Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is rallying behind Phil Robertson after the "Duck Dynasty" star was suspended indefinitely by A&E following comments he made calling homosexuality a sin and equating it with bestiality and drunkenness, but Jindal isn't the only conservative speaking up for the bearded beloved family patriarch.
“I don’t agree with quite a bit of stuff I read in magazine interviews or see on TV,” Jindal said. “In fact, come to think of it, I find a good bit of it offensive. But I also acknowledge that this is a free country and everyone is entitled to express their views. In fact, I remember when TV networks believed in the First Amendment.”
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Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin took to Facebook to express her disappointment with A&E's actions.
"Free speech is an endangered species. Those 'intolerants' hatin' and taking on the Duck Dynasty patriarch for voicing his personal opinion are taking on all of us," she wrote, posting a photo of herself with the "Duck Dynasty" family.
Larry the Cable Guy, during a lengthy debate on Twitter, said that Robertson “ain’t hurting anyone but ducks.”
Actor Chris Ashworth also stood up for the Duck Dynasty icon.
Glenn Beck offered the family a spot on his new network.
“May I suggest: Make your stand. You will never have a better chance," Beck said, according to TheBlaze
. And quite honestly, you’re our best shot as people. If we don’t get people to wake up to the fact that this is fascism, that we are not allowed to have another opinion ... they’re never going to wake up. And you’re our best shot.”
Robertson is an elder at White’s Ferry Road Church of Christ in West Monroe, La., a church that attracts some 1,200 worshippers on Sunday mornings. As an elder, Robertson offers spiritual counsel and hosts Bible studies, Pastor Mike Kellett told CNN
“He has literally helped bring hundreds of people to the Lord,” Kellett said.
CNN said Robertson released a statement Thursday defending his remarks. “I myself am a product of the '60s; I centered my life around sex, drugs and rock and roll until I hit bottom. ... My mission today is to go forth and tell people about why I follow Christ and also what the Bible teaches, and part of that teaching is that women and men are meant to be together.”
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