The star of Duck Dynasty,Phil Robertson, has made his views known about gay people in an interview in GQ magazine. He stated that they will not inherit the kingdom of God.
He is now under fire for his gay bashing in the discussion in which he equated homosexuality with both “terrorists” and “drunks”.
After he had grumbled about how thing become blurred, then society allows things to become blurred on what is is right and what is wrong. He stated that what he believes to be sin becomes fine. So the publication next asked him what he actually thought sin was.
He stated that it begins with homosexuality and going out from there. Next there is bestiality, sleeping around with this person or that person.
Such controversial remarks have created a major problem for A&E, the network that shows Duck Dynasty. The program is the highest-rated reality show on cable television and the second-highest rated cable program, after AMC’s The Walking Dead.
When he was asked for comments, A&E had a follow-up testimonial from Robertson. In it he had said that he was from the 60s and had centered his life around sex, drugs and rock and roll until he hit rock bottom. He then accepted Jesus as my Savior. He said his mission today is to tell people about why he follows Christ and also what the bible teaches. Part of that is that women and men are meant to be together. He added that he would never treat anyone with disrespect just because they are different from him. He said that everyone is created by God and like Him; Robertson claims to love all of humanity. He stated that everyone would be better off if they loved God and loved each other, in his personal opinion.
The network itself refused to speak on any of the Duck Dynasty star’s comments.
During the GQ dialogue, Robertson reworded part of the bible from Corinthians. He spoke about not being deceived. He said how adulterers, idolaters, male prostitutes, homosexuals, greedy people, drunks, slanderers, and swindlers would not inherit the kingdom of God.
He then proceeded to give his personal thoughts about vaginas.
He said that it appeared to him that a vagina, coming from a man’s point of view, would be more desirable than another man’s anus. He said that he thought that there was just more there. The woman has more to offer. Then he stated that sin was not logical. Robertson added that he does not judge people.
The Duck Dynasty star explained how he never judges anyone on who is going to heaven or hell. That is God’s job. He stated that he just loves individuals and gives them the good news about Jesus, whether they are homosexuals, drunks, or terrorists. God sorts them out later.
GLAAD spokesperson Wilson Cruz had an instant reaction to Robertson.
He stated that Phil and his family claim they are Christians, but Phil’s lies over an entire community fly in the face of what true Christians actually believe. He clearly does not know anything about gay people or most of Louisianans, and Americans, who support the legal recognition for loving and dedicated gay and lesbian couples. Robertson’s decision to push such extreme stereotypes is a blemish on the A&E Network and also his sponsors who now definitely need to review their ties to an individual who has such public contempt for LGBT people and families.
Robertson has also formerly said Duck Dynasty tones down his religious views. He stunned some viewers earlier this year when a video came out that shown him speaking against abortion.
The Duck Dynasty star has shown he is definitely against gay people.
By Kimberly Ruble