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I Stand With Phil Petition: Duck Dynasty Fans Gaining Steam After Twitter Block

I Stand With Phil Petition: Duck Dynasty Fans Gaining Steam After Twitter Block

The I Stand With Phil petition started by Duck Dynasty fans in support of the embattled Phil Robertson is gaining steam, with even a Twitter blockade failing to slow it down.

Phil Robertson, the star of the reality show Duck Dynasty, was suspended from appearing in episodes by A&E after he made comments in an interview with GQ that were seen as insensitive and insulting to gays and blacks. In the interview Robertson said he believed homosexuality was a sin and that blacks in Jim Crow-era Louisiana were happier than those living today.

Despite his suspension, Robertson has refused to apologize for his remarks, reiterating in remarks at his church in West Monroe, Louisiana, that he believes homosexuality is a sin.

Fans have rallied by Phil’s side, sending out messages of support to the Duck Dynasty star and starting an I Stand With Phil petition calling on A&E to reinstate Robertson.

The site, created by the organization Faith Driven Consumer, states:

“Mr. Robertson’s comments in GQ Magazine are simply reflective of a Biblical view of sexuality, marriage, and family – a view that has stood the test of time for thousands of years and continues to be held by the majority of Americans and today’s world as a whole.

“Many members of the LGBT community may not agree with this view, but the notion that a free-thinking American should be discriminated against simply for expressing a perspective that is in conflict with another is patently un-American and flies in the face of true tolerance and civility.”

The I Stand With Phil petition ran into a snag this week when people trying to post the site supporting Phil Robertson on Twitter found themselves blocked out. Twitter removed the block on December 23, with a spokesperson for the site explaining that the URL was mistakenly identified as spam.

“We have restored access and apologize for the error,” the spokesperson said.

The I Stand With Phil petition has hardly been slowed by the block, moving steadily toward its goal of 250,000 signatures (by late on Wednesday the site had reached 235,000).

And the I Stand With Phil petition isn’t the only support for Phil Robertson. Duck Dynasty sponsor Skyjacker, which builds truck suspensions, has come out to publicly support Robertson and call for his return to the show.

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17 Responses to “I Stand With Phil Petition: Duck Dynasty Fans Gaining Steam After Twitter Block”

  1. Anonymous

    There's an awful lot of these "mistakes" when conservatives say something that liberals don't like.

  2. Johnny Trujillo

    Who cares what this dude thinks? His beliefs come from an old fairy tale book. How sad that so many Americans still follow this nonsense. Wake up America. These bible thumpers are trying to establish a government run by Christianity.

  3. Pam Loftin

    I stand with Phil, my brother in Christ. Pro God, anti-sin. Love the sinner, hate the sin.

  4. Johnny Trujillo

    Mike Heuer, Phil is the bigot that compared gays to thieves, drunks, adulterers and those that take part in bestiality. His comments were ignorant and homophobic. A perfect example how the bible clogs your mind with delusion, preventing any logic from entering. Phil offended a group based on their sexual orientation. His prejudiced beliefs come from a book with no evidence behind it.

  5. Kim Groff

    Johnny Trujillo is a runner looks like. What you running from Johnny? Oh, that's right a differing opinion….

  6. Ron Tillinghast

    I STAND WITH PHIL, seems to me that he has pushed a few buttons in the "New Age" community that is always preaching acceptance and to live and let live, while behind the scenes a gaggle of them are talking smack about anyone that thinks different than they do. Let’s face it; if you’re talking smack about this, you’re a Hippocratic piece of shit.

  7. Yotto Otto

    Hurray for Phil saying his beliefs without pardon. It's his American right. It's funny how everybody gets to share their opinion without judgement except Christians. They have to be tolerant when Hollywood and News Media make fun of Christians and preachers, etc, but if a well known Christian says something they believe, it makes front page news and creates a terrible backlash. What about some tolerance back at them? Isn't this AMERICA? We are Free and that means free to share our opinions. If an artist pees on a cross and calls it "art," the PC police demand that Christians accept it as his right of "free artistic expression" – so let's see some freedom for Christians to speak & show their beliefs as they see fit. It's a right purchased by the blood of our American ancestors and written in our constitution. Since Christian beliefs reflect the majority of this nation, I'd say let them speak their mind as the other side speaks theirs.

  8. Chris Idema

    Johnny Trujillo . He didn't say anything about gay people. But about homosexuality. He didn't compare that particular sin with other sins. He quoted a verse from the bible that lists a bunch of sins including homosexuality. His statement is the exact opposite of 'homophobia'. If he truly was afraid of homosexuals he wouldn't make that particular statement.

  9. Anonymous

    “People in general do not know what wickedness there is in this pretended word of God. Brought up in habits of superstition, they take it for granted that the Bible is true, and that it is good; they permit themselves not to doubt of it, and they carry the ideas they form of the benevolence of the Almighty to the book which they have been taught to believe was written by his authority. Good heavens! it is quite another thing; it is a book of lies, wickedness, and blasphemy; for what can be greater blasphemy than to ascribe the wickedness of man to the orders of the Almighty?
    I view things as they are, without regard to place or person; my country is the world, and my religion is to do good.”
    ……………Thomas Paine- The age of ignorance commenced with the Christian system, Part II (1795)
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  10. Anonymous

    “People in general do not know what wickedness there is in this pretended word of God. Brought up in habits of superstition, they take it for granted that the Bible is true, and that it is good; they permit themselves not to doubt of it, and they carry the ideas they form of the benevolence of the Almighty to the book which they have been taught to believe was written by his authority. Good heavens! it is quite another thing; it is a book of lies, wickedness, and blasphemy; for what can be greater blasphemy than to ascribe the wickedness of man to the orders of the Almighty?
    I view things as they are, without regard to place or person; my country is the world, and my religion is to do good.”
    ……………Thomas Paine- The age of ignorance commenced with the Christian system, Part II (1795)
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  11. Larry Cook

    I stand with Phil all the way. God Bless Phil for taking the bold step to speak of what the Bible says from Jesus Words. Many hate the truth, but when they stand before God and He judges according to what His word says, they will realize what they have been told is the truth and will regret attacking Christ. It is actually Christ they are attacking as it says in the Bible that in the last days, they will attack believers but it is Christ they are actually attacking because they hate Christ.