December 20, 2013 08:08 AM by Lisa Princ
Phil Robertson was suspended recently from any further taping of Duck Dynasty by A&E, after he did an interview in which the network thought his remarks were offensive. Now, the family has issued a statement, and it sounds like there will be no more show without the Robertson patriarch.
Uh oh. Did A&E make their biggest mistake ever? It sure seems like they did when they decided to suspend Phil Robertson indefinitely from any further taping of Duck Dynasty after his comments about homosexuals did not sit well with the network. Since the news broke, fans have been wondering what the future will hold for Duck Dynasty, and from what the family says, it sounds like without Phil, there is no show.
The Robertson clan issued the following statement on their website last night:
“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.”
Hmm, we wonder if A&E will reinstate Phil, or perhaps the family is contemplating leaving the network altogether? In any event, we are certainly glad to see them standing behind their patriarch.
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