Phil Robertson: ‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Defended by Son

By: Kimberly Ripley - March 28, 2014

Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty fame was defended recently for his anti-gay and racist remarks by his son Willie Robertson and Willie’s wife Korie. The younger Robertson and his wife were interviewed by CNN recently. They both star in the new Christian film God’s Not Dead.

Willie Robertson told the CNN host that he believes the GQ interviewer (Phil Robertson’s questionable remarks appeared in an issue of GQ magazine) already “had what he wanted to put” in the article.

“Phil just said what he thought, what was on his heart,” Willie said, although he does admit that his father “did some paraphrasing there.”

When pressed by CNN about the Bible verse that Phil Robertson paraphrased–the one from Corinthians that compares homosexuals to prostitutes, adulterers, idolaters, the greedy, drunkards, slanderers, and swindlers, and stated they would all go to Hell–Willie Robertson didn’t feel the need to defend what his father said.

“I believe what the Bible says,” he stated.

Korie Robertson defended Phil Robertson–her father-in-law–as well.

“Anybody who knows [Phil] … any gay, straight, black, white, anybody who knows Phil knows that he is about love and his message is about God’s love, God’s grace and his forgiveness, ultimately,” she said.

Phil Robertson was temporarily suspended by A&E after the GQ article hit news stands back in December.

“(Phil) made Christmas very interesting for us,” the younger Robertson joked.

Willie Robertson shared his excitement about the premiere of God’s Not Dead earlier this week via Twitter.

It will be interesting to see if God’s Not Dead draws the same kind of huge numbers that Duck Dynasty does. Are people really drawn to Phil Robertson and his family because of their devout beliefs or because the TV show portrays a redneck family that has struck it rich selling duck calls?

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  • Reddoch

    I leave a comment…what the heck to do you mean calling what he said racist…What criteria did you use to determine that and how do you know your criteria is right…Kimberly…get real. Stop stating your opinions as fact because that is all they are…opinions.

    • DixiePub

      You are right. What he said was NOT racist. This is typical of liberal spin, though.

    • kimberlyclark

      uh, slavery? Segregation? Jim Crow? Do you know about Google? Reallly, it’s true, if he didn’t see any unhappy blacks in the South, they must have been afraid to complain or they’d be lynched. The South has a miserable Civil Rights history and he’s lived there for 70 years but didn’t see it? If he’s not racist, then he’s stupid. Read a book Reddoch, bad stuff happened.

  • Daisy

    I love the Robertsons and the fact they stand behind their Dad, their faith and their personal beliefs AND don’t back down. God is not Dead.

    • TheJohnykat

      Because he would have had to have existed first to be dead.

      • Jason

        You are an absolute fool

      • lweddle

        You can say or write what you want , You have a free will. But, in your deepest thoughts and heart of hearts you know different. common sense alone tells you different.

        • TheJohnykat

          I’m not sure that common sense means what you think it means. Common sense requires me to ask for evidence and proof. And guess what, there is no evidence to support your myths.

          • Jason

            How about the evidence of your very existence? I’ve got news for you bud, Gods not concerned with PROVING his existence to you! Who are you to question what he’s already done and the salvation that has been won through Christs sacrifice? Just as He asked Job, who himself was a very Godly man, “where were you when I created the world”? You either accept by faith or you don’t. Either way, you’ll find out how real He is the very moment you die. Hopefully it’ll be a day your family can rejoice in and not one of sadness and anguish. If you’re truly an aetheist, which I doubt, then you’re already showing more faith than it takes to be a Christian anyway. Do you even realize how much “faith” it takes to believe any of the alternatives to creation? They’re all ludicrous and the belief in them essentially makes life pointless. Good luck with that.

          • TheJohnykat

            I’m sorry. All I heard was blah blah I need a sky daddy blah blah blah.

          • DV8

            Jason that is the most ridiculous comment I have read today. It takes absolutely no faith for me not to believe in your invisible jewish grandfather in the sky and his zombie carpenter son. The level of brainwashing you must have gone through to spout what you spout in all seriousness is scary sir. How sad your life must be if it takes magic and fairy tales to give it meaning. Anyone needs luck it’s you, you poor deluded sap.

          • Jason

            Listen little man, you and the other brain surgeon up there take it up with God. That’s who your argument is with. Truth comes from Him and you’ll answer for the way you live either now or later. I have to do the same even as a Christian. I acknowledge Him as The Lord of my life and I seek His forgiveness for my many sins. For example, if we were having this conversation in person I’d probably just crack your skull and go on with my day. I know it’d be wrong but I’m only human and in need of grace. It’s fairly obvious that’s what you need. That’s the only way some people can learn.

          • MaryAnn

            Typical Christian attitude. If they don’t believe, hurt or kill them.

          • CuriouslyM

            no it is not a typical Christian attitude. I’m a Christian and I do not agree in any way with bigotry or racism of any kind no matter how some Christians may interpret or preach such things. It is wrong and not Christ like. There is no one here on earth that has any right to judge someone else and whether they are worthy or good enough etc. People don’t ask to be born gay and I don’t believe that our Lord makes mistakes in how we are made so you Christians who act so righteous about such things need to back off and worry about your own imperfections because what you are doing is nothing short of growing more hatred in this world.. And we wonder where our kids pick up this crap!! From you parents ! That is where it starts people… at home and in some of our churches unfortunately. People like to say they get it from the Bible and I say it is just one interpretation that is embedded with hate for others who are different from those who believe a ‘certain’ way..People there are lots of interpretations on this subject none of which have anything to do with the doctrine or trinity. Anyone can be saved by grace..anyone. It has nothing to do with whether you were born gay or straight people. Quit believing the fire and brimstone stories about how evil people different from you are. That to me is just pure hatred being fed to people and its no different than when we went through the 60s and civil rights and interracial marriage. I remember being in family life in 1967 at 16 years old and was asked the question what I thought of interracial marriage. What do you mean??? It is a non issue with me.. Oh but what about the children?? what about them??? It only a problem for those who make a problem. Of course… it was a hot button for me back then and today is an issue to a minority who are just plain racist. Now the same problem is being whipped up through social media about homosexuality because those born that way are wanting their civil rights just like in times past for African Americans and Women and don’t forget the American Indians. It’s time for people to live their lives and let others enjoy those same civil rights we have all come to expect. As for religion… go live your faith and quite trying to legislate it. No one is stopping anyone from doing that. Show kindness and love not disdain and hatred.

          • CuriouslyM

            this is a discussion on gay issues and Christianity not Christianity and Atheism. You can start your own thread DV8. You are free to believe or not whatever you wish. What isn’t ok is to attack others because they do believe. If you choose not to believe that is fine … I can respect that each and everyone of us on this board is on our own journey in life and we are a sum of our experiences so far. So , start your own intelligent thread if you have something to say and stay out of our discussion unless you have something valuable or helpful to add to it. thanks Don’t just come on here like a moron and spout off your hatred and ignorance. Don’t need it here.

          • lweddle

            You seem to be an intelligent person. So can we just reason together.What I mean by common sense is simply this. Your very heart beat and your bodys ability to take in air that was already here and use that air to breath and live and( on and on) is enough proof to the rational mind that there is without a doubt a greater power and intelligence than us.There is just to much order to this thing for it to be chance. Yes there is damage. Yes its not perfect. I believe because of the fall.But, its not out of order to where there is disorder to the degree that its killing the universe as we know it . Who is limiting that.Please reconsider

          • TheJohnykat

            Your thinking is so backwards on this. Our heartbeat, ability to take in air to live, etc… that is proof of something. But not of god. Not of some omnipotent creator that we cannot understand. It is proof of evolution. Science, sir. Evidence based, peer reviewed science. That is where the answers lie. Not in oft translated book of monotheistic mythology.

          • lweddle

            I beg you to give me one shred of evidence that none living matter has turned into living matter.They say evolution is science and (science is observable). so, lay it on me

          • TheJohnykat

            Sure. In a word… photosynthesis. Look it up.

          • lweddle

            don’t have to look it up and that ain’t non living to living. and its amazing that all that works like that by chance. All that just lined up just right on its own. I would have hated to be one of the first plants before all the evolution brought them up to par. Come on sir.Can you not see that.Lets see. So far my thinking is backwards and my def of common sense is wrong but I can sure clearly see that there is to much harmony and complexity to this universe to be just a role of the dice without an incomprehensible intelligence behind it.I don’t even understand everything I know about that.

          • TheJohnykat

            CO2, H2O and other elements converted into usable chlorophyll and glucose? That is the exact definition of non-living to living.

          • TheJohnykat

            And it’s not a role of the dice. That is one of the biggest misconceptions with evolution deniers. If you think it is, then contrary to what you may think, you do not understand evolution in any way.

          • lweddle

            I don’t have a problem w the survival of the fittest, micro evolution(variations within same species) wolf,chihuahua etc etc.a third grader knows their all dogs.(which by the way is loss of genetic info not gain.But a primordial non living casserole that became alive over billions of years w no divine intervention that could evolve into two humans that can debate over the computer. That my friend is absolutely evolution (which is a religion) not science. because you and nobody else has EVER observed that happen.I am 100 percent settled in my heart.Are you?

      • kimberlyclark

        You’re cute, Johny. Do you have a girlfriend? You’re not like the other boys on this board!

    • Adam W

      God was NEVER alive, but in your delusional mind.

  • Dina

    I agree with Phil, and I’m a Democrat. I just wish there was a party that would advocate for what the Bible teaches all the way – including the New Testament where Jesus’s main message is to help the poor, the sick, the suffering, and the needy (which includes our neighbors who are suffering across the border). That is where His heart is. If there was a political party that didn’t fight against those causes and truly helped those in need (not by throwing million dollar “charity” bashes), and didn’t defend Gays and abortions, I’d join in a heartbeat.

    • Jason

      I’m confused. Based on your post, why would you be a Democrat? Is it just because of “our friends across the border comment”? The Bible has a lot to say in favor of a nation protecting its borders. While it’s definitely Christian to help someone, that doesn’t include inviting someone to live with you knowing that they bring lawlessness and rampant drug use to unleash on your family. If that assessment doesn’t sit right with you then how do you explain a whole country given over to drugs and violence? Hasn’t it already been brought here too? Please don’t be one of those people that vote Democrat because “my family always has”. This is not your grandparents party anymore. It has long ago been given over to radical liberals whose only concern is whatever special interest they’re pushing. Abortion and homosexuality? These are agendas whose rights are tirelessly advocated by your party. Abortion in particular is kept “legal” almost exclusively by the Democratic Party. You know, those people who we’re supposed to think care so much about the life of the American soldier who has volunteered his or her life for the necessary defense of this country? Somehow that love for life disappears in the defense of innocent, unborn life that is mutilated in the womb. Those innocents who’ve never had the option to make a choice or volunteer for anything. Christians need to wake up and realize that their faith and defense of that party cannot continue to coexist.

      • Rocket

        Jason, no offense intended but you’re being as guilty as anybody. Both parties are not doing right, not one. I’m very anti-abortion, but I don’t think we just outlaw it either. There is a time where I think they are justified, not built in birth-control, but while the Democrats do support it, you hare Republican who want it to be nothing, and that’s where we get our problems. The 2 major parties have lost the ability to use good sense and compromise. We struggle helping our own, but ship billions of dollars to other countries. We build up other countries infrastructure, but destroy our own. It’s not one party is perfect and one is not, and you’re right Christians need to wake up, but there isn’t a Christian party, although it sure sounds like you think that one is. Maybe I’m reading too much into it, and if so, I apologize in advance. I’m not pro-homosexual, but I’m also not going to ship them off to an island because they might have cooties. Our country is founded on freedoms and I guess, I figure our citizens deserve their freedoms, even if I don’t agree with their choices. Now our problem tends to be trying to take care of people who aren’t citizens better than our own. I know that America is/was a melting pot, but there are limits. Honestly, I don’t know how, if, our country can be repaired. I truthfully don’t think it can until we can clean out life-long politicians, no matter the party. The ones who make a career out of it have no reason to do anything, because they are too self-protecting to make tough choices and upset their ‘voters’. I’ve always said I’d make a terrible politician, because I would most likely only be a one-term wonder because I would try to do what I thought was right, even if it wasn’t popular. Wouldn’t that do wonders, no matter what party.

        • Jason

          Rocket, I don’t disagree with what you’re saying. Politics is a dirty business and there is corruption on both sides. However, most true Christians and the ideals they believe in are better represented by the Republican Party. Liberalism in and of itself is sinful and the Bible is pretty clear on that if taken in the correct context. There is no Christian party but there is definitely one that is more responsible at its base. The current administration has reached a level of corruption and irresponsibility never before seen in this country. Having said that, cleaning out the career politicians in both parties would be fine with me as well. Regarding abortion, I tend to believe that pregnancy is Gods plan and that there are almost always better options than ending the child’s life. I’d be willing though, if I had a say, to have a discussion about the 1% or so of pregnancies that you’re referring to. That alone would save hundreds of thousands of lives. I can’t think of anything that’s a bigger affront to God than to kill his most innocent of children. Lastly, I couldn’t agree more with what you said about us selling out our own country by outsourcing most of our industry to foreign nations. It has crippled this nation and I’m not sure we will ever recover from it.

          • FSMforprez

            Can’t think of anything “that’s a bigger affront to god than to kill his most innocent of children”? So if he wipes them out with say….a flood, that’s cool right? Or say they worship some other god, then you can kill them yes? I wonder if god has testicles? If so, what for? If not, then your god is nutless?

          • Jason

            He’s your God too slick. It doesn’t matter to me if you acknowledge it or not. You’ll deal with Him. Good luck with that.

          • FSMforprez

            Yeah, I guess hells gonna suck, cause its hot down there. I’ll pray for you, pray hat one day you will pull your head our of your A$$…..but I guess instead of praying, I could do absolutely nothing. Same same. Must be frustrating…….

      • kimberlyclark

        Christians are scary people. I been to church. I know.

      • CuriouslyM

        what give you the right to tell me I can’t be a Christian and a democrat?? Nothing! What I see by a lot of Republicans is a black white mentality… Everything is either or and nothing , no compromise if your in the Tea Party group… This world needs less of the Ted Cruz and Sarah Palin types who are true idiot politicians in my opinion. They aren’t there to help anyone but themselves and to stir up the pot inciting hatred towards anyone they can figure is a good target. Also, Sarah Palin is the biggest hippocrit I’ve ever seen in my life. She is only out to make waves to make money…not to make any real changes that are to help people. She is all about Sarah makin money..and that’s all. These extremists need to go as they do nothing to promote compromize. They only seek to heap lies on those crazy enough to believe their hate and blindly follow. It makes me ill. Democrats are not all extremist liberals anymore than all republicans are fundamentalist right wing extremists . There are many just to the left and right of center and in my opinion that is where the majority of our population sits . I am proud that our President and all those who worked hard along with him… got the ACA passed into law. IT was and IS the right thing to do. Sure there will be adjustments to tweak out areas of concern along the way.. but this had to happen. Do I want to see fraud in the insurance industry addressed??? Heck ya! and in our Welfare and disability programs?? Heck ya!! I don’t believe any reasable person of either political party wants to see fraudulent activity by anyone. So together both partys work on that issue. That is what more people need to do is to commit to working together. Get rid of people like Ted Cruz…that guy is poison to politics through and through. His lies lead people to believe false facts and I for one don’t want lies put out there by anyone… Rep OR Dem… I want the truth communicated to citizens and let the chips fall where they may. Big business doesn’t have all the answers people… not when they are sending more jobs over seas and getting their tax brakes to boot here in the states. I happen to be one of those people who lost me job of 20 years with G,E, because of downsizing. G.E. has record profits and why is that??? because they have someone in Jamaica doing my job for one.. and others too. I’m sick of the GOP and big business getting all the tax advantages and getting richer and our President is being systematically blocked on every thing he proposes or trys to accomplish to create jobs because the GOP few like to play such games with the American people as pawns. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know who really caused the goverment shut down!!! I’m sick of it TED CRUZ

  • Educated Redneck

    I’s is not a word!!!!!! Unlike nouns which generally use ‘s to make them possessive, pronouns have special rules. MY is the appropriate word for the possessive form of I. I am getting so SICK of people, especially those with college degrees, misusing words and ignoring rules I learned in ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

    • TamekoTheArtist

      Ever thought they were doing that for the redneck effect? I mean they do expect rednecks to be illiterate but I definitely understand what you are saying because it kind of grates on you to hear like when people say “do you wanna go to the sto” instead of do you want to go to the store.

  • CuriouslyM

    I have a hard time with people who seem to use their faith and twisted scripture to justify bigotry and racism. I’m a born again Christian myself…but bigotry is bigotry and I find it offensive when Christians hide behind their faith in order to justify the rude remarks. I don’t care how famous they think they are or how popular they are , it is just wrong. And people want to know where our children get it from.. Another generation is being raised with this BS and I will never agree with the thoughtless and tacky remarks made by Mr Robertson.

    • TamekoTheArtist

      They don’t hate people outside the word of God. Why do you say that. I have never been to a church where they didn’t allow and accept a gay person in their congregation. They go out of their way to make them feel at home.

      • drmx123

        Phil would welcome them with his 2010 sermon: “They’re full of murder, envy, strife, hatred. They are insolent, arrogant, God-haters. They are heartless, they are faithless, they are senseless, they are ruthless. They invent ways of doing evil.”

      • CuriouslyM

        May accept them and their donations until they want to teach sunday school or take a more active role in the church who does not accept gays as equal human beings because they can choose to be gay or not.. which by the way is not true. How is that accepting?? There are those extremist Christians and politicians who continue to use their energy to keep the lgbt community from enjoying all the same civil rights as everyone else in the U.S. Tell me how that makes them feel at home? I refuse to be that kind of Christian. I refuse to attend a church that believes in that kind of exclusion . That to me is not of God. It’s not Christ like. and you know what?? There are churches who are inclusive… and I hope your church is one of them. There are many who are not and that is why some people are leaving organized religionl It makes me cringe when I think of the message our children are getting from those Churches who flat out look at homosexuality with disdain like they are defective human beings who are perverts. It simply isn’t true. You can blame some of our famous televangelists like Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell… I can’t believe I ever thought they were true Godly men after some of the things they’ve said about homosexuals over the years. It makes me ill.

    • Mantid579

      CuriouslyM- Can you explain what exactly Phil said that made you feel like he was a racist and a bigot? Can you share what you think he twisted in the verse exactly? I have sincerely tried to get an answer from several people that were very angry but they never did answer that-

      • CuriouslyM

        just google 2010 sermon by phil robertson and you’ll find it. He also mad the statement once that he grew up in the south and that not once did he ever witness racism going on. Well, I had family in MS and it went on all the time.. The guy is either in denial or blind and ignorant. The civil rights movement wasn’t over nothing. I myself have nothing to do with my MS relatives because I found out my uncle was a member of the Klu Klux Klan. I never learned to hate from my parents.. I learned to love. I will never align myself with those types of people that preach such hatred of ones sexual orientation like they have first hand knowledge of what life as a gay person is for some. Some people don’t make it out alive because of the stigma and hatred that is being spread out there to our kids and in some churches to the general public who are willing to believe everything some ignorant preacher or religious person says is the gospel truth. It isn’t right and will never be right. If you have never had to witness a friend or relative being buried after suicide then you can’t truly fully understand just how wrong it all is. Peoples attitudes need to change just like when the interracial dating and marriage issues came up in the 60s when I was in HS. It was wrong to condemn then just as it is wrong now. Oh… there were
        Christian Churches back then who were so against it and it’s now different today unfortunately. Some of those same Churches are still against interracial anything and some just tolerate and others have changed with the times and see how wrong it was in the first place to condemn two people because of who they love and marry. Grow up people… it is not going to affect anyones life and faith unless you let it! What would Jesus do? He showed nothing but love to everyone.

    • Jim

      You may be “born again’, but it sure as hell wasn’t into Christianity.

      • CuriouslyM

        Jesus is my savior and my judge…. I don’t give a damn what YOU think. God knows my heart and its a lot more loving than some of my Christian sisters and brothers who are quick to make judgements about the gay community or anyone who doesn’t seem to fit into some little mold some of you have. It’s a shame and not Christ like in any way shape or form in my opinion. Not loving at all.

  • TamekoTheArtist

    I absolutely love these people. I would love to work for them because they just seem like a fun bunch of people. I wish them all the best in their endeavors. If you look into the eyes of each person you can see the beauty of their soul. Please keep up the good work guys and Si (spelling?) is hilarious. If I had met him in school I definitely would have made him a life long friend!

  • Fixed Heart

    Why is it that God’s children have to go to SO much to defend our beliefs? The answer is obvious to us-there is a spirit that roams the earth and uses the ones he can to make things of God look wrong and the opposite of God’s views right. The truth is that we believe the Bible (the word of God, the instruction manual), period. It’s not the people but the actions that we are against. Just like now I am against many things that I used to do before I was born again as a child of God. None more wrong than another but all were hurting ME in some way even if I didn’t realize it. I will always support anyone that stands up for the truth of my Father. You have to read the book to know what the truth is. Don’t rely on what is told to you. For the ones that think that God has never been alive, that’s something I can’t physically show you (that’s why it’s faith to believe) but I know for a fact He is living inside me now and He guides me. That’s how when someone screams and curses me, (I worked in customer service for years) for something I have no control over, I can wholeheartedly smile at them and tell them I understand and think there’s a good person in there somewhere. As is written, EVERY knee will bow and EVERY tongue will confess. That includes YOU! I pray you allow God’s truth in before that day. He won’t force you, He loves you too much. GOD IS NOT DEAD, He never was (only His body died and was resurrected). Must see movie!

    • Fixed Heart

      And His name is Jesus!

      • kimberlyclark

        Jesus H. Christ, I heard a him.

    • Jeff

      Scary!

    • Animal-lover

      These children of God in particular have to go 2 so much to defend their
      believes (over and over and over again) so that more people than ever
      will jump on the bandwagon and say “WE STAND WITH PHIL” so
      their ratings will go up again and people will tune back into their boring
      show.The
      show had its heyday and now its getting old just like every other show
      in history.So ofcourse bring this back into the news to try and up your
      ratings when your show is pretty much wore out.Its just my opinion but I
      dont see anything fun about killing anything including ducks unless u
      absolutely have 2 to eat to survive,and they do have grocery stores but
      some people still enjoy killing things as a “sport” (aka “murder”,doesnt
      matter if its “just” an innocent animal its still murder) even when
      they sell fresh meat in grocery stores (no it would be funner to
      gruesomely kill it themselves).WE GET IT! PHIL ROBERTSON`S FAMILY AND
      EVERY 1 OF HIS FANS STAND WITH HIM (repeatedly)! YOU`RE USING RELIGION
      TO STAY IN THE SPOTLIGHT SO DONT BACK DOWN PHIL! HOW MANY TIMES DO THEY
      NEED TO SAY IT? God is not dead but this controversy is and so is their
      boring show.Go create another boring show about killing something,and
      quit using this elderly controversy to revive your old show.If they are
      so religious they should ve opened a church,not dwell on the same
      controversy repeatedly. SRY Duck Dynasty but u just arent as
      entertaining nor are u gonna last as long as Beavis and Butt-head did. I
      dont hate Phil and his crew,they can say what they want,i could care
      less.But it was such a boring show to begin with (just my opinion).But
      murder of innocent animals is also a sin.If they have it in their heart
      to enjoy killing animals (or anything for that matter),then they dont
      seem very christian-like to me.They sound more like hypocrites
      continuing to use God to stay in the spotlight.

    • kimberlyclark

      Because they cause so much pain and suffering in the world. That’s why.

  • Taylor

    The intelligence of America makes me almost terrified to be human. I don’t understand where this woman got “racist” from a remark about homosexuals. And, as far as I am concerned, we have the right to say what we please. I also know that A & E put him right back on the show in a matter of weeks. So, to all gays out there supporting their cause – the world is about money now. They are making a large revenue off of Duck Dynasty, and Phil is a big star. Don’t be too satisified. A & E is no saint.

  • Rick

    America is people with different views, I like Phils if that makes me bad in your opinion thats fine.

  • Al Kraus

    If you are gay…you have the right to be gay just as Phil has the right to find it contrary to his religious beliefs. Phil is not intolerant of gays…why are gays intolerant of Phil? Funny…they want us to accept them, but do not accept us. Who is intolerant again?

    • CuriouslyM

      The intolerance comes AFTER the remarks made by Phil. He’s an idiot in the way he handled the interview he did . Find the interview and read it or watch it and you’ll see his tackiness, and he most certainly was. It says a lot about his attitude towards those different than his perfect self. I find that kind of display offensive . It just adds to the extreme fundamentalists who are NOT tolerant of anyone or anything that isn’t what they believe. That is what people are reacting to , including me who IS a Christian myself. Not ALL Christians out there display such hateful attitude towards the gay community.

    • kimberlyclark

      Where did you get the idea that Phil is tolerant of gays? He must be tolerant of dog fuckers. What a swell guy!

  • harry duke

    Racist backwards narrow minded Dynasty

  • Animal-lover

    These children of God in particular have to go 2 so much to defend their
    believes (over and over and over again) so that more people than ever
    will jump on the bandwagon and say “WE STAND WITH PHIL” so
    their ratings will go up again and people will tune back into their boring
    show.The show had its heyday and now its getting old just like every other show in history.So ofcourse bring this back into the news to try and up your ratings when your show is pretty much wore out.Its just my opinion but I dont see anything fun about killing anything including ducks unless u absolutely have 2 to eat to survive,and they do have grocery stores but some people still enjoy killing things as a “sport” (aka “murder”,doesnt matter if its “just” an innocent animal its still murder) even when they sell fresh meat in grocery stores (no it would be funner to gruesomely kill it themselves).WE GET IT! PHIL ROBERTSON`S FAMILY AND EVERY 1 OF HIS FANS STAND WITH HIM (repeatedly)! YOU`RE USING RELIGION TO STAY IN THE SPOTLIGHT SO DONT BACK DOWN PHIL! HOW MANY TIMES DO THEY NEED TO SAY IT? God is not dead but this controversy is and so is their boring show.Go create another boring show about killing something,and quit using this elderly controversy to revive your old show.If they are so religious they should ve opened a church,not dwell on the same controversy repeatedly. SRY Duck Dynasty but u just arent as entertaining nor are u gonna last as long as Beavis and Butt-head did. I dont hate Phil and his crew,they can say what they want,i could care less.But it was such a boring show to begin with (just my opinion).But murder of innocent animals is also a sin.If they have it in your heart to enjoy killing animals (or anything for that matter),then they dont seem very christian-like to me.They sound more like hypocrites continuing to use God to stay in the spotlight.

    • tiredofdumb

      so if a corporation kills the animal before it makes it to the grocery store you don’t judge that as murder…just plain stupid

      • Animal-lover

        It`s when they hunt as a “sport” (aka fun) that is just plain,well,not stupid,but cruel.But that`s ok. U missed my point.

  • Clare Delongpre

    Man fuck Phil Robertson and his family no one gives a fuck about their opinions.

  • Clare Delongpre

    Also fuck your religions and your beliefs you hyper masculine, psychotic white men are the downfall of our society. The world is crumbling because of the insanity of Heterosexual white men or so called heterosexual white men, because of you white men behind closed doors cant wait to be a mans bitch. You guys are the biggest hypocrites, liars, and perverts on the planet. Now rant and rage while I continue to be happy and live my life. What a sad time in our society it must be for white men to watch as they are no longer the cream of the crop, and people are doing everything to avoid you all like the plague. Like one white man said to me I DONT KNOW NO ONE LIKES WHITE GUYS ANYMORE LOL…

    • kimberlyclark

      Clare you are my new BFF.

    • CuriouslyM

      hmm wonder why?

  • Leviathan61

    Okay. We get it. Everybody knows how Phil feels about people who are different from him. Does Willie have anything new to add to this story or is he just keeping the issue alive for ratings purposes?

    • Animal-lover

      EXACTLY. If they are so religious they need to open a church to stay popular,not tote guns and kill ducks and keep bringing up this old controversy to keep their show and the “WE STAND WITH PHIL” fakery alive.

  • sean mcmartin

    Its america..Phil has the right to say what his beliefs are. I do not belong to any church or ally myself with any religious sect. I have so much respect for Phil Robertson for not backing down to gays and their supporters..
    Not everyone accepts homosexuality and that will never change. call me what you will. I do not accept gays and never will. about time people stop hiding their beliefs and opinions in this witch hunt society..

    • Animal-lover

      Since when do people hide their beliefs or feelings about anything? People have always been ignorant and outspoken,trying 2 tell everyone else how 2 live and that will never change either. If u dont like being gay then just dont be gay.Its that easy,i never understood that.Someone being gay has nothing 2 do with me,i just worry about my own life,not nit-pick or try 2 tell someone else how 2 live theirs. I will never accept hunting either,but it still happens wether i like it or not.But u are right,this IS America,therefore people have a right to be gay or heterosexual or hunt and kill things no matter who likes it or “accepts” it and who doesnt.

  • Leviathan61

    I do not understand how these ya-hoos got a television show of their own. They banter back and forth, eat dinner and go hunting for something. Woo-hoo.

    • Animal-lover

      U and me both man.The show is dumb and pointless.Ive tried watching it but it is just plain stupid.Even Honey BooBoo was more entertaining than Pastor Phil and his gun-happy gang.

  • https://twitter.com/TrotlineDesigns Ron

    I stand behind the movement to beat down all the gay pride people.

  • Tracy

    To Mr. Phil Robertson:
    Please read and share my message with all whom you know.
    I WOULD HAVE STOPPED PERSISTING IN SIN IF I HAD HAVE KNOWN THE DANGERS TO PERSISTING IN SIN. Before I start on the main topic (The Dangers To Persisting In Sin) I will write about the word ‘sin’ itself. Many people, well, MOST Believers (those who hold John 3:16 in their hearts and have sincerely done Romans 10:10 and 9) do not know the true meaning to the word ‘sin'; and can not give an indepth answer to the word ‘sin’. The word ‘sin’ is: Any thought, deed, action, desire, plan, idea, way of living that is against Jesus Christ. That is exactly what ‘sin’ is. Where can sins be found in the Holy Bible? Sins can be found throughout all the Holy Bible, but mainly they are found in Galations chapter 5 verses 19 through 21 and 1 Corinthians chapter 6 verses 9 and 10. Now, lets talk about three words – ‘Reprobate’, ‘Reprobated’, and ‘Reprobation’. The word ‘Reprobate’ means denied by GOD, rejected by GOD, and removed from GOD. ‘The word ‘Reprobated’ is the act of GOD reprobating a person/Soul. The word ‘Reprobation’ means the state that the person/Soul is in whom GOD has Reprobated. The word ‘Reprobate’ is the person/Soul that GOD has ‘Reprobated’. Now, my main topic – The Dangers To Persisting In Sin. Many believe that a ‘Reprobate’ is homosexual. It is not! A Reprobate is a person/Soul that was a Believer, that Soul repented (mean to ‘turn away’, to stop, to put down) of sin, then Jesus Christ blessed that Soul with the Baptismal of Holy Spirit (went to prophesying and speaking in Tongues), the person turned back into Carnal Living (also known as Fleshly Living), and that Soul grieved* Holy Spirit so bad to the point where Jesus Christ allowed a demon to enter** into that person and then He commanded Holy Spirit to leave out of that person. This is what a Reprobate is! Again, this is what a Reprobate is. With me is what the sin of lusting with the eyes, mind, and heart after people – mostly women. It was homosexuality. Their is also a biblical character in the bible that this very thing happened to. His name is King Saul and he can be found in 1 Samuel chapters 9 through 31. Mr. Robertson, Hebrews 6:4 through 6 is describing such a person as King Saul.

    If I had have known what ‘Reprobated Mind’ truly meant, and what it really looks like, and how a person becomes Reprobated I would have stopped what I was doing a long time ago.
    – Tracy

  • jim

    You sick bitch you married your wife when she was 16 you should be in jail

    • Eva

      what are you talking! she was 16 and i think he was 17 (anyone correct me if I’m wrong.) how is he sick?

      • kimberlyclark

        You are wrong, he was in his 20’s. He said get em young and train em cuz alll they want is yer money! Yup, I seen it on that there Yer Tube

        • sydney

          It’s too bad that that is all you got from that. If you ask Jesus to open your eyes and heart HE will! But be careful what you ask for.

      • jim

        I guess anything goes in the South it probably was his cousin what a weird family

    • TamekoTheArtist

      They use to marry the women off at the age of 12 back in the days of horse and buggies. It hasn’t been too long since they changed this.

  • John DeGraffenreid Jr.

    So here’s my question. All these people trying to drop the hammer on Phil. Just how many of you actually care about this and how many are just using it as an excuse to vent your own hatred of anyone who happens to be a Bible believing Christian?

    You see Phil never advocated violence against anyone, he never said anyone should be rounded up and jailed. and he certainly never said that anyone should be…oh I don’t know..castrated.

    You know who has said that stuff? Liberals and atheists talking about Christians. Now I have plenty of my own issues that I’m dealing with but my thought is this: Phil was talking about the nature of sin, which is part and parcel of the message of Christ. If you don’t like that then take it up with God, though He’s not going to rewrite His rules because you don’t like them. Screaming that we should be murdered because of said message is utter hypocrisy from anyone who proclaims tolerance.

    As I do not proclaim to be tolerant, this gives me much more freedom to call out garbage as I see it. :)

    Have a nice day.

    • kimberlyclark

      I care. As a woman and a gay and a secular believer in the philosophy of Jesus Christ. He is not a good man.

      • John DeGraffenreid Jr.

        But that’s just it. No one here actually knows that. They don’t know him personally, they don’t know who he is as a person. They only know him from a limited exposure and also from a limited context.

        Phil is from an entirely different generation than even me. He grew up hard, and I mean hard. He came to Christ at time when he most needed it, self admittedly he’d even say, and he’s a rough and tumble guy. He’s old fashioned about many things, and not all of those are necessarily wrong. For example, would it really be awful if people who were in love did marry younger and actually tried to make it work? We tell them all the time that “It will never work” but I have to wonder about that sometimes. (I’m not talking extreme age difference here fyi)

        I’m kind of old fashioned myself in some respects. It’s like Willie said though, I don’t judge the condition of the soul. That’s not my place, but as a Christian I have to talk about the sin aspect of the message because that’s part of the message. Grace is only half of it, if I only speak of half the message then I’m not being responsible. I don’t go around screaming at people as some do, I prefer discussion, much like you and I are doing right now. I find you get further by talking and being open than anything else.

        Anyway, the two halves of the message make it whole and are what we, as Christians, are supposed to spread. Phil, for anyone who’s seen Duck Dynasty, is not a delicate man. He’s a rough guy and had a rough life. I think he genuinely does care about people, especially given the charity work he and his family do through their church and other avenues, but he’s not one to obfuscate or be delicate with his words. It’s part of who he is, where he comes from, and his generation.

        • kimberlyclark

          No, Phil didn’t grow up hard, he didn’t GROW UP! Growing up hard is being gay and being called a dog-fucker by a TV star. No real Christian would go near this hate monger. And the means YOU.

          • John DeGraffenreid Jr.

            Kimberly, Phil grew up dirt poor. As in no running water poor. As in no electricity poor if memory serves. His family grew their own food and hunted for their own meat, because that’s what you did then when you were poor and lived in the backwoods. Do you really think that’s not a rough or hard way to grow up? He picked cotton for a time as well, which is back breaking labor, also a hard way to come up. These are things that never seem to come up in criticism for some reason and I think it’s because people won’t look past his appearance or his faith.

            Phil and his family do a lot of charity work, they openly say that they don’t judge the content or destination of a person’s soul as that’s God’s judgement so when Phil quotes the Bible or references it would you prefer that he just lie about what it says? Because I can assure you he won’t.

            He’s not a hatemonger for talking about the nature of sin. He’s being an honest Christian. As I said, sin was a major part of what Christ talked about. In fact He talked more about Hell than He did Heaven. In sharing the message Phil has to talk about the whole picture and that means talking about sin and defining what it is so that the message of Grace has both meaning and context.

          • kimberlyclark

            Abraham Lincoln grew up hard too. His legacy is greater than duck calls.

          • John DeGraffenreid Jr.

            It’s kind of odd to compare the two given that they’re not even in the same fields; but whatever.

            My point is that Phil is only getting the amount of condemnation he’s getting because of his religious beliefs. No one goes off the rails when a high profile member of another faith says something bombastic like, oh I don’t know, that there are no gay people in his country. They just make a couple jokes about it and move on. (You know aside from not mentioning the fact that they actually punish it by death in certain countries; but nary a word about those)

            The examples I listed in my response about people calling for Christians to come to harm, be rounded up and put in jail, camps or castrated have happened and when someone calls it out they get utterly crushed by the media as being intolerant. Now explain to me why their hatred is okay and Phil, who never did anything like it and only talked about defining sin, is somehow a national villain.

  • kimberlyclark

    From one Kimberly to another, the press really threw the gays under the bus on this one. The really incendiary remarks were about race. About all the happy pre-Civil Rights Negroes singing in the cotton fields before they found out they were unhappy and could get money for it from the evil Northern liberal Civil Rights amendment. He makes Paula Deen look like a checkerboard chick (I love Paula, really) This stuff about the the BIg Black Book and the gays and the sex with animals, that is so tired, we’ve heard all that ridiculous hate speech before. It’s the racism, stupid! That’s the real issue here. I hope the Robertsons don’t have any gay grandchildren. It can happen in any family, and there is nothing sadder than an unloved child. That’s why the suicide rate is so high among teenagers, because of people like Grandpa Phil. Sadly, it seems to happen a lot in conservative, anti-gay, religious families. Pray on that sonny boy!

  • Joey

    Funny how Willie didn’t read the part of the Bible that talked about tattoos .

    • john1schn

      I’m pretty sure that, as Christians, the Robertsons place more credence on the commands of the New Testament, rather than the commands of the old.

      • Joey

        In the some book that he quotes: Paul tells use this .

        1 Corinthians 11:14

        Does not the very nature of things teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a disgrace to him,

        So be it so be it Old or New; they are not living to the standards that want others to live up . Lets ban marriage between women and men with long hair … no that is silly right ?

  • Concerned

    God is Good! This show doesn’t hurt anyone or offend anyone, just pure fun and laughing. We need more of these kind of shows on TV. Jesus love you and wants you to go to Heaven, just ask him into your heart now.

  • sydney

    Love this show. Love this family and I will continue to support them. They are Good People.

  • kimberlyclark

    Phil Robertson has blood on his hands. Gay children commit suicide everyday because people like this millionaire TV star condemn them. He is practicing freedom of religion. He is killing children. Ratings are down.

    • john1schn

      Interesting sentiment. I’m pretty sure that if a person is unstable enough to commit suicide, it’s not going to be because some guy on TV doesn’t approve of the lifestyle.

      • kimberlyclark

        You must be the only person in the world that doesn’t understand how powerful the media is. Really? You really don’t think young people are affected by what they hear on TV.? Do you think suicide might be a cumulative thing? Depression, mental unrest, being told you’re worthless – until the damn bursts. Kids don’t understand forever. They don’t get that gone is gone. They are the invincibles. The attacks by crazy right wing gay haters don’t help. Didn’t help Marie Osmond’s son, didn’t help Rick Warren’s son, didn’t help Tyler Clementi, didn’t help my cousin Jimmy. 35% of child and teen suicides are thought to be gay kids. Why wouldn’t you want to change that? Why wouldn’t Robertson want to change that? Why wouldn’t Christ want to change that. Of course CHRIST would. WWJD? Young people are vulnerable and emotional and when “famous respected” people say horrible things about them, how did you think they view their future? Especially if they grow up with that kind of hate in their homes. Hope Willie’s black kid isn’t gay. Phil Robertson is contributing to the death of children. He says he is an educated man, but he knows nothing about child suicide. He knows nothing about Civil Rights. He knows nothing about human behavior or emotions. He should love God’s gay children. Or shut his big trap before more people die!

        • john1schn

          Considering how much of the media is not only tolerant, but in outright promotion, there are alternatives to what any kid would be able to watch. There are limits to free speech, to be sure, but at the same time, what he said wasn’t actionable and directly harms nobody. One has to be very careful about how they want to limit speech. The very speech you want to limit today can be turned around on you as well.

          Want the kid to grow up stable and normal? He or she has to have loving parents, family members and friends who accept that child’s individuality. And while I lament suicide among any group, I’m not going to say it’s merely because a kid was bullied because he was gay. Straight kids get bullied too, and are easily prone to suicide as well. It’s all in how it is dealt with. The bullied child needs help, but a third party puffing up their chest and screaming “kill the bully” is not going to make the bullied child recover, and it could make it worse.

          Don’t like what Phil the redneck says? Don’t watch the show. Isn’t that what the liberal mindset tells us? If you don’t like abortion, don’t have one? I’m not a fan of the show, and his views are antiquated. But his free speech rights are not.

        • John DeGraffenreid Jr.

          Having been someone who first contemplated suicide at the age of seven because of how I was treated at school allow me to say that Phil isn’t the problem here.

          The problem is a society that wants to proclaim “tolerance, tolerance, tolerance” while utterly ignoring and shaming anyone who steps outside of their little box and liberals do it just as much as anyone else. I know, because I’ve see it and experienced it.

          There’s also the problem of a lack of intervention. When behavior is reported that SHOULD be actionable schools never actually do anything because they’re too afraid of the bully’s parents suing the school or they think the bullied kids bring it on themselves , or worse they think it’s just “kids being kids”. While walking home from school one day, and while still on school property, a kid threw a good sized rock at me and hit me in the head. After we reported said incident to the school his “punishment”, if you care to call it that, was to pick up rocks on the playground during recess. ….so yeah.

          This is going to be hard to hear, but as I was emotionally abused for my whole freaking school life and went through more than twenty years of it at home (before my father got help and was healed himself) I have to say this. Ultimately a person chooses their final fate. I understand feeling that utterly hopeless and alone. I get feeling like everyone in the world is against you and that practically no one would care if you weren’t there; but I chose not to end it and I have major, major depression issues. (still do to this day)

          You have to take the mentality of “I will not be beaten and I will not give anyone the satisfaction of thinking they killed me”. It’s not easy, and it’s not fun and it can leave you drained at the end of the day; but you’ll survive and come out better in the end with a sense of empathy for one another that others don’t have.

          Phil did not call for anyone to be harmed or mistreated. He only talked about defining sin, which is what Christians are supposed to do. We have to explain that sin is so that the message of Grace has context and meaning. As for what Jesus would do? Read the whole story of the woman that the men of a city tried to stone to death. Many simply stop at the point where He said to the men “let he who is without sin cast the first stone”; but after they left he talked to the woman as well and told her to go and sin no more. He wasn’t cruel, He didn’t stand there berating her. He just let her know that she had things that she needed to change and left it at that.

          Phil’s rights are just as sacrosanct as anyone else’s and I’ll defend those rights with my dying breath.

          • kimberlyclark

            Mr. Robertson may not have been YOUR problem. That doesn’t mean he isn’t A problem. A problem for others. A problem for children whose parents watch that duck show. A problem for me as an advocate against suicide. Anyone can call themselves a Christian and somehow claim amnesty and non-responsibility. I don’t happen to agree with that. I think he is A problem. I’m not discussing all of humanity, I’m discussing this guy, you’re pal, I think he is a bad dude and I have a problem with him. You cannot speak for every person who has ever been bullied as if it is one thing that comes in one form. I never used the “bully” thing anyway. I believe the words I used were stupid and evil.

          • John DeGraffenreid Jr.

            I just happen to disagree. What he said wasn’t evil, it was completely in line with the whole context of the message of Christ. As I said, we have to talk about and define what sin is according to what God says it is so that His message of Grace has both context and meaning.

            Aside from that there is the unanswered question of why is it wrong for Phil to say what he did (when there was no call for violence, anyone to be jailed, etc) but it’s perfectly fine for someone who who is not a believer to call for Christians to be killed, jailed, thrown into camps, or castrated? People will leap to condemn Phil but the moment anyone says that the latter is out of line they get called intolerant. Now why is one wrong but the other alright?

            Just answer me that. No one ever does and I’m curious as to why that is, though I have my suspicions.

          • kimberlyclark

            Why are you talking about castrations and camps? Who is rounding up Christians. You are as crazy as the rest of that family. I don’t fuck dogs. Robertson says I do. This is not a gentlemanly disagreement. This is a sane person talking about a wacko – who doesn’t deserve respect, and neither do you. Get lost freak.

          • John DeGraffenreid Jr.

            That’s what I thought. This isn’t about anything more than trying to shut someone up for having a view you don’t like even though no call for harm was ever made.

            There’s a word for people who say one thing and do another. It’s called a hypocrite.

            Have a nice night.

          • TamekoTheArtist

            I don’t know why she got the idea Phil said she did it with dogs that is not what he said. He said there are people that do this, that and the other. He didn’t say gay people or anyone in particular did it with dogs. He gave a list of things it says in the Bible are immoral to God. No secret about what is in the Bible but it surely offended many when he quoted it. I don’t get it at all.

  • rodtherad

    I’m shocked *obvious sarcasm

  • Adam W

    Claiming that someone else’s marriage or lifestyle is against your religion is like being angry at someone for eating a Chocolate Mousse because you’re on a diet.
    Well, eat cake haters.

  • FSMforprez

    Rednecks – contributing absolutely nothing to America since they got their ass kicked in the 1800s. Go f*ck your sister you hill-billy mof’rs. Oh yeah, your god is a cockle$$ pu$$y too. Smite me, oh mighty smiter!!