The Robertson family has issued an official statement in response to A&E’s decision Wednesday to suspend Phil Robertson indefinitely, which followed the patriarch’s controversial interview with GQ.
As many fans of “Duck Dynasty” suspected, the statement indicates the family “cannot imagine the show going forward without our patriarch at the helm.” The statement says they are in discussions with A&E “to see what that means for the future of Duck Dynasty”:
Here is the statement, issued tonight at http://duckcommander.com:
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.
In case you have been in a cave without cable TV or Internet access (lucky you), the Robertson patriarch gave an interview with GQ’s Drew Magary in which he paraphrased Corinthians, called homosexuality sinful and frankly used the words vagina and anus to say he found gay sex “not logical.” Continue reading at: newsok.com.