LGBT rights advocate GLAAD has
criticized cabler A&E's decision to lift Phil Robertson's
suspension from Duck Dynasty.
The news comes a little more than a
week after the television network suspended Robertson for comments
made during an interview with GQ. Robertson
told the men's fashion glossy that gay sex was an illogical “sin”
and put it in the same category as bestiality and promiscuity.
announcing its decision on Friday, the network reiterated its
“disappointment” in Robertson but added that Duck
Dynasty is “not a show about
one man's views.” A&E added that it would launch a national
PSA campaign “promoting unity, tolerance and acceptance among all
Robertson back on A&E's Duck
criticized the move in a statement.
Robertson should look African American and gay people in the eyes and
hear about the hurtful impact of praising Jim Crow laws and comparing
gay people to terrorists,” GLAAD
said. “If dialogue with Phil is not part of the next steps,
then A+E has chosen profits over African American and gay people –
especially its employees and viewers.”