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A&E reverses decision on 'Duck Dynasty' patriarch

A&E reverses decision on 'Duck Dynasty' patriarch

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The A&E Channel said it's reversing its decision to drop ``Duck Dynasty'' patriarch Phil Robertson from the show for his remarks about gays.

In a statement Friday, A&E said it decided to bring Robertson back after discussions with the Robertson family and ``numerous advocacy groups.''

The channel had put Robertson on what it called ``hiatus'' following his comments in a magazine article about how the bible informs his view of gays.

His comments were slammed by groups including GLAAD, the gay media watch organization. But A&E's decision drew a backlash from those who said they supported Robertson's comments and others who defended him on the basis of freedom of speech.

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