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December 27th, 2013
10:45 PM ET

A&E: 'Duck Dynasty' resuming 'with the entire Robertson family,' including Phil

By Brian Stelter, CNN

(CNN) - Little more than a week after it suspended "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson for incendiary remarks about homosexuality, the cable channel A&E said Friday that it would include him in future tapings of the reality television show, effectively lifting the suspension amid a flurry of petitions in support of Robertson.

"After discussions with the Robertson family, as well as consulting with numerous advocacy groups, A&E has decided to resume filming Duck Dynasty later this spring with the entire Robertson family," the channel said in a statement.

Robertson's official page on Facebook, which is followed by over 2 million people, said in a new post on Friday afternoon: "We love our fans! Thank you so much for all of your support and love and prayers!"

In an apparent gesture to the advocacy groups, A&E said that it would "also use this moment" to broadcast public service announcements "promoting unity, tolerance and acceptance among all people."

Read more of Brian's article online here.

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  1. Great

    Core values win! A&E's attempt to stifle religion failed.

    December 29, 2013 at 2:32 am | Reply

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