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Patriarch off 'Duck Dynasty' after gay comments

Dec 20th, 2013 - National News

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson — suspended from the series indefinitely after making disparaging remarks about gays — is getting support from key followers.

Sarah Palin posted a picture on her Facebook page of her with the reality show clan with the message, "Free Speech is an endangered species." And Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal released a statement saying, "It's a messed-up situation when Miley Cyrus gets a laugh and Phil Robertson gets suspended." The show is filmed in his state.

A&E announced what it called a "hiatus" for the 67-year-old Robertson after he called homosexual behavior sinful in the January edition of GQ magazine. GQ said he then paraphrased a biblical reference: "Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers — they won't inherit the kingdom of God."

Robertson responded to criticism of his GQ remarks, saying he "would never treat anyone with disrespect" because they are different.

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