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Phil Robertson Speaks Out for the First Time Since Anti-Gay/Black Comments (video)

For the first time since Phil Robertson announced that homosexuals are consigned to hell and black people were much more content under Jim Crow laws, Robertson is speaking out and refusing to put any of the comments behind him.

Robertson led a Bible study group on Sunday in West Monroe, La., stating, “I will not give or back off from my path because you conquered death, Father, so we are not worried about all the repercussions.”

“I love all men and women. I am a lover of humanity, not a hater,” he added.

During Sunday’s speech, Robertson claimed he was simply quoting from the Bible. He even took his words a step further and claimed that Jesus could save gay people.

The backwoods patriarch has been criticized for his interview in GQ magazine where he said homosexuality is a “sin” and compared homosexuals with bestiality and terrorists, which led to his suspension from the hit reality show by network bosses at A&E.

He spoke about the media coverage of his controversial comments.

“This week I have been called an ignoramus,” Robertson said. “This week I have been asked, ‘Is this the first time you have brought up sin?’ I said, ‘Are you kidding? I have been traveling to and fro spreading this message.”

The profoundly religious outdoorsman refused to stand down from his offensive statements, regardless of the massive criticism. At the end of the session he led a defiant prayer, which included the words, ‘I will not give or back off from my path because you conquered death, Father, so we are not worried about all the repercussions.’

Robertson’s family and “Duck Dynasty” co-stars stood up for him in his defense. In a statement, the Robertson family said that their patriarch would “never incite or encourage hate.” They noted that despite a successful relationship with A&E, the family “cannot imagine the show going forward without our patriarch at the helm,” bringing to question the future of the hit show.


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  • D. King

    Nice going, Bob–you can’t even spell the word. It’s “ignoramus,” and Kathy’s not one. You are.

    P.S. According to Webster’s Dictionary, it means “a person who does not know much : an ignorant or stupid person.”

  • http://gravatar.com/johnbgood52 johnbgood52

    This whole affair is looking more and more like a publicity stunt.

  • https://plus.google.com/103359545558892570515 Kathy Hallacy

    Racist pig thinks he can use his bible to make it sound ok to spew his hate. Good riddance.

    • Bob

      Ignoramos. Kathy…..that means I think you are an idiot.

  • Dog the Bounty Hunter

    Ummmm…you guys realize, of course, they will be back on the air? “Suspended”? Really? This is a ratings coup. Once again…like Chick-fil-a and all of the others, these haters get paid for their bigotry.

    • http://maryvirginia1.wordpress.com maryvirginia1

      Why they call all that carrying the word forth to all the other ignorant cherry-picking Christianists. There are tons of them out there. That show will go on as long as they want.

  • http://gravatar.com/llibig llibig

    He needs repent for his hurtful comments!

    • Bob

      llibig….you are an idiot. But God loves you anyways.

  • mrs dee schwartz

    He can not speak on slavery or how black people feel about it, quote a bible verse about that.

  • D. King

    Let’s just pretend he’s an uneducated red-neck backwoodsman. It’s his best defense against such ignorant and hurtful comments (even if it’s not true).

    • http://maryvirginia1.wordpress.com maryvirginia1

      Louisiana and the South are full of folks like him. Being educated does not prevent ignorance and being plain wrong.

  • edonice

    Good riddance to the DUNG DYNASTY klan.

  • https://www.facebook.com/ahubbard44 Al Hubbard

    I believe that if a significant number of people think your statements and expressions are hurtful and hateful then regardless of your intentions, good or bad, your statements are in fact hateful. I believe that whatever self-righteous beliefs your might have if you express hate you’re a damaged human being.

  • CJ

    This whole thing is just sad. It’s time for everyone to let it go. The dispute is between him and A&E. He offended some, A&E offended some. It’s time to move on to more important issues that have profound effects on our country.

  • QueeRevolutionary

    DucksDieNASTYPhil defenders do not defend defrocked Methodist minister free speech and religion rights http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-methodist-pastor-defrocked-gay-marriage-20131219,0,882642.story#axzz2oQ6ulRdY

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