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The Duck Dynasty Dilemma, Phil Suspended by A&E

Updated on December 23, 2013

What will happen to Duck Dynasty after A&E suspends Phil?

After recent comments Phil Robertson made regarding his opinion about homosexuality, A&E immediately issued a statement saying that A&E does not support Phil's opinions and that they have decided to suspend him from the #1 hit show, Duck Dynasty. Shocked fans everywhere have been rallying to support Phil and have been anxiously awaiting the Duck Dynasty family, The Robertson's, response. What will happen to this show that the American public has grown to love?

Duck Dynasty's Star, Phil Robertson, A Man of Integrity

We Shall Not Be Moved

Phil Robertson, patriarch of the Robertson family, a star of the well loved, well known, big hit television show, Duck Dynasty, has always made it clear that he believes that the bible is God's Holy word and that he does his best to live his life on the teachings of God's word. His beliefs have never been kept a secret. He actually leads his family in prayer on many of the episodes viewed by the millions of americans who love this show. Phil Robertson's testimony can be viewed online. He talks about sin and his Savior, Jesus Christ. It is not a new revelation that the bible, the standard on which Phil bases his life, does not support homosexuality, or any other sin, for that matter, and yet A&E has issued a statement saying that Phil is being suspended from the show based on comments he made about his personal beliefs.

Phil could have easily issued an apology for his statements. The Robertson family could have easily said that they did not support Phil and his statements but instead they have joined together to support him and the fact that his statements were based on his personal faith in God's Holy Word. Their statement clarified that Phil's comments were his personal beliefs regarding sin and that there was nothing hateful behind it. They also referenced a verse about loving your neighbor as yourself and loving the Lord your God with all your heart.

Duck Dynasty

Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander
Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander

What made Phil the respected, Godly man that he is today? How did he become so successful and so well loved? You will learn far more about this star with this than item watching the episodes. Phil gets personal!

 
Duck Dynasty Phil No Yuppie Mens Tee XXXL
Duck Dynasty Phil No Yuppie Mens Tee XXXL

Show your support of Phil and his freedom of speech that he is entitled to, just like you and I, by wearing this shirt!

 
Outdoor Cap Duck Dynasty Realtree Max-4 Camo Phil Sublimated Left Panel Cap Hat
Outdoor Cap Duck Dynasty Realtree Max-4 Camo Phil Sublimated Left Panel Cap Hat

Hunting isn't the only thing this hat is good for. Speak out just like Phil did by exercising your freedom of speech.

 
The Duck Commander Family: How Faith, Family, and Ducks Built a Dynasty
The Duck Commander Family: How Faith, Family, and Ducks Built a Dynasty

More than just television stars, these guys are caring The Light into a darkened world. Be challenged to share your faith!

 
Duck Dynasty, Seasons 1, 2, and 3, one two, three DVD Value Quack-Pack New
Duck Dynasty, Seasons 1, 2, and 3, one two, three DVD Value Quack-Pack New

Great gift idea for anyone who might not have seen the show. I never thought I would watch this show. All I saw were rednecks and beards, until one night my husband convinced me to sit through an episode. Five minutes in, I was hooked!

 

Phil's Suspended Indefinitely

A&E has now announced an indefinite suspension of Phil Robertson.

Days after announcing Phil Robertson's suspension, A&E has now announced that they have decided to indefinitely suspend Phil from the show. This announcement has upset and spurred Duck Dynasty lovers to petition for A&E to reconsider. The Robertson family is now questioning the entire future of the show. They have stated that they cannot imagine the show going any further without Phil, their "patriarch at the helm".

After reading the article "What the Duck?" in the January issue of GQ it was clear to me that the writer had a motive to tear down these duck hunters from their very core. From referring to the Duck Dynasty men as "bible-thumping" and referencing their fans as "14 million fervent disciples", this writer was out with bow and arrow to hunt down some attention with this article. Well, attention is exactly what the article got. Now with question if the show will even continue, this situation has brought to light that there is some serious spiritual warfare going on in this world.

With programs like "Grey's Anatomy" and "Revenge" playing on american television, clearly promoting homosexuality as a norm, and with the majority of american people just accepting it as such, it is no wonder that large companies like A&E and even Cracker Barrel, do not want to get any "bad press" from supporting someone that might not agree with the culture.

It is okay for anyone to talk about being gay but one person makes comments about not being gay and next thing you know it is all over the news. Since when is it not okay to have an opinion in America? Imagine losing your job over something so trivial! He is losing work all because he shares is personal sexual preference, really? What is this world coming to? That doesn't make any sense...unless you are looking at the real issue, the issue that we live in a world where there is a spiritual battle going on and that we are not wrestling against flesh and blood. There is a war going on against the evil one.

Proof that Phil Robertson does not hate gay people - Gay people Phil Robertson loves you

I made this video clip to show everyone that Phil Robertson loves others. He has the love of Christ in his life and it shows. He did not speak out and say this after he was suspended. This was something that he said long before this issue occurred. He loves others. Just because you love someone does not mean that you must love their sin.

Duck Dynasty Devotionals

The Duck Commander Devotional
The Duck Commander Devotional

Encourage your man to seek God first and to become a spiritual leader like Phil Robertson, who leads his family in a Christlike manner.

 
The Duck Commander Devotional Pink LeatherTouch
The Duck Commander Devotional Pink LeatherTouch

Pink for the ladies in your life, this devotional will encourage the spiritual walk of anyone willing to take just a few short minutes out of their day. Get focused on Christ!

 
Miss Kay's Duck Commander Kitchen: Faith, Family, and Food--Bringing Our Home to Your Table
Miss Kay's Duck Commander Kitchen: Faith, Family, and Food--Bringing Our Home to Your Table

For any Mama who loves to cook! Miss Kay loves her family, food, and friends and so will you!

 
2014 Duck Dynasty Si-chology Wall Calendar
2014 Duck Dynasty Si-chology Wall Calendar

One of my favorite Duck Dynasty Characters, Uncle Si is an inspiration to everyday to keep your smile!

 

From a Different Background

Whether you were raised in the swamps of Louisiana like the cast of Duck Dynasty or you grew up in New York City, we all come from different backgrounds. This article might be the first time you have ever heard about God or you may have grown up sitting on the same pew at your local home church every Sunday. Either way, we are all different and God created us this way. We will not always agree with one another. There will be times when trials come and we start to wonder how anything good can come from them, but I know that God uses all thing to work together for His good. I pray for the many people that God will reach through this trial that the Duck Dynasty crew is going through. I pray that any gay people out there that feel offended just because Phil does not participate in the same acts as they do, will see the video above, read this article, and see the truth that they are not hated, but that they are loved. God loves you and so does Phil.

Who's side are you on?

Do you think A&E is right with suspending Phil Robertson for his comments or do you feel that Phil had a right to speak his beliefs?

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      CampingmanNW 3 years ago

      More and more these days, the minority dictate to the majority. Christians are being minimalized on a daily basis as this country seems to be being driven down a secular progressive path. Thanks for having the courage to voice an opinion in an ever shrinking free speech world