In a statement released Thursday evening on their website, Duck Dynasty’s Robertson posted an official statement that said in part, “[W]e cannot imagine the show going forward without our patriarch at the helm.” The patriarch is 67-year-old Phil Robertson, who was suspended by A&E for expressing his Christian beliefs about sin during an interview with GQ Magazine.
The Robertson family added, “We are in discussions with A&E to see what that means for the future of Duck Dynasty.”
In his comments, Robertson listed over a half-dozen sins including drunkenness, greed, idolatry, and adultery. The left and media, however, took exception to Robertson adding homosexual behavior to that list, and called for Robertson’s head. A&E immediately buckled and suspended Robertson indefinitely.
The public backlash against A&E has been intense, and the uproar has divided the left. While GLAAD and many in the elite media scream “witch!”, the likes of the openly gay and left-wing Andrew Sullivan and lesbian feminist Camille Paglia have been critical of A&E and those calling for Robertson to be punished for expressing his religious beliefs.
A&E is the only one in a pickle here. They are the only ones who did anything wrong and “Duck Dynasty” is not only their only hit show, it is the biggest hit on cable. The Robertson family can take their show anywhere, including online. A&E needs them, not the other way around.
Read the full statement from the Robertson family here.
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