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A&E’s misguided efforts to silence Phil Robertson’s right to free speech.

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“John 3:16”

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#1 Dec 20, 2013
The Robertson Family Official Statement

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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http://duckcommander.com/news/robertson-famil...

Dear Friend,

Perhaps you heard about A&E’s suspension of Phil Robertson from the program Duck Dynasty for exercising his right to free speech on marriage and other issues.
I just signed a petition to stop A&E from pursuing this oppressive tactic against Phil Robertson.

The Petition States:
Television personality Phil Robertson has been maligned and wrongly placed on “hiatus” status by the A&E Television Networks, LLC (A&E) merely for publically voicing his personal opinion and convictions, a right guaranteed to every American by our Constitution. As a person of faith and a freedom-loving American, I am standing in support of Phil, and demanding that A&E immediately reinstate him on the popular reality TV show, Duck Dynasty.

I believe Phil Robertson is correct in his viewpoint on the subject he addressed. While every person is created in the image of God and deserves respect, sinful people do sinful acts that cannot be condoned. Homosexual behavior is abnormal and sinful. It is contrary to the natural created order and is physically harmful. By censoring Phil Robertson, A&E has offended the bulk of its viewing audience. Network officials should carefully consider the Scripture,“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness”(Isaiah 5:20) and apologize to Mr. Robertson and their viewers for their misguided action.

Please consider joining me. Go here to sign:
http://www.libertyaction.org/387/petition.asp...
Jim

Hattiesburg, MS

#3 Dec 20, 2013
He didnt even say anything that bad about gays, America the new Russia

“John 3:16”

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#4 Dec 22, 2013
http://cowboybyte.com/26976/cracker-barrel-pu...

Now Cracker Barrel is scared of the ruckus.

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#5 Dec 22, 2013
The_SCOOP wrote:
http://cowboybyte.com/26976/cr acker-barrel-pulls-duck-dynast y-merchandise/
Now Cracker Barrel is scared of the ruckus.
Check the news Cracker barrel has reversed their decision and put Duck Dynasty products back on the shelves.

“John 3:16”

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#6 Dec 23, 2013
sawbona wrote:
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Check the news Cracker barrel has reversed their decision and put Duck Dynasty products back on the shelves.
Yes they have, right after this was aired and the people came together to voice their displeasure. Didn't take long.
blkpther

Carriere, MS

#7 Dec 23, 2013
http://clashdaily.com/2013/12/reality-star-sl...

You dumb duck hunters of george county
JustSaying

Meadville, MS

#10 Dec 24, 2013
Theres a difference between Duck Dynasty products and Duck Commander products.

I could care less what Phil said. What bothers me is the fact that we Americans are losing our rights. This should be a wake up call. And those like Cracker Barrel are to quick to jump on the band wagon.

I was not impressed with Cracker Barrels apology (if thats what one wants to call it). They are not sorry for what they did! They were sorry they lost customers. I consider them (my own personal opinion) anti christian. They will NEVER get my business back!

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