(Video) Duck Dynasty Told To Stop Praying In Jesus Name Because It Offended Muslims

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Duck Dynasty features a number of things that run against the grain of popular culture. They’re a strong family that runs their own business, which is based on their patriarch’s invention. They go to church. They don’t engage in microwave marriages to pop stars. Their daughters aren’t famous for sex tapes or appearances in men’s magazines. They hunt. With guns.

They also pray, and according to two of the show’s stars, Phil and Willie Robertson, the prayers caused some problems with the producers.

When the producers of Duck Dynasty asked the stars to stop saying “in Jesus’ name” during prayers because it might offend Muslims, Phil Robertson stood his ground and gave an eye-opening response.

“So they would just have me saying, ‘Thank you Lord for the food, thank you for loving us. Amen.’ So I said, ‘Why would you cut out ‘In Jesus’ name?’ They said, ‘Well those editors are probably doing that. They just think that they don’t want to offend some of the Muslims or something.’”

Robertson says he had a conversation with the producers, and the objections to Jesus’ name stopped.

“I said, let’s see now…” Robertson went on, “I said, ‘what year is it?’” And the editor finally answered, “2012″ (the time the conversation took place, apparently).

Robertson then said, “2012 A.D. Anno Domini. The year of our Lord. I said, ‘you Hollywood cats are counting time from Jesus, just like I am. I would think that of all the people who walked the planet Earth, if we’ve all decided in America here to count time by just one of ‘em, Jesus of Galilee, I just don’t think it would hurt to throw his name in there from time to time.”

Phil may come off as Hayseed Treebeard, but he holds a Masters Degree in education. Don’t mess with the duckman.

I suspect that the aversion to Jesus’ name was less about Muslims, than about the media’s cultural aversion to all things explicitly Christian.


The producers also inserted bleeps to make it sound like the family was using profanity. Willie says the Robertsons don’t habitually use profanity, so the bleeps were unnecessary.

“If we’re not using profanity, why make it look like we’re using profanity? What is the point? Why don’t you just run it and say what we say?”

Good question. Duck Dynasty hauls in nearly 12 million viewers a week. I’m one, and I appreciate the fact that the Robertsons are the only “reality show” family that isn’t being bleeped every other word. It’s almost shocking to see a TV family or personality who can finish a sentence without resorting to profanity. You can’t say the same even for shows like SyFy’s FaceOff, a great competition show about make-up and special effects creators. Even American Pickers features its share of bleeps, and that’s just two dudes who go antiquing for a living. source – PJ Media


  1. Ollie

    Dec 6, 2013 at 11:52 am

    you stop this nonsense right now!! I’m sure there are other networks that will pick them up in a heartbeat, go ahead and ruin the best thing you have going for you! Jesus will never be silenced!

  2. Diamanical Johnson

    Dec 6, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    Why can’t the producers just put a disclaimer at the end of the show that reads something like.

    “We are sorry if you are offended by the phrase “In Jesus’ name” but we are not going to stop it to pacify you barbaric child molesting muslim scum. Fuck you all, and the camels you rode in on and the goats you fuck as well”

  3. Timothy J Moynihan SR

    Dec 6, 2013 at 1:19 pm


  4. Peg

    Dec 7, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    I love you guys! The best think that has happened to TV in a long time. What a novel idea to highlight Family, Faith, and Work – Keep up the good work.

  5. Jason B Crow

    Dec 8, 2013 at 10:57 am

    This is Jason my wife is Bonnie Crow from the show Cheer Perfection. You keep The Lord Jesus name in your prayers. If the Muslims and Arheist are offended then they don’t have to watch. I’m tired of the God loving majority having to be politically correct for the minority. We were a nation built on the belief of our Lord Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father. Hold your ground and do not give in. You have a hit show and the producers will bow to your will. We here at the Crow house support you 100%

  6. Henry White a former MORTICIAN.

    Dec 9, 2013 at 4:15 am

    I beleive that it time for a real true AMERICAN to step up and remind the AMERICAN people that this great nation was founded on and will continue to be what we have done to protect it in all matters of our country
    and if any one whom doesn’t like our country are free to leave it at once.This man is a good person and should be given the place in our government.