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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  • denise boyer
    Telling the truth isn’t always the popular thing to do but it is the right thing to do!
  • Richard Moyer
    Read the FIRST AMENDMENT
  • Frances Sessa
    Phil has a right to his opinion and interpretation of the Bible.
  • byron williams
  • Richard Johns
    Everyone should have the right to voice their opinion even if it is not what the government wants people to hear.
  • wanda worrels
  • larry smuin
  • Allen Clabough
  • Rev. Fr. Joel Osborne
  • Jonathan Kelly
  • James Sebeck
    Please STOP pushing gay, lesbian, transgender agendas down NORMAL peoples throats.
  • John Whiting
    I stand with Phil Robertson because he has the courage to stand by his convictions under persecution.
  • Judy Bair
    I am proud to stand with my brother, Phil Robertson, because of WHO has our backs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PRAISE HIS HOLY NAME!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Vicky Kirkman
    Keep the faith Phil!
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  • Wes Spainhour
    I agree with Phil 100%!
  • Jamie Guggenheim
    Reinstate Phil! Freedom of speech and freedom of religion is our right!
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  • Jake Trenary
    We live in this great country where men and women have fought and died to preserve the privileges of freedom and liberty for All Americans. Phil Robertson is a Christian who is using his newly found fame to broadcast his morals, values, ethics, experiences, and opinions to the masses. Just like all other cultural icons, from Lady Gaga to Jay Z, he is entitled to his voice whether you support him or not. A&E will lose millions in order to appease the sentiment of a small minority of people which is the politico folly of the day for all aspects of our beleaguered nation. Duck Dynasty will pop up on another network in a couple months so that the majority of us can exercise our sincere belief in the Holy Bible, which teaches love and tolerance toward all mankind, and the 1st Amendment of the Constitution of the United States, which executes the right to Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Religion for All Americans.
  • Dave Zech
  • Melanie Ransom
    I stand with Phil – Duck Commander – The Robertsons
  • William Helms
  • Tatjana Norris
    Whether I agree with him or not, he should be allowed to say what he believes without being punished for it.
  • Jon Campbell