Phil Robertson, Duck Dynasty Patriarch, Under Fire For Anti-Gay Comments

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Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson is blasting gays in the new issue of GQ, and his controversial remarks have drawn a harsh rebuke from GLAAD.

In a shocking interview, the 67-year-old equated same-sex relationships with bestiality.

Phil Robertson in GQ

"It seems like, to me, a vagina - as a man - would be more desirable than a man's anus, that's just me," the reality star said. "I'm just thinking: There's more there!

"She's got more to offer. I mean, come on, dudes! You know what I'm saying? But hey, sin: It's not logical, my man. It's just not logical."

Robertson then took his eyebrow-raising commentary further, when asked by the magazine what kinds of behavior he considers sinful, adding:

"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."

As for whether his comments will affect Duck Dynasty, Phil did not seem concerned: "It's a TV show. This thing ain't gonna last forever. No way."

Not surprisingly, GLAAD quickly fired back at Robertson through a spokesman:

"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," Wilson Cruz said.

"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."

Duck Dynasty Cast Picture

Robertson's native Louisiana has a constitutional amendment banning marriage equality, however, recent polling shows increasing support for marriage equality.

In response to the backlash, Phil issued his own statement to E! News. It reads:

"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."

Apology accepted? Will fewer people watch Duck Dynasty online as a result? Do you agree with Phil's views or disagree? Sound off in the comments.

UPDATE: A&E has suspended Robertson indefinitely, condemning his remarks and booting him from the show for an undetermined period of time.

Vote ... is the Duck Dynasty star's suspension right or wrong?

 

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Would he have been slammed by the public and the media if he just quoted the bible verses that state that a man who lies with a man as with a woman is an abomination in the eyes of God? Or is the additional commentary that is getting him in trouble? In my younger days, I would have assumed that his comments would be protected under the First Amendment, but since the Constitution was pretty much rendered impotent by the courts, I no longer assume such things.

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@ Ratwrangler

Come on, he wasn't quoting Bible verses, he was deamining Gays, comparing their lifestyle to having sex with animals. He was preaching hate. Millions of people watch that show, & we have the right to get rid of trash , that offends.

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@rebelle...just because feel mention what's in the bible does not mean he judged...God wants his word taught and yes I listen to my bible on a nightly basis it does say which u know being Christian...there are not to be two of the same sex together...he never said he loved anyone less...he does have the right to talk of Gods ways...without being harassed...evil always comes out...he is a Christian man God leads him...and rebelle yet u judged a few ppl on here then...just by making a statement about the bible....i mean that's what ur sayin about Phil...so cast ur stone at urself now....

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This would be a MUCH BETTER WORLD if self proclaimed Christians spent less time doing God's job and more time putting Christ back into Christianity!

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I AGREE WITH PHIL THE BIBLE PLANELY STATES GOD MADE MAN AND WOMAN TO BE TOGETHER.. AND I PRAY FOR PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE OTHER WISE

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@ tammy hamby c

THE BIBLE STATES "JUDGE NOT LEAST YOU BE JUDGED"! IT ALSO STATES LOVE ONE ANOTHER, EMBRACE THOSE WHO HAVE FALLEN FROM GOD AND LEAD BY EXAMPLE BY SHOWING WHAT A BEAUTIFUL LIFE FOLLOWS WHEN FOLLOWING GODS WORD!
Nowhere does the bible say that any of us are allowed to do his job of judging his children. TRUE Christians follow the word of God and treat ALL of his children with kindness, love, respect and tolerance as I would like to be treated as stated in the golden rules. I am not qualified to judge a human being God made and neither is Phil or you! Those self proclaimed Christians who like to pick and choose what parts of the bible they have to obey and when they get to say "screw God! I am better qualified to judge than he is" or "God didn't really mean me or this part" are even worse than those who don't believe at all.

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Phil is absolutely RIGHT-ON and so is God Almighty author of The Word, The Bible!!!!! Go ahead world----you are not just taking on a man of flesh --- you are taking on your Creator and anyone who says that being gay is just fine and acceptable is not accountable before A&E. YOU ARE ACCOUNTABLE BEFORE ALMIGHTY GOD.

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@ Molly Zoladz

Phil is a man of hate, he is not a man of God. I doubt that God would ok him to push unwanted humans more away from the word of God, with his ugly words. God is of Love. If being Gay is acceptable or not, it is not for you or Phil to worry about it. Throw the first Stone! You can't? Didn't think so. Phil can't either.

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@ Molly Zoladz

And you are better qualified to judge God's children than God is? You think he was just joking around when he told us to love one another and leave the judging to him? I'm sure God will be very glad to hear what makes you so qualified to do his job.

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I support the man with whole my heart.

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I totally agree with phil. time out for soft walking around the gay lifestyle and how it has permeated our society in a negative way! I have two daughters and I have taught them that they are made for a man which is the way that God intended it to be. anything else is just a perversion and will lead them down a slippery slope which will end in their destruction! thank God for freedom of speech and for people who aren't afraid to stand up for what's right!

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He is entitled to his own opinion. Freedom of speech people! GLAAD needs to calm down and stop attacking people who have a different viewpoint.

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@ Celebpop

He may have freedom of speech, but he is NOT free from his words consequences. When he chose to sell his soul for millions, he took on a responsibility to ALL families and ALL people who watch that show to be mindful, respectful and tolerant to ALL VIEWERS not just the bigoted pretend christians who believe they are better qualified to judge a child God made ON PURPOSE, than God is.

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@ Celebpop

Totally agree. I don't share Phil's views, but I don't hold that against him. I hope his family supports him and walks away from the show. Although that would make me sad, but Duck Dynasty without Phil, is well, not Duck Dynasty.

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This is such a controversial topic. Personally, I believe that their is nothing wrong with being gay or lesbian. I have relatives that are gay and are devoted Christians. This is his view but if he wouldn't be under such fire if he had only just said "I don't approve" and moved on. No need to go into all the Bible and the good Lord and all that other stuff that is so deeply personal.

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Phil Robertson is right.Most ffaagggots are pedafiles and rapeist and just sickos.I guess these sick sexual degenerates cant handle the truth that theyre sick vile unaccepted freaks.

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