Gaystapo lose: A&E returns Phil Robertson to "Duck Dynasty"

Phil Robertson
Fox News reports, Dec. 28, 2013:
The A&E Network announced Friday it would resume filming “Duck Dynasty” with Phil Robertson and the rest of his family next spring.
Robertson had been indefinitely suspended by the network on Dec. 18 for comments he made about homosexuality in an interview with GQ Magazine.
The removal of the 67-year-old family patriarch triggered support from gay rights organizations but objections from many fans of the show, including such political figures as former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal.
There was no immediate response from the Robertson family to A&E’s announcement.
The fifth season of the family series originally had been scheduled to start Jan. 15 but until Friday’s announcement,its future had been uncertain.
In a statement released late Friday afternoon, A&E said, “While Phil’s comments made in the (GQ) interview reflect his personal views based on his own beliefs, and his own personal journey, he and his family have publicly stated they regret the ‘coarse language’ he used and the misinterpretation of his core beliefs based only on the article. He also made it clear he would ‘never incite or encourage hate.’”
The network added that “Duck Dynasty is not a show about one man’s views. It resonates with a large audience because it is a show about family, a family that America has come to love. As you might have seen in many episodes, they come together to reflect and pray for unity, tolerance and forgiveness. These are three values that we at A&E Networks also feel strongly about. So after discussions with the Robertson family, as well as consulting with numerous advocacy groups, A&E has decided to resume filming Duck Dynasty later this spring with the entire Robertson family.”
“Duck Dynasty” is the top-rated reality program on cable, according to the Hollywood Reporter, with an average 13.4 million viewers and a marketing franchise in such outlets as Walmart, Sears and Cracker Barrel restaurants – which briefly removed the “Dynasty” items after Robertson’s suspension.
In a statement Friday night to Fox News, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Discrimination said “dialog” between Robertson and the black and gay communities was a critical next step.
“Phil Robertson should look African-American and gay people in the eyes and hear about the hurtful impact of praising Jim Crow laws and comparing gay people to terrorists,” the statement said. “If dialog with Phil is not part of next steps, then A&E has chosen profits over African-American and gay people — especially its employees and viewers.
Jindal released a statement Friday night saying, “I am glad to hear that the folks at A&E came to their senses and recognized that tolerance of religious views is more important than political correctness.  Today is a good day for the freedoms of speech and religious liberty.”
Family Research Council president Tony Perkins said in a statement following A&E’s announcement, “The attacks on Phil Robertson revealed to the American people that the push to redefine marriage is less about the marriage altar than it is fundamentally altering America’s moral, political and cultural landscape. A&E Network’s reversal in the face of backlash is quite telling to the American people who are growing tired of GLAAD and cultural elites who want to silence people and remove God and His word from every aspect of public life.”
H/t Clash Daily
This incident shows that Americans can rally together to fight back against the Left’s agenda.
But this victory is a small and transitory one in the long defeat of the Culture War.
~Eowyn

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Richard M Nixon (Deceased)
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Reblogged this on Dead Citizen's Rights Society.

AKA John Galt
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Reblogged this on U.S. Constitutional Free Press.

pnordman
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All I can say is Praise God for Phil, and for courageous Americans who voiced their anger at the incessant attack on our rights as citizens of this great country! Eat your veggies, Phil!!

japoa
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Paragraphs 5 and 6 say a lot . A&E obviously did not expect the backlash they received and are in total ” c.y.a. ” mode .

Steve
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WTF, when the hell did he compare gay people to “Terrorists”
It’s like they throw crap out and see what sticks to the wall.
Great victory troops, now march right over the bodies and keep going.
Time to keep the pressure on.

TrailDust
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TrailDust

Amazing how they keep trying to slide in false accusations.

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

We keep hearing about “the coarse language” that Phil used–how do you actually explain in plain language who goes on between homosexual persons; this is all a smoke screen. When we know scientifically that the average life span of a “gay” male is 40 something; they die decades sooner than people who do not participate in that lifestyle. How many of us would want to let down our guard and give the okay for our sons, nephews, friends to walk this risky path??? We do not hate people who walk this path but our loving Eternal Father has given us… Read more »

TrailDust
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TrailDust

Three cheers for the good guys!

Nancy
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Reblogged this on "OUR WORLD".

lindarm
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lindarm

Gaystapo is the perfect name for them, thank you. Phil’s terms of description are straight forward and plain English so even liberals can understand. Good for him!

random mundane
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random mundane

“Gaystapo lose” or does the Almighty $ win? As we all know, the money is the real reason a&e “caved.” They knew that cash cow would be milked elsewhere. “This incident shows that Americans can rally together to fight back against the Left’s agenda.” Too bad it was in defense of a REALITY SHOW, for crying out loud. NDAA passes, no problems. Benghazi hearings a complete farce, to the sound of crickets. Troops still overseas in illegal wars, potus still drone-bombing, Agenda 21 makes gains, nary a word from these rallying Americans. Now we have TPP being “negotiated” behind closed… Read more »

bill
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bill

Has anyone heard from Phil if he is going back or not? We know what the cowards at A&E are saying. I love the show, but I hope Phil tells them he’ll stay with the Bible and Lord Jesus not with the sinners of A&E. I’ll never unblock that channel again. Let a&e’s ratings drop. God Bless Phil for standing with the Bible and his beliefs.

silver1971
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That are simple why win? we are majority opposite to guy and lesbian, we are a majority who speak. we are to tired of minority won control majority, like liberals, who are less of 51% and over. Mental sick must be intern in a mental hospital with no chance of be free until it cure.

joandarc
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joandarc

Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this important post. The outcry from the American people did the trick. Indeed, this is one small victory; but, it is still a victory.