Duck Dynasty Star Compares Gay People to “Drunks,” “Terrorists,” and “Prostitutes”

But he says he "would never treat anyone with disrespect."

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Phil Robertson in Hawaii on 'Duck Dynasty'

Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson is under fire for repeated anti-gay comments in a profile for January’s issue of GQ.

It started when Robertson began to talk about the erosion of morality in American culture in which, “Everything is blurred on what’s right and what’s wrong. Sin becomes fine.” When asked to elaborate on what he thinks is sinful, Robertson responded:

“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.”

Robertson returned to the subject throughout the interview. When giving a CliffsNotes version of the New Testament book of Corinthians:

 “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.”

Talking about forgiveness:

“We never, ever judge someone on who’s going to heaven, hell. That’s the Almighty’s job. We just love ’em, give ’em the good news about Jesus—whether they’re homosexuals, drunks, terrorists. We let God sort ’em out later, you see what I’m saying?”

And explaining his take on human anatomy:

“It seems to me, a vagina — as a man — would be more desirable than a man’s anus,” he said. “That’s just me. 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.”

GLAAD has already released a condemning statement about the star’s commentary.  According to spokesperson Wilson Cruz, “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.”

A&E released a statement from Robertson explaining his anti-gay statements with the assurance he “would never treat anyone with disrespect.”

“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.”

Because, you know, comparing someone to a terrorist is no sign of disrespect.

Update: A&E suspended Robertson from the show  indefinitely for his remarks Wednesday night.

227 comments
chadl413
chadl413

I'm bisexual and I have gotten HIV from a much older man who lied about his status and it was oral sex.  Never have i done anyhting other and 2nd time with a man.  Truly bi not just a pretend to be.  Many gay men are selfish and will lie about HIV and therefore I beleive are terrorists too.  STAY OFFLINE YOUNG CONFUSED MEN MOST ONLINE WILL LIE AND BE WHO U WANT THEM TO BE BUT  HAVE HIV AND CHANGE YOUR LIFE FOREVER.  

LayneZeiler
LayneZeiler

For many years I assumed that the appeal of homosexuality was based on perverted lust, but after listening to a psychologist explain the many complex reasons people are drawn into this lifestyle I have greatly moderated my views. However, homosexuality has been considered abnormal and even immoral by most cultures throughout recorded history, as it still is today. I also think  drunkenness, recreational drug use, lying and fornication are equally wrong, but I've gotten drunk, used drugs, lied and committed fornication and am not offended when these activities are condemned, because in fact they are wrong, and those who feel so should be free express themselves without incrimination.  

CrystalCarpenter
CrystalCarpenter

Oh come on! He directly said he would not disrespect anyone that believed differently than he does, he merely has an opinion! Everyone that took offense certainly has an opinion why can't he? Seriously people??? It's one persons view why does everything have to be completely thrown into this HUGE debate?

jbohne062285
jbohne062285

It would have been much more attractive and accurate if you would have headlined the article "Duck Dynasty Star Believes the Actions of Homosexual Behavior are Sinful." PERIOD.  That would have hit the nail right on the head and you would have accomplished your agenda by stirring up the insignificant, but loud group of gays and lesbians. Of course reading comprehension doesn't appear to be a strength in this business. 

jbohne062285
jbohne062285

WOW!  Nice job with the attractive headline.  Even though it has nothing to do with what Phil actually said in this interview.  That was pathetic journalism.  Shame on you.

rose2525
rose2525

everyone that watches Duck Dynasty  should  protest by not watching the show until Phil is reinstated.  Time that our beliefs are upheld and protected.  He might have been a little more tactful, but he sure isn't the terrible homophobe they are making him out to be

RodPhillips
RodPhillips

**** Sometimes TRUTH Hurts. *************


Apologies to idiot asshol@es who are unable to respect others opinions

which ARE just as correct as "theirs."


After all it's simply Your Opinion, to which we are all afforded under the US CONSTITUTION.


Hmm, no mo duck channel, o well. Odd how the money cut's its own throat.


C YA MFRS

CommonSenseical
CommonSenseical

It's very simple, and with regards to Christianity; We are all sinners and NO SIN is seen in the eyes of the Lord as greater than any other.  Steal a pack of gum?  That is the same as a homosexual act in the eyes of our Savior.  Therefore, all of us sinners are alike.  The rub is this: LGBT do not want their acts to be considered sinful, and if anyone says that they are, they are labeled a bigot.  However, those that would judge LGBT's are no better, because we are not the judge, He is.  So gays should we welcomed into church with open arms and their relationship with Christ, just like mine, is their own, and not for me to manage or judge or slander.  No more than I want to be slandered for my sins.  This gentleman from the Duck show was, albeit indelicately, saying the same.  Folks, lets calm the hate on both sides!  And if there is a SILVER LINING here, it's that we are having a robust discussion about Jesus Christ! 

JackBaker
JackBaker

Let's start from the beginning.  ALL NON-SINNERS feel free to cast judgement and "throw the first stone."  All sinners please delete your negative posts about others who sin.  

JackBaker
JackBaker

He has the right to his opinions.  And all the gay people in this country and all the family and friends of gay people (more than 50% of America) have the right to not watch his show and not patronize his sponsors.  Hatred is not free.  Don't spend your new found riches too soon, hillbilly.  

Freemen
Freemen

Good for Phil ! At least he has the balls to say what he believes and not cave to political correctness.  He is intitled to his opinion weather anyone else likes it or not.  Anything less is censorship.  GOD BLESS AMERICA & MERRY CHRISTMAS ! Weather you like it or not!

AppleFoster
AppleFoster

So Laura, if I say "I like pie, whether its apple, pecan, blueberry, shoefly..." that means I'm comparing them? Being in a list beside other things, doesn't make it a comparison. And saying that he disagrees with something someone does, but we have to love them anyways and not judge them, doesn't really sound like the hate mongering you've made it out to be. This article is very skewed and biased. Just because someone doesn't agree with you doesn't make them a bigot. Mind you, I completely disagree with his point of view, but unlike this article, there was nothing hateful about what he said.

PKAmmoTroop
PKAmmoTroop

"Because, you know, comparing someone to a terrorist is no sign of disrespect."


Yeah, I know, I've been called a terrorist a minimum of 3 times by the Democrats for the sin of being a conservative Christian veteran and I have yet to see Time magazine take Nancy Pelosi to task for her abject hatred of us veterans. This media hysteria is little more than hate mongering by the very people that are accusing me of hate mongering.

timeserf
timeserf

Gosh, I guess that Tom Robinson and other openly (and not so openly) RESPECTABLE gay members of the clergy do not love God. The same seems to be true regarding the millions of regular church goers who simply are attracted to members of their own sex.

DonelleHall
DonelleHall

Typical liberal bs. He did not compare any of those. He went down a list of things and actions that he believes are sin. He was asked his opinion and he answered it. He is entitled to his beliefs. Doesn't matter who it offends. Flipping liberal twisted thinking.  Like coming to my home and asking me to change the curtains because you don't like them. All you have to do is not come anymore. Instead, you write an article twisting the facts and stating you came to my house and I whipped you with my curtains. Pitiful.

dalefunk85
dalefunk85

I don't support a homosexual lifestyle. Does that make me hateful? I also do not support my kids talking back to me, does that mean I hate them? I don't support Obama, does that mean I hate him? I don't support the choice to get drunk, does that mean I hate everyone that chooses to get drunk?


This is ridiculous already. Who cares that Phil doesn't support gays? Why does this mean he hates them? People are far too sensitive and whiny nowadays. Soon it's going to turn into you cant even cheer for your favorite sports team, cause you might hurt the feelings of the fans for the opposing team. The is what you call the lgbt over-sensitizing everything. They are always looking for the next famous person to use for exposure. Just pathetic. 


adamnieri
adamnieri

I will say this.. Phil should have articulated his beliefs in a more appropriate manner, and the LGBT community (as well as A&E) should have handled the comment more respectably. I have nothing against him conveying his personal moral convictions, just as I have nothing against the LGBT community conveying their moral convictions. Both are at fault. 

RobMetcalf
RobMetcalf

Very tolerant of diverse thought.  Good job Time.  Good job.  (sarcasm).

lauri18
lauri18

All he did was make a comment about how he felt about being gay, that is his right, we do have the right to free speech, he also said he would never show disrespect to someone that was gay. He has his religion and so do others. I don't know of many religions that tolerate gays. He never said they were terrorist or drunks. He said they would be judged by the Almighty not him when the time came. Oh yeah and he would rather do a woman than a man. I am straight, have gay friends but getting really tired of having it shoved down my throat that it is great. I was raised southern baptist and to me it isn't but I don't judge, it isn't my right to do that but it is to believe and make a comment on how I feel as long as I am not being disrespectful. I don't think the people that are gay are weird, perverts or anything like that but for A&E to take him off the show because he made a comment about how he felt is wrong and all of our service men and women have fought for the rights we have including the freedom of speech, 

leoingle
leoingle

Typical liberal media.  He never compared gays to terrorist.  All he was doing was listing different groups that he does not judge.  That is NOT comparing those groups.

brock2118
brock2118

Winners all around.  Libs get to express their shock and dismay at believers in old cultural values and Phil gets to go back to the duck blind.

chris.schene
chris.schene

Good for Robertson speaking God's truth that homosexuality is sin and perversion!


Do not apologize! We will still watch you!

Edwardog5
Edwardog5

Mrs.Stampler no sign of disrespect, but your an idiot. Phil isn't comparing them to terrorist instead he is quoting Scripture and all those things he describes are sinful. He doesn't show disrespect instead he states his beliefs. WE LIVE IN AMERICA, THE HOME OF THE FREE. Have you heard of the Bill of Rights? Well in the Bill of Rights they have things called Amendments. Well one of the those Amendments is called "The Freedom of Speech." Have you heard of it? Being gay is doesn't make you different, except for that you are becoming a sinner. God calls us to call others to the religion so that they may be save as well. Phil is telling the people this because he wants to bring the Good News. You should be glad that someone you don't know is trying to help you live a sin-free life.

MEAN_MARINE
MEAN_MARINE

The News Media are Bible Scholars; especially if you quote them a verse that's been around 2,000 years!

Blondearsenal
Blondearsenal

Jesus is being vilified again. Homosexuality is a sin.

SoLiDuS_187
SoLiDuS_187

 Why do gays care so much when religious people tell them they are not getting into heaven, candyland is more real than heaven. 

LauraCordova-James
LauraCordova-James

@LayneZeiler "drunkenness, recreational drug use, lying and fornication" -  Why are you comparing chemical abuse with sex?  Its like apples and oranges.  If you were not being responsible about sexually transmitted disease and or birth control, then hell yes, I'd say it was wrong.  But, sex is not wrong unless you are lying to the one you love by cheating.  

WilliamMahodil
WilliamMahodil

Amen, God will be the final judge of us all. We are here as Christians to spread the Gospel( good news) about Jesus Christ and the forgiveness of sins. All have sinned and fall short of the glory( standard ) of God, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord who gave Himself as a complete sacrifice for all sin for all time. We should however be warning people of the day that He will return as judge. We all one day will stand before the creator and give an account. I for one do not want to stand there and have Him say depart from me I never knew you.

DaRockfish
DaRockfish

@JackBaker Where do come up with the number that over half this nation is friend or family of gay people? I will agree half this country is for gay marriage. I hope they can get married everywhere, then we won't have to talk about constantly. Live your own lives, if it doesn't infringe upon me, live and let live.

I_Am_Squirrel
I_Am_Squirrel

@JackBaker You realize that he was a millionaire LONG before Ducky Dynasty ever aired, right?  That he kind of owns his own business?  That he isn't going to lose any of those customers because of this?  That he could tell A&E to shove it where the sun doesn't shine and it would hurt them (and their ratings) far more than it would hurt him?

Of course you didn't.  Because the only thing you know about this subject is what a slanted 'news story' wants you to know....

LauraCordova-James
LauraCordova-James

@AppleFoster  Disagreeing isn't what he did.  He compared a group of people to drunkards, prostitutes and bestiality.   

openyoureyes
openyoureyes

They say they love the God of the Bible while at the same time ignore what the Bible says about homosexuality. Hmm.

JackBaker
JackBaker

@adamnieri  Both are at fault? LOL.  Unbelievable.  I can only assume the posters on this article are all hillbilly inbred cousins of this duck dynasty douce.

RobMetcalf
RobMetcalf

Christ loves all humans.  If you're gay, Christ loves you, because you're a person.  He may not like the things you do, or the things you want to do, but he doesn't like many of the things straight people do either.  You being gay has no effect on whether or not Christ loves you.  


This guy is essentially saying he knows the scripture says homosexuality is sin.  Everyone sins, because we're not Christ.  People who follow Christ's teachings aren't saying they are Christ, or infallible.  


Christians can disagree with you, just like any other human.  The man is preaching tolerance, that judgment is not his to give.  Saying that he must accept your beliefs/actions isn't tolerance, its demanding acceptance.  He's not demanding acceptance, he's not even asking for tolerance.  




LauraCordova-James
LauraCordova-James

@lauri18He did infer and compare them to drunks and the list goes on. So, his contract with A & E which does have gay employees and a gay producer of the show, should just ignore it and bust their asses for him even though he signed a contract with the corporation to represent them?  Sure he has a right, but in a client/employee relationship with a corporation, its their right to fire him for breaching the contract.  Its OK, he has a right, but the consequences are to take it like a man.

JackBaker
JackBaker

@chris.schene Well, let's see.  That's you and a bunch of other toothless hillbillies.  I doubt there will be any dentists advertising on the show from here on out.

RobMetcalf
RobMetcalf

Also, some guy offending you with his lack of acceptance is better than an Iranian Imam having you buried up to your shoulders and having rocks thrown at you until he declares you dead.  


Pick your battles.  Go fight against people who hurt more than gay peoples' feelings.