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I may not agree with what Phil said, but I defend his right to say it. A&E learned nothing from The Dog firing a few years ago, did they? Phil was being interviewed by a totally difference media medium and had every right to answer the questions honestly. On the show, he doesn't orate on certain beliefs in respect to his contract. I love the show and am proud to see that the Robertson family is standing united behind the patriarch. And as for GLAAD, aren't you over reacting just a tad? You know how a good portion of the populace of the USA feel, you should have grown a thick skin by now. Phil, at least from what I've read and seen, doesn't shy away from LGBT community and doesn't discriminate against them. Religion is a strong family base, and unfortunately has let down the LGBT community. But as you have asked for acceptance and understanding, shouldn't you also practice the same?

this is realy well said

I thought GLAADs comments to this were ridiculous.

I agree Mary-Elizabeth, I too love the show & feel that Phil has the right to his opinion, if you take a look at the actual interview tho his comment wasnt exactly what everyone made it out to be, the interviewer asked what he considered a sin, he answered, I think we all have our own idea of what sin is and isnt and if asked we share it. Personally I support gay rights and have many gay friends who I love, I am a Christian, and love the show.

I agree with you April, it is his right to say what he feels, especially since they asked him his opinion on it in the first place. It isnt like he was walking around just bad mouthing homosexuals, he was asked him thoughts on it and he said how he felt. There is no wrong in that. But I do see wrong in suspending someone from their tv show for saying how they feel and what they believe.

I do too Chantel, it would be different if he said something like that on the show or at an A&E sponsored event. The questions before and after the "big one" that started all this drama had nothing to do with the show either. I dont think he intended to discriminate. The interviewer asked him what he considered to be a sin & he answered homosexuality along with many other things he considered sin. If he had said lying or stealing would all the liars & thieves be in an uproar? I think not. I dont even agree that homosexuality is a sin, but thats my opinion & I have my right to it just like Phil. Discrimination is never okay, but in the interview Phil went on to say he loved everyone and believed that everyone should be treated equally and fairly with love. You can find the interview in its entirety online.

I watched/read the interview and I saw nothing wrong with what he said. I myself have no problem with homosexuals either, to each their own. But I do believe it is not our place to judge anyone or their lifestyles, if they love each other then who cares, let them love each other! Lol this whole crazy uproar makes no sense to me at all, its ridiculous. He wasnt discriminating, he was simply sharing his beliefs like he was asked to.

i think its awfull that a and e should try to tell phill what to think, hes an american has a rite to his opinion and id fight to my deathe for his rite to his opinion weather i agreed or not with that opinion

Did everyone forget our Freedom of Speech?

I can understand the fact that some people don't watch Duck Dynasty because they aren't into hunting, but why bash a family with great morals and a love for God?

I have been wondering the same thing, I do not understand why they bash the family....they have strong work ethic; built their industry from the ground up. Very close family, morals, and strong religion. I think its amazing.

His family was not being bashed for a having a love for God. Phil was being bashed for his hateful ignorant remarks. He also recommends marrying girls before they turn 16 because all they do then is take your money. He compared homosexuality to **** and pedophillia which is simple ignorance. He insulted blacks who have fought so hard to be accepted with saying "they were all happy, happy, happy picking cotton before handouts". He had his right to voice his opinion and A&F had a right to suspend him as his employer. As far as I am concerned he is no better than the quacks from Westboro Baptist Church.

The bible says nothing about pedopilla. Jesus never said anything about homosexuality.

I am not against homosexuality but I will argue with that all day....
1 Corinthians 7:2
But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband.

Leviticus 20:13
If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them

And a few more.....you seem to be a big fan of Google so try looking that up instead of just what you want to see.

But those are not words that Jesus said. The bible is written by man and has been translated to many times to count. People are constantly using it and twisting verses and books to say what they want it to say.

Words that condemn and separate rather than love and accept do not a happy society make. Judgement should be left to God. And my God would never make a person gay and then condemn them to hell. My God has one rule and that is to love one another. But there seem to be a lot of people out there who think it is their job to judge people who are different from them and keep them from having the few rights that we have left. If we could just get these people to go after congress for the laws they break our nation might survive. But they seem to be too worried about who loves who to worry about the fact that they are losing all of their freedoms

Best part about your comment "There seem to be a lot of people out there who think it is their job to judge people" Is that really coming from the same person that has done nothing but bash this man throughout this entire thread? Seriously?

I saw on some celebrity news show that some kid gave an interview and said the name of the celebrities that had introduced him to marihuana, the hosts aplauded his decision to tell the world about that, they said he was so brave and cool, they talked about it was good for kids to be brave and tell the truth and do whatever they wanted specially when they were in the transition from being teenagers to young adults...I was really shocked, that was not a good thing and he gets to be the cool brave kid for being a drug addict? Now, this man (being totally ambushed by the reporter btw) entitled to his own beliefs and christian values says what he thinks with a solid and clear based on the Bible and he gets all this negative comments and harassing from the media and haters? I guess we really live in a world that there is no good or bad, only the good that will sell news and destroy lives and the bad that is "cool", shame on A&E.

i think youve got it

great post Marcela! I totally agree with you

Couldnt have said it better myself, I completely agree.

They are total frauds. All of the boys were want to be yuppies prior to the show. Phil is a former English teacher that hold s an associates degree in physical education and a masters degree in education. Yet they very simply sold out for cash. Not due to any "Christian" beliefs but in spite of. In stating that pre civil rights all of the blacks where happy hoeing in the fields and comparing homosexuality to **** and murderers he only showed his ignorance. Extreme. Christians are no better than extreme Muslims.

Debbie, where did you get your information? I would like to check it out for myself.

Which comment is that KennethMelissa Cody? Comparing extreme Christians to extreme Muslims?

I found out with a little research on the internet. Phil went to college and played football. After college he taught 10th grade English in Arkansas for several years during which he was drinking and partying all the time. He left the school system and managed a bar and had a big problem with drinking and partying all the time. Even though he was married and had 3 boys at home. He accused his wife of cheating and she left him and took the boys after 3 months she introduced him to a pastor and he found religion.

Ok he has admitted to having a drinking problem before and that he wasnt the best of dads and that it took Kay leaving to make him realize his life was falling apart and he found God.....a man turned his life around and found religion, please explain how that is a bad thing. Everyone makes mistakes, he did everything he could to fix his wrongs.

If you are holding the fact that he made mistakes against him then we can assume that you yourself are perfect and never made a mistake? Sometimes it takes great error in life to force us which path we want to walk & personally I applaud Phil for choosing the right path, no matter how he traveled to get there. & As a Christian I also know that no one is free from sin. As for him going to college, why are you surprised? Because he is from the South? Is a redneck? Hunts? Is not always grammatically correct? Wears camouflage? Has a beard? Or is it because he founded a company that has became a huge success? I am confused! I can say that the majority of those things are true in my life, I am from the South, have my redneck moments, own a few camouflage items, not always grammatically correct, & often serve wild game at my dinner table. And guess what?? I have 2 degrees & currently working on my masters!

Oh know the fact that he made mistakes and is now "forgiven" is not my problem with him. My problem is with the fact that they put themselves forth as these backwoods rednecks who are true to who they are when in fact they are nothing but money hungry folks who put on the redneck image and sold out. Go check out before and after pictures of them all. All of the boys were wanna be yuppies. Phil preachers about you shouldn't marry a girl after she is 20, you need to get them when they are 16 or younger. He is no better than the lunatics from Westboro Baptist Church..

Money hungry? Phil started that industry and they built it from the ground up and worked their butts off getting where they are today, they deserve the money they worked so hard for. I think you read a lot on the internet and not everything you read on the internet is true. And the "redneck" appearance is who they are, its not fake, they are 100% country folks who went from nothing to something. So they werent born with beards, that makes them fake? Lol! The beards are fun, it is something they came up with and went with. I know a lot of people who didnt have beards in high school but as they grew up they grew them..I dont think that makes them fake. And comparing them to WBC...I dont even have a comment to that bc I dont see how you can even compare the two.

Sorry Debbie but I cant help read your comment and compare it to Phil's. Just like him, you ( to pharaphrase) "have every right to voice your opinion and ignorance is ignorance".. I come from a long line of both educated and uneducated rednecks. Beards, firearms, camo wearing, rednecks WHO have made it well in this world. They are outspoken and unaplogic in thier beliefs they say what they believe and just because they say it they are not hateful, just honest. Mr Robertson did not say that he hates these people, that they should be wiped off the face of the earth, locked up for life, He just stated that his belief on the subjects. Im not sure if you have actually read the whole "interview" or just saying what you have "seen/heard" about what others saying. I will insert a link to the actual "interview" but to me I dont see someone saying anything but his beliefs (in this country) is wrong. I find that the interviewer, in this case, made way too many personal comments and observation to make it a worth while newsworthy or note worthy read. It looked to me more llike someone not trying to give insightful information but someone trying to make someone look as badly as they could. Here is the link as promised..... link

This is my favorite show! They have such good values and morals... they are 100% real and are good people

I agree with you completely, they are good people with great morals & values, there should be more shows on the air that emphasize these traits

Ducky Dynasty will always remain in my house.. i love the show its one of the few i watch... my husband agrees :)

We will always watch it here

We love this show, what other show has a family that prays at the end of it? It has wonderful Christian values and I appreciate what they stand for.

IKR and I also appreciate the fact that Phil doesn't shy away from his sinful past, giving God the glory.

Duck Dynasty is one of the few decent family shows on tv.

this is my new favorite show my favorite person is Si

My cousins son works there with them. He is suppose to be in tomorrow night episode. His name is Andrew. And he is tall and I think bald right now.

This is one of the funniest new shows that anyone can watch

I agree Carla. My husband and I watched it for the first time last night. So very funny.

What a bunch of real people! I love Jace and Si and Phil and Miss. Kay's tell-it-like-it-is attitudes. This is a good group of wholesome friends and family that can entertain you without the use of violence, profanity or sex.

love this show too

I enjoy the show for the same reasons, Jace & Miss Kay are by far my faves!

I love how the whole family is standing up for Phil and stating that the show cannot go on without their patriarch. Good for them for picking family before fame!

That is how it should work.

I think that another station will pick them up. I hope so anyway! They are too good to be let go.

its no longer the norm to stick together, its refreshing to dee nowdays

Christians have always been persecuted. They hated Jesus too.

Duck Dynasty is one of the few shows that my family can watch together and not have to worry about covering the kids' eyes/ears. I love their values, especially the prayer at the end of each episode. I also like how they share that it was hard work and the Lord that helped get them where they are financially. They know tough times. And, being a red neck originally from Arkansas myself, I like how they have...gumption!! I will hate it if A&E pulls Phil from the show, but would hope if that happens, the rest of the family will pull out as well. They can make a show on UP! or just make webisodes!

we agree on some points, im just not a big fan by choice and thats the beuty of america we have the rite to opinions as phol has that rite also, and ill fight to my death for his rite to that opinion

I agree Lori, I never have to worry about what my kids hear on that show, they have a strong family with strong morals and strong religion and that is everything I hope my kids have growing up. And A&E a lot of times will cut out their prayer and amens and that ticks me off too. It is their life, their reality show and prayer and religion is a major part of their lives so it should be allowed on a show about THEM lol. I am also a redneck from missouri lol so maybe we just relate to them more than others! As far as the whole family pulling out, they probably have a contract but as soon as that contract is up I would be gone in a heartbeat. A&E is allowing Phil back on the show but after all this nonsense I would not want to work with them any longer after the contract was done.

**** this show, the show is complete and utter trash and so are the people that watch it, they should take this show off the air and kill each one of the members off one by one

its ok to not like a show but lets not fell violent and put others down because they like it, they may not think your tastes are what they want on you dont have to watch it, i rarely do, but its ok for others to make their own choices

I agree with Robert on this one, just because you dont appreciate the show doesnt mean that those that do are trash, they might not like the programs you watch & your comment about killing the cast is horrible

I do not enjoy this show, I do not like to discuss it, I do not get anything out of it at all. My daughter, however, loves this show and she is not trash. She is a good moral, individual with respect for others, and a love for fun and friends. Please be careful what you say about those who you do not know, it only makes you look as bad as you try to make them.

Well now, everyone is off on Phil for saying what he believes but he never said as hateful that. We need to get compare what he says to the DD haters and see who is worse

I love this show!

We never miss an episode!

My husband and I LOVE this show. Everyone has a right to their own opinions..this IS America!

Have you noticed that you can't go in a store without seeing all the Duck Dynasty products. Even New Years Eve party hats and the bill of it is the duck's bill! Kind of cute I thought. They definitely don't need the money though from all this.

a and e ownd the name and they are makeing most of the money from those products, not the robertsons

Debra, Robert does have a slight point there BUT Robert, my husband is a hunter/fisherman/outdoormen and before "Duck Dynasty" ever came along and already owned products from Duck Commander so I am assuming (this is an assumtion and not to be mistaken as know as fact) the company was doing ok before all of this so Im not sure that cash was an issue in this.

Duck Commander is the Robertsons products that they make money off of, Duck Dynasty is sold by A&E. I didnt realize that until some friends of mine decided they werent buying Duck Dynasty stuff (only Duck Commander) while A&E was on their power trip.

LOL I am surprised at last names on here (My last name is also Shoemaker, Eden is my middle name). I never hear of anyone else around here having the same last name as me except for my family of course.

My husband got a Duck Dynasty game for Christmas!

I like this show, its funny, and not every other word has to be bleeped out!!! I let my kids watch this show.. I hear all of this negative talk about what Phil said to the magazine, my question is WHY IS THIS NEWS? Why would A&E even make the decision to ban him from the show? His beliefs were not new to them!!! I am glad they changed their minds and decided that they were idiots for the ban. Why doesn't anyone remember the beginning of season 2. The episode that Phil and Kay had to take the pictures with the dogs. Who took those pictures a gay photographer, Phil made his opinions known then, but never did he treat the photographer any different than he would anyone else. He even shook the mans hand. He did not take one look at him and say Oh you are gay get off of my property!! He believes in and lives by what his bible teaches him, so while he may not agree with the gay lifestyle it is also not for him to judge and would never treat anyone with disrespect.

You are so right about Phil.He has respect for all people!

I am so glad someone agrees with me lol. I have had this same conversation I couldn't tell you how many times.
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