The day after
Robertson was put on an indefinite filming hiatus after the publication of an interview in the January issue of
Whether they were fans of the show or not, many conservative Christians took great offense that Robertson was removed from the show for expressing his beliefs.
Self-described independent Baptist and Reagan conservative Pam Besteder wrote, "Whenever culture disagrees with the Word of God — CULTURE is wrong — not God. God is ALWAYS RIGHT!"
Jake Smith, a volleyball champion from Lawton, Okla., wrote, "Phil Robertson is the man! Finally someone with a voice spoke some truth. If your persecuted, then you are blessed."
Clay Guerry of Myrtle Beach, S.C., seems to think Robertson's thoughts were par for the course, writing, "If you watch a show about rednecks being rednecks, eventually they will say something a bigot would say."
Kyle Collins, a college student from Akron, Ohio, took a more down-the-middle stance, writing, "Don't necessarily agree with #PhilRobertson comments. But I still love #DuckDynasty. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions."
Never one to shy away from controversy, CNN host
YouTube videomaker Pia Glenn wrote, "You Fundamentalist Christians spewing hate make me so sad, but I still pray for you every Sunday at church with my gay priest."
While the hashtag #StandWithPhil became a thing, the "Duck Dynasty" stars also found support in the form of an offer from
"We would be proud to have you," Beck said Thursday on his online TV network.
The new season of "Duck Dynasty," the top-rated nonfiction show in cable history, will premiere Jan. 15. Robertson will appear in a few of the new episodes since they were already finished at the time of his suspension.