Willie Robertson, Duck Dynasty Star, Defends Phil Robertson GQ Interview

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Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson's anti-gay comments drew the ire of many last year, but son Willie Robertson is quick to defend his father.

Willie and his wife, Korie, sat down with CNN last week to talk about the controversial statements Phil Robertson made to GQ about modern immorality.

The 67-year-old Duck Commander founder had pondered in the magazine's January issue how "a man's anus" could be more desirable than a vagina.

He also likened gay sex to a sin comparable to bestiality and paraphrased 1 Corinthians, which lists those who will not inherit the kingdom of God.

"I believe what the Bible says," Willie Robertson said. "That's what he says to put those in. Now, you have to read the Bible and make up your own mind."

"You have to decide and God will ultimately decide that."

"We don't profess to be God and we certainly don't profess to be perfect," he went on, "because we have our own sins we deal with."

Willie was quick to add that his father may be crude, coarse and outspoken, but that doesn't mean he meant any disrespect or to encourage hate.

"Anybody who knows him - any gay, straight, black, white - anybody who knows Phil knows that [his message] is about love," Willie's wife Korie added.

"God's love, and God's grace, and God's forgiveness, ultimately."

Aside from A&E, Willie and Korie Robertson are currently featured in the Christian indie film "God's Not Dead." In a behind-the-scenes interview, he says:

"I think we should use any type of media we can to get the message of the Lord out," adding that their A&E show helps them "get Christ out there."

The fifth season of the show (watch Duck Dynasty online via TV Fanatic) just wrapped, and ratings have definitely slipped, but the family is not worried.

"We are able to use that platform, and if it ended right there, it ended right there," Willie said. "I felt like that was pretty much what God prepared us to do."

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