'Duck Dynasty' new season will feature suspended patriarch
The hit show starring the wealthy Louisiana family is not currently in production. But on Wednesday, A&E announced it was "indefinitely" placing Roberts on hiatus from filming and he will not be part of the show when production resumes sometime next year.
“We are extremely disappointed to have read Phil Robertson’s comments in GQ, which are based on his own personal beliefs and are not reflected in the series 'Duck Dynasty,' A&E said in a statement. "His personal views in no way reflect those of A&E Networks, who have always been strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community."
The family's conservative religious views are featured regularly on the show.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal praised the Robertsons
Sarah Palin wrote: "Free speech is an endangered species.