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Here we go again.
Last December it was Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty, who was suspended from his hit A+E show—under pressure from those determined to stifle his freedom to express his deeply held, Bible-based views. Christians and fair-minded Americans nationwide rallied to his defense and A+E reinstated Robertson to the show after a nine-day media firestorm.Read more
This just in from The New York Times and Variety: The Robertsons are working with producers, writers and composers to bring to the stage the food, faith and family values that form the foundation of the success of their hit A+E show, Duck Dynasty.
Scheduled to open in February, 2015, at the Rio hotel and casino in Las Vegas, “The Duck Commander Family Musical” will feature actors playing the roles of various Robertson family members in a 90-minute show based on the 2012 book by Willie and Korie Robertson, The Duck Commander Family: How Faith, Family, and Ducks Built a Dynasty.Read more
“And Faith Driven Consumer, a Christian group, has started a pledge at IStandWithPhil.com asking A&E to reinstate Robertson; it has more than 1,800 signatures as of writing.”Read more
“Faith Driven Consumer, a group that connects Christian shoppers with faith-compatible companies, also started a petition drive to reinstate Robertson immediately.Read more
“Phil Campbell spends much of his time amassing people who share his name to help the residents of a small Alabama town also called Phil Campbell that was ravaged by a tornado in 2011. A documentary about the group, "I'm With Phil," and the the social media hashtag #ImWithPhil promoted his philanthropic efforts.Read more
“Chris Stone, founder of Faith Driven Consumer, the group that gathered 260,000 signatures on a petition at IStandWithPhil.com, said in a Friday night statement that he and individuals like him would "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 more
“Meanwhile, a petition to end Robertson's indefinite suspension reached its goal of 250,000 signatures on Friday, roughly one week after it was created, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Faith Driven Consumer's "IStandWithPhil" petition had 252,918 signatures as of early Friday morning.Read more
“More than 250,000 people have signed a petition to A&E demanding that Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson be reinstated on the hit show.
Robertson, the 67-year-old family patriarch, was suspended indefinitely by the TV cable channel after he made remarks that have been slammed as homophobic and racist in an interview with GQ magazine.
“A petition calling for the reinstatement of Phil Robertson on “Duck Dynasty” on Friday surpassed its goal of a quarter-million signatures.Read more
“UPDATE, 8 AM: After hitting its goal of 200,000 signatures on its petition calling for A&E Network to immediately reinstate Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson in just a few days, the organization that calls itself Faith Driven Consumers set a new goal of 250,000. Which it hit the night after Christmas. Christmas, not coincidentally is the day the extremely press-savvy Phil decided to illustrate one of his comments to GQ and a subsequent church group meeting that “If you’re a man, find yourself a woman. Marry them and keep your sex right there…Common sense says we are not going to procreate the human race unless we have a man and a woman. From the beginning Jesus said, ‘It is a man and a woman.'” In a photo tweeted Christmas Day by his granddaughter, Phil is seen pointing to an apparently new wedding ring on the finger of his wife, Miss Kay, with the caption: “After 50 years of marriage Papaw Phil finally gave Mamaw Kay a wedding ring for Christmas ??””Read more