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Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty fame is at it yet again. Promoting his latest book unPHILtered this week, he weighed in on topics such as AIDS and sexual morality.

We can sense your collective cringing before you've even read the quotes.

The uproar last December over Phil Robertson's anti-gay comments to GQ has evidently not deterred him in the least from discussing all things homosexuality.

Speaking on Tony Perkins’ Christian-themed radio show, Phil mused:

“Is this coincidental that all of the immoral conduct America is now participating in ... Do you think it’s a coincidence that these debilitating - literally that can cause death - diseases follow that kind of conduct?"

"God says, ‘One woman, one man,’ and everyone says, ‘Oh, that’s old hat, that’s that old Bible stuff.' But I’m thinking, well let’s see now."

"A clean guy - a disease-free guy and a disease-free woman - they marry and they keep their sex between the two of them."

"They’re not going to get chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and AIDS. It’s safe."

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Despite much controversy over the past two weeks, Duck Dynasty will return on schedule next year, with Phil Robertson an active participant, A&E announced.

The company suspended Robertson indefinitely December 18 following controversial anti-gay comments the 67-year-old made in an interview with GQ.

Duck Dynasty had been on hiatus when the comments went public; the show is set to return in January and to resume filming new episodes this spring.

None of that will change. The network, “after discussions with the Robertson family, as well as consulting with numerous advocacy groups,” says the show will go on.

The Robertson Family

The Robertson family admitted that the anti-gay comments were coarse, but criticized the suspension and implied they would not film without Phil.

Since the national controversy erupted, Phil Robertson has been defiant, reiterating his stance on gays, sin and homosexuality at a Bible study group.

He has been roundly criticized by gay rights groups, but supporters began demanding his reinstatement and even planning a Chick-Phil-A Day.

The network thus found itself in the midst of a PR nightmare, and ultimately decided to distance itself from Phil's views while still bringing back the show.

A&E's statement on the decision, released Friday, reads:

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The Duck Dynasty cast released a statement in support of suspended star Phil Robertson, implying that they can't go forward with the show without him.

“We are in discussions with A&E to see what [this] means for the future of Duck Dynasty,” the family statement said of Phil Robertson's suspension.

“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.”

The family defended Robertson’s comments and stressed that they 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,” the family said.

“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.”

The Robertson family said it has “spent much time in prayer” since learning A&E had suspended Phil over anti-gay comments he made in GQ.

The family also criticized A&E for its actions, saying he was placed on hiatus “for expressing his faith, which is his constitutionally protected right.”

Indeed, he sparked a national debate on religion and tolerance in an interview in which the reporter asked him what he considered to be sinful behavior.

The 67-year-old Robertson, who fans of the show know is very religious, said:

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Phil Robertson has been suspended indefinitely from A&E's Duck Dynasty amid the intense backlash over his recent anti-gay comments in GQ.

The family patriarch is famously outspoken and never affair to ruffle feathers (excuse the pun), but these remarks were particularly eyebrow-raising.

Many were offended, but others are attacking A&E, saying Phil Robertson's anti-gay comments are merely statements of his religious and personal beliefs.

Sarah Palin was one of many fans to take to social media in response, charging that the Duck Dynasty star's suspension is an attack on freedom of speech:

“Free speech is an endangered species. The ‘intolerants’ hatin’ and taking on the Duck Dynasty patriarch for voicing his personal opinion are taking on all of us.”

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal also voiced support for his embattled constituent:

“Phil Robertson and his family are great citizens of the State of Louisiana."

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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:

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Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson is blasting gays in the new issue of GQ, and his controversial remarks have drawn a harsh rebuke from GLAAD.

In a shocking interview, the 67-year-old equated same-sex relationships with bestiality.

Phil Robertson in GQ

"It seems like, to me, a vagina - as a man - would be more desirable than a man's anus, that's just me," the reality star 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 further, when asked by the magazine what kinds of behavior he considers sinful, adding:

"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."

As for whether his comments will affect Duck Dynasty, Phil did not seem concerned: "It's a TV show. This thing ain't gonna last forever. No way."

Not surprisingly, GLAAD quickly fired back at Robertson through a spokesman:

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