Rev. Jesse Peterson Decries A&E's Attack on The First Amendment
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, author, radio talk show host, and Founder and President of BOND (Brotherhood Organization of A New Destiny), issued the following statement defending "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson. The patriarch of the "Duck Dynasty" hit show was suspended by A&E for expressing his personal views promoting traditional families and disagreeing with homosexuality in a GQ interview. GLADD and other homosexual activist groups condemned his remarks and pressured A&E to suspend him. The following is Rev. Peterson's statement regarding this controversy:
"The decision by A&E to cave in to pressure from radical homosexual activist groups and suspend Phil Robertson is outrageous! Robertson expressed his personal views about morality, faith, and traditional families. He didn't make the statements on the show. He did not condemn or attack gays, nor did he single them out. In fact, Robertson talked about how his Christian faith instructs him not to judge or disrespect others who don't agree with his beliefs.
"This is an attack on the First Amendment and freedom of speech and religion. GLADD and other homosexual groups demand tolerance and inclusion; yet, they are the most intolerant people around. These groups gave Alec Baldwin a pass for repeatedly using a gay slur, but they have no tolerance for people who express their religious beliefs. This is hypocrisy!
"A&E should reinstate Phil Robertson immediately or they will face a major backlash from the viewers. Duck Dynasty and Phil Robertson appeal to Americans of all races who love the outdoors and believe in traditional American values. The audience is not just white--there are plenty of blacks, Hispanics and others who relate to Phil and the family."
Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson is Founder and President of BOND (Brotherhood Organization of A New Destiny), a national nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to "Rebuilding the Family by Rebuilding the Man." For the last 23 years the organization has been successful in helping men and families with unique programs and Services. Rev. Peterson also hosts "The Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show" heard M-F, 6-9 a.m. PT / 9-12 Noon ET. His book SCAM: How the Black Leadership Exploits Black America is now available as an E-Book . Media inquiries call (213) 804-1872 or (323) 782-1980. Donations to BOND are tax-deductible. For more information visit www.bondinfo.org
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