Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson: Censors Used to Remove ‘In Jesus’s Name’ From Prayers
Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson: Censors Used to Remove ‘In Jesus’s Name’ From Prayers

“Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson said that censors on A&E television network used to remove “In Jesus’s name” from the end of prayers on the popular show.

Robertson and his family pray before their meal at the end of every show. While “Lord” was left in, “In Jesus’s name” was taken out, he said.

“So they would just have me saying, ‘Thank you Lord for the food, thank you for loving us, amen,'” Robertson told Christian sporting magazine Sports Spectrum last year. “So I said, ‘Why would you cut out ‘In Jesus’s name?’ They said, ‘Well those editors are probably doing that. They just think that they don’t want to offend some of the Muslims or something.'”

Robertson said that once he confronted some people working on the program, the censorship stopped.

The video interview has just recently gone viral as the show gets more and more popular.

Another point of contention was the show’s producers inserting fake beeps that signaled that the Robertson family was cursing. But Phil said there was no cursing.

“These people thought there was some profanity when there was zero.”

The “Duck Dynasty” show has become one of the more popular programs on television, partly because people say it is so much different from typical reality television series. The show follows Phil, who heads a highly successful duck call company, and his family during their daily life.

  • LTE2

    Ole Phil really got censored for not toeing the Hollywood line on the gay lifestyle.

  • Fattonecat

    He can say what he wants….he can also pay the price. That’s the way it is in this country. There’s no censorship going on here. A&E has the right to enforce their contract with Phil. So Phil, in the meantime, blather away !!

    • TheTexanFan

      Hate to break it to you, but this isn’t about rights. If it were, I’m pretty sure we would see some lawsuits going on. What’s in question here is the handling of someone else’s views, on another reporter, not affiliated with A&E, and just what is one suppose to “not say” ever again, while under this contract? A simple disclaimer at the beginning, end or even middle of the show would of sufficed but then again, that’s lost technology like the Egyptians once had building the pyramids. I wonder if Dan T Cathy ever refused chicken to a gay person or fired someone for being gay. How about firing someone right after they came back from a gay pride parade? After-all, it goes against his beliefs but yet doesn’t hold it against them. So why does A&E have such sensitive skin? Again, this isn’t about rights. Try expectations, as in gays expect others to accept them but yet can’t do the same. If someone is going to compromise their beliefs, let it be those who felt shame and spent so many years in the closet. That’s where people go with shame and where it came from. Now who else feels shame and hides in a closet? Should they be allowed to come out and be heard and accepted, are they born with something and it’s not a choice and have every right as everyone else? Who decides these issues…votes, numbers…those with power and money? Shall I go on?

      • Fattonecat

        Ahem……show me where I said it was about his rights….the rest of your post is typical r-wing false equivalency……..

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