'Duck Dynasty' patriarch Phil Robertson off show indefinitely after anti-gay comments

  • Article by: LYNN ELBER , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 19, 2013 - 6:05 PM

LOS ANGELES — "Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson — suspended from the series indefinitely after making disparaging remarks about gays — is getting some support from key followers.

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elcid1Dec. 19, 13 1:08 PM

Kudo's Phil Robertson! I have never seen Duck Dynasty, but I can say for certain it's one of my favorite things on TV.

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fuzzypilgrimDec. 19, 13 1:11 PM

Weird how many people dip into the bottom and suddenly have a change of morality to become bible thumpers. Why does it take anguish to see the Light?

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boidiesDec. 19, 13 1:14 PM

The reaction to this interview is a good example of "Progressive" left tolerance. It only exists if you agree with their view.

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TaxFreeTennDec. 19, 13 1:19 PM

Free speech for me but not for thee. Quote a bible verse and A&E can's you. Liberal tolerance at it's best. Shameful intolerance.

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mnbusdrDec. 19, 13 1:19 PM

Last time I checked, the Supreme Court hadn't affirmed anyone's Constitutional Right to star in a cheesy reality TV show.

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EleanoreDec. 19, 13 1:21 PM

So free speech only applies to speech that investors approve of and management/production has signed off on. Another example of moving off the constitutional standard to the for profit one as an excuse for profit over people, and now, well, persecution of individuals for their beliefs when asked about them. Should he have lied? Said no comment? Or just touted the company line?

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gutshotDec. 19, 13 1:24 PM

CONGRESS shall make no law ............. abridging the freedom of speech.............. U.S. Constitution Amend. 1

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gjacobDec. 19, 13 1:25 PM

Would Bobby Jindal and Sarah Palin allow anyone on their payroll to say whatever they want publicly? Didn't think so. Free speech is from the government, not your employer.

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njoytoyzDec. 19, 13 1:26 PM

I'm so sick & tired that you don't have a right to your opinion. It's got to be a group that are way beyond far left that are more like Communists. This over the top sensitivity has to quit or we will loose who we are.

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johndontDec. 19, 13 1:26 PM

He's entitled to his opinion. He shouldn't be punished for having one. He chose to express said opinion, and will have to accept whatever reaction that may elicit. That said, A&E is entitled to put on TV whatever they so choose, and can elect to boot the guy off the show for whatever remarks he makes. It will possibly be interesting to see how this plays out over the next week or two. It's possible that fans of the show will put pressure on A&E and he will be back on.... or maybe he won't.

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