Phil Robertson Under Fire for Anti-Gay Comments

    December 18, 2013
    Jennifer Curra
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Phil Robertson is used to sharing his honest opinion through A&E’s mega-hit reality television show, Duck Dynasty. The show continues to break records by maintaining an impressive amount of viewers. Robertson, the duck-hunter-turned-evangelist, recently spoke about homosexuality in an interview with GQ.

“It seems like, to me, a vagina, as a man, would be more desirable than a man’s anus. That’s just me. I’m just thinking: There’s more there! She’s got more to offer. I mean, come on, dudes! You know what I’m saying? But hey, sin: It’s not logical, my man. It’s just not logical.” Robertson said before adding, “Everything is blurred on what’s right and what’s wrong. Sin becomes fine. Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men. Don’t be deceived. Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers—they won’t inherit the kingdom of God. Don’t deceive yourself. It’s not right.”

Robertson went on to speak about his concern for the human race, and his family’s underlying value system. “We’re Bible-thumpers who just happened to end up on television,” Robertson said in an effort to downplay his popularity before speaking about the idea of neighborly love. “You put in your article that the Robertson family really believes strongly that if the human race loved each other and they loved God, we would just be better off. We ought to just be repentant, turn to God, and let’s get on with it, and everything will turn around.”

The famous patriarch of the Louisiana family insists that his opinions are not meant to judge others, and shared his explanation. “We never, ever judge someone on who’s going to heaven, hell. That’s the Almighty’s job. We just love ’em, give ’em the good news about Jesus – whether they’re homosexuals, drunks, terrorists. We let God sort ’em out later, you see what I’m saying?”

However, Robertson’s comments have caused an uproar. As a result, GLAAD spokesperson Wilson Cruz released the following statement: “Phil and his family claim to be Christian, but Phil’s lies about an entire community fly in the face of what true Christians believe. He clearly knows nothing about gay people or the majority of Louisianans – and Americans – who support legal recognition for loving and committed gay and lesbian couples.”

Robertson clarified his comments in a statement to PEOPLE, “I myself am a product of the ’60s; I centered my life around sex, drugs, and rock and roll until I hit rock bottom and accepted Jesus as my Savior. My mission today is to go forth and tell people about why I follow Christ and also what the Bible teaches, and part of that teaching is that women and men are meant to be together. However, I would never treat anyone with disrespect just because they are different from me. We are all created by the Almighty and like Him, I love all of humanity. We would all be better off if we loved God and loved each other.”

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  • http://bingnews andy

    he is rightgays are a sad genetic qwerk hydrogen and heliim condensed thinggsmake stars when gravity pulls them together after a super nova s science is proven all of nature exists with chemical properties howeverto make anal sex normal is youre own problem it is a cousin to petofelia dont adopt just shut the f up it is not human rights a illeness

    • @Andy

      That is the most incoherent rambling I have ever read. Thank you for proving just how crazy people are. You can’t even spell right. You went from gays to chemicals to space to anal sex to adoption to illness.

      What kind of brain does this?

  • Raymond

    Right On Phil!!! Speak your mind LOUDLY! We the Children of the 60’s were raised different than people today. We Have Morales and believe in GOD! Children were punished for doing wrong. Lots of things have changed over the years, Some not for the best.

    • Intersting

      Please. The 60s was when everything went to hell in this nation. Morals? What?

    • Marianne

      Phil Robertson speaks for a great many Christians and Jews who believe what the Bible says. To ban him for saying the truth as so many of us see it, is to ask us to boycott A&E. Duck Dynasty is your #1 show; do you really want us to stop watching your channel because of your prejudice against Scripture and truth? He’s the patriarch of the Robertsons; he is a necessary part of the show and we will indeed boycott you if you don’t put him back on the show. This ‘politically correct’ move is inexcusable. It’s still America, isn’t it? Freedom of speech and all that? Freedom of RELIGION is part of our heritage — don’t try to kill it.

  • http://Yahoo tstewie75

    I read that GQ did an interview with Phil Robertson of the Duck Dynasty cast. Prior to this interview, I really don’t think they (GQ) did their complete research on the Robertson clan. Phil Robertson from then and now, has never held his tongue about his strong faith in GOD, and how GOD steered him away from the path he was going. What he said and his tone in this interview, is completely PHIL ROBERTSON!!! It’s funny how he and his family have always expressed their strong religious beliefs throughout season after season, but yet, when they became more popular in the public’s eye, society expected them to become filtered, and totally negate from why they have millions of viewers, and also become evolved into what society or how society thinks a TV Star should conduct themselves.
    Understand we are all children of GOD, and sometimes we live our lives as knuckleheads, because of what society has become accustomed to, and we evolve our lives around this.
    As society evolves, what GOD has named as sin has not, and that does include homosexuality. There are many versions of the bible, but what is considered sin is consistent throughout all versions of the bible.
    GLAAD and others should not always be on the offensive when someone says homosexuality is a sin and in the eyes of GOD is an abomination. Homosexuality is a sin, and the person(s) who participate in homosexuality is a sinner. With saying this, yes GOD preached and practiced love to all mankind. But he DID NOT PREACH AND PRACTICED LOVE TO ALL SIN.
    Therefore, love the sinner and not the sin!!!!


    • Marianne


  • Do Not Cast the First Stone

    There is this funny story in the bible about not casting the first stone. Not looking on a person with haughty eyes. I keep hearing this love the sinner and not the sin. That is such a cop out that Christians use to justify how they talk down to other people. Here is the reality — there is not a damn person on this planet who knows who is going to heaven. I can assure you that there are very many “good, holy Christians” who are going straight to hell because all they do is memorize bible verses and don’t put anything into practice. They also turn a blind eye to the suffering that is all around them and justify their own horrible actions.

    We send people in this country to the hell of prison for next to nothing. We literally have people in prison for crimes against people who don’t exist and for stealing things like a pair of tube socks. Do you honestly think that God is going to look favorably on the good “Christian” people for they harm they caused to those people? Do you really think God is going to look favorable on destroying people’s live for smoking a freaking joint or using drugs? Do you really think that God is going to look favorably on a nation that aborts 57 million people, locks up 2.5 million people, and has been in a war every year for the last 40 years? Do you think he is going to look favorably on a nation that won’t provide healthcare for the poor and suffering?

    Turn the other cheek.
    Vengeance is mine.
    Love your neighbor as yourself.
    Don’t cast the first stone.
    Show mercy.
    Give peace.
    Don’t look on with haughty eyes.
    Don’t plot wicked schemes.

    That is all in the bible and yet, we do it to our brothers every day in this nation. I am not gay. But leave the freaking gay people alone. I once worked in a prison. I knew a gay inmate there that saved a man’s life. He was gay and a convict but the man was good to people. He saved a life. The guards that were over him were “good Christian men” and they were “upstanding”, but I know they killed people in that prison. I assure you — that gay person will be walking into heaven before those guards.

    Treat people well. All people. Let God dole out the punishment for sin. I have this feeling Christ is much more merciful than human beings. If you are gay — ignore what Christians say — and go straight to Christ. Christ and many Christians are two totally different things.

  • Charlotte

    I agree totally with Phil Roberson. We love all sinners but hate the sin. And homosexuality is a sin. Leviticus 18:22; 20:13, 1Corinthians 6:9-10, Romans 1:26-28, 32. Whether you believe or not is your choice but Christ tells us in Romans 14:11, It is written, “As surely as I live” says the Lord, ‘every knee will bow before me, every tongue will acknowledge God.’

  • MEW

    Duck Dynasty – please do not appease the politically correct, Ellen and the likes and have a gay person become a member of the cast!!!!

  • John

    Listening to the vocal minority instead of the silent majority is wrong.What make their views any better than Phil’s..By the way he was spot on. Now you just lost a viewer till he comes back on the show..Your staff that allowed this to happen are a bunch of spineless assholes.

  • KC Hutch

    Don’t kill the messenger folks. He quoted the Bible correctly & made it clear that this is his own opinion and what he lives by. Read the interview contents & then look at all the headlines that don’t even come near to what Phil said. This country has just come to the point where common sense is extinct. Everyone is so busy trying to make themselves look like a victim who should receive special treatment, that they have to create a villan. Phil’s unfailing faith will stand & he is an outstanding example to so many, in so many different ways. That is my opinion. Would anyone like information on where I work so they can try to get me removed? I’m sure some would, but how petty.

  • Sharon Sauber

    What hAppened to free speech?Go Phil. We r with ya all the way. Don’t change.I quit watching the show because of willie.he flaunts money

  • Sharon Sauber

    They need to give willie a break. Take him off the show for awhile

  • Greg

    This is call on all Christians to boycott all A&E shows except Duck Dynasty until Phil is reinstated.

  • britt

    This whole thing is silly. He is a God loving man who has his own opinions. We are all sinners…weather it be homosexuality, premarital sex, jealousy, …whatever, the list goes on forever.he is not saying this sin is worse than any other, he is just stating that it is a sin. Everyone commenting is aloud their opinion, why is he not aloud his? I hate to think what speaking the truth is going to do to his family. God bless The Robertsons.