PETITION TO THE A&E NETWORK DEMANDING THE IMMEDIATE REINSTATEMENT OF DUCK DYNASTY’S PHIL ROBERTSON — #ISTANDWITHPHIL

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Dear A&E Network,

I am writing to you regarding your network's intolerant, discriminatory, and punitive treatment of Mr. Phil Robertson, star of A&E's #1 hit show, Duck Dynasty.

Mr. Robertson’s comments in GQ Magazine are simply reflective of a Biblical view of sexuality, marriage, and family – a view that has stood the test of time for thousands of years and continues to be held by the majority of Americans and today’s world as a whole.

Many members of the LGBT community may not agree with this view, but the notion that a free-thinking American should be discriminated against simply for expressing a perspective that is in conflict with another is patently un-American and flies in the face of true tolerance and civility. A&E's position, which in your own words is “championing” the gay and lesbian community — which I believe you have the freedom to do — excludes the views of Faith Driven Consumers and effectively censors a legitimate viewpoint held by the majority of Americans.

As a Faith Driven Consumer, I am signing this petition to demand that my views be treated with equality and respect in America’s rich rainbow of diversity.

I am asking your network to immediately reinstate Mr. Robertson to Duck Dynasty, and to formally apologize to him, his family, and the millions of viewers who tune in every week, stand by him, and share his worldview. While the LGBT community may be offended by his opposing viewpoint, your rash, discriminatory, and unfair treatment toward Mr. Robertson — a recognized symbol of the faith community — is a slap in the face to Faith Driven Consumers and everyday Americans alike.

There are 46 million Faith Driven Consumers in America today who spend 1.75 trillion dollars annually. Should you refuse to equally respect and welcome our legitimately held views, we will gladly stop watching this and all other A&E programming and turn to any reformulation of Duck Dynasty on another network – while simultaneously supporting brands that stand with the show and the Robertson family.

Signed,

John Q. Public

#IStandwithPhil

 

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  • A&E can GTH with their G&L focus
  • Loving our brother or sister down not mean we much love their sinful behavior. Phil is quoting the bible. People who have a problem with what he said, have a problem with God, not Phil.
  • Time to go back to free speech! How come God fearing men can not voice their opinions but a few people control the destiny of many. I am tired of people (minority) controlling the many. Our forefathers would be rolling in their graves!!
  • I AGREE WITH PHIL 100%…AS A BORN-AGAIN BELIEVER IN JESUS CHRIST…I THINK PHIL DID THE RIGHT THING WHEN HE SAID WHAT HE SAID..PLUS ITS CALLEDFREEDOM OF SPEECH”!

    I SUPPORT THE ROBERTSON’’S FAMILY & WILL STAND WITH THEM! A&E MADE A MISTAKE…I WATCH DUCK DYNASTY AS MUCH AS I CAN..& I WILL CONTINUE TO BUY THEIR PRODUCT!

    KEEP YOUR FAITH PHILTHE GAYS R SCARED OF SOMETHING OR THEY WOULD NOT SAY ANYTHING..ALSO..BESIDES IF THEY HATE CHRISTIANS SO MUCH..WHY R THEY WATCHING A SHOW..WHERE THEY PRAY @ THE TABLE BEFORE A MEAL ETC. & ALSO..I THINK THE GAY PEOPLE JUST WANTED TO MAKE A NAME FOR THEMSELVESTHIS IS MY “FREEDOM OF SPEECHCOMMENT!..PHIL ROBERTSON & HIS FAMILY WILL B IN MY PRAYERS.
  • I’m in total agreement… w/my buddy Doug. Patty
  • God should be in all we do and should be first in all our lives this country was founded on!!!!!!!!! G O D !!!!!!!!! B R I N G H I M B A C K we need him!!!
  • It’s fine for gays, lesbians and whatever they think they are or want to be but are not to go into a bakery and expect a Christian baker to make them a wedding cake and when that baker refuses they scream bloody murder and has the government get involved and threaten to close the bakery down and threaten the baker with imprisonment and stiff fines but if the situation is reversed and a Christian couple unknowingly asked a gay bakery to make a cake with a Christian theme that same couple would be told by the gov’t was within it’s legal right to refuse to make a cake with a Christian theme. Kind of one sided don’t you think mr. reid?
  • No prejudice is stood for!