Duck Dynasty Speaking Engagement Canceled by Christian Ministry Due to Robertson Family Wine Deal
The cast of Duck Dynasty all have speaking engagements or public appearances they make during their free time. Recently Willie Robertson had an appearance scheduled at the Free Will Baptist Family Ministries in Tennessee. However, that was recently canceled due to the fact that the Robertson family signing a deal with a winery to have their own brand produced.
The ministry had initially hired Willie as part of a fundraiser that would have benefited their 'school expansion project'. However, the ministry has a drug and alcohol treatment program affiliated with their organization. They felt that the newly minted partnership between the Robertson's and Trinchero Family Estates to produce Duck Commander Wines wasn't inline with their treatment program.
I was a little taken aback by this story at first but then I realized that everyone has the right to their own opinion but I can definitely see their point, as did Willie. The ministry says that he was very understanding of their dilemma. I'm pretty sure it just opened up a spot on Willie's schedule for someone else to book him.
Do you think the ministry did the right thing or does it really matter that the family has a wine deal?