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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  • Calvin Harness
    Freedom to your opinion!
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  • Jackie Davis
    A&E, I am ashamed of your actions and find this truly disgraceful. This was the biggest mistake you have made. Not only will I NOT support you, but I will NOT support your sponsors as well. Fortunately, you do have a chance to redeem yourself and do the RIGHT thing. I am truly disgusted by your network…
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  • Brian Porter
    I’m not a man of God but I am a believer in the first amendment and if you ask a man a question you can’t punish him for his beliefs and opinion.
  • George Mason
    If what Phil Robertson said can be qualified as “hate speech”, how long will it be before some activist walks into our church and makes that same claim about what the Bible says and what the pastor is preaching? I hope the whole clan tells A&E and hollywierd to keep it all, – and they continue their ministry without being on television.
  • Merideth Parrish
    Matthew 5:11 “Blessed are you when others persecute you on my account." Well done thy good & faithful servant #PhilRobertson of #DuckDynasty
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  • Laura Parson
    Re-Instate!!!!
  • Nicole Eaton
    We need this Christian man on television. He is a wonderful role model for every man, woman, and child around the world! #IStandwithPhil
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  • Robert McKnight
    I think this just shows the level of depravity this country has sunk to.
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  • Jeanne Lohr
    If the LGBT community doesn’t agree with what Phil says or in what he believes, they don’t have to watch the show. BRING BACK PHIL! THE HATERS CAN TURN THE CHANNEL!
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  • Colleen Garson
    This is still the USA … We have the right to our opinion…..
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