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Fans Go Online To ‘Bring Back Phil Robertson’

 

 

 

 

” Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson has been suspended from the reality program but his fans are taking action.

  A&E suspended Robertson following remarks he made in the January issue of GQ magazine where he says homosexuality is a sin along with bestiality and promiscuity.

  Fans have turned to the social media to oppose the suspension, there are at least seven variations of “Bring Back Phil Robertson” pages on Facebook. The most popular among them had 300,000 likes as of early Thursday morning. 

  The leading “Bring Back Phil Robertson” Facebook page features a link to a Change.org petition calling on A&E networks to “end the wrongful suspension of Phil Robertson”; the petition had over 32,000 supporters early this morning. “

 

 

    CNS is right about the outpouring of support for Phil but wrong with regard to the most popular Facebook page . While “Bring Back Phil Robertson” may have hundreds of thousands of supporters , the “Boycott A&E Until Phil Robertson Is Put Back On Duck Dynasty” page gained over a million likes in less than 24 hours and now stands at 1.39 million and growing . 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From Duck Commander.com

 

 

 

” 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.”