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Dec 20, 2013 11:06 AM by Ian Auzenne

Jindal offers support to Robertson on Fox News

Governor Bobby Jindal continues to stump for DUCK DYNASTY patriarch Phil Robertson.

Jindal, who yesterday went on the defensive for Robertson after A&E placed him on an indefinite suspension after making homophobic and racist statements, appeared on Fox News and questioned A&E's decision.

"Well look, A&E is half owned by ABC," Jindal said. "And like a lot of parents I was kind of shocked Miley Cyrus went on TV, did some shocking things. She's back -- she'll be on ABC during the New Year's Eve day special. That is amazing to me. So Miley Cyrus is on TV and Phil Robertson is off TV? There is something wrong when that happens."

The governor also questioned A&E dedication to the Robertsons and their program.

"I think A&E could have done a courageous thing," Jindal said. "They were courageous to put the show on the air in the first place. I wish they stood by their show and said, 'You don't have to agree with them, just switch the channel and don't buy the duck calls if you don't like it.'"

A&E placed Robertson on suspension after GQ published his remarks about religion and sin in its most recent issue.

"We're Bible-thumpers who just happened to end up on television," Robertson told reporter Drew Magary. "You put in your article that the Robertson family really believes strongly that if the human race loved each other and they loved God, we would just be better off. We ought to just be repentant, turn to God, and let's get on with it, and everything will turn around."

When Magary asked about Robertson what, in his mind, is sinful, Robertson responded by saying, "Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men."

Robertson continued by paraphrasing a verse from Corinthians.

"Don't be deceived," Robertson said. "Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers-they won't inherit the kingdom of God. Don't deceive yourself. It's not right."

Robertson also made a controversial statement regarding race relations in Louisiana prior to the Civil Rights Movement.

"I never, with my eyes, saw the mistreatment of any black person. Not once," Robertson said. "Where we lived was all farmers. The blacks worked for the farmers. I hoed cotton with them. I'm with the blacks, because we're white trash. We're going across the field.... They're singing and happy. I never heard one of them, one black person, say, 'I tell you what: These doggone white people'-not a word!... Pre-entitlement, pre-welfare, you say: Were they happy? They were godly; they were happy; no one was singing the blues."

DUCK DYNASTY is on hiatus until January 15. The crew of the highly-rated cable series has filmed nine of next season's ten shows.


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