"We're Bible-thumpers who just happened to end up on television. You put in your article that the Robertson family really believes strongly that if the human race loved each other and they loved God, we would just be better off. We ought to just be repentant, turn to God, and let's get on with it, and everything will turn around. 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. 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. It seems like, to me, a vagina—as a man—would be more desirable than a man's anus. 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."
The above is a sample of what Phil Robertson from Duck Dynasty said recently in a GQ magazine.
If you are a fan of the show, it should come as no surprise to find Phil as outspoken as he is. Nor should it come as any surprise to find a family as deeply rooted in their Christian faith as the Robertsons are, aren't supporters of the GLBT community. It's no secret that the majority of the Christian community stand against homosexuality, using their bibles to validate their belief. So why is everyone surprised that a deeply devout Christian from Louisiana that lives off the land has such strong opinions?
I'm not surprised.
Not in the least.
I AM, however, surprised that A&E suspended Phil indefinitely.
“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.”
The above is the statement issued by A&E.