(RNS) Suspended for his comments about sexuality and race, Phil Robertson, the patriarch of A&E’s popular “Duck Dynasty” reality show, was reinstated Friday.
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(RNS) “Phil would never incite or encourage hate. We are disappointed that Phil has been placed on hiatus for expressing his faith, which is his constitutionally protected right.”
(RNS) “It seems to me people are tolerant of views except Christianity,” said Mike Kellett, the pastor to the extended Robertson clan on “Duck Dynasty.” “I don’t have anything to say about the wording in it. I would express things differently, but that’s Phil.”
“We’re kind of the John the Baptists of the 21st century. It’s how you imagine, with the wild hair and the locusts.” – Alan Robertson, the newest cast member of AMC’s “Duck Dynasty,” on the show’s popularity with Christian audiences.
“Our faith is the main part of our lives, but it’s better to be subtle. It’s more effective. When Jesus talked in parables, he wanted people to seek and find. I think it’s better that it’s funny,” Alan Robertson said.