Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal lauded A&E for its decision to reverse the suspension of Phil Robertson, the patriarch of the family who stars in the reality show “Duck Dynasty,” calling it a victory for “the freedoms of speech and religious liberty.”
“Duck Dynasty” is filmed in Louisiana, and it has been the talk of the week following A&E’s decision to suspend Robertson after he compared homosexuality to bestiality in an interview with GQ Magazine.
When A&E announced Robertson’s suspension last week, Jindal blasted the network, declaring, “The politically correct crowd is tolerant of all viewpoints, except those they disagree with.”
On Friday, he said he was pleased with the network’s decision.
“I am glad to hear that the folks at A&E came to their senses and recognized that tolerance of religious views is more important than political correctness,” he said in a statement. “Today is a good day for the freedoms of speech and religious liberty.”
“The left is going to have to get accustomed to the fact that it does not have a monopoly on free speech and is not the only group who is permitted to voice its opinion in the public square. The left may control Hollywood, but they don’t control the hearts and minds of a majority of Americans.”