Transcript for Duck Dynasty Patriarch Under Fire For Alleged Anti-Gay Remarks
reality tv family digging in for a fight, we told you about a star of the wildly popular show duck dynasty the star suspended for comments he made about gay people and african-americans. Now abc's matt gutman has the latest twist. Reporter: He's under fire for this new video, duck dynasty patriarch phil robertson apparently disparaging gays in a speech from 2010. The first thing you see coming out of them is gross sexual immorality. Reporter: A fire and brimstone sermon delivered before the family presided over the most watched reality cable show in history. They are insolent, arrogant, god haters. Reporter: The duck dynasty star is under fire for an interview linking gays to terrorists suggesting he never saw african-americans mistreated before the civil rights era. The naacp and a gay rights organization call the remarks dangerous and revisionist. As for the family, they are rallying behind him, I spent a day with them earlier this year. It's not the journey. It's who you're with on the journey. Reporter: You stick together as a family. Yes. Reporter: Tonight, this family, who is merchandising of duck dynasty is worth 00s of millions is rallying around him threatening to walk out on the show if patriarch phil is not reinstated. While critics continue to point out robertson's interpretation of the bible is sometimes arcane and wrong, others are defending the bayou bible thumper's right to speak his mind. His supporters refusing to duck and cover. Online millions putting names on petitions, we counted at least 13 separate petitions supporting robertson on change.Org alone. Then the facebook petition with a million and a half likes. Abc's a part owner of the a & e network set to air duck dynasty beginning in january. But it's still not clear how big a role robertson will play. Matt gutman, abc news, miami.
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