Here’s some news that Duck Dynasty fans may not be too excited about. It looks like A&E has suspended Phil Robertson, leader of Duck Dynasty clan, indefinitely due to his anti-gay remarks made during an interview with GQ magazine which was published Wednesday (Dec. 18).
During the GQ interview, Phil referred to homosexuality as illogical and compared it to bestiality, adultery, and prostitution. He says:
“Everything is blurred on what’s right and what’s wrong… Sin becomes fine. 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 then paraphrased Corinthians from the Bible: “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.”
Even though Phil is suspended for a to-be-determined amount of time, the rest of the Duck Dynasty crew will continue to film the hit show.
The network told Entertainment Weekly:
“We are extremely disappointed to have read Phil Robertson’s comments in GQ, which are based on his own personal beliefs and are not reflected in the series Duck Dynasty. His personal views in no way reflect those of A+E Networks, who have always been strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community. The network has placed Phil under hiatus from filming indefinitely.”
Phil Robertson’s statement to the Huffington Post following his GQ interview:
“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.”
What do you think?
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