Phil Robertson claims he was a Hippie-like drugster, but, after hitting bottom, he saw the light and came to Jesus – the non-hippie Jesus! This Redneck Jesus restored Phil to sanity so he could go spread the bigoted hatred of the evangelical Jesus who speaks with a southern accent.
While the neo-Confederate Jesus egged him on, Phil mounted gay people like a big dog, and had his way with them – in a church! Phil has millions of followers who live in the suburbs, or, just out of town, and thus they think they are country folks, the salt of the earth.
When I lived up in Blue River, my Dundon kindred bid me to go to their church. It was a nice sunny Sunday back in 1987. But, out of their minister’s mouth I am hearing a hateful tirade against homosexuals, especially those gay folks in San Francisco, a real big city! Foaming at the mouth, Gary is telling all these country bumpkin that he prays the Soviet Union would drop a bomb on San Francisco – and kill all the homos!
It was all I could do to not stand up and remind Gary some of the most famous churches in the world are in that city by the bay. I was actually afraid as I looked around at my neighbors. They all had smiles on their face. What would they do if I brought them out of the Nazi-like daydream?
Keep that hateful shit in your church, is what I say!
“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.”
Members of the “Duck Dynasty” are wondering whether the hit reality TV show can go on now that patriarch Phil Robertson has been pulled from the show for making disparaging comments about gays.
The Robertson family issued a statement Thursday night thanking fans for their “prayers and support.”
“We want you to know that first and foremost we are a family rooted in our faith in God and our belief that the Bible is His word,” the family said. “We are disappointed that Phil has been placed on hiatus for expressing his faith, which is his constitutionally protected right.”
The Robertsons said they were talking with A&E about the future of the show.
“We have had a successful working relationship with A&E but, as a family, we cannot imagine the show going forward without our patriarch at the helm. We are in discussions with A&E to see what that means for the future of Duck Dynasty,” the statement said.
A&E announced Wednesday that it was putting Robertson on “hiatus” after he called gays sinners in an interview in the January issue of GQ magazine.
In the interview, Robertson, 67, was asked his definition of sinful behavior.
“Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there,” such as bestiality, he said.
“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,” he was quoted as saying.
A&E’s decision to suspend the popular patriarch indefinitely prompted outrage from some big-name supporters, including Sarah Palin and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal.
In their statement, the family said that while Robertson’s comments may not have been elegantly phrased, they stemmed from his core beliefs.
“While some of Phil’s unfiltered comments to the reporter were coarse, his beliefs are grounded in the teachings of the Bible. Phil is a Godly man who follows what the Bible says are the greatest commandments: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart’ and ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ Phil would never incite or encourage hate,” the statement said.
Robertson and his extended family became wealthy manufacturing duck calls and were turned into TV and pop culture stars by “Duck Dynasty,” which has set cable ratings records for a nonfiction series. Several family members appeared in this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving parade.
In the GQ interview, Robertson also said that, growing up in Louisiana before the Civil Rights movement, he never saw mistreatment of blacks. He said he picked cotton with African-Americans.
“We’re going across the field…. They’re singing and happy. I never heard one of them, one black person, say, ‘I tell you what: These doggone white people’ — not a word!” Robertson told the magazine.
family of “Duck Dynasty” fame has spoken out about the indefinite suspension of family patriarch Phil Robertson, who was pulled from the A&E reality show on Wednesday after making anti-gay comments in a GQ interview.
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In the statement, posted on the Duck Commander website, the family says that it “cannot imagine” going forward with the show if Phil isn’t aboard, and that it’s “in discussions” with A&E to determine what his suspension means for the future of the show.
In the statement, the family asserted that Phil “would never incite or encourage hate” and that they were “disappointed” in the suspension.
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They also said that Phil’s expression of his faith is his “constitutionally protected right.”
Read the full statement below.
“We want to thank all of you for your prayers and support. The family has spent much time in prayer since learning of A&E’s decision. We want you to know that first and foremost we are a family rooted in our faith in God and our belief that the Bible is His word. While some of Phil’s unfiltered comments to the reporter were coarse, his beliefs are grounded in the teachings of the Bible. Phil is a Godly man who follows what the Bible says are the greatest commandments: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart’ and ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ Phil would never incite or encourage hate.
We are disappointed that Phil has been placed on hiatus for expressing his faith, which is his constitutionally protected right. We have had a successful working relationship with A&E but, as a family, we cannot imagine the show going forward without our patriarch at the helm. We are in discussions with A&E to see what that means for the future of ‘Duck Dynasty.’ Again, thank you for your continued support of our family.”
Video has emerged of Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson verbally attacking gay people before he became the star of the hit show, it’s claimed.
Footage has purportedly surfaced showing the 67-year-old saying homosexuals are “ruthless,” “full of murder,” “arrogant” and “liable to invent ways of doing evil.”
“They bow down to birds, animals and reptiles and each other and the first thing you see coming out of them is gross sexual immorality,” he adds, preacher-like, on the clip.
Filmed three years ago, the recording came to light Friday as the reality celeb faced an increasing storm over comments made for the
In the forthcoming issue, he is reported as equating same-sex relationships with bestiality.
“Everything is blurred on what’s right and what’s wrong. Sin becomes fine. Start with homosexual behaviour and just morph out from there,” he said.
“Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men.”