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Westboro Baptist throwing support behind 'Duck Dynasty' with Vines, protest

Westboro Baptist throwing support behind 'Duck Dynasty' with Vines, protest

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Dec 20, 2013

It will probably come as no surprise to anyone that Westboro Baptist Church has thrown its support behind Phil Robertson of "Duck Dynasty."

Although Robertson has been widely criticized for his remarks about gays and blacks, he doesn't preach hate. In fact, during the controversial GQ interview, he said the opposite:  "We never, ever judge someone on who's going to heaven, hell. That's the Almighty's job. We just love 'em, give 'em the good news about Jesus – whether they're homosexuals, drunks, terrorists. We let God sort 'em out later, you see what I'm saying?"

Robertson was suspended from A&E's wildly popular show after his remarks caused an uproar from gay activists.

According to Tweets posted by Westboro Baptist on Thursday night, they are planning a "world class WBC picket" on A&E Network in New York City on Feb. 1.

The group has also created Vine videos featuring a version of Robertson speaking out against gays.

And they are not the only extremists that are voicing their support. Pastor Terry Jones, who became famous because of his Quran-burning protests, is also supporting the religious Duck Commander.

Other less hateful supporters of Robertson include Southern Baptist leaders Russell Moore and Al Mohler, the Alliance Defending Freedom and the Family Research Council.

The pastor of Roberton's church is also supporting the reality TV star and says their church has received hundreds of phone calls in the last couple of days.

The "Duck Dynasty" family issued a statement on Thursday night saying they could not imagine the show going on without their patriarch at the helm.


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Joyce Lupiani, who is based in Las Vegas at KTNV-TV Channel 13, is a contributor to