Duck Dynasty" Stars Will Not Film without Phil Robertson

Posted Thursday December 19, 2013 11:32 PM GMT

Controversy has been swirling since A&E's decision last night to suspend "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson following his anti-gay remarks in a recent GQ interview.

Now, after much anticipation, the rest of the Robertson family has spoken out on what they will do next and the future of the show.

In a lengthy statement, the reality stars explain, "We want to thank all of you for your prayers and support. The family has spent much time in prayer since learning of A&E’s decision. We want you to know that first and foremost we are a family rooted in our faith in God and our belief that the Bible is His word. While some of Phil’s unfiltered comments to the reporter were coarse, his beliefs are grounded in the teachings of the Bible."

"Phil is a Godly man who follows what the Bible says are the greatest commandments: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart” and “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Phil would never incite or encourage hate," they continued.

"We are disappointed that Phil has been placed on hiatus for expressing his faith, which is his constitutionally protected right.We have had a successful working relationship with A&E but, as a family, we cannot imagine the show going forward without our patriarch at the helm. We are in discussions with A&E to see what that means for the future of Duck Dynasty. Again, thank you for your continued support of our family."

At this time, the future of "Duck Dynasty" is up in the air. Stick with GossipCenter to find out the final decision on the hit series.

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