Phil Robertson: Suspended From Duck Dynasty For Anti-Gay Comments

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A&E has yanked Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson off the hit show indefinitely following the patriarch's anti-gay remarks that surfaced on Wednesday.

The cable network condemned the 67-year-old Robertson's anti-gay comments and announced his forthcoming suspension in the following statement:

“We are extremely disappointed to have read Phil Robertson’s comments in GQ, which are based on his own personal beliefs and are not reflected in the series Duck Dynasty."

"His personal views in no way reflect those of A&E Networks, who have always been strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community."

"The network has placed Phil under hiatus from filming indefinitely.”

An A&E rep confirmed that this means exactly what it says:

Phil Robertson is off the show for an undetermined period of time. The rest of his family will continue on the reality series, which returns in January.

Among other things, Robertson called homosexuality illogical and loosely cited Bible scripture to compare homosexuality to bestiality, adultery and prostitution.

"It seems like, to me, a vagina - as a man - would be more desirable than a man's anus, that's just me," he 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."

Robertson then took his eyebrow-raising commentary even further, when asked by the magazine what kinds of behavior he considers sinful, adding:

"Start with homosexual behavior and morph out from there ... bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men."

Before the suspension, Phil issued his own statement in which he said:

"I myself am a product of the '60s; I centered my life around sex, drugs and rock and roll until I hit rock bottom and accepted Jesus as my Savior."

"My mission today is to go forth and tell people about why I follow Christ and also what the bible teaches, and part of that teaching is that women and men are meant to be together."

"However, I would never treat anyone with disrespect just because they are different from me. We are all created by the Almighty and like Him, I love all of humanity."

"We would all be better off if we loved God and loved each other."

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The dumbest thing a network can do is kick a REALITY STAR off for being his real self. I don't hate gay people but im starting to. I don't watch the show but others that share his beliefs have the right. He did not say they should be killed or jailed. It didn't sound like hate at all. My husband has said to my gay guy friend he'll never let anyone near his butt, my friend laughed. This crap causes more hate than anything Phil said.

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LOOK THE FUCK @ THIS TERROR GOVERNMENT OPEN PERSECUTION OF THE TRUTH ABOUT DISGUSTING SEX PERVS !!!!! THESE MOTHERFUCKERS ARE OUT THEIR AIDS INFESTED MINDS !!!!! RETALIATION IS NOW A JEW MOB SYSTEM IN PLACE LIKE BLOWING UP PALESTINIAN HOUSE IN THE MIDDLE EAsat !!! ORGANIZED RETALIATION AGAINST SPEECH IS CRIMAE AGAINST HUMANTIY

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@ (((@))) joy

WHEN PUBLIC ASKED ---" GET RID OF PHIL ..OR GET RID OF HOMOS ??? 95% SAID -- GET !!! RID !! OF !!! HOMOS !!!! THEY GOT AIDS ....

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It's his opinion and we all have one. It's called a reality show. People are so ridiculous these days. It's freedom of speech and his beliefs! And if he can't state how he feels then it's shouldn't be a reality show.

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I highly doubt that members of GLAAD and NAACP set their DVRs on a regular basis to watch Duck Dynasty. I think A&E pulled the trigger way too fast on this situation. Lest they forget this is one of the highest rated programs on their network? And...ummm I'm pretty sure that A&E needs the Robertson's more than they need A&E...this program came after their multi-million dollar duck call business was well established. I hope the rest of the Robertson's take a stand and refuse to film without the patriarch of the family. He is absolutely entitled to his opinion whether or not anyone else agrees with it.

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@ Anninoh

yes!!!!!!!!

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He didnt say anything bad all he basically said that he just doesnt understand how a man can be gay for a straight person that a reasonal question....and yeah I guess him saying its a sin was a bit but hes an old ass redneck from the south what do you expect??? I say hes apology statement is genuine and A&E should put him back on....I like that he makes God the main factor in his life tv needs more of that.

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@ fjjjggvb

I totally agree with you. This country is going crazy..if you fart the wrong way your bound to offend someone...The media totally flipped this in the wrong direction. Its america and he can have his beliefs. There was no anit-gay statements and he wasn't bashing the gay community. Sad that this had to happen to him.

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................those sissies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!