A&E's hit show returns less than a month after Robertson's controversial comments on gays landed him a suspension and sparked outrage among gay rights activists.
Only that suspension turned into nothing more than a slap on the wrist after Christians and conservatives hit back hard...accusing A&E of attacking their values.
CNN's Tom Foreman is OutFront.
OutFront tonight: A&E caves.
The network just announced it is lifting its suspension of "Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson just 9 days after controversial anti-gay comments he made to GQ went public. FULL POST
Cracker Barrel reversed its decision to pull merchandise from A&E's hit show "Duck Dynasty".
Shortly after Robertson's controversial comments in GQ about homosexuality, the restaurant chain pulled its Duck Dynasty themed products from its shelves.
They decided to put the products back in stores saying, "our intent was to avoid offending, but that's just what we've done."
So the question is: Who is being more intolerant?
OutFront: Pastor Jay Bakker, the author of "Faith, Doubt, and Other Lines I've Crossed: Walking with the Unknown God."
"When somebody quotes the bible and speaks about the bible and they're punished for it. I think it's time for somebody to stand up," Georgia Sheriff Phil Miller.
In a show of support for Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson, the sheriff in Douglas County, Georgia, is vowing to no longer work with A&E.
Sheriff says A&E not welcome in his county
Several of the network's reality shows, including "Beyond Scared Straight," have been filmed in Douglas County.
Sheriff Miller says that may no longer be an option.
"The comment about African-Americans got far less attention than the comment about gay people," CNN's Don Lemon said Thursday on Erin Burnett OutFront.
'Duck Dynasty' star Phil Robertson's remarks about gays and African Americans in GQ magazine caused a firestorm of controversy.
Robertson, 67, was suspended by the A&E network after the publication of comments in the magazine. Citing the Bible, the outspoken Christian called homosexuality sinful and compared it to bestiality and drunkenness.
While all the attention was on Robertson's anti-gay remarks, the suspended star also made comments about African Americans and the Jim Crow south.
Robertson claimed that he never saw any “mistreatment of any black person” while growing up in Louisiana prior to the civil rights movement.
"Pre-entitlement, pre-welfare, you say: Were they happy?” he said. “They were godly, they were happy, no one was singing the blues," Robertson told GQ.
"His comments about African Americans are even more far field than his comments about gay people," Lemon said.
Why did Robertson's anti-gay remarks get more attention than his comments about black people?