‘Duck Dynasty’ star suspended indefinitely for anti-gay remarks

Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson has been suspended from the show indefinitely by A&E after making anti-gay statements, according to Entertainment Weekly.

According to the report, A&E announced that Robertson would be placed “under hiatus from filming indefinitely” after making comments in GQ that sparked criticism from the gay community.

Robertson was quoted, saying, “Everything is blurred on what’s right and what’s wrong… Sin becomes fine. Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men.”

He continued, “It seems like, to me, a vagina — as a man — would be more desirable than a man’s anus, that’s just me,” Robertson said. “I’m just thinking: There’s more there! She’s got more to offer. I mean, come on, dudes! You know what I’m saying? But hey, sin: It’s not logical, my man. It’s just not logical.”

Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation responded to the comments on Wednesday.

“Phil and his family claim to be Christian, but Phil’s lies about an entire community fly in the face of what true Christians believe,” GLAAD spokesman Wilson Cruz said in a statement.

Season five of the show is slotted to begin on Jan. 15, 2014. The rest of the family will remain on the show.

Read more: Entertainment Weekly

186 comments

  • Mark Humphrey

    hhey I think the rest of the family should tell a&e that we won’t film without him. just like they did when they said they couldn’t end the show with prayer.

  • Greg

    Offended at being bullied by intolerant Christaphobic hate speak from GLAAD and other pro-LGBT organizations? This is cause for all Christians to boycott all A&E shows except Duck Dynasty until Phil is reinstated. Email A&E to let them know what you think feedbackaetv@aenetworks.com

  • Amber

    I don’t want to argue with anyone, but I agree with Phil’s belief. Just wish he could have put it in not so perverse terms. And I also agree that it is A&E’s right to put on and take off whatever they want, whether I agree with it or not. I just won’t watch if I don’t like it. (Not as if I watch much TV anyways, such a time waster. I’d much rather read my Bible.) And I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas! God Bless!

  • Tony Mayer

    I am amazed with A&E that it would buckle to a minority liberal PC crowd so easily, and alienate an overwhelming majority of its audience. This is a stupid move as Phil has 1st amendment rights guaranteeing freedom of speech (also opinion). Last time I checked (in spite of Obama’s efforts to limit) this right was still in place. I imagine if Phil would have ranted against Christianity or whites A&E probably would have openly endorsed him and his ”anti-conservative” comments. With this debacle both the president and network director of A&E should immediately apologize to Phil or resign. Phil’s audience should accept nothing else. This misguided network should be branded as anti-American as Aljazeera, and boycotted far and wide by all Phil’s loyal followers. Let A&E go down in flames as if All Gore was guiding them. A&E needs to pay for this screw-up.

    • Kill The Poor

      Yeah when all else fails blame liberals. The same stupid excuse most rednecks use on this site. A&E IS A BUSINESS! They have to protect their business, and if they feel that it hurts their brand, then they can discipline him as they see fit. He wasn’t arrested, jailed, or executed because he spoke his opinion, so his 1st amendment rights WEREN’T VIOLATED. If anything Republicans & Democrats should be labeled as “anti American”. People like you that vote for party over country. People like you have done it for decades, and becuase you choose to believe what you’re told (the hell with free thinking), you keep wagaing an ideological war against what YOU “believe” is the “enemy”. All while under both parties YOU get poorer and THEY get richer. I have already posted that “freedom of speech” only works if YOU agree with it. If I or anyone else choose to say anything “anti conservative” or “anti Christian” then it’s still “FREEDOM OF SPEECH” . But because YOU don’t agree with it, then it’s a problem. It’s blatant narrowmindedness and Kool-Aid drinking like this, that is far more dangerous then and “terrorist” could ever be.

  • John

    Jesus never spoke about it – but he didn’t need to. When this part of the bible happened there was a reason homosexuality was an abomination. Surprised at the amount of people who say “READ YOUR BIBLE” don’t know the historical connotation of this.

  • Bill

    he and everyone has a opinion and Im sure someone brought something up to do with him talking about that on the show or he probably would have never said anything in regards to gays,and yes read your BIBLE and you will see it is a sin…..

  • moronic

    There’s PLENTY of networks that will grab this show up if A&E chooses to side with GAYS rather than the bible!!!!

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