'Duck Dynasty' star Phil Robertson compares homosexuality to terrorism, alcoholism and bestiality
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 12/18/2013
Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson feels homosexuality is on the same level as terrorism, alcoholism and bestiality.
"Everything is blurred in what's right and wrong. Sin becomes fine. 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," Robertson told GQ magazine, according toUs Weekly.
The bearded reality TV star and devout Christian reportedly paraphrased a biblical passage in attempt to justify his own beliefs.
"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," Robertson said, Us reported.
However, Robertson claimed he doesn't pass judgement on such people.
"We never, ever judge someone on who's going to heaven, hell. That's the Almighty's job," he allegedly told GQ. "We just love 'em, give 'em the good news about Jesus -- whether they're homosexuals, drunks, terrorists. We let God sort 'em out later, you see what I'm saying?"
After news of Robertson's GQ comments went public, A&E, which airs Duck Dynasty, sent Us a follow-up statement on his behalf.
"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," Robertson elaborated.
"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."