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Facebook page supporting Phil Robertson garners over 1.4M 'Likes'

A & E's decision to suspend Phil Robertson of "Duck Dynasty" following comments made to GQ Magazine, which were disparaging of gays, has elicited an outpouring of support for the Robertson family patriarch.
A & E's decision to suspend Phil Robertson of "Duck Dynasty" following comments made to GQ Magazine, which were disparaging of gays, has elicited an outpouring of support for the Robertson family patriarch.

Since being launched late in the evening on December 18th, a Facebook community page titled "Boycott A&E Until Phil Robertson Is Put Back On Duck Dynasty" has garnered over 1.4 million likes.

The community page's 'About' sections states: "This page is to show support for the freedom of speech of Americans. Unless Phil is reinstated to the show, we refuse to watch the A&E Channel!"

Robertson's comments were made in a GQ interview published on Wednesday.

In a statement released Thursday morning Louisiana's Governor, Bobby Jindal, said the following:

"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 "

Voice your opinion on the topic on NBC 6 New's Facebook page.

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