Not content to learn from the patriarch himself, another one of Phil Robertson‘s brood has aired his thoughts on the LGBT community publicly.
During a 15 December interview with Larry King, Willie Robertson said that he was “trying to figure that out,” whether or not being gay or lesbian is a choice.
“I’m not the judge,” he told King. “God’s going to be the judge, so it’s not my job to convince people to change their lives.”
So why bother worrying about it at all? What difference does it make?
Robertson rallied to the defense of his father, Patriarch Phil Robertson, after Phil managed to get the show suspended (for what, two weeks?) following his rant last December. In said rant, he compared homosexuality to bestiality, and offered up his racist musings on African-American life in the South.
Willie’s remarks come on the heels of TV fixture Pat Roberton’s rather dim observation that homosexuals will “die out because they don’t reproduce,” and the recent Duggar-funded campaign against an equal housing ordinance that, among other things, will allow individuals to discriminate against veterans, as well.
Because, you know, they support our troops. Until the troop stand in the way of their anti-gay, anti-transsexual, anti-morphological freedom arguments. Then our troops are little more than speed bumps on the way to discrimination.
Time will tell if these remarks made by Willie will have the same impact as the ones made by his father, but either way, this really isn’t something salient to the discussion, guys. Go back to making duck whistles.