Skip to comments.The Robertson Family Official Statement
Posted on 12/19/2013 6:09:21 PM PST by Red in Blue PA
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 Phils 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.
Thanks for the post. I will hold my comments.
As a watcher of the show, I knew 100% for sure that they would circle the wagons around Phil.
A&E just killed the goose that laid the golden egg.
“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.”
Good for them!
Wish I could cancel A&E.
A la carte cable cannot come soon enough.....this sort of nonsense will stop once they are held accountable to everyone, and not just 1% of the population.
tell A&E to eff off
These good ole boys just keep showing the world they know what really matters in the end.
A little background music please..
Unfortunately, the season's already in the can.
A la carte cable would cancel a lot of liberal channels. Conservatives should figure out a way to make it happen.
They should take their show to The Blaze or some other network.
And add an ‘immorals’ clause.
I guess that's why the (disconnected) cable has been corroding for the last 10 years.
I love their stance. Stay tough and take a look at Glen Beck’s offer. A&E should just wither away.
I am confident both the Robertson’s and the Blaze attorneys will be breaking bread soon.
The more folks who cancel their subscriptions now, the better!
Love that tagline! When I started dropping the FB link on threads this morning, the total was 497K. Now over a million. Obamacare...not so much
I don’t have cable so I have never watched the show, but based on Phil’s stance that he is a Christian, it’s time for him to repent and stop supporting the homosexual(GLBT) loving/promoting A&E.
Praying the Robertson family hangs tough. Long live Liberty!
I predict A&E will ask the Robertsons to buy out the remainder of their contract. They never intended this redneck bashfest to become the number one show on cable. They will also require that they not use the name Duck Dynasty. The robertsons will take the deal.
Does A and E really think that a bunch of gays and lesbians are the bulk of their audience? A & E must be run by gays and lesbians. What he said was the truth. Most men like women and most women like men and that’s just the way it is.
Great response by the Robertson family and Duck Commander! So glad they are not backing down. I think it would be fantastic if Duck Dynasty would cut a deal with Glenn Beck and The Blaze network.
...in 3 months.
I think that A&E thought they’d put a “dumb redneck” show on TV to laugh at, not realizing that America would rally around the message of family, faith and freedom.
They should take their show straight to Roku or Internet TV. Let’s get this started.
With liberals ideology comes before money. They knew the family would stick together and that would kill the show, but they didnt care since it might offend liberal perverts. They will lose a ton of money but dont care.
Right same as Doomsday Preppers and Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.
Cancel cable, get Roku or Blu-Ray player with Wi-Fi and stream your channels. Duck Dynasty is on Netflix.
It’s not in the can three episodes are.
I want to cut the cord....convincing the wife is another matter.
We need a Conservative Cable network! I hope Beck can make it happen someday! the Duck People could be the flagship for a new show to highlight—faith and Americanism.
>> Wish I could cancel A&E.
I feel the same way about MSNBC. But if I were a Comcast subscriber, I’d cancel and instead get my feed from a bird. And neither do I buy GE products when there’s an alternative. So there are ways to avoid patronizing the operations promoting sodomy and Leftism.
FB is saying that Glen Beck has offered to pick them up!
To keep their ratings and fans they will need to move to another established network meaning one served in most markets and satellite. Internet doesn’t do that because a good portion of the nation still doesn’t have high speed service but almost everyone can get Direct TV, Cable, or Dishnet.
I don’t think they need beck.
(Gee, I also wonder if Paula Deen would like to do a cooking show? ....)
Just thinking out loud.
My wife reminded me that the Robertsons are Church of Christ. In that faith the patriarch is in charge. They will all do what Phil says to do.
I have direct TV Sat Dish. How does ROKU work, what would I have to do and how much is does it cost.
But as a neighbor from that denomination says. He’s the “head of the family and his wife is the neck. Which ever way the neck turns the head will follow!”
Where would a conservative network be broadcast? It would take a conservative cable company. Then the local governments would have to agree to allow them to provide service.
They’ve got a real strong foothold on communications.
Amen to that Brother.
I think A&E might change their mind.
Beck is on DishNet Ch.212 around here.If they did go to Beck, it could break the Blaze wide open. Other providers would then run the Blaze. It would be a blow to the msm....and cable in general.
I disagree...money still trumps political correctness, especially if the pile of cash is large enough. Duck Dynasty is the #1 reality series in the history of cable TV; the show pulls ratings that the broadcast nets would die for. Additionally, DD is a marketing powerhouse; sales of its merchandise totaled $400 million last year—and A&E not only gets all of the advertising dollars, they get a chunk of the merchandising profits as well.
That’s why Phil was “suspended” and not “fired.” I doubt you’ll find a single Christian in the executive suite at A&E, or its corporate parents, Disney and Hearst. But they all understand money and I’m sure the word has gone out: don’t lose the show. The suits will bow and scrape to the GLAAD crowd, but they will make sure that DD remains on the network. Not even libs will walk away from a multi-billion dollar franchise.
Personally, I hope the Robertsons walk. The line of networks wanting to pick up the show will stretch around the block, and a lot of folks at A&E will lose their jobs. Maybe they can land an internship at GLAAD or Media Matters
That’s good to hear from the family that they’re staying together.
And behind every great man stands a woman rolling her eyes
Ding! Ding! Ding!
Another "dunkin' Campbellite" here checking into the thread. We generally use a small 'c' for "church" but, of course, capitalize the 'C' for "Christ". Among other things, that syntax helps to distinguish up from the United Church of Christ, where obama listens to hate-filled screeds from the consistently wrong Wright. The church of Christ has about as much in common with the United Church of Christ as it does with Mohammedanism.
Most of our congregations sing without instrumental accompaniment. At our church, we do have services with guns since the preacher carries as do most members. Woe unto the thug trying to make off with the collection plate! Hot lead in the head...but a graveyard is nearby for his convenience. :)
Hook it up to your Wi-Fi and you're in like QB Matt Flynn.