“In the latest development in the ongoing culture war surrounding Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson's controversial remarks on homosexuality, the pro-Robertson website iStandwithPhil.com was flagged on Twitter, prohibiting users from posting messages containing links to the page. Twitter removed the block late on Dec. 23, and a Twitter spokesperson explained that an outside organization that tracks spam sources had mistakenly flagged the URL as spam.Read more
“In addition to the Change.org petition, a petition sponsored by Faith Driven Consumer has attracted more than 170,000 signatures. Robertson has also been defended by commentators on Fox News as well as notable conservative figures such as former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal.”Read more
“Chris Stone, whose Faith Driven Consumer group's petition nabbed more than 70,000 electronic signatures in support of Robertson within nine hours of its posting, says the group he founded represents consumers whose faith “is a significant enough part of their life to influence their daily (buying) decisions.Read more
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER: 'Duck Dynasty' Controversy: Petition Calls for Phil Robertson's Immediate Return
“The Christian organization Faith Driven Consumer asks A&E to immediately reinstate the reality star to the hit show and also is seeking a formal apology to him, his family and the show's viewers.
The petition calls for A&E to immediately reinstate Robertson to the hit reality show, after he was placed on indefinite suspension because of anti-gay remarks he made in a recent GQ profile.Read more
Biblical storyline key to turning out Faith Driven Consumer market
In recent years, Hollywood has increasingly come to understand the importance of the $1.75 trillion Faith Driven Consumer market for achieving success at the box office. Hits like Passion of the Christ, The Blind Side, 42, Duck Dynasty, and The American Bible Challenge point to the power of the 46 million Americans who are Faith Driven Consumers to make or break a project. And the degree to which a story or concept is faithful to a biblically orthodox narrative and worldview is often the key to its acceptance by Faith Driven Consumers.