While 'Duck Dynasty' patriarch Phil Robertson has publicly denounces homosexual behavior, and other thins, as sinful, he treats people – gays and 'people of all different races, from all different places' – like family, says Deidre Gurney, the executive producer of the show.

'I know Phil Robertson. I know his beliefs. I know how he treats people,' said Gurney.  ;I know how he treats a crew that has several gay people on the crew, people of all different races, from all different places, and who love this show. They love him because he treats them like family and his family treats them like family."