Phil Robertson, Duck Dynasty patriarch, is of the opinion that sexually transmitted diseases like AIDS are God’s penalty for the immoral acts conducted by gay people. The reality star, who was suspended from the A&E show in 2013 for linking homosexuality with bestiality, made the latest round of homophobic comments while promoting his new book ‘unPHILtered: The Way I See It’ on a Christian radio show.
“God says, ‘One woman, one man,’ and everyone says, ‘Oh, that's old hat, that's that old Bible stuff... But I'm thinking, well let's see now. A clean guy - a disease-free guy and a disease-free woman - they marry and they keep their sex between the two of them. They're not going to get chlamydia, and gonorrhea, and syphilis, and AIDS. It's safe. ... To me, either it's the wildest coincidence ever that horrible diseases follow immoral conduct, or, it's God saying, ‘There's a penalty for that kind of conduct.’ I'm leaning towards there's a penalty toward it,’” he told host Tony Perkins, head of the Family Research Council.
Robertson forgot to mention how two disease-free men or two disease-free women having sex with one another would not lead to the same results. He also refrained from commenting about his own conduct, which was far from keeping sexual relations between a man and a woman, when he reportedly cheated on his wife earlier.
While being interviewed by GQ last year, the millionaire duck hunter made his first round of controversial comments about gay people.
“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. ... 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. ... Instead of acknowledging their sin, they railed against me for giving them the truth about their sins. Don't deceive yourselves,” he had said.
Robertson also went on to group homosexuals with terrorists, saying, “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?”
After the GQ interview was published, Robertson was briefly evicted from his own show because producers were apprehensive about how audiences would react. While gay rights advocates lauded the channel for removing him from the show, fans of Duck Dynasty and conservatives like Sarah Palin, condemned the decision, calling it a violation of Robertson’s right to free speech. Soon enough, he was brought back to the show.
As expected, his homophobic rants have continued since. While addressing parishioners at a Louisiana church in May this year, Robertson said people lashed out at him because he told them the truth about their sins. In a recent interview last week, he referred to himself as much of a homophobe as Jesus was.
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The only ones punishing homosexuals are people like Phil and his ilk. They want to dehumanize others for simply being who they are. He's no different than the Klansmen that put these ideas in his twisted little mind. He may know a lot about ducks... But when it comes to people he doesn't know fuck.
Anyone who would get their moral compass from a stupid hillbilly like Phil Robertson is an idiot. His opinion is worthless and I wish his 15 minutes of fame was finished.