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Louisiana's Lt. Governor: Duck Dynasty Really Important to State Tourism

December 23, 2013

Louisiana's lieutenant governor says the Duck Dynasty reality TV show is important to state tourism — and he could help connect the Robertson family with new producers if they cannot reach agreement with the A&E cable TV network.

The network suspended patriarch Phil Robertson last week for telling GQ magazine that gays are sinners akin to adulterers and swindlers.

"Regardless of one's views on Phil Robertson's statements, 'Duck Dynasty' has been an important representation of the state of Louisiana, inspiring prospective visitors and investors since its debut," Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne said in a statement emailed Saturday.

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