PETA Reacts to Suspension of Phil Robertson From ‘Duck Dynasty’

In response to A&E's decision to suspend Phil Robertson from Duck Dynasty after his comment that homosexuality is a "sin," a statement from PETA's Michelle Kretzer follows:

For Immediate Release:
December 29, 2013

PETA wants A&E to do more than suspend one of the characters on Duck Dynasty for damning gays. 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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