‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Slammed by Gay Activist Group for His Biblical View on Sexuality

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Dec 18, 2013 4:13 PM


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‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Slammed by Gay Activist Group for His Biblical View on Sexuality

Phil Robertson, patriarch of the family that stars in the A&E hit series Duck Dynasty, came under fire today in the national media for comments he made about homosexual behavior in a GQ article released today.

In the article, Robertson offers his views on a wide range of subjects and shares the Gospel message of sin, repentance and new life in Christ with writer Drew Magary. In this context, he also offers a biblical view of homosexual behavior and other widely accepted sins in America.

But it’s Robertson’s comments on homosexuality that have sparked a firestorm of outrage and condemnation from gay activists – led by the group Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), which tracks the portrayal of homosexual, bisexual and transgender issues in entertainment and media.

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In the GQ piece, Robertson draws from 1 Cor. 6:9-10 and says:

“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.”

Within minutes of the release of the GQ article, Wilson Cruz, a spokesperson for GLAAD called Robertson’s comments “vile” and said that Robertson is lying about what “true Christians” believe about the subject. Cruz also offered a thinly veiled plea to the 

corporate sponsors to drop their support of the top-rated Duck Dynasty show, which draws 14 million viewers weekly and is set to begin its fifth season in January.  

In follow-up remarks today, Robertson qualified his GQ comments, saying:

“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.”

As this story continues to unfold, it will be interesting to see the degree to which A&E and its corporate sponsors are pressured to drop the show by gay activists and their allies in entertainment and the media.  

We are equally interested to see whether or not biblically orthodox Christians will stand alongside Phil Robertson and proclaim – in love and grace – the truth about what the Bible teaches about sexuality, marriage and family.


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  • THEY BELIEVE WHAT THEY WANT TO BELIEVE, SO THE CHRISTIANS HAVE THE RIGHT TO SAY WHAT THEY WANT TO SAY, THE GAYS AND LESBIANS SAY WHAT THEY LIKE OR DONT LIKE AND WE HAVE THE RIGHT AS CHRISTIANS, GODS WORD WILL STAND WHEN THE WORLDS ON FIRE
  • Nor do they have the right to say anything about his [OUR] beliefs.
  • If Phil Robertson doesnt have the right to express his beliefs against homosexuality, then the gay and lesbian community doesnt have the right to express their beliefs for it! Same rights!!!
  • Its all to the point where other groups think we don’t have rights.Believer in the bible Christ folks can’t speek out .Some believe we should hide. I’m not hiden no ..more . My faith will be show I will not be still .
  • I think we should get Phil to run for President, maybe then our country will get better, we need God fearing leaders not corrupt satan followers
  • Counter-Boycott!

    Let’s face it, small groups have used the threat of boycott to great effect over the past few years to silence a people they do not agree with. Phil Robertson is just the latest in a long line of people who were forced out due to the threat of a sponsor boycott. Whether or not you agree with Phil is immaterial. The real issue here is that we, as Americans, have the right, granted to us through the First Amendment to the United States Constitution to the Freedom of Speech and the Freedom of Religion. Those rights are placed in the First Amendment because they are at the forefront of what is necessary for freedom to exist. The boycott is a powerful tool used to great effect by Mohandas Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to solve some of the greatest issues to have faced their respective nations, but this strategy has been hijacked by groups of people who wish to silence, rather than empower, people. The freedom of the American people is being eroded at a rapid rate. Lately, it seems, Americans must censor what they say, and people of faith find themselves under constant attack. I suggest that now is the time for Americans to stand up for their freedom. I suggest a Counter-Boycott!

    GLAAD used the threat of a sponsor boycott to get A&E to silence Phil Robertson, but the group of people that GLAAD represents is not a very large chunk of A&E’s viewers. If a larger group of viewers were to propose a boycott of ALL sponsors of A&E programming unless the network were to issue a formal apology to Phil Robertson for its discriminatory firing of him based on his faith and the attempt to censor him because a group of Americans found what he had to say “offensive”, they really would not have any choice but to give in. Americans need to stand up against this tyranny if there is any hope of ending it and having a truly free society where members of all groups have the ability to freely express themselves without the fear of recrimination for their beliefs, and the Counter-Boycott might just be the stand that makes groups like GLAAD think twice the next time they try to silence someone they do not agree with. Taking the threat of the boycott away from these groups by using the tactic to greater effect than they do will, at the very least, open the channels of discourse once again in a society that has fallen into the depths of tyranny. Let the majority of Americans use their voice to fight against this injustice.
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  • As a person who supports LGBT rights, I’m a 54 year old male who has supported GLADD in the past; however the decision to attack against Phil Robertson and his family is offensive to me and my family. Why does GLADD feel they have a right to speak out against a US Citizen who speaks his mind, while the freedom of speech is under attack by so many various factions in the nation and around the world against us citizens, here it is that GLADD takes offense because Phil Robertson speaks his mind, and shares his faith as a Christian. As a Christian, I will no longer support your organization, or what your organization stands for, and will do everything I can to warn other gay and straight individuals, how GLADD is attacking freedom of speech and freedom of religion around the globe. It is these types of knee jerk statements that set back all the hard work the LGBT community has done for decades to bring peace and equality to all persons, gay and straight. Again, I no longer support your organization, and just for the record of this email, I speak for tens of thousands of people who will join me in the fight against GLADD and any attempt to suppress freedom of speech and freedom of religion anytime, anywhere in the United States of America or anywhere in the World… How disgusting your organization has become!
  • GLAAD is way off if that idiot thinks he knows what this Christian thinks of homosexuality.
  • As a Christian I will stand with Phil and his beliefs. I feel the same way he does
  • first corinthians was written by a man who never met jesus… and thought the end of the world was coming very soon… his view on sexuality and morality is no longer relevant to todays society.
  • Phil has his right to freedom of speech and is only quoting the Bible. Does the group really feel that Phil is trying to deframe those who choose to live with one another! Read the Bible and take your argument to the Church not to Phil.
  • Donna Daniel via Breitbart – One Voice Silenced, Millions Awakened — COPIED WITH THANKS TO CHRIS DILLARD: All the companies that advertise on A&E listed below have something like this on their website: “If you need to report an adverse event or side effect with one of our products, please call our Customer Service number to report a problem, so we can give you more personalized attention.”

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  • I’m behind Phil 100%. I will not watch A&E until he returns. To ban him from his beliefs just to justify the gay rights belief is discriminating against our rights as a Christian to belief in the bible. God changes us after we as sinners take him into our heart. If Gay Activist don’t agree then don’t watch Duck Dynasty. Too me they are just afraid of the truth.
  • I stand with Biblical truths! Will not be watching A&E anymore until they put Phil back on!
  • Unless we as people of faith stand against the agenda of GLBT and GLAAD we will have our voice removed from the public arena. I watch Duck Dynast very little, but I will watch it more now if Phil stays. I want to be supportive of this Christian family!
  • Bad Call A&E.
  • If the BIBLE says it, it is true.
  • Please read I Corinthians 6:9 through 11. That passage makes it clear that a whole host of people will not inherit the kingdom of God, among them the sexually immoral, idolaters, adulterers, male prostitutes, homosexual offenders, thieves, drunkards, slanders, and swindlers. But then the inspired writer goes on to say that some of the early Christians were these very offenders before they were washed (in Christian baptism), sanctified, and justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus died for all sinners … including homosexuals… in the hopes that all sinners, myself included, would repent of their sinful behavior and obey the teaching of Jesus. If they do, then all these sins can be forgiven. We must never hate the sinner; we must, instead, try to win him over so that he can experience the grace of God.
  • THE MEDIA IS DISTRIBUTING PROPAGANDA THROUGH TV, MOVIES AND RADIO TO EVOLVE HOMOSEXUALITY AS AN ACCEPTED WAY OF NORMALCY IN LIFE. THERE IS NOT ONE SHOW THAT DOES NOT INCLUDE A GAY CHARACTER. THE WORD GAY WAS USED TO DESCRIBE A HAPPY, GO LUCKY PERSON. NOW, IT ONLY MEANS ONE LABEL. I DO NOT OBJECT TO INDIVIDUALS SEXUAL ORIENTATION, THAT IS PERSONAL. I COULD CARE LESS IF SOMEONE LIKES BESTIALITY, SEX WITH PORNOGRAPHY, S & M , MASTURBATION, ETC. BUT DO NOT SHOVE IT IN MY FACE AS A NORMAL WAY OF LIFE!!!!
  • The bible is our guide as Christians. If you’re a man lying with another man or a woman lying with another woman, according to the bible you’re wrong. I won’t apologize for this. Just because you’re gay, you can’t reconfigure the bible to suit your needs. It is what it is, so accept it and quit whining about it. God is not going to change his rules because you’re gay.
  • Phil is just speaking of what the Bible teaches, which all Christians are required to follow those teachings… nothing wrong with having an opinion that homosexuality is a depraved lifestyle, which it is, and the problem is… gays are trying to push their views on us, as LAW, in which we are considered haters of gays and therefore criminalized and persecuted. We should, in return, lobby to make homosexuality illegal, and therefore a criminal act due to the fact that gays are the number one factor for the spread of disease. Many don’t know that gays are very promiscuous, which is a big factor in the spread of AIDS, and also have orgy parties which I have seen advertised on on CL. GO PHIL!!!
  • I am with Phil 100%! I’m so happy he has proclaimed the truth! It’s straight from the Bible! Most people can’t handle the truth it offends them well folks guess what Jesus is offensive to many people because they don’t want to admit they are living in SIN! I don’t hate the person who practices this abomination just hate the sin! So a big bravo to Phil for speaking the heart of God! I love the Duck Dynastys how it blesses me and I know many people in America are blessed by it too! Let’s pray A&E comes to it’s senses! GLAAD people need to repent and give their lives to God so they will have eternal life there is no such thing as a Gay Christian not saved period! End of argument!
  • You want the truth? YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH (God’s truth anyway)!

    This comment is for A&E, LGBT, GLAAD and all other Phil Robertson haters out there.
  • God said it. I believe it. That settles it. Thank you, Mr. Robertson.