A&E reverses decision on 'Duck Dynasty' patriarch

A&E reverses decision on 'Duck Dynasty' patriarch

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DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 22: Cast members from Duck Dynasty (L-R) Willie Robertson, Jase Robertson and Phil Robertson get ready to throw out the first pitch prior to the start of the game between Chicago WQhite Sox and the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on September 22, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

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Posted on December 27, 2013 at 5:42 PM

LOS ANGELES -- The A&E channel said it's reversing its decision to drop "Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson from the show for his remarks about gays.

In a statement Friday, A&E said it decided to bring Robertson back after discussions with the Robertson family and "numerous advocacy groups."

The channel had put Robertson on what it called "hiatus" following his comments in a magazine article about how the Bible informs his view of gays.

His comments were slammed by groups including GLAAD, the gay media watch organization. But A&E's decision drew a backlash from those who said they supported Robertson's comments and others who defended him on the basis of freedom of speech.

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