Controversy: ‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Accuses Producers of ‘Spiritual Warfare’
Say it ain’t so (even though we all know it is)!
DUCK DYNASTY star Phil Robertson, is accusing producers of hit A&E reality show of “spiritual warfare” for censoring references to Jesus and inserting “fake bleeps” to create the illusion that his family is cursing.
In a video interview with The Christian Post, uncovered today by RadarOnline, the family patriarch accuses editors of the show of having “no moral compass.”
“They inserted fake beeps like somebody had used profanity, but no one had used profanity,” he says. “So I asked those guys who produce the show, ‘What’s the point of the fake bleeps?’”
Robertson, a proud Christian, blames the whole thing on a group of 15 or 20 editors in Los Angeles. “They’re the ones arranging the scenes,” producers reportedly told him. “They’re the ones that said, ‘You know, I think it’d be cool here to maybe make it look like they’re cursing.’”
“Of course these people thought there was some profanity going on,” Robertson says. “(But) there was zero. If you want that, you can get all of that you want,” he complained. “Just turn the station. There’s plenty of that! And if we’re not using profanity, why make it look like we’re using profanity? What is the point? Why don’t you just run it and say what we say?”
Robertson also spills the beans about producers removing his references to Jesus Christ.
“When we prayed we said, ‘In Jesus’ name, Amen,’” the bearded reality star says. “And they would just have me say ‘Thank you Lord for the food. Thank you for loving us. Amen.’ So I said, ‘Why would you cut out ‘In Jesus’ name’?’ They said, ‘Well, those editors are probably doing that. They just think that, you know, they don’t want to maybe offend some of the Muslims or something.”
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