A&E ducks controversy, reinstates Phil Robertson
MONROE - Phil Robertson is staying put.
In a statement Friday, A&E said it decided to bring Robertson back after discussions with the Robertson family and "numerous advocacy groups."
This comes less than two weeks after his anti-gay comments prompted the network to suspend him indefinitely. It created backlash among fans who pushed for the network to reinstate him.
Governor Jindal applauded A&E's decision to reinstate Robertson. In a statement he said, "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. Today is a good day for the freedoms of speech and religious liberty."
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