IStandWithPhil.com Applauds Return of Phil Robertson, Remains Deeply Concerned Over Unanswered Questions
Does A&E's latest call for tolerance and inclusion reflect and embrace the biblically based values of the Robertson family and millions of Faith Driven Consumers?
(Raleigh, NC – December 27, 2013) — Faith Driven Consumer, the organization behind the widely publicized IStandWithPhil.com petition drive, with more than 260,000 supporters signing on in one week, has issued the following statement regarding the A&E Network's decision to reinstate Phil Robertson to Duck Dynasty. This statement can be attributed to Chris Stone, founder of Faith Driven Consumer:
“Today’s decision by A&E to reinstate Phil Robertson to Duck Dynasty is in direct response to the powerful and engaged voices of millions of Faith Driven Consumers, as highlighted by more than 260,000 signers of the IStandWithPhil.com petition.
“However, the question remains, has the Faith Driven Consumer community truly been heard?
“Despite our celebration, we remain uncertain of A&E's true intent. Today, in the network’s statement of their core values – centered on ‘creativity, inclusion, and mutual respect’ - Faith Driven Consumers are left wondering whether A&E considers us to be a part of America's rich rainbow of diversity.
“Do they also now embrace the biblically based values and worldview held by the Robertson family and millions of Faith Driven Consumers?
“Did the network’s engagement and consultation with 'numerous advocacy groups’ include Faith Driven Consumers? We eagerly anticipate A&E’s naming of those groups to ensure that our community was included.
“Faith Driven Consumers will remain vigilant as we measure whether A&E’s actions reflect true tolerance, diversity, and mutual respect – including their equal embrace of our biblically based values and deeply held beliefs.”
Read the A&E statement at The Hollywood Reporter here.
About Faith Driven Consumer
Faith Driven Consumer is a movement connecting Christian consumers with companies that are relatively more compatible with a biblical worldview. By educating and engaging Christian consumers, Faith Driven Consumer provides an online community forum offering resources for making more faith-conscious decisions, encourages companies to meet the unique needs of Faith Driven Consumers, and offers a national voice for this rapidly emerging, economically powerful and Christ-centered consumer market segment. Visit http://www.faithdrivenconsumer.com for more information.
Let the LGBTs A&E so proudly “supports” and “champions” keep their ratings up. A&E did NOT support equality or tolerance—which, as always, covers everything but Bible, Christian beliefs. A little dose of truth would do the world good.
I’m glad to see an organization that can give a voice to us.
Hopefully this organization can grow and have more influence on more topics of faith.
As far as A&E embracing the biblically based values and worldview held by the Robertson family, I think we can be sure that they don’t. But that doesn’t really matter. As long as the Robertsons have something they want, they will give in to the Robertson’s demands. A&E is the one that is all about the money.
However, God can use anything that will spread His news of salvation to the world. We just have to remember that God is in control.