Friday, December 20, 2013

Robertson Family Stands Behind Phil Robertson; Threatens to End 'Duck Dynasty' on A&E

 The Robertson Family is standing behind patriarch Phil Robertson in his dispute with A&E network over comments Robertson made about his faith to a magazine. The family has put A&E on notice that it will not continue the show without Phil Robertson. The network stands to lose millions if the family pulls out of the show.

Here's the statement issued by the Robertson Family at its Duck Commander website:
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."

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