We want to thank all of you for your prayers and support. The family has spent much time in prayer since learning of A&E's decision. We want you to know that first and foremost we are a family rooted in our faith in God and our belief that the Bible is His word. While some of Phil’s unfiltered comments to the reporter were coarse, his beliefs are grounded in the teachings of the Bible. Phil is a Godly man who follows what the Bible says are the greatest commandments: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart” and “Love your neighbor as yourself.” 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.We have had a successful working relationship with A&E but, as a family, we cannot imagine the show going forward without our patriarch at the helm. We are in discussions with A&E to see what that means for the future of Duck Dynasty. Again, thank you for your continued support of our family.
Since Rednecks are threatening to boycott A&E, it occurred to AKSARBENT that liberal sportsmen and women could do the same to the Golden Goose that has made the Robertson duck call family wealthy. (After all, Duck Commander duck calls cost up to $180 at Cabelas.)
For that amount of money a duck hunter could surf here on his or her smartphone, run a cord to a battery-powered PA, and attract ducks with the calls of actual ducks without being limited to the one-species-per product scheme of the Robertson family's offerings.
AKSARBENT's approach would work with other waterfowl, such as geese, who can be real bullies.