December 19, 2013 11:38 AM by Lisa Princ
Duck Dynasty fans are far from happy, happy, happy after learning that our favorite bearded patriarch, Phil Robertson was suspended from any further taping of the show after he shared his opinion of homosexuals. If you’re one of the millions of viewers that tunes in week after week to watch the Robertsons, and you are angry about the suspension, here is your chance to sign a new petition, demanding that A&E reinstate the reality star.
A&E was quick to suspend Phil Robertson from any further taping of Duck Dynasty recently, after an interview was published, in which Phil basically quoted the bible when asked about homosexuals. Given that it was Phil’s opinion, and he did not really bash anyone, perhaps A&E should have thought it through a little more? While the network was quick to please GLAAD, perhaps they forgot about the millions of viewers who tune in to see Phil and his family week after week? Let’s face it, Duck Dynasty would be nothing without patriarch Phil Robertson.
Since his suspension news broke, a religious group called Faith Driven Consumer has started a petition demanding that A&E reinstate the Duck Dynasty star. The petition states: “Mr. Robertson’s comments in GQ Magazine are simply reflective of a Biblical view of sexuality, marriage, and family – a view that has stood the test of time for thousands of years and continues to be held by the majority of Americans and today’s world as a whole.” The petition also includes a demand that the network reinstate Phil, or the network will be faced with their own backlash when millions of people stop tuning in to their #1 show.
Click here to sign the petition to reinstate Phil Robertson. Right now, there are close to 17,000 signatures and growing by the second. I signed the petition, have you?
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