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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  • philip bergen
    i stand with phil
  • Kris Newell
    Our Vets fought and died so we can have freedom of speech. The comments were a citizens free speech comments, nothing more or less. I am offended by the one sided aspect of this situation. Certainly has gotten much more press than when someone makes a comment about Christians and their guns and Bibles.
  • craig minor
    what ever happened to freedom of speech ? if you didn’t want to hear his opinion then don’t ask!
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  • Joyce Leslie2
    I have never followed the show, but I definitely approve of their way of life and in standing up for it.
  • Maggie Ammons
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  • Tanya Torres
    If we put up with others freedom of speech we should put up with everyone’s freedom of speech. Freedom of speech is for everyone not just who you choose.
  • Richard Hyytinen
    Go Phil!
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    I stand by Phil Robertson & his beliefs!
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    Leftists, Don’t go away mad just go the hell away. Remember to ESAD.
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    I STAND WITH PHIL BECAUSE HE DID NO WRONG
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