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The Robertson Family Official Statement
Duck Commander ^

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 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.


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KEYWORDS: duckdynasty; gorobertsons; homosexualagenda; philrobertson; prayerswithyou
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1 posted on 12/19/2013 6:09:22 PM PST by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

Thanks for the post. I will hold my comments.


2 posted on 12/19/2013 6:11:39 PM PST by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: Red in Blue PA

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.


3 posted on 12/19/2013 6:11:55 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

“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!


4 posted on 12/19/2013 6:12:42 PM PST by CondorFlight (I)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

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.


5 posted on 12/19/2013 6:12:50 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA

tell A&E to eff off


6 posted on 12/19/2013 6:13:22 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Red in Blue PA

These good ole boys just keep showing the world they know what really matters in the end.


7 posted on 12/19/2013 6:13:45 PM PST by Newbomb Turk ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.")
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To: Red in Blue PA

A little background music please..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xmCwbjspaU


8 posted on 12/19/2013 6:14:04 PM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: yldstrk
tell A&E to eff off

Unfortunately, the season's already in the can.

9 posted on 12/19/2013 6:14:42 PM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: Red in Blue PA

A la carte cable would cancel a lot of liberal channels. Conservatives should figure out a way to make it happen.


10 posted on 12/19/2013 6:15:01 PM PST by yellowdoghunter (Welcome to Obamastan! (Mrs. Yellowdoghunter))
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To: TexasFreeper2009

They should take their show to The Blaze or some other network.

And add an ‘immorals’ clause.


11 posted on 12/19/2013 6:24:50 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
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12 posted on 12/19/2013 6:26:23 PM PST by gop4lyf (Are we no longer in that awkward time? Or is it still too early?)
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To: yellowdoghunter
I'd be happy to spend $7/mo for 30 channels (of my choice) instead of $70/mo for 300.

I guess that's why the (disconnected) cable has been corroding for the last 10 years.

13 posted on 12/19/2013 6:26:31 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Red in Blue PA

I love their stance. Stay tough and take a look at Glen Beck’s offer. A&E should just wither away.


14 posted on 12/19/2013 6:26:45 PM PST by conservativepoet
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To: TurboZamboni

I am confident both the Robertson’s and the Blaze attorneys will be breaking bread soon.


15 posted on 12/19/2013 6:27:42 PM PST by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: yellowdoghunter
Indeed. Sorry, but subscribing to any channel package makes you part of the problem and is what allows the left to violate our sensibilities with impunity.

The more folks who cancel their subscriptions now, the better!

16 posted on 12/19/2013 6:30:35 PM PST by Errant
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To: gop4lyf

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


17 posted on 12/19/2013 6:31:23 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Red in Blue PA; sneakers
Hey lets not forget Quinn and Rose!!!!
18 posted on 12/19/2013 6:31:32 PM PST by GregB (I am voting for Sarah Palin in 2016..period!!!!)
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To: caver

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.


19 posted on 12/19/2013 6:31:50 PM PST by HusbandMan
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To: Red in Blue PA

Praying the Robertson family hangs tough. Long live Liberty!


20 posted on 12/19/2013 6:33:32 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!! r)
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To: Red in Blue PA

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.


21 posted on 12/19/2013 6:34:00 PM PST by ez (Muslims do not play well with others.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

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.


22 posted on 12/19/2013 6:35:52 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: Red in Blue PA

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.


23 posted on 12/19/2013 6:36:07 PM PST by BibleGunClinger
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To: gop4lyf

...in 3 months.

24 posted on 12/19/2013 6:36:15 PM PST by Rodamala
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To: ez

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.


25 posted on 12/19/2013 6:36:18 PM PST by cincinnati65
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To: bigbob

They should take their show straight to Roku or Internet TV. Let’s get this started.


26 posted on 12/19/2013 6:37:31 PM PST by ez (Muslims do not play well with others.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

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.


27 posted on 12/19/2013 6:38:43 PM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Things are only going to get worse.)
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To: cincinnati65

Right same as Doomsday Preppers and Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.


28 posted on 12/19/2013 6:38:53 PM PST by ez (Muslims do not play well with others.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
A la carte cable cannot come soon enough

Cancel cable, get Roku or Blu-Ray player with Wi-Fi and stream your channels. Duck Dynasty is on Netflix.

29 posted on 12/19/2013 6:39:01 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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To: COBOL2Java

It’s not in the can three episodes are.


30 posted on 12/19/2013 6:39:12 PM PST by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I want to cut the cord....convincing the wife is another matter.


31 posted on 12/19/2013 6:41:22 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: ez

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.


32 posted on 12/19/2013 6:41:58 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Red in Blue PA

>> 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.


33 posted on 12/19/2013 6:42:14 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

FB is saying that Glen Beck has offered to pick them up!


34 posted on 12/19/2013 6:43:44 PM PST by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then)
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To: ez

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.


35 posted on 12/19/2013 6:44:05 PM PST by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

I don’t think they need beck.


36 posted on 12/19/2013 6:44:48 PM PST by ez (Muslims do not play well with others.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Paging Mr. Beck....Mr. Glenn Beck of The Blaze TV . Please pick up the courtesy phone...........

(Gee, I also wonder if Paula Deen would like to do a cooking show? ....)

Just thinking out loud.

37 posted on 12/19/2013 6:48:55 PM PST by Pajamajan (Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.)
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To: Red in Blue PA; All

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.


38 posted on 12/19/2013 6:49:03 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: gop4lyf

Love it!


39 posted on 12/19/2013 6:50:10 PM PST by defconw (Cibco's my spouse)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Cancel cable, get Roku or Blu-Ray player with Wi-Fi and stream your channels. Duck Dynasty is on Netflix.

I have direct TV Sat Dish. How does ROKU work, what would I have to do and how much is does it cost.

40 posted on 12/19/2013 6:52:43 PM PST by verga (The devil is in the details)
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To: VerySadAmerican

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!”


41 posted on 12/19/2013 6:52:43 PM PST by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Bttt


42 posted on 12/19/2013 6:55:05 PM PST by novemberslady
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

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.


43 posted on 12/19/2013 6:55:55 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Newbomb Turk

Amen to that Brother.

I think A&E might change their mind.


44 posted on 12/19/2013 6:55:55 PM PST by Venturer (Half Staff the Flag of the US for Terrorists.)
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To: cva66snipe

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.


45 posted on 12/19/2013 6:57:04 PM PST by DaveinOK54 (Freedom is not Free and I'll never quit defending it.)
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To: ez

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


46 posted on 12/19/2013 6:57:04 PM PST by ExNewsExSpook
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To: Red in Blue PA

That’s good to hear from the family that they’re staying together.


47 posted on 12/19/2013 6:58:35 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: hoosiermama

And behind every great man stands a woman rolling her eyes


48 posted on 12/19/2013 6:59:40 PM PST by Friendofgeorge ( Palin 2016 or bust)
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To: VerySadAmerican
My wife reminded me that the Robertsons are Church of Christ.

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. :)

49 posted on 12/19/2013 7:03:26 PM PST by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: verga
I have direct TV Sat Dish. How does ROKU work, what would I have to do and how much is does it cost. http://www.roku.com/

Hook it up to your Wi-Fi and you're in like QB Matt Flynn.

50 posted on 12/19/2013 7:10:59 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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