Phil Robertson of the “Duck Dynasty” television show’s fame is the latest target of persons who have zero tolerance for anti-gay comments, according to Yahoo! News on Wednesday. Actually, Robertson targeted those persons first by lashing out against homosexuals in a GQ interview which will be published in the magazine’s January 2014 issue.
According to Phil Robertson - the father of the Duck Dynasty clan - speaking on current times he said that everything is blurred on what’s right and what’s wrong as sin becomes fine. He says one can look at today’s sin by looking at homosexual behavior and just morphing out from there – “bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men.”
From there, Robertson started paraphrasing the Bible – specifically, Corinthians – as he said don’t be deceived - neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, and the swindlers won’t inherit the kingdom of God. He warns, “Don’t deceive yourself. It’s not right.”
Beyond the preaching, he asserted that he believes homosexuality is incomprehensible because he believes “a vagina would be more desirable than a man’s anus.” He says, “That’s just me… she’s got more to offer.” Rather than stopping there, he added, “I mean, come on, dudes! It’s not logical, my man. It’s just not logical.”
Yet, Robertson claims that he’s doesn’t condemn others – even if he refers to them as “sinners.”
As one can assume, a response come from GLADD within minutes – and the response was one of being quite displeased – to say the least.
Wilson Cruz, the spokesperson from GLAAD, said that the family on Duck Dynast claim to be Christian, but Phil’s lies about an entire community fly in the face of what true Christians believe. He also said that Phil 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. To support his comment, Cruz cited a Public Policy Polling survey which claimed 56 percent of Louisiana residents support same-sex marriage. He did not, however, call for a boycott of “Duck Dynasty” and its advertisers.
As the backlash begins, Robertson said on Wednesday, “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.” He claims, like the Almighty, he loves all of humanity, and we would all be better off if we loved God and loved each other.
Reportedly, some people who agree with Robertson’s opinion are critical of the way he expressed them.