Phil Robertson is facing some serious backlash in the wake of his controversial GQinterview, but that doesn’t mean he’s backing down on his stance against homosexuality.
On Sunday, Dec. 22, the Duck Dynasty star spoke out for the first time since being suspended indefinitely from his family’s hit A&E show. Robertson, who granted the Daily Mail access to the Bible study group he addressed at a West Monroe, Louisiana, church, cited his Christian religion as the reason for his unwavering stance, saying, “I will not give or back off from my path.”
“I love all men and women,” said the 67-year-old Robertson family patriarch. “I am a lover of humanity, not a hater.”
“Sexual sins are numerous and many, I have a few myself,” he admitted. “So what is your safest course of action? If you’re a man, find yourself a woman, marry them and keep your sex right there.”
“Commonsense says we are not going to procreate the human race unless we have a man and a woman. From the beginning Jesus said, ‘It is a man and a woman,'” he went on. “Adam was made and Eve was made for this reason. They left their fathers and mothers and be united to become one flesh, that’s what marriage is all about.”
“All I did was quote from the scriptures, but they just didn’t know it,” he claimed of his anti-gay comments. “Whether I said it, or they read it, what’s the difference? The sins are the same, humans haven’t changed.”
Duck Dynasty, love it or hate it……at least it’s not “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo”!