Duck Dynasty was a modern-day version of Mayberry – a television show that celebrated faith and family and ducks. And now the show has ended – the duck blind is closed. It was back in 2012 that A&E introduced the nation to the owners of Duck Commander – the Robertson Family, of West Monroe, Louisiana.

It was only a matter of time before Phil and Miss Kay and Uncle Si and Willie became some of the most popular stars in reality television show history. Among all of us gun-toting, Bible-clinging, Deplorables – the Robertson’s were beloved. Each week they welcomed us into their homes and business for heaping helpings of fried frog legs, jugs of sweet tea and a healthy dose of homespun humor. The Robertson’s never shied away from their devout Christian beliefs – and I deeply respected that decision. READ MORE