Main stream media and social media sites have been engulfed with opinions, as well as, community response to the network's decision to suspend Robertson family patriarch.  The family has released it statement in support of their patriarch -- as have fans who launched a petition in support.  There  have been some public condemnations of  the reality star's comments.

The statement reads:

We want to thank all of you for your prayers and support. The family has spent much time in prayer since learning of A&E's decision. We want you to know that first and foremost we are a family rooted in our faith in God and our belief that the Bible is His word. While some of Phil’s unfiltered comments to the reporter were coarse, his beliefs are grounded in the teachings of the Bible. Phil is a Godly man who follows what the Bible says are the greatest commandments: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart” and “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Phil would never incite or encourage hate.We are disappointed that Phil has been placed on hiatus for expressing his faith, which is his constitutionally protected right.We have had a successful working relationship with A&E but, as a family, we cannot imagine the show going forward without our patriarch at the helm. We are in discussions with A&E to see what that means for the future of Duck Dynasty. Again, thank you for your continued support of our family.

The Family's insinuation of 'No Phil, No Deal' throws the ball into A&E's court. It appears that the Robertson's will remain 'Family Strong'.