A&E put Phil Robertson back on the air after his last homophobic rant. And after ratings slid, it seems that perhaps the Robertson clan is hoping another round of stupid will get people talking again.
At least that must be the logic behind these latest shenanigans.
Rather than apologize for likening gay individuals to people who have sex with animals (or telling us all how much happier black Americans were when they were picking cotton), Robertson continues to amaze with his inability to stop putting his foot in it.
By "it", I mean his mouth.
In a video filmed at Whites Ferry Road Church, a church in his hometown of West Monroe, La., Robertson condemned the media for the attack on his opinion.
He insists that many were angry because instead of "acknowledging their sin" like he insisted the congregation do, the offended "railed against" him "for giving them the truth about their sins." He warned, "Don’t deceive yourselves."
And then, he quoted the following Biblical passage:
Neither the sexually immoral, nor the idolators, nor adulterers, nor male prostitutes, nor homosexual offenders, nor thieves, nor greedy, nor drunkards, nor slanderers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
Noted homophobe Phil Robertson SHOCKINGLY has more homophobic things to say http://t.co/4F189ovsmu
— Jezebel (@Jezebel) May 22, 2014
Well, let's look a couple of those.
Slander can be defined as, "a malicious, false, and defamatory statement."
Saying that a person who never had sex with animals is pretty much guilty of bestiality could be construed as malicious and defamatory in some instances. Telling the world that black people were better off in cotton fields, during a time when they had fewer rights and job options in addition to dealing with overt bigotry, is certainly false.
Phil Robertson: "They railed against me for telling them the truth". They heard it though, repentance is optional. http://t.co/WwHW5T3h4b
— David Bynum (@Allstar2star) May 23, 2014
A&E has declined to comment on new video of "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson reviving past anti-gay remarks. http://t.co/geOnT8fOx0
— KATC TV3 (@KATCTV3) May 22, 2014
How about greedy?
This video was released mere weeks ahead of the sixth season preview. Sounds like dollars are the motive more so than the word of God. But then, I'm the cynical type.
Phil Robertson - Yeah, I Meant What I Said About Gays http://t.co/zbSkKEo0z4 What do you think of his comments?
— Harvey Levin (@HarveyLevinTMZ) May 22, 2014
You know what's funny?
For people who claim to believe in a Christian God, it seems that the individuals talking the loudest about other people's "sins" often forget that there are many ways they can land in Hell themselves.
Especially if they're wealthy.
Christ himself said, "It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God."
This is the guys from Duck Dynasty before the show just in case you haven't seen yet pic.twitter.com/PWaKuJSm5Q
— ⚫️ (@evill_princesss) May 7, 2014
Perhaps the Robertson clan can step away from the homophobia just long enough to get to work squeezing through. Otherwise they might end up beating "the sinful gays" to the pits of Hell.
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