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Family and Politicians React to Suspension of Duck Dynasty Star

FOX 24-- "Duck Dynasty" dad Phil Robertson has been placed on indefinite suspension by the A&E Network following his recent comments on homosexuality, the network announced Wednesday night.
Sadie Robertson
Sadie Robertson
John Luke Robertson
John Luke Robertson
Sarah Palin with Robertson (Sarah Palin Facebook)
Sarah Palin with Robertson (Sarah Palin Facebook)
FOX 24--  "Duck Dynasty" dad Phil Robertson has been placed on indefinite suspension by the A&E Network following his recent comments on homosexuality, the network announced Wednesday night.

"We are extremely disappointed to have read Phil Robertson's comments in GQ, which are based on his own personal beliefs and are not reflected in the series Duck Dynasty," the network said in a statement.

"His personal views in no way reflect those of A&E Networks, who have always been strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community. The network has placed Phil under hiatus from filming indefinitely."

Earlier Wednesday, Roberston had responded to critics who had slammed him for very graphic statements he made about his preference for heterosexual sex over homosexual sex.

“I myself am a product of the 60s; I centered my life around sex, drugs and rock and roll until I hit rock bottom and accepted Jesus as my Savior,” he said in a statement sent to FOX411.

“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.

"However, I would never treat anyone with disrespect just because they are different from me. We are all created by the Almighty and like Him, I love all of humanity. We would all be better off if we loved God and loved each other.”

In a wide-ranging interview with GQ, Robertson didn’t hold back when sharing his thoughts about homosexuality and sinning.

Click here to read his entire interview in GQ.

The granddaughter of Phil Robertson is commented on her Twitter account, Sadie Robertson writes "Prayer is the best conversation of the day. It's better to go to God before taking it to someone else."

Phil Robertson's grandson n his twitter account, John Luke Robertson writes : “What has this country come to? Unbelievable.”

Former Alaska Governor and Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin posted this comment on her Facebook page: "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."

Palin was recently in Monroe for a signing of her new book. While here, Palin visited the Duck Commander warehouse in West Monroe and met with members of the Robertson family.

Also Louisiana Governor Jindal has issued a statement on the Robertson suspension:

“Phil Robertson and his family are great citizens of the State of Louisiana. The politically correct crowd is tolerant of all viewpoints, except those they disagree with. I don’t agree with quite a bit of stuff I read in magazine interviews or see on TV. 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. It is a messed up situation when Miley Cyrus gets a laugh, and Phil Robertson gets suspended "

Louisiana Congressman Bill Cassidy issued this statement on his Facebook page:

"I hope that those who desire tolerance find a way to respectfully disagree with Phil, a reality TV show star who spoke in a real way; remembering that Phil stressed his concern and love for others, even if he does not understand or agree with their decisions."

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