Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Thursday defended a star of the hit reality show Duck Dynasty who was indefinitely suspended from the show for anti-gay remarks.
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“Phil Robertson and his family are great citizens of the State of Louisiana,” Jindal said in a statement. “The politically correct crowd is tolerant of all viewpoints, except those they disagree with. I don’t agree with quite a bit of stuff I read in magazine interviews or see on TV. In fact, come to think of it, I find a good bit of it offensive. But I also acknowledge that this is a free country and everyone is entitled to express their views. In fact, I remember when TV networks believed in the First Amendment. It is a messed up situation when Miley Cyrus gets a laugh, and Phil Robertson gets suspended.”
Robertson has been put on hiatus from the show after comparing homosexuality to, among other things, bestiality and terrorism.
Sarah Palin has also come to Robertson’s defense.