A&E is not bound by any law to put Phil Robertson on TV. End of story. They don't have to do that, and are well within their rights to say no.
The five great lies of the
We can be Godless and free. • “Social justice” through forced redistribution of wealth. • Silencing religious opinions counts as “diversity”. • Freedom without moral and personal responsibility. • Civilization can survive the intentional undermining of the family.
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman
I went to a Catholic High School. It was specifically in the student handbook that if you did something detrimental to the public image of the school, even on your own time, that it could be grounds for expulsion. I don't know of anyone who was expelled for that, but it was right in there. In other words, such clauses are not unheard of.