Phil Robertson Suspended From Duck Dynasty After Stating Christian Views On Homosexuality

Phil Robertson Suspended From Duck Dynasty After Stating Christian Views On Homosexuality

Phil Robertson didn’t say anything hateful. He didn’t slam gay Americans. He just took the standard Christian position of homosexuality and he was suspended from Duck Dynasty by A&E for it.

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A&E has placed Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson on indefinite hiatus following anti-gay remarks he made in a recent profile in GQ.

“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,” A&E said in a statement. “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.”

The news comes after Robertson compared homosexuality to bestiality in an interview with the magazine. He’ll likely appear in season four, which bows Jan. 15, since production is largely wrapped.
“It seems like, to me, a vagina — as a man — would be more desirable than a man’s anus,” Robertson says in the January issue of the men’s magazine. “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.”

During a discussion about repentance and God, Robertson is asked what he finds sinful.

“Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there,” he says. “Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men.”

He goes on to paraphrase 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.”

As Christians, we shouldn’t hate gay Americans or wish them ill, be we also can’t condone their lifestyle. Gay Americans do have a right to demand tolerance, but they don’t have a right to demand that Christians renounce their faith.

As to what’s going to happen with Duck Dynasty at this point, it’s hard to say. Not are we talking about a Christian family, chances are the rest of the cast agrees with what Phil Robertson said. Are they going to quit the show? Wait out his suspension? Just continue on without him? It’s their lives and so it’s their call, but whatever they do, I’ll be supporting them.

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