Report: A and E Fires Phil Robertson to Respect Gay Employees

December 21, 2013 14:04:39 GMT

The network's CEO took the harsh decision after the 'Duck Dynasty' star made comments about sinners and gays.

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A&E's main reason of suspending Phil Robertson from "Duck Dynasty" is their employee. The network put the conservative family man on indefinite hiatus after he spoke against homosexuality on an interview with GQ.

According to TMZ, A&E CEO Nancy Dubuc took the decision to respect their gay employees. She would not have the employees work hard for the show when its star disrespected them by calling them sinners.

Sources told the website that a number of gay people were involved in the show's production. They were outraged by Robertson's comment and encouraged Dubuc to fire him. Dubuc was also strongly lobbied by GLAAD to give Robertson the ax.

Dubuc felt that Robertson's comments about gays will not create a public outcry as hard as if he had made similar comments about African Americans or Jews. Although A&E has stated that this has nothing to do with "anti religion", Dubuc has reportedly been getting death threats.

Among the people who criticized the CEO's decision were Sarah Palin and her daughter Bristol Palin. Sarah said, "Free speech is an endangered species" while Bristol slammed, "I support Phil Robertson and his right to express his faith and his beliefs. Shame on A&E."


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posted by Rhonda on Dec 23, 2013
I thought the show was made for the viewers not the employees. Besides,what about offending Christians? But then every time you turn on the TV on any station they're offending them/us & praising homosexuality.
posted by kr on Dec 21, 2013
Unrepentant sinners hate to be told that they are sinners. If they didn't feel guilty they wouldn't be so upset.
posted by cj on Dec 21, 2013
She gone!
posted by RRowleyTucson on Dec 21, 2013
"Amendment 1 Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances."
posted by Jimmy on Dec 21, 2013
@RRowley: Your point is what. Congress has not prevents Robertson from speaking his mind. He is and always shall be allowed to speak his mind and say what he wants. His employer, on the other hand, doesn't have to extend that right. Employers fire people all the time who utter things like this. REPEAT: ROBERTSON HAS NOT BEEN DENTED HIS CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS.
posted by trhs on Dec 21, 2013
Phil Robertson is right.Most ffaagggots are pedafiles and rapeist and just sickos.I guess these sick sexual degenerates cant handle the truth that theyre sick vile unaccepted freaks.
posted by Stewart on Dec 21, 2013
Does this mean A & E has no Christian employees? Or does this mean they deserve no RESPECT?

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