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A&E reverses decision on 'Duck Dynasty' patriarch

By Associated Press


LOS ANGELES >> The A&E channel said it's reversing its decision to drop "Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson from the show for his remarks about gays.

In a statement Friday, A&E said it decided to bring Robertson back after discussions with the Robertson family and "numerous advocacy groups."

The channel had put Robertson on what it called "hiatus" following his comments in a magazine article about how the Bible informs his view of gays.

His comments were slammed by groups including GLAAD, the gay media watch organization. But A&E's decision drew a backlash from those who said they supported Robertson's comments and others who defended him on the basis of freedom of speech.

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TMJ wrote:
Its all about the money. A&E thought they were going to lose money, so they pulled the old man from the show. When they figured out they'd lose more money by pulling him from the show than not, they reversed their decision. Plain & simple.
on December 27,2013 | 11:53AM
Kealii wrote:
You nailed it!
on December 27,2013 | 01:23PM
thepartyfirst wrote:
No. We all have the right to practice the religion of our choice.
on December 28,2013 | 11:27AM
serious wrote:
Certainly they would change. Public opinion. The majority of the population does not like gays and gay marriages, this whole thing has been shoved down our throats by the Democratic party led by the example Obama sets--PERIOD!!!
on December 27,2013 | 11:53AM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Wondered which nut was going to insert Obama in this. Yep serious is not. And the shove down our throats theory. And the my taxes bs.
on December 27,2013 | 12:00PM
eoe wrote:
hmm. polls would disagree with you.
on December 27,2013 | 12:01PM
richierich wrote:
That's because the LGBT's pack the polls, no pun intended.
on December 27,2013 | 05:13PM
MakaniKai wrote:
And so begins the tipping point for those of us sick and tired of having our morals, values and opinions dismissed as "you name it"..........Eh, don't forget da Troll. I rue the day he eveah arrived on the shores of the nei!
on December 27,2013 | 12:07PM
joshislost wrote:
SERIOUS couldnt agree with you more. Its funny you cant give an opinion or say anything abouts gays or black without GLAAD or don king stepping in but yet we have freedom of speech.
on December 27,2013 | 05:38PM
GooglyMoogly wrote:
This was probably the gameplan from the start. Also, anyone who complains that his First Amendment rights were being violated is an idiot.
on December 27,2013 | 11:54AM
Hanalei13 wrote:
Amen. The average American has an embarrassing comprehension of the most basic Constitutional theory.
on December 27,2013 | 03:40PM
iwanaknow wrote:
Money talks pure and simple.
on December 27,2013 | 12:12PM
false wrote:
I'm GLAAD they came to their senses
on December 27,2013 | 01:14PM
false wrote:
Eric Holder might look into this. Possible racism going on here or some kind of unfair made up sharptonism...
on December 27,2013 | 01:18PM
st1d wrote:
jesse jackson just got slammed after demanding a&e meet with him. glad they came to their senses.
on December 27,2013 | 01:21PM
Kealii wrote:
Whatever happened to tolerance and acceptance? Instead, freedom of speech is no longer a freedom and everybody and their uncle is afraid of offending others while the vultures (lawyers) eagerly wait in line to sue anyone and everyone into non-existence. Companies are trying to stay politically correct and are constantly second guessing themselves. Guess wrong and the harm could be irreparable. Meanwhile, the extremists cheer another victory in the name of equal rights. Human sacrifice, dogs and cats, living together... mass hysteria!
on December 27,2013 | 01:36PM
2NDC wrote:
I still say the Duck Dynasty family should find another network to work with. Bunch of clowns running A&E.
on December 27,2013 | 04:17PM
hawaiikone wrote:
Phil is real. He's a simple man with a strong faith, a lot smarter than many give him credit for. Fortunately for us a&e chose profit over their "moral" position.
on December 27,2013 | 04:49PM
likewise wrote:
on December 27,2013 | 05:14PM
Loki wrote:
I'm guessing gays are not one of the shows audiences anyway.
on December 27,2013 | 05:22PM
kukunaokala wrote:
This might be the beginning of the end. Hollywood will soon find out that they have gone too far with there Liberal points of view, in the end, money will drive them. I just hope more folks will stand up for their beliefs, both sides!
on December 27,2013 | 05:28PM
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