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Duck Dynasty” cast member Phil Robertson responded Dec. 18, 2013 to the criticism he's received after saying in a GQ Magazine interview that homosexuality is a sin, according to The Huffington Post.

In the interview, Robertson, 67, said, “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 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… It’s just not logical.”

Robertson continued by speaking about his views on morality, stating, “Sin is 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… 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…”

A&E, the cable channel that airs “Duck Dynasty,” sent a statement from Phil to The Huffington Post, responding to the firestorm of criticism over his interview, which read, “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.”

Earlier in the day, A&E announced it was “disappointed” in Robertson’s comments and was suspending the reality star, noting his “personal views in no way reflect those” of the network, which has strongly supported and championed “the LGBT community.”

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