Phil Robertson: I'm a Lover, Not a Hater ... But I'm NOT Sorry (P.S. Gays Are Still Sinners)!

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Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson defended himself Sunday in church, according to reports, and won't apologize for his now-infamous anti-gay comments.

In fact, Phil reportedly doubled down on them, insisting that his remarks are rooted in the Bible and even suggesting that Jesus Christ can save gay people.

“I love all men and women. I am a lover of humanity, not a hater,” Phil Robertson, 67, told a small Bible study group at his church in West Monroe, La.

But the bearded leader of the duck-hunting clan surrendered no ground in his ongoing battle against critics who disagree with his view of homosexuality.

I will not give or back off from my path, because you conquered death, Father, so we are not worried about all the repercussions,” Phil Robertson said.

"The acts of the sinful nature are obvious,’’ he said.

“Sexual immorality is No. 1 on the list. How many ways can we sin sexually? My goodness. You open up that can of worms, and people will be mad at you over it."

“I am just reading what was written over 2,000 years ago. Those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom. All I did was quote from the scriptures."

"But they just didn’t know it. Whether I said it, or they read it, what’s the difference? The sins are the same. Humans haven’t changed,” Robertson added.

Wearing his trademark camouflage headband, the bearded Duck Commander founder spoke to a small group at White’s Ferry Road Church for about 45 minutes.

"Jesus will take sins away, if you’re a homosexual," he said, adding:

“Jesus Christ was the most perfect being to ever walk this planet and he was persecuted and nailed to the cross, so don’t be surprised when we get a little static."

He appeared to address his detractors (like Charlie Sheen), as well, noting, “I have a degree from Louisiana Tech. But this week I have been called an ignoramus.”

Afterward, Robertson joined the congregation for a religious service during which his eldest son, Pastor Alan Robertson, reflected on the week that was.

“Well, we’ve had quite a week. Shot some ducks, done some shopping, ignited a national controversy,” Alan quipped to the 1,000-member congregation.

It started when Robertson told GQ that “a vagina, as a man, would be more desirable than a man’s anus” and compared homosexuality to bestiality.

"Everything is blurred on what's right and what's wrong," he said. "Sin becomes fine. Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there."

"Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman, that woman, that woman and those men."

"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 suspended Phil Robertson, the patriarch of the wildly successful Duck Dynasty, indefinitely, in large part due to the network's gay employees.

Will the show go on? Likely not without Phil, at least not on A&E. The family has implied as much, though it's unclear what the nature of his suspension is.

Robertson is still on the network day in and day out, and there are no plans to remove him from new episodes that have yet to air on the channel.

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yes Phil u have the right say what but not when u could cost someone life .what if because of what u would set a hater off and they would have kill alot of peope that are how would feel We all are Sinners yes phil u too You are not god God give a brain use it I am sick of you and the people that stand up for you let it go If you want something to help people Alexis a 12 year old needs help with operation that would save her life it on NBC health news I am sure God would like that. I tell what what if the world was different and it was the other way yes thay are good and bad in everyone

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@ betty

Betty:P Perhaps you need to read the Bible. All Phil did was quote the good book. What if your post caused some hater to kill as well? You are entitled to your opinion as Phil is and as I am. I am praying for you Betty as you seem to be the sick one and preaching hate. Sure hope your hatefulness does not cause an issue for the 12 year child you posted about. Read your Bible Betty it may help with your issues.

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Okay I respect his opinion wha wah gotta problem with it get over it god

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“I am just reading what was written over 2,000 years ago." EXACTLY! It was an entire different time then people! I just don't understand at all why people think it's still relevant. As the times change, you change with them... it's what your suppose to do. Some of you like to live your lives under a rock though because it makes you feel safer.

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@ Felicia

2,000 years doesn't change the Word of God in any nation under HIM!! Freedom of speech has always been present, some people don't like to hear the truth. Preference of sexuality is among the individual. You girl, are definitely ignorant to the ways of life.No one is living under a rock other than yourself.

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@ Rena

Shut up bitch she is speaking her opinion go cry a river build a bridge and get the fuck over it godd

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@ AUBURN

You shut up bitch she is speaking her opinion go cry a river build a bridge and get the fuck over it

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I hope he doesn't aplogize he simply was preaching Gods word he wasn't hating or anything like that as a Christian someone who follows Jesus he was doing what were suppose to do love the person BT the sin is wrong people can get mad or upset make up what's right to make them feel better but it clearly seis in the bible homosexuality is an abomination to God!!!!

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@ eligha

Abomination: an action that is vicious or vile. Do you watch gay porn? Do you sit there and gawk at a woman as she makes out with her girlfriend? Probably not right.... so how could it possibly affect you on a level to where it's an abomination? Maybe you have an over active imagination and picture these things and that's how it disgust you. But I know as a married, straight woman I have never watched gay sex or thought about it so guess what.... IT DOESN'T BOTHER ME. I think the only reason someone would think of it as an abomination is if they secretly think about it in their own heads.

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@ Felicia

She said nothing about her thinking Bout it she said it is an abomination TO GOD learned to read

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why do we need to judge a man because that is his opinion,what the hell is wrong with all of you.,?freedom of speech with conditions now? i donot believe he purposely wanted to offend anyone,i guess it would have been better to just LIE,that would make you all happy.stop looking for drama,GOD DOES NOT LIKE UGLY--HYPOCRITES living in glass houses throwing stones because a man has an opinion! SHAME ON ALL OF YOU-I love Everyone but i do not agree with everyone so HANG ME OUT TO DRY? MOVE ON and LEAVE THE MAN ALONE!

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@ rescueneedsamiracle

If we are judging him on what he said isn't that freedom of speech as well? I can call him a redneck bigot, bible thumper pea brain..... just like he can say what he wants about gays.... HYPOCRITE!

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I've heard actors who are vegans rant about how disgusting it is to kill and eat animals. How much it sickens them to watch someone eat a rare piece of meat. I eat meat. I don't consider it a hate crime that someone is disgusted by it and says so on TV. That's their opinion, and it's their right to express it. I don't write letters to get them fired. Frankly, I don't need everyone in America to approve of what I do in my personal life and then try to "get even" with them if they don't. Time for GLAAD to accept there are many of us out here who are sickened by what they do. Get over it -- we're not telling you to stop, we're just telling you we're sick of being forced to listen to you tell us we have no right to be sickened by it or, heaven forbid, SAY we're sickened by it. Live and let live, say what?

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I think someone needs to learn how to interrupt the bible. I am not behind you and hope you are never allowed to influence our young people again with your ignorance. May you rot in hell with the rest of the bigots. God loves everyone.

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He's sharing only what's in The Bible. If someone doesn't like it, they need to take it up with the Author, and not with the messengers.

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@ Frogmore

You need to learn how to interrupt the bible

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@ Dee

I think you mean interpret not interrupt right? Gosh I hope so!

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piece of shit jerk. ohhhhhhhhhhh he has sinned. who the hell would have sex with that old red neck. white trash. fu

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@ christieo

PHIL ROBERTSONS THE PEICE OF SHIT HUH WELL GO LOOK IN THE MIRROR IT'S AN OPINION GET OVER IT PEOPLE HE IS SPEAKING THE BIBLE GOT A PROBLEM WITH IT TAKE IT UP TO GOD NOT HIM

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@ christieo

get yo life, let that man live his life...you all just don't want to hear the truth you know that gay crap is vile and disgusting let's visualize it a man sticking his peen in another man's ass that is disgusting and a woman munching on another woman is sick as hell......

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No society has ever been able to live together in harmony. Everyone is unique and unfortunately that's not acceptable in today's world. So what if someone is gay? Just because I'm not gay doesn't mean I'm any better of a person than they are. That's where the problems are coming in. In every sector, it's either you believe in what I do or you're the bad guy. Whites, blacks, Christians, Atheists, Gay, etc. Geeze, you are what you are. Just stop treating everyone else like they are some kind of alien because they aren't what you think they should be. But sometimes the press asks for it. They asked his opinion and he gave it. I honestly can't say he "pushed" it on anyone. He just answered a question. No, I'm not a church goer but even with me, don't ask my opinion on something and then bash me about it.

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@ Legaltype

False.... it is acceptable in todays world. Many countries have made gay marriage 100% legal.... we are the ones in America who are behind because the crazy bible thumpers have not died out yet.

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@ Felicia

OH SO KNOW WE ARE CRAZY BIBLE THUMPERS????

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@ AUBURN

You really can't be taken seriously if you keep using all caps and can't even spell the word "now". Frankly, the Bible has been used as an excuse for numerous atrocities against many segments of society who are considered evil because they are different...remember the Crusades, the Salem Witch Trials, the KKK and so on and so on. Phil can speak his mind, but there have been far too many so-called good Christian brethren who rant and rave about what the Bible dictates and then get caught in some sleazy motel with a local lady of the night...I think you know who we mean? Or the so-called Bible solid politicians who are such squeaky clean Christian family men...only to be caught sending "selfies" of their genitalia to women who aren't their wives, or getting their friend to take the fall for getting the mistress pregnant (while their so-called beloved wife was fighting terminal cancer). I think you know who we mean? Face it, the Bible is an interpretation of the word of God by men...and we all know how well men interpret anything? Unless Phil comes right out and asks people to start bashing gays, then he can believe whatever makes him happy...and so should it be for anyone else. But please don't turn the Bible into some lame-ass excuse for fermenting hate because mankind has proven only too well how good we are at hating...

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