Phil Robertson is pretty vocal about his political and religious views and this has got him in trouble in the past. Just last year, Robertson’s comments in GQ Magazine got him suspended (albeit briefly) from the reality show Duck Dynasty. In the interview, Robertson compared homosexuality to bestiality and promiscuity. “Everything is blurred on what’s right and what’s wrong. Sin becomes fine,” Robertson told GQ.
Earlier this year, Robertson was interviewed by the Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins for his radio show. It should be noted that Perkins has also spoken against the LGBT community in the past. In the interview, Robertson said that AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases “were God’s punishment for immorality”.
Just last week, Robertson spoke at an event called “I Stand Sunday” which was organized by the Family Research Council among others. In the event, Robertson talked about his opposition to Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance which aims to extend equal rights protections to gay and transgender residents. The ordinance was passed by Mayor Annise Parker, the first openly gay mayor of any major city.
“For all you ladies in Texas, trust me when I tell you this, when you’re seated in your restroom putting on your Maybelline, when I need to take a leak I’m not going there,” Robertson said referring to allegations that the ordinance will allow men to enter women’s restrooms.
It seems Phil isn’t the only Duck Dynasty star who is vocal about his religion. Phil’s eldest son, Alan, has also been outspoken about his beliefs. He recently told CNSNews.com, “Let’s look at human civilization and go back at all the great cultures that rose up, like the Romans or others, and it [sin] just weighs in on itself and it destroys. It becomes such a weighted-down culture in its own seeking of personal pleasure or personal gain, and then it collapsed. It’s happened every time, up to now. Do I think it will happen to America? Absolutely.”