Phil Robertson, patriarch of the fauxbilly Duck Dynasty Klan, either doesn’t understand “love” or thinks Jesus was a bigot.
In a 2010 sermon, he explained that gay people are “full of murder, envy, strife, hatred,” and are “insolent God-haters” who are “heartless, faithless, senseless, and ruthless.”
He was later suspended from his show for the holiday season in what amounted to a publicity stunt on the part of A&E after he explained, “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.”
He added, “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.” he then paraphrased 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.”
After those incredibly bigoted remarks, he claimed that he loved gay people, but “We let God sort ’em out later.” Robertson doubled down on his hateful remarks at an Easter sermon when he used the Bible once again to justify his disgusting remarks.
On a Tuesday Good Morning America appearance, Robertson said that he used the Bible because “The only place I know of that I could have gone to answer that question would be a Bible.” He added, “The dictionary wouldn’t have explained it. An encyclopedia wouldn’t have explained it, whether it was a sin or not. So I went to the only source I had to answer his question.”
When he was asked if he considers himself a homophone Robertson responded, despite the mountains of evidence that he is, “I’m as much of a homophobe as Jesus was. People who are participating in homosexual behavior, they need to know that I love them.”
In other words, Jesus Christ must be a raging bigot.
Robertson did not offer his opinion on whether or not Jesus is also a racist — but he sure is. In the GQ interview, he suggested that black people were happier under Jim Crow, and asserted that he has never –not once — seen a black person mistreated.
Attempting to clean up his image on that front, he spewed a line of bullsh*t, as well. “There is one race,” Robertson said in the interview. “One race. On this planet. It’s called the human race. We’re all the same. To me there is absolutely nothing that has color to do with it.”
Riiiight. Because Jim Crow laws were not aimed at a specific race, or anything.
Oddly enough, Robertson did not offer any comments on his suggestion that men marry children during the GMA appearance. In a 2006 sermon, Robertson opined that men should marry girls when they are just 15 or 16 years old — as long as mom or dad are cool with it (Take a seat over there, Phil.)
Watch Phil accidentally call Jesus a bigot, below: