Supporting her grandpa through prayer? Following Phil Robertson's suspension from A&E's Duck Dynasty after making anti-gay remarks, granddaughter Sadie Robertson shared a cryptic message on Twitter on Wednesday, Dec. 18.
"Prayer is the best conversation of the day," the 16-year-old reality star, daughter of Willie and Korie Robertson, tweeted. "It's better to go to God before taking it to someone else."
On Wednesday, GQ published a controversial interview with Phil, in which the 67-year-old Robertson family patriarch shared his thoughts on homosexuality. "Everything is blurred on what's right and wrong. Sin becomes fine," the Louisiana-based entrepreneur said. "Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there — bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men."
Shortly after the candid remarks were printed, A&E released a statement to Us Weekly saying Phil had been suspended from Duck Dynasty. "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," the network said. "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 network has placed Phil under hiatus from filming indefinitely."
Phil also released a statement through A&E clarifying his comments. "I myself am a product of the 60s; I centered my life around sex, drugs and rock and roll until I hit rock bottom and accepted Jesus as my Savior. My mission today is to go forth and tell people about why I follow Christ and also what the bible teaches, and part of that teaching is that women and men are meant to be together," he said. "However, I would never treat anyone with disrespect just because they are different from me. We are all created by the Almighty and like Him, I love all of humanity. We would all be better off if we loved God and loved each other."
Phil's daughter-in-law Jessica Robertson, married to Jep Robertson, retweeted a telling message one follower wrote to her on Thursday, Dec. 19. "If God is with you who can be against you?" the Twitter comment read. "Stand together as 'Many will be persecuted in My name.'"
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