The star of the hit show Duck Dynasty has finally broken his silence in regards to being eviscerated by the media for remarks he made in an interview with GQ magazine.
During a sermon at the West Monroe, La Whites Ferry Church, the preacher told his congregation that he refuses to back down on his beliefs, regardless of what anyone says. He believes the media outrage over the interview where he spoke of various sinners is absurd, and rightfully so.
“They were mad at me,’ he told his congregation. “You say, ‘Why’d they get mad at you?’ Cause instead of acknowledging their sin, like you had better do, they railed against me for giving them the truth about their sins. Don’t deceive yourselves.”
It was apparent the frustration Robertson had as his voice raised while he paraphrased the Corinthians verse regarding sinners.
“Neither the sexually immoral, nor the idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes, nor homosexual offenders, nor thieves, nor greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God,” he proclaimed as his congregation cheered him on.
“The news media didn’t even know it was a verse!” Robertson exclaimed. “They thought I was just mouthing off.”
“Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Don’t be deceived.”
He explained he’s committed plenty of sins in a “past life” and that everyone has been there, however “The reason we’re here today is to remind us of the gospel that is preached.”
In the GQ interview that caused unwarranted controversy, leading to his suspension from Duck Dynasty, Robertson said that the “blurred” lines between right and wrong are what’s been the downfall of society. He was labeled homophobic and a bigot for espousing the word of God and simply telling others about his personal beliefs as someone who’s been saved.
The backlash he saw was nothing short of the typical liberal response to anybody who speaks or believes differently than they do. Fortunately Robertson has the guts enough to speak his mind and stick to his principles. We could use more of him in the world, wouldn’t you say?