Duck Dynasty To A & E: NO SHOW!

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I do not watch Duck Dynasty, I am NOT a fan, and I have watched the craze over this show for the last few months.  I do find it refreshing to have a show on television that promotes family values, honesty and prayer.  So the furor over what Phil Robertson said is just a bunch of extreme Homosexuals getting their panties in a bunch.   And A&E fired Phil for his words.  The Robertson clan has given this statement:

We want to thank all of you for your prayers and support.  The familyhas spent much time in prayer since learning of A&E’s decision.  We want you to know that first and foremost we are a family rooted in our faith in God and our belief that the Bible is His word.  While some of Phil’s unfiltered comments to the reporter were coarse, his beliefs are grounded in the teachings of the Bible. Phil is a Godly man who follows what the Bible says are the greatest commandments: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart” and “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Phil would never incite or encourage hate.We are disappointed that Phil has been placed on hiatus for expressing his faith, which is his constitutionally protected right.We have had a successful working relationship with A&E but, as a family, we cannot imagine the show going forward without our patriarch at the helm.  We are in discussions with A&E to see what that means for the future of Duck Dynasty. Again, thank you for your continued support of our family.

Duck Dynasty is the highest rated program on Cable TV.  That is something A&E should remember.  Their viewer base is not gay men and women.  And their viewers are furious at A & E.  Something they and their advertisers should remember and consider very strongly.  I wonder if these gay activists will start condemning Muslim Imams when the demand (and help bring about) the deaths of gays?

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  • I haven’t watched television in around eight years save for a little golf on Sunday afternoons so I never watched these guys. But I have to say I’m about sick of the bullying conservatives and Christians have put up with for the past decade or more. It’s about time someone stood up to these panty-waist freaks and let them know we’re not taking their crap anymore.
    Have a great weekend.

  • Joe

    “It’s about time someone stood up to these panty-waist freaks”
    I agree

  • Kado

    You could see this coming. The left couldn’t stand a popular show that promoted regular family values with a christian background. I’m sure they were waiting for any misstep to try to take down this show and family. And they may have succeeded. I’m hoping some other network picks them up.

  • I watch Storage Wars on that station, but I’m willing to give it up for this one reason. The line has to be drawn finally. No more bowing down to every fringe group because they got there panties in a wad. A&E wants to bow … then I say bye.

  • Ronald J. Ward

    Personally, I have no issues with the duck boys 1 way or the other. As far as the gay comments, I couldn’t care less.

    It is however, hard to give Phil Robertson a pass on claiming that African Americans were perfectly content during the Jim Crow era, happy to be picking cotton, singing along, and then came welfare and promptly ruined their world. Robertson validates this because he worked side by side with them, hoed cotton with them, and witnessed their respect for the white man.

    It’s hard to imagine that Robertson could make such a statement as he grew up in Louisiana, the heart of racial tension at a time of Rosa Parks, MLK, a dominant KKK, whippings, cross burnings, white owners raping black women at will, church bombings, 391 lynchings from 1882 and 1968, and where do I stop? Racism and such atrocities didn’t exist because Robertson didn’t see it “in his eyes”.

    And maybe Robertson didn’t see it which ignorance can be forgiven. It’s possible I suppose that black workers were so oppressed that they dared not speak of ill will or resentment in front of a white person but rather show appreciation and respect as anything less could result in whippings or death or being burned out or a daughter raped or whatever retaliation so chosen by the owner.

    So in fairness, I can’t speak for Mr. Robertson’s understanding of of the situation he lived in. There is however a need for a retraction from Phil Robertson. Not only is it a door he should have never opened but he left too much unanswered. He seems to hint at a suggestion of a need to “return to the good ole days” which is a rather disturbing concept. And somewhere in his statements suggests that government was never needed in the per-Civil Rights era, that such intrusion interfered with the happy lifestyle African Americans enjoyed, that bringing them out of the Jim Crow era has burdened them.

    This ironically comes at a time when just last week, the RNC praised Rosa Parks for eradicating racism which brought prompt condemnation and the RNC immediately corrected. Robertson needs to step up, just as the RNC did, and admit his ignorance, assuming he spoke out of ignorance.

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