Bring Phil Robertson back!
A&E needs to bring Phil Robertson back!!! Freedom of speech along with freedom of religion is being attacked every single day in this country. Phil Robertson simply stated what his convictions are. Homosexuals have their convictions and Christians respect them. There is a difference between respecting someone rights to exercise free will and imposing on others what we believe. Phil has done nothing more than state what he believes in. Just because homosexuals do not agree, does not mean Mr. Robertson needs to be suspended. That is not only discrimination, it violates his first and second Amendment rights. Duck Dynasty has a huge following and WE THE PEOPLE stand behind Phil Robertson and his family. We stand for faith and freedom. We stand for family and values. Those who disagree have the God given right to, that doesn't mean Phil needs to be punished for exercising his rights. We will boycott A&E if he is not brought back and the network apologizes for such treatment. We the people, have spoken! Phil Robertson was suspended from the show because of his comments/beliefs on homosexuality. http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2013/12/18/phil-robertson-suspended-after-comments-about-homosexuality/ Freedom of Speech and Expression as explained by Wikipedia. Concepts of freedom of speech can be found in early human rights documents. England’s Bill of Rights 1689 granted 'freedom of speech in Parliament' and is still in effect. The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, adopted during the French Revolution in 1789, specifically affirmed freedom of speech as an inalienable right. The Declaration provides for freedom of expression in Article 11, which states that: "The free communication of ideas and opinions is one of the most precious of the rights of man. Every citizen may, accordingly, speak, write, and print with freedom, but shall be responsible for such abuses of this freedom as shall be defined by law." Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted in 1948, states that: "Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers." Today freedom of speech, or the freedom of expression, is recognized in international and regional human rights law. The right is enshrined in Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights, Article 13 of the American Convention on Human Rights and Article 9 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights. Based on John Milton's arguments, freedom of speech is understood as a multi-faceted right that includes not only the right to express, or disseminate, information and ideas, but three further distinct aspects: the right to seek information and ideas; the right to receive information and ideas; the right to impart information and ideas International, regional and national standards also recognize that freedom of speech, as the freedom of expression, includes any medium, be it orally, in written, in print, through the Internet or through art forms. This means that the protection of freedom of speech as a right includes not only the content, but also the means of expression.[7 Where to find the petition in the news. Local Newspaper I interviewed with... http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2013/dec/20/fla-mother-petition-reinstate-duck-dynasty-phil/ Fox News. http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2013/12/19/group-starts-petition-demanding-ae-reinstate-phil-robertson-on-duck-dynasty/ CNN News. http://www.cnn.com/2013/12/19/showbiz/duck-dynasty-suspension/ http://www.cnn.com/2013/12/20/showbiz/tv/duck-dynasty-boycott/ The Hollywood Reporter. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/duck-dynasty-petition-reinstate-star-667405 The Canadian Association for Free Expression http://cafe.nfshost.com/?tag=phil-roberston New Hampshire News http://new-hampshire.icito.com/duck-dynasty-family-fires-back-5/ ChristianPost.com http://www.christianpost.com/news/phil-robertson-returning-to-duck-dynasty-in-january-111355/ The Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/23/changeorg-duck-dynasty_n_4494735.html?utm_hp_ref=politics TMZ http://www.tmz.com/2013/12/19/duck-dynasty-fans-petition-phil-robertson-freedom-of-speech/ My Inteview with Wink News. http://www.winknews.com/Local-Florida/2013-12-23/Collier-County-woman-behind-AE-petition#.UrkKyP0RbwI Interview with NBC2 http://www.nbc-2.com/story/24299001/naples-woman-petitions-to-reinstate-duck-dynasty-star#.UropTf0RbwI