LOS ANGELES (December 19, 2013) "Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson is off the popular A&E show indefinitely after he condemned gays as sinners in a magazine interview.
In a statement Wednesday, A&E said it was extremely disappointed to read Robertson's comments in GQ magazine.
His beliefs are personal and don't reflect the views of A&E or the show itself, the channel said.
Robertson was placed on an indefinite hiatus from the hit reality show, which follows the colorful Louisiana family that manufactures duck calls.
"Duck Dynasty" has set cable ratings records for a non-fiction series.
In the interview in the January issue of GQ, Robertson put gays into the company of others who are sinners, including adulterers and swindlers.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal issued a brief statement on the matter Thursday.
Jindal didn't offer an opinion on Robertson's comments, but said everyone is entitled to express a view.
"It is a messed-up situation when Miley Cyrus gets a laugh, and Phil Robertson gets suspended," he said.