Friday, December 20, 2013
(Undated) -- The "Duck Dynasty" family is flocking to Phil Robertson's defense. The A&E cable network has suspended the patriarch in the wake of controversial comments he made in a magazine interview that some people say were homophobic and racist. The Robertsons say in a statement that Phil's "unfiltered comments" may have been "coarse," but his "beliefs are grounded in the teachings of the Bible." They also call the 67-year-old a "Godly man" who would "never incite or encourage hate."