Head of the “Duck Dynasty” clan, Phil Robertson, is known for being quite outspoken when it comes to his faith and values. His family has been speaking out against abortion and talking on how much their belief in the Bible means to them. In fact, that is a big part of their hit show on A&E. So, why should it come as a surprise that the famous duck hunter has spoken out on how he feels about homosexuality? According to Yahoo TV on Dec. 18, the patriarch is getting some backlash on quoting Bible verses that he truly believes in.
Robertson recently did an interview with GQ magazine for their January issue and he was quite candid on his views about the gay lifestyle. He started out by saying that right and wrong becomes blurred and this is when 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,” Robertson said.
He quotes a Bible verse from 1 Corinthians, “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.” He then added, “Don’t deceive yourself. It’s not right.”
It is a well-known fact that the Duck Commander founder gives Jesus the credit for saving him from drunkenness when he was a young dad raising his family. The Robertson family all have the same beliefs that their dad does, even if they may not be as outspoken as he is. He is certainly not one to mince his words.
The 67-year-old reality star has also said that it is God’s job to judge others, not his. He is all about sharing the good news about Jesus and will continue to preach the Gospel but will leave the ‘sorting’ for the Almighty.
Of course, his words got around quickly as GLAAD spokesman Wilson Cruz put out this angry statement saying, "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." He continued saying, “Phil's decision to push vile and extreme stereotypes is a stain on A&E and his sponsors who now need to reexamine their ties to someone with such public disdain for LGBT people and families.”
This brings into question whether Phil Robertson’s words will hurt the season 5 premiere of “Duck Dynasty” which airs on Jan. 15. It is highly doubtful as the family has quite the faithful following. It will be interesting to see if the A&E network will have their say in all of this.
Do you feel that Phil Robertson is condemning others or should he be able to freely express his beliefs in the Bible?