Dec 19, 2013 2:22 PM
“Faith Driven Consumer, an organization with a goal of connecting Christian consumers with “faith-compatible” companies, has launched a petition drive calling for A&E to reinstate Phil Robertson after he was suspended from “Duck Dynasty” on Wednesday for making anti-gay comments in an interview with GQ.
The org’s IStandWithPhil.com petition has so far drawn more than 2,000 signatures.
“Simply put, Phil Robertson is being censored and punished for quoting the Bible, and A&E’s treatment of him is punitive and highly discriminatory,” Chris Stone, the org’s founder, said in a statement. “Everyday people will not stand for this, they know bullying and violation of religious freedom when they see it. A&E’s actions are censoring Faith Driven Consumers and eliminating them from an entertainment choice that they have overwhelmingly supported.”
The petition also asks that A&E “formally apologize” to Robertson.”