just truth not hate.
            The only one spuing Hateful speach and a lack of tolerence is you Mary.

          • Mary Brennan

            no – no you're wrong. There is no sin in loving someone. To judge is the sin. Your're the sinner!! Get it through your head. You can't love and hate at the same time.No, you'te wrong. No NO NO TO YOU. you ARE THE PROBLEM

          • Susan Drilling

            Sounds to me you are the problem Mary and people that think as you do..feel sorry for you!!!

          • Big P

            Simple, as Christians you are to love the sinner but hate the sin. For its their sin that makes them fall short of the glory of YHWH. He not hating on anyone Mary. Homosexuality is a sin, according to God's Words. Its obvious you have no clue what being a Christian is all about.

            Jesus says in John 7:24, “Stop judging by mere appearances, and make a
            right judgment.” This is a command. A command to not judge? A command
            to parrot, “Judge not that you be not judged”? No, we can read that that
            is not what He is saying at all. He is commanding that we DO judge, but
            to do so in a correct way. Not only by appearances (which can deceive),
            but rightly.

            So how do we do that? It is by having His Holy Spirit’s guidance. For
            Jesus also says a chapter later, “He who belongs to God hears what God
            says.” (8:47) And He ends the verse with: “The reason you do not hear is
            that you do not belong to God.”

            In John 10:27 Jesus tells us, “My sheep listen to My voice; I know
            them, and they follow Me.” Therefore, if we belong to Him, He knows us,
            we know His voice, and we will follow His leading. His voice is the
            leading of the Holy Spirit (since we worship the Triune God.) As Jesus
            says in John 16:7, “It is good that I am going away. Unless I go away,
            the Counselor will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to
            you.” And what will He do? Jesus tells us in verse 8: “When He comes, He
            will convict the world of guilt in regard to sin and righteousness and
            judgment.”

            Therefore, Christians are to judge a person sin. How are you suppose to get right with God if you don't know Sin that God hates? That is why Jesus said clearly to judge righteously. Thus, this is exactly what Phil has done. You can call me a bigot, but my view will never change. Homosexuality is a Sin. It goes against the very fabric of Nature, which is to procreate and continue our species.

          • Mary Brennan

            then stop judging

          • Susan Drilling

            think you should practice you own saying…Stop Judging!!!!!

          • Susan Drilling

            Phil was only stating what is in the bible and his beliefs..he wasn't downing anyone..he was just stating the facts jack!!!!

        • MaryLee

          Maybe I'm just old (and wiser I hope) but from what I have heard about Phil Robertson, the SILENT MAJORITY is no longer so silent. This country was founded “UNDER GOD” in the Pledge of allegiance set forth by our founding fathers.

          • Mary Brennan

            what? this doesn't make sense to me

          • Glory

            Hello Mary Brennan, I do not believe that making rude statements helps either side here. I fully support the LGBT community, my sister is lesbian and i have no doubt she was born this way. However even she does not feel offended by what Mr. Robertson said nor do I. I am not a religious person either I happen to be Agnostic which is pretty close to Atheist however I still feel that people have a right to believe what they want. The problem is not that one person believes that something is a sin while you and I may not. The real problem is the lack of understanding from either side. You can not expect people to change their opinions over night and by making ignorant remarks you are only going to make people feel hate that they may not have before.
            We should ALL be excepting of each other. You can not expect people who disagree with homosexuality to understand it if you can not understand their point of view either.

          • Mary Brennan

            just because you use the word “God” doesn't make your hatred any more attractive. You may be older but you're not wiser.

          • Sharm13

            Just because I'm not afraid to say that I believe homosexual activity to be sinful and immoral, does NOT make me a hater. I have friends who “identify” themselves as homosexual. It still doesn't change the fact that the act itself is contrary to nature, and has been universally accepted as sinful since creation. Just because someone I know and love has chosen to live and sin in this way does not change the fact that I love them. I love despite sin. They don't hate me for my sins. No hate here. We are ALL sinners, we all don't hate everyone do we??? Adultery is sinful, you don't hear adulterers screaming bigotry do you? Maybe they will after they all unite and claim that they were BORN THAT WAY and try to force the rest of the world to affirm their “lifestyle”, maybe change a definition or two just for good measure? Suddenly, what has been understood, taught, affirmed and lived for thousands of years, is out the window all for the personal satisfaction of a small group.? This is senseless. I fear for my children in this deeply secular society.

    • Brian Xavier

      done and done! A & E is gone from my Hopper

  • mary

    He was asked by GQ what he considered sinful. He gave an honest answer as a Bible believing man. None of the “Dynasty” family have ever hidden their deep belief in the Bible. It was pretty obvious that this was his belief before he verbalized it. Ironically, had he lied or hidden his true feelings the same people choosing to villainize him would continue to view him for what he is: a lovable curmudgeon..

    • Mary Brennan

      or, you know, you could just accept gay people, Oh, wait, you are not capable of that – you shove the bible in the face of anyond who suggests you need to grow up and that's the level of maturity you will have until the day you die!

      • Mary Brennan

        YOU ARE THE PROBLEM. quote the “babble” all you want. You will never get it – you are too fucking stupid. and in your soul, you are nothing but hate

  • Allwillseeoneday

    Who is afraid of the truth?……Those who don't want to face the Truth that, according to the Bible, Homosexuality Is Sin….just like Adultery is sin, Stealing is sin, Telling lies is sin, Fornication (sex before marriage) is sin………The great news Is that God Loves the one who sins but he hates the sin because sin leads to destruction…….That is why The Heavenly Father sent His Son, Jesus, to Save Us from sin If we repent and receive the Salvation Power that Christ gives……but if we want to Live In and Keep our sin then….”the wages of sin is death but the Gift of God is Eternal Life through Jesus Christ”……The Choice is Yours….Life or Death……Freedom in Christ or Bondage to sin……Choose Life….Choose Jesus……Merry Christmas with Love

    • bob187

      I like most everything you said here, however fornication is an idolatrous act according to the word.

      • Love and peace

        And any form of idolatry is sin

        • Bonnie Jean Cox

          Thanks Love and peace – LOL! I need to read ahead because I'm repeating what others have already written – :-)

      • Bonnie Jean Cox

        bob187, isn't that also sinful? We can get nit picky about the Bible but the main teaching is that Christ is the son of God and we have to believe (John 3:16 and repent to be forgiven of our sins) All believers in Christ should band and stand together – don't you think?

        • Mary Brennan

          no – if you hate, you don't love…sorry folks – you're loving a shallow and hateful man. Call me rude or anything else but nobody has shown me that this creep isn't a creep. AND whatever happened to talent???

    • Bonnie Jean Cox

      AMEN!! and Merry Christmas to also – I'm so happy that someone else says that besides me but I would say it anyway :-)

    • DANN

      SOOO UR PERFECT LOL!!!! XO

  • Angie Rucker

    I think A&E has just comitted TV suicide

    • C.T.

      you just hit it square in the noggin, angie. the robertson family doesn't need any money. at the end of the day, A&E is all about the money. the robertson family will absolutely stick to their beliefs, which are biblical and quite correct. the “duck dynasty” will never back down or “dilute” in any way phil's statements or beliefs. try pushing around the bible A&E. even the love of money cannot stop what is correct. your move A&E. go ahead, back down. its OK. you stick with your greater power–money, and lets see who wins. we're waiting A&E.

  • dynastyfan223

    Totally agree with FilmPunk…his family is on point. Why wouldn't they defend him. Phil has been faithful to his beliefs since day one of the show airing. The A&E production knew this…Phil speaks internationally about his faith and spreads the word of the Bible every chance he gets. Its not like these comments came out of no where. He was asked a question and he answered it honestly to his beliefs. Really what is this world coming to….He gets kicked off for a while for speaking the truth but yet you have a celebrities who the fames goes straight to their head and they self destruct and America just laughs. I have one small child and when she goes to school they probably wont even be allowed to decorate for Xmas. We have it ass backwards these days…more people like the robertsons should be on TV and less of the Real Housewives bullshit. Phil did nothing wrong in my eyes and should be praised for being such a Godly man. To the Gay community sorry that you were offended but you have to know that it is sinful, we all are sinful in one way or another. Phil wasn't passing judgment he just answered a question. The gay community wants to bash Phil now but yet he spoke the truth according to the Bible. Don't bash him just because he is doing what more of us should be doing by spreading the word instead of taking it out of schools etc. Sorry A&E but what is more important, a man that believes in his faith whole heartedly and has lived the American dream or to be an advocate of the gay community?

    • Bonnie Jean Cox

      I think from what I've read so far that you are the 2nd one that has said he was ASKED and told what he believed. This also happened to the Colonel Sanders man and I apologize because I can't think of his name. He was also asked and look at what happened with that. What do people want celebrities answer when asked a question???? I don't understand. Maybe someone who is gay can answer this question. If someone asked them their believe when it comes to Biblical situations – what do you want them to answer??? If they truly love the Lord then he/she will tell the truth – in a nice way – and that's what Phil did. I as a Christian do not “hate” anyone as some put it but I do disagree and I will say so. We don't have to call people names, curse, or anything and still tell how we feel. Why get so angry????

      • John

        It's so easy for all of you to bash gays and say they can be “fixed” because you AREN'T GAY DUMBASSES. I would love to be straight and not be hated by all of society!! Stop being so ignorant!!!!!!!

        • Bonnie Jean Cox

          Please show me where anyone has bashed a gay person that disagrees with what you or anyone has commented about. You and some others are bashing those who disagree with you – you are all so angry that we don't agree with you, that you are seeing something that isn't there and putting words in our mouths. We can't “fix” anyone but we can pray for that person. This is what I will be doing for you. i hope you don't mind.

          • John

            Listen to me. My family is more Christian probably then you'll ever be. I go to church every weekend because of my parents and i pray to God asking why he did this to me. You are not gay. Therefore you cannot tell me what I can do to fix myself. There is no fixing. It's who you are. You really need to understand that. You don't even know how badly i would love to be straight and not have to deal with people like you. Could you change your attraction to males?? I think not.

          • Bonnie Jean Cox

            John, you are right, I don't know what it's like to be gay and I know I never will. I don't think I have said that I could “fix” you or anyone else. Some people say that being gay is totally a sin. I'm not so sure I believe that. I am a nurse and I think there are more than one reason why a person is gay and it's not just sin. I do believe that sometimes people (and I said sometimes) get caught up in the pleasure of the act or a person has been hurt by the opposite sex, turn to the same sex and decide he/she likes that better and stays with that person. These would be the times that it's a choice to be gay. I am just saying how I feel about it – this is not Biblical at all. I feel very much for you John. I had – and I say had because he passed away 2 yrs ago a nephew who was gay who said the same thing to his mother about praying that God would take it away. The whole family went to church just as your family and MINE so when she said that to me, I didn't know why either and I still don't. There's many things that I don't understand – why did God take my 12 yr old son from me??? We can ask why all day long and we will never know all of the answers. I do know that part of it is because of Adam and Eve and the fact that they were the ones that brought the sin into the world and once it was here, it was here to stay. Then God gave his Son so that we would at least stand a chance of getting into heaven. God can't be in the presence of evil so we have to be cleansed by the blood of Jesus or we can't get into heaven. Believe me John when I say, I have been no angel in my 65 yrs of life. I do know that God has forgiven me for anything that I have done wrong. All I had to do was ask and I believe with my whole heart that He has forgiven me. You don't sound like you are very old but you sound like you have parents that love you very much. I don't know if they agree with your lifestyle or not but someone said they didn't understand how I or any Christian could love someone but yet not agree with their lifestyle. I can only love anyone thru God's son. You see, my child was killed in an accident when he was 12 yrs old (1984). I didn't understand why except he had become a Christian just a few weeks before he died, was baptized and was ready and God was ready for him. This was of his own choosing. I feel a person has to make that decision on his/her own – no one can make that decision for another person. You are so fortunate that your parents love you and still want you around. There are many parents that would kick their child out of house and home once they found out about their love life. I don't profess to know much about anything except that Christ gave his life for me and for you and everyone else in this world. People tend to blame God for all the bad stuff in the world instead of blaming satan. Why is he not ever blamed for anything bad? I think he is the only one to blame. He caused the first sin and he's still causing people to do things that are wrong. I am sorry you feel the way you do about me. You don't know me and I don't know you but I would never deliberately hurt anyone. If you feel I have done that, then please accept my apology. You say you have prayed, your parents have and I will pray too. Just don't give up -

          • Mary Brennan

            Well, you did bash gays bonnie jean..every word you say bashes gays. Just because you use the word “God” 40 times in every sentence, doesn't make you right or good or honest or decent.

          • Mary Brennan

            I'm always angry when I meet a fool. No, a fool should be forgiven. Hatred, on the other hand??? No, fuck you! All you are is hatred with the word “god” in front of of it!!!!!

        • Bonnie Jean Cox

          I don't hate you, John. Just because you are gay doesn't mean you have to act on it. It's not a sin unless you make it one. I don't think you read all of my comment. I have relatives who are gay. I don't think you have read that part of my comment. I do not hate anybody. I don't have that right. Gay people have not done anything to me. It's God that you have upset. That can be fixed though – all you have to so is ask God to forgive you. I can't do it for you,

          • John

            And you're telling me not to love and be lonely all my life while you get too?? Wow

          • Mary Brennan

            I'm sure not telling you that John and I think anyone who does is simply a biggot.

          • Bonnie Jean Cox

            I don't remember saying that John. If I did, I truly am sorry because that's not what I meant. I will say this though – If I had asked for God's wil l instead of doing my own then my life might have been different. I may not have lived thru the hurt of loosing my child, I may not have had to go thru a divorce after 26 yrs of marriage or being hurt because of some of my other choices in life. I honestly believe had I listen to God's calling instead of doing what I wanted my life would have turn out differently but I didn't. I have always envied people that did listen to God's calling, went into the mission field. NO, I am NOT suggesting that you go into the mission field – I'm just saying it's God's will we need to be doing not our own. You can believe what you want to about what I am saying. I think you are going to turn it into whatever you want me to be saying. I hope you and everyone in the world has had a very Merry Christmas and whatever is troubling you or anyone will just give it to God and trust in the Lord with all your (and mine and everyone's ) heart. There is just no going wrong when we look to Christ for help and answers, and with this, I shake the dust off of my feet and I am gone from this discussion. I do wish and pray for God's will to be done in your life.

        • Mary Brennan

          I'm not anti gay. I'm not gay myself, but I do love so many people who are. This man is hateful and should be ignored. Why is this mf controlling your lives???

  • DICK

    day two no A&E feel no withdrawals, feel free to join in…

    • Bonnie Jean Cox

      LOL! sounds good – besides if anyone has Comcast he/she can catchup on Infinity on demand. I don't know if that is the same as not watching A&E at all or what. That's how I watch a lot of stuff anyway.

    • Mary Brennan

      maybe you just don't know what that is anymore. I can barely remember myself when we wanted quality of entertainment – instead of any creep with a beard and an attitude…..

  • Amy Bee

    Yay! Good to know this show will be much more short-lived than I could have hoped for a week ago.

    • Bonnie Jean Cox

      Why don't you tell us how you really feel, Amy. Are you saying this because of the thing with Phil or do you just not like the show??

      • Amy Bee

        I'm too polite to say how I really feel. I have never watched this show. There is nothing appealing, to me, about a bunch of unkempt, dirty-looking men who are either truly ignorant, or, perhaps worse, just pretending to be ignorant, for a paycheck. So, yeah, I just don't like the show.

        • Bonnie Jean Cox

          I thought the same thing as you until I watched the show. Give it a chance – you might change your mind. I guess I'm just an ole hillbilly at heart but was raised in the city.. In case you didn't know – this family made their millions BEFORE they started the TV program. They made their millions by making the duck calls. I don't know if they make anything else or not. They may act ignorant on the program but they are not. If I had their ignorance then I would be rich also. When God has His hand on someone the way He has on them, then great things are to be expected. Look them up, read about them and then you should understand what I'm talking about. if you watch any of the comedy programs then they say and do things that are silly and laughable. That's all this is – just cleaner then some that are on the main network stations like ABC, CBS and NBC. They'll carry junk but won't carry the really good funny stuff.

          • Bonnie Jean Cox

            OOPS! Sorry I hit reply and didn't mean to. Have a good night folks – it's my bedtime! :-)

          • Amy Bee

            I just can't with the “scripted reality.”

  • rick

    I too am a Christian. I have to believe that every word in the Bible is inspired by God. Nothing can be added or taken out off scripture. God does say that gays are on their way to Hell. My God opposes homosexuality. So must I. PHILLIP IS entitled to his Christian faith and beliefs. His words are true. Yes Phil has spoken the truth. God Bless him and all who believe. Rick Akins

    • Nate

      Apparently you haven't read the whole Bible. There's a LOT in there that's illegal these days.

      • rick

        Oh I have read the Bible many times. And God wouldn't have us do anything illegal. Just like our American constitution people change it to their own satisfaction and that's definitely wrong. This country was founded and built on Christian beliefs. NOT GAY AND ATHEISM BELIEFS. YOU ARE AN ASSHOLE

        • u.s.m.c.

          A real Christian,calling someone an ‘asshole?.What book is that in. Maybe he was talking abouy gays when he said”Turn the other cheek? Asshole….

          • rick

            I may have fallen away but I still believe. And No that's not what God said about turning the other cheek. Read the book. He says Gays are all going to he'll as he destroy Sodom and Gomorrah. Asshole

          • Bonnie Jean Cox

            I already defended you rick but be nice now. :-)

          • Mary Brennan

            Well, you're a lunatic my friend.

          • Bonnie Jean Cox

            u.s.m.c. I take it when you are referring to “cheek” you are making a funny??? You know ass – cheek??? Ass is in the Bible but I don't think God meant it as we do, although when a person thinks about a donkey and how stubborn they are – then ass is a pretty good word. Just for your info – being a Christian by no mean, means perfection. I just about believe that because we are Christians, life can be somewhat harder because satan comes after us if He knows we are praying, defending God, or doing anything that is expected of a Christian. People watch us and if we do anything that a non Christian sees or hears that they believe is unbecoming a Christian, then we get our belief thrown in our faces. I don't believe Phil did anything wrong but satan is doing his best to make Phil look bad. There aren't any other programs on TV that we can watch that doesn't have things on it that are ugly – as in having adultery, murder, stealing, drunkenness or anything that will steer young people the wrong way or make them believe something is good when it isn't.

          • Mary Brennan

            one with the courage of his convictions!!

        • Bonnie Jean Cox

          Again, I agree with you Rick. Thanks for standing up for your belief. We need more of it!

        • DANN

          So sad for U1 call people names :(

          • Mary Brennan

            you're a freak! I'm sorry about your life.

          • Bonnie Jean Cox

            Mary, is there anybody that you believe is Not a freak?

          • Mary Brennan

            yes

          • Mary Brennan

            yeah, thanks for your concern over my soul. Here's the thing – you think you're better than everyone else and you are not.

        • Mary Brennan

          stop – the bible isn't to be taken literally.

          • Bonnie Jean Cox

            Then how are we supposed to take it???

          • rick

            Oh Twitter is

    • Bonnie Jean Cox

      Right on Rick! I do believe though that a gay person can be saved from that sin and go to Heaven just like anyone else. I believe the Bible as being the inspired word of God and the only thing that sends a person to hell is not believing in Jesus Christ as the son of God. I believe that anyone that believes this will reach out to understand God's word and want to do as it says. Any sin can keep us from God. It doesn't matter what that sin is. God just happens to express Himself specifically about homosexuality. I think it was because “the church” in those days were doing things they weren't supposed to be doing and God got tired of it so He was just going to allow it but that doesn't mean He liked it and told what would happen if they continued in such sin. Now I may be wrong about some of it but I am not wrong that God believes it to be wrong, wrong, wrong. We are a weak human race and we give in to, to much immoral. One day we will be sorry we've done some of the things we've done. If we are a believer, then we'll be forever sorry we did such things but we can be forgiven if we just ask to be forgiven. Those who are NOT believers will go about their own business and I am sorry for what will happen to them in death.

      • Mary Brennan

        freak freak freak! You are a hateful freak.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • Bonnie Jean Cox

          I'm truly sorry you feel that way, Mary. I would like to know which part of my comment makes you feel like I am a freak. I guess there's all kinds of “freaks” in the world but I would rather be my kind of freak than yours. I've noticed that when someone doesn't know what to say then he/she starts with the name calling. The Bible says that we should try with those who don't know Christ and if he/she doesn't want to hear about Christ then to “wipe the dust off your feet and keep on going. So get your dust pan out Mary,because I just shook all of the dust my off of my feet and I am going to keep on going. I pray that God will calm your spirit and your heart will things will become clear about all of this.

          • Mary Brennan

            thanks bonnie jean, but he's still a horrible man..sorry

  • Robert Campbell

    You reporters will never understand Phil Robertson's remarks until you read a Bible. He's using language right out of the Holy Scripture. He's not crazy, wild, or insane. He's an evangelical Christian. Every one of your comments insults a large section of the Evangelical and Roman Catholic sections of Christianity. He is exercising his free speech rights. Homosexuals have the constitutional right to state their beliefs, but so do a large section of Christianity. The Bible condemns five sexual sins as sinful and unproductive in a godly society. He has the right to say what he believes. Americans don't have to agree on every subject.

    • Nate

      YOU need to read a Bible. You do not understand the first thing about Jesus’ message.

      • Bonnie Jean Cox

        Hey, guys, why not just give scripture to prove what you are talking about, then maybe there wouldn't be so much disagreement. We need to be setting an example for those who do not believe.

      • Bonnie Jean Cox

        What is His message then, Nate?

    • Bonnie Jean Cox

      Right on Robert! :-)

    • Mary Brennan

      you are a FOOL

  • Boston Bigalo

    Yuk Foo GLAD byoooooches! Suck a triangle you freaks of nature trying to pass yourselves off as normal. You're not. fine, you're weird. We don't really care until you start telling us weird is normal and we have to pretend it's not. men dressing up as women is not normal. women bench pressing 300lbs is not normal.

    • Nate

      It's not normal to be left-handed, either. Yet there's nothing wrong wit it just because we are in a minority. You gay haters are sick bastards.

      • Bonnie Jean Cox

        I'm not only a bastard,Nate, I'm also NOT a sick bastard. I am a firm believer in Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. I don't hate anyone. I may dislike some things that people do, but hate is too strong a word to say about people. I believe gays are wrong in their lifestyle and one day they will come before God and they will have some explaining to do. Nate, you just don't get it …..Just because I disagree with you doesn't mean I'm a gay hater, or a sick anything. The way you comment, I would think what you said about the Christians put you in the category of some kind of hater – a Christian hater, maybe????

        • Mary Brennan

          YOU SURE ARE SOMEONE TO BE IGNORED. Thank God you are such an ass, nobody will ever take your bullshit serious

        • John

          Love how you think you know the minds of gay people. Guess what it isn't a choice. I can tell you that dumbass. Stop the hate. I grew up in a church and I sure as hell prayed and prayed for god to take the gay away but guess what? You can't change it. You don't even know what we go through..can't stand people like u

          • Mary Brennan

            stop the ridiculous…the guy hates gays. Is that ok with you??

    • John

      People like you..grow up kid. You're not too bright obviously.

  • Lurch Jr.

    Past time for Duck Dynasty TO SWITCH CHANNELS!! Should be on Sportsmans’ Channel or, heck, ANY other channel. Any channel that puts on Khardawhores ain't a place for Christians. Period. I don't watch A&E programming for that reason alone.

    • Bonnie Jean Cox

      Lurch Jr. I hate to say this but we would have to stop watching TV altogether is we didn't watch something because of the immoral stuff that they show on TV shows and in the movies. In fact probably need to throw our TV's in the trash.

  • StandwithPhil

    A&E is dead to me now!

  • Robert Wynn

    the whole family should quit the show

    • Bonnie Jean Cox

      Yep!

    • Bonnie Jean Cox

      If he is going to be suspended then the rest of the family should refuse to work. The only thing with that though is I'm sure they are under contract – (so I'm wondering if the network is really allowed to suspend him) for the reason they have – hmmmmmm- it really will be interesting to find out.

      • Mary Brennan

        He is garbage!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Robert Wynn

    butch your 100 percent correct

  • craig

    Partin the pun, but it really seems that Phil is getting ass f#*%ed with this whole situation. He has every right to express his beliefs without reciprocation. It's really is a damn shame there will be no more Phil Robertson on duck dynasty

    • Bonnie Jean Cox

      I have heard that his family is praying about this and I believe if we as Christians will pray for this family about this situation to then you, me and everyone else just might be surprised to the outcome. I am amazed when I go out shopping which isn't real often because I'm not able but I always pray that God will give me a parking space close or a handicap parking place and I will tell you that there isn't very many times that I don't get that parking space. The Bible says for us to ask and we will receive. Now I don't
      get me wrong – I'm not saying that God will give us whatever we want but if we are praying with a humble heart, and it's a true need then it is my belief that God will say yes to this prayer. He may answer it in a different way but He will answer. Some people say “God didn't answer my prayer” or God never answers my prayers”, etc, etc but He does – yes, no, wait, but He does answer. I also believe that He will make things clear.

    • Bonnie Jean Cox

      sorry but the bad language was uncalled for. You could have made your point without using the signs indicated for cussing.

  • Truth

    The interviewer was asked what is sinful and he goes on to say numerous things are
    sinful all according to things which are stated in the Bible. The
    problem ultimately isn't with Phil. The problem is with man's pride and
    failure to humble themselves before a righteous God who would have us to
    lead Holy lives. We can't pick and choose what constitutes right and
    wrong – it is mandated by the higher authority – The same authority you
    will stand before on Judgment day to give account of your sins. Phil's
    comments are construed as hate – when in actuality – if you would take
    it to heart, and repent of these sins, and accept Christ as your savior -
    You could spend eternity in paradise instead of going to hell. God
    leaves the choice to us – it's really what life is all about and an act
    of love not hate which motivates Phil to warn you about your sin.

    • u.s.m.c.

      The real power is the power of reason. Use your brain for something besides an “Ear Spacer….

      • Bonnie Jean Cox

        Truth hasn't said anything that I haven't said or numerous others. I happen to agree with Truth. I would hate to depend on man's reasoning if he isn't a believer in Jesus Christ. I don't know about anyone else but I always, and I mean always get in trouble when I go against God's word and do things my way and not His. Where do you think we get the power of reason, u.s.m.c.? God gives us the power to reason but we “ain't” so good at it sometimes, ya know????

    • Bonnie Jean Cox

      Again – YEP!

  • Nate

    I can't imagine why anyone watches Duck Dynasty. It's pretty depressing.

    • Bonnie Jean Cox

      Where's your sense of humor???

  • Chuck Garcia

    The argument of this Bigot – is the constitutional right of speech! Such an argument is ridiculous because those fundamental rights are enforced against government entities and not private ones. Hence – A&E can refused this hating speech in their shows as much as they want. Also …. let's not forget that these rights are not limitless – like the classical example – “Free speech does not include shouting “FIRE!” in a crowded theater – Free speech should not allow hatred speech!

    FilmPunk – Maybe that's the perspective of punks like you – but in reality – the majority of Americans do not support bigotry and/or racism!!!

    • u.s.m.c.

      Bravo……

    • Mary Brennan

      I would tell you that I love you, but since we've never met, I'll keep it at a “like”.

    • Bonnie Jean Cox

      That would be everything that you have said, Chuck could be printed. Your comment is full of hatred. READ what you have written – if that isn't full of hatred, then I don't know what is. People are not allowed to speak and express themselves when the President speaks so my goodness Chuck WHY should anyone be able to. I don't like what he has to say most of the time but I sure wouldn't call him names, BUT if someone asked me a question which is what happened with Phil, then I would answer it honestly. People are ignoring the fact that he was ASKED a question and he answered it honestly.

  • Nate

    I hope Duck Dynasty goes away and A&E gets back to offering programming for people with at least half a brain.

    • Bonnie Jean Cox

      Anyone with 1/2 a brain is dead and buried. Now how about saying something that sounds just a little bit intelligent.

  • dawn

    A&E should not be practicing moral compassing! They are owned by Disney, who produced Brittany Spears and more recently Miley Cyres!

    • Bonnie Jean Cox

      From what I understand, Dawn, Disney supports the gay right movement. I believe Walt would roll over in his grave if he knew.

  • Chuck Garcia

    So what if the Bible condemns gays!!! Not everyone believes in the bible … not everyone is Christian …. This site is full of bigots…

    • Mary Brennan

      isn't it though?? absolute hatred of anyone who isn't just like them. and they use the word “christian” as if they had the right or knew the definition.

      • John

        Thank you Mary:)

      • Mary Brennan

        I appreciate you…

    • Bonnie Jean Cox

      “This site is full of bigots”…per Chuck Garcia – Are you speaking for yourself??? Chuck???

  • CHRISTIAN

    SI PHIL ROBERTSON ES ANTY GAY ESO ME DEJA SABER QUE TAMBIEN ES RASISTA ?

    • Bonnie Jean Cox

      English please. This is America and some of us do good to speak the English language correctly. I don't know Spanish

      • John

        Half of America is Mexican dumbass

  • ujeff

    Who cares about these people and their moronic show. Let them all walk off. These shows are a dime a dozen, if they are gone, there will be another moronic one to replace them. There are so many brainless idiots that will follow and support any kind of stupidity.

    • Bonnie Jean Cox

      Speak for yourself detrick. You must really be out of sorts about life in general.

  • dave

    GUYS THE HELL WITH A&E ANOTHER NETWORK WILL PICK YOU UP, ITS NOT GOING TO BE THE SAME SHOW, MONEY ISNT EVERYTHING

    • Bonnie Jean Cox

      YEP!

  • John Day

    Phil You Don't And Haven't Needed a&e They Needed You, I Will Miss Seeing You And Yer Family Every Week , God Bless And I Stand With You All The Way.

  • detrick

    I wont watch the show without phil

  • Tina

    I'm surprised that the homosexual and gays don't try to take all Christian networks off the air. I'm not gay and I don't want anything to do with it so I don't watch there network. Not everyone wants to be gay or think it's right. It's not a crime. The gay community has turned into a bunch of bully's trying to control everything.

    • Bonnie Jean Cox

      Tina, I pretty much agree with you but especially the last part. Believe me when I say they would do away with Christianity all together if they could – why??? I don't have a clue. As long as they don't try to recruit anyone or do anything against anyone's will and I say that to anyone reguardless of his/hers sexual preference, then I'll leave them alone if they will leave us alone. BUT sadly that ain't going to happen either.

  • Mary Brennan

    A& E
    Dump him…he's trash. You can't say the word Christianity and proceed to hate people who aren't exactly like you in the same sentence. If we lived by his notion – to be accepted in his “little” world, we would all have to grow a 10” inch beard, have no teeth and no brain. He hates whoever isn't exactly like him and uses the word “jesus” as if it were profanity…a piece of shit if ever there was one!!!

    • Bonnie Jean Cox

      Mary, you are the one using the word “hate”. No one else is and neither did Phil. I believe you are the one with the problem. You are the one being ugly and acting like you hate the rest of us. Phil believes in the Bible. God tells us in the Bible to “Go ye therefore and teach all nations in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commandended you. And lo I will be with you always.”
      I don't have my Bible sitting here right beside me but I think I have most of this passage of scripture correct. I believe it's found in Matthew 28:19-20. Please forgive me if I don't have it exactly right. What I was trying to say with those verses is that God gave us a commandment. Phil was doing as God said to do, even if it cause Him problems. Phil was being obedient and this is what God wants us to do. We are to tell people about Christ whether they listen or not – at least they will have heard. Mary, you don't have to stay and read this page nor do you have to watch Duck Dynasty. It's a silly fun show but that's what makes it so good – AND the fact it doesn't have ugly on it.

  • Helena Richmond

    I'm from over the pond and was christened into the Church of Scotland. I have gay friends and have been a witness at a civil ceremony. But I not a fanatical Christian I believe in live and let live. Phil had every right to express an opinion and I don't think any less of him for doing so. I think the network are being very short sighted if they suspend him. I will stand with Phil no matter how our views may differ.

    • Bonnie Jean Cox

      Thank you Helena. This is a good example of showing everyone even gay people that everyone is entitled to their own opinion without causing such an uproar. Now if something had been said to defame someones’ character, then that's an entirely different manner but that isn't what happened. Thanks again Helena – I have a little Scottish in me and have always wanted to go to Scotland and to Ireland. Maybe some day. Sorry folks didn't mean to get off subject. ;-)

    • Mary Brennan

      good luck

  • Kelly Speaks

    Maybe you should get out more and stop taking the bible so literally.. Personally, I think the show is dumb and worthless, and apparently I wasn't off the mark….

  • Kelly Speaks

    I see many are using the argument “the interviewer asked the question”.. Well no one said he had to answer it.. Someone with etiquette would have deferred the question to something like “I have my beliefs, and I would prefer to keep mine to myself or I don't believe this question is relevant to the interview… You know, an answer with class… But he couldn't do it just like many who feel the need to “express” their hatred to anything that doesn't agree with them…

  • Growing UP

    not every one experiences the same things in life,and just because someones beliefs are different then mine ,that is ok,not bashing not sending out hate , wether you pray or gay straight, we all EXPRESS our selves ,this is just awful,people need to grow up, and respect others, we all have our own stuff !! Hurts my heart,to see this happening!!

  • Amy Bee

    I would like to say, here, that I have kept all my comments regarding this fiasco to Phil Robertson and topic at hand. I have not called any poster any names or have made any personal remarks to anyone commenting on this site. However, many people defending Phil Robertson have called me names and have made personal attacks towards me. That says a lot about the people defending Phil Robertson. Thank you for making my point for me, y'all!

  • aaron

    Let me be the first to say. Phil was right and wrong. Only because he didn't finish who else is destin for hell. ( Couples who live together out of wedlock, alcoholics, theives, atheist, adultures, fornicators.) Ect. All who can be freed of sin if they repent and do not die in sin. And just so u know if my time was up at this moment I'd most likely be in that pot. I think most of us in the world today would be. The only thing in the way is ourselves. God is willing to forgive all. But are u ready to let go of the worldly desires. That's a ? We should all ask ourselves.

    P.S. Just another struggling catholic.

  • SADD

    Soooo Sad so many Haters still,In this world ;( Sooo Many people need to look in a Mirror! MERRY CHRISTMAS!

  • GARRY

    ITS ADAM AND EVE NOT ADAM AND STEVE…ENOUGH SAID

  • John

    So sad that we have a world so full of hate towards people that are just living there lives. I'm gay and would love to be straight so that I wasn't hated by everyone on the Earth! You think I chose to be like this?! to be ridiculed and despised my whole life?! Open up your minds you ignorant assholes!

  • Rigoberto Longoria

    Solution is simple, move the family to Fox, I'm sure they will appreciate the Robertson's, as for these GLAAD people, well they seem anything but GLAAD, the media is about opinions, and it's like I tell my kids, if it's not true why are you upset? Just ignore them and you will be happier or GLAAD you knew better.

  • Celest Cox

    Most folks are really sick of the gays and other “groups” forcing their opinions down their throats. I started out fairly tolerant,but I have become sick&tired of it. They don't appear to want equality….they want to be treated better than everyone else….doesn't work for me. Blessings on the Robertsons and stick to your guns! I would watch the show no matter where they are broadcast. A&E is REALLY screwing up! The govt has already taken away a lot of our “rights” and now they are working on freedom of speech &religion. Wake up people!

  • Mary Brennan

    you don't get to judge anybody. do you have it in your head that you're better than anyone??? Believe me, you are not!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Danny

    To all who don't understand the “Concept” of hate the sin not the sinner:
    Imagine you have a daughter. You teach her that drugs are bad blah blah blah.
    Then when she is older, she gets into drugs and moves out.
    Does that mean you HATE HER WITH A PASSION!!! just because you don't approve of her lifestyle? NO. You love her with all your heart! But you don't approve of what she is doing.
    Same with gays. While we don't approve of their actions, we still don't judge them as that's not up to us. It's up to God.

    Does that help the mentally challenged who say “If you don't approve, you must hate us?” I hope it does. But you can't reason with people who try and warp the world to suit them.
    Coming from someone with gay friends. They understand my beliefs, i understand them.