PETA Wants to See "Duck Dynasty" Cancelled

Posted Friday December 20, 2013 1:23 AM GMT

Hopping right on the bandwagon in the wake of Phil Robertson’s comments about homosexuality and race, PETA just released a statement saying that the iconic "Duck Dynasty" should be cancelled.

As previously reported by GossipCenter, Phil Robertson has been suspended from A&E's hit series for releasing this statement to GQ Magazine: "Everything is blurred on what's right and what's wrong... Sin becomes fine. Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men. Don't be deceived. Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers - they won't inherit the kingdom of God. Don't deceive yourself. It's not right. It seems like, to me, a vagina—as a man—would be more desirable than a man's anus. That's just me. I'm just thinking: There's more there! She's got more to offer. I mean, come on, dudes! You know what I'm saying? But hey, sin: It's not logical, my man. It's just not logical."

After receiving backlash from the LGBT community and GLAAD, the duck hunter clarified his meaning, saying, "I would never treat anyone with disrespect just because they are different from me. We are all created by the Almighty and like Him, I love all of humanity. We would all be better off if we loved God and loved each other."

Now PETA has joined in the controversy, releasing a statement that it "wants A&E to do more than suspend one of the characters on ’Duck Dynasty’ for damning gays."

The entire statement reads: "We call on the channel to challenge the entire crew of duck slayers to ignore Sarah Palin’s self-serving slap on the back for spewing hate speech and deny that they are as anti-gay as they are anti-animal. All people who consider themselves followers of Christ should follow all His teachings—and that includes showing mercy, compassion, and kindness to all of God’s creation, human and nonhuman alike. What’s ‘sinful’ is hating people and animals. PETA asks everyone who consider themselves to be Christian to reject hate speech and call for this show’s cancellation."

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