Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson’s comment about homosexuality has barely sunk into people’s subconscious … and already he has been slammed by gay rights group GLAAD for saying that homosexuality is a sin.
As we earlier reported, the Duck Dynasty patriarch said in the January issue of GQ magazine, ‘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,’ adding, ‘It seems like, to me, a vagina — as a man — would be more desirable than a man’s anus.’
Soon after the news broke, GLAAD through their spokesman Wilson Cruz issued a statement blasting Phil as ‘vile’ and using his professed Christian faith to smack him in the face:
Phil and his family claim to be Christian, but Phil’s lies about an entire community fly in the face of what true Christians believe. 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
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.
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.
When asked by GQ if his comments will hurt his reality show, Phil doesn’t seem to care.
‘Let’s face it, three, four, five years, we’re out of here. You know what I’m saying? It’s a TV show. This thing ain’t gonna last forever. No way,’ he said.