A&E puts Phil Robertson back on 'Duck Dynasty' after anti-gay flap

LOS ANGELES Fri Dec 27, 2013 5:37pm EST

LOS ANGELES Dec 27 (Reuters) - Cable network A&E said on Friday that Phil Robertson will be allowed to re-join his family in the hit reality show "Duck Dynasty," less than two weeks after the patriarch was suspended over anti-gay comments.

Robertson's remarks to GQ magazine and his subsequent suspension by A&E sparked a nationwide debate over tolerance and religion, with conservative politicians and fans saying that Robertson's beliefs were consistent with the Bible.

"As a global media content company, A+E Networks' core values are centered around creativity, inclusion and mutual respect," A&E said in a statement released late Friday.

"We believe it is a privilege for our brands to be invited into people's homes and we operate with a strong sense of integrity and deep commitment to these principles."

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alimarch wrote:
Let’s see – how much money are we going to lose vs how much money are we going to make? OK. Bring him back.

Dec 27, 2013 5:50pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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