Douglas County sheriff cuts ties with A&E over Robertson flap - myfoxcarolinas.com

Douglas County sheriff cuts ties with A&E over Robertson flap

Posted: Updated:

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Douglas County Sheriff Phil Miller says he's cutting ties with the A&E network in response to the suspension of "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson.

Robertson, the family's patriarch, was suspended last week for comments he made to GQ magazine about gays. The Douglas County Sentinel reports that the sheriff's department will no longer work with the network - which has filmed portions of "Beyond Scared Straight" in the Douglas County Jail.

Miller says his response to Robertson's suspension is a statement about a man expressing his Christian beliefs, and not one about homosexuality.

"My point is simply this: that Phil Robertson or anybody else in this great country has a right to say , ‘I believe in the Bible,' and if he makes a quote from the Bible, he ought not be punished or chastised as a result of that," Miller said.

"Duck Dynasty" is filmed in Louisiana, and the state's lieutenant governor has offered to connect the Robertson family with new producers if they cannot reach agreement with the A&E network.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press modified. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • More Local NewsMore>>

  • "Smiley for Kylie" helps Georgia girl fight cancer

    "Smiley for Kylie" helps Georgia girl fight cancer

    Friday, July 25 2014 7:47 PM EDT2014-07-25 23:47:41 GMT
    A young Georgia girl battling cancer has a smile so infectious it has people from across the world sending her smiling photos.
    A young Georgia girl battling cancer has a smile so infectious it has people from across the world sending her smiling photos.
  • Downtown Atlanta streetcars will impact your travel

    Downtown Atlanta streetcars will impact your travel

    Friday, July 25 2014 7:38 PM EDT2014-07-25 23:38:50 GMT
    Heavy construction for the downtown Atlanta streetcar is all complete. And yes, it was a headache for motorists.Now planners are mapping out a strategy to make sure motorists don’t suffer another headache when the service begins.
    Heavy construction for the downtown Atlanta streetcar is all complete. And yes, it was a headache for motorists.Now planners are mapping out a strategy to make sure motorists don’t suffer another headache when the service begins.
  • FOX 5 I-Team Investigation

    State proposes action for home elevator safety

    State proposes action for home elevator safety

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:12 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:12:46 GMT

    The state is inching closer to closing a gap that should make residential elevators safer for children .It was the I-Team's stories about children nationwide being hurt that prompted the state to propose an emergency amendment to the state code.

    The state is inching closer to closing a gap that should make residential elevators safer for children .It was the I-Team's stories about children nationwide being hurt that prompted the state to propose an emergency amendment to the state code.

Powered by WorldNow

WJZY FOX 46
3501 Performance Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28214
Main Number: (704) 398-0046

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices