ADF stands with Phil Robertson's right to free speech

Thursday, December 19, 2013

The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Vice President of Legal Doug Napier regarding A&E Network’s indefinite suspension of Duck Commander’s Phil Robertson from the TV series Duck Dynasty in the wake of receiving pressure from activist groups over Robertson’s expressed views on homosexual behavior:

“America’s long tradition of free and open discussion about important cultural issues is the cornerstone of a healthy society. This move is more evidence of the one-sided censorship of the cultural and political elites outraged by such a basic teaching. A&E, as a media outlet, should understand better than most the free marketplace of ideas. The self-appointed speech police rallying behind A&E don’t believe in the free marketplace of ideas and have no tolerance for any beliefs other than their own. Alliance Defending Freedom exists to preserve and protect free speech and to stand against these types of meritless attacks upon freedom.”

Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization that advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith.
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