Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson was suspended over anti-gay remarks he made in a GQ profile interview. Phil was suspended over making the remark:
“It seems like, to me, a vagina — as a man — would be more desirable than a man’s anus… 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. Don’t deceive yourself. It’s not right.””
A&E responded by giving Phil an indefinite suspension. Now, it’s being widely reported that Phil will return to A&E — and in turn watched by the 14.6 million viewers that will watch the Duck Dynasty show this coming season. Additionally, A&E plans to air a Duck Dynasty “marathon” on December 22.
According to Daily Mail Phil Robertson said at his local Bible Study:
“I will not give or back off from my path,” later adding, “I love all men and women. I am a lover of humanity, not a hater… I have been immoral, drunk, high. I ran with the wicked people for 28 years and I have run with the Jesus people since and the contrast is astounding. I tell people, ‘You are a sinner, we all are. Do you want to hear my story before I give you the bottom line on your story?’ We murder each other and we steal from one another, sex and immorality goes ballistic. All the diseases that just so happen to follow sexual mischief… boy there are some microbes running around now. Sexual sins are numerous and many, I have a few myself. So what is your safest course of action? If you’re a man, find yourself a woman, marry them and keep your sex right there… Jesus will take sins away, if you’re a homosexual he’ll take it away, if you’re an adulterer, if you’re a liar, what’s the difference? If you break one sin you may as well break them all.”
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