Phil Robertson Coming Back on 'Duck Dynasty,' A&E Now Says

Monday, 30 Dec 2013 07:19 AM

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It looks like Phil Robertson will be back on A&E and "Duck Dynasty" soon as the channel reversed its decision to suspend the family patriarch for his controversial comments about gays.

In a statement Friday, A&E said it decided to bring Robertson back after discussions with the Robertson family and "numerous advocacy groups."

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The channel had put Robertson on what it called "hiatus" following his comments in a magazine article about how the Bible informs his view of gays.

His comments were slammed by groups including GLAAD, the gay media watch organization. But A&E's decision drew a backlash from those who said they supported Robertson's comments and others who defended him on the basis of freedom of speech.

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