May 22, 2014 | by Michael K. Lavers
‘Duck Dynasty’ star again makes anti-gay comments

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Phil Robertson (Photo courtesy of A&E)

A new video has emerged that shows “Duck Dynasty” patriarch Phil Robertson once again making anti-gay comments.

“Neither the sexually immoral, nor the idolators, nor adulterers, nor male prostitutes, nor homosexual offenders, nor thieves, nor greedy, nor drunkards, nor slanderers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God,” he said during an Easter Sunday sermon at White Ferry Road Church of Christ in West Monroe, La., as his fellow congregants applauded.

Robertson during the 43-minute sermon also criticized the media’s response to anti-gay comments he made during an interview with GQ magazine late last year.

“They were mad at me,” said Robertson. “You say, why’d they get mad at you? Cuz instead of acknowledging their sin, like you had better do, they railed against me for giving them the truth about their sins. Don’t deceive yourselves.”

A&E placed Robertson on an “indefinite suspension” after GQ published the interview, but the network nine days later announced it would resume filming of the popular reality show with him.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, National Organization for Marriage President Brian Brown and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin are among those who criticized A&E’s decision to suspend Robertson.

U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister (R-La.), whom Robertson’s son, Willie Robertson, endorsed during his election campaign last year, announced last month he would not seek re-election after a video emerged of the Republican kissing a congressional staffer.

A&E did not immediately respond to the Washington Blade’s request for comment.

The 6th season of “Duck Dynasty” is scheduled to premiere on the network on June 11.

Michael K. Lavers has been a staff writer for the Washington Blade since May 2012. The passage of Maryland's same-sex marriage law, the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the burgeoning LGBT rights movement in Latin America and the consecration of gay New Hampshire Bishop V. Gene Robinson are among the many stories he has covered since his career began in 2002. Follow Michael

8 Comments
  • thankfully, this will be the last season

  • stop being so sensative geez im for gay rights and its appauling how much attention this guy is getting for practicing his faith. He beleives it's wrong so what? A lot of other people think abortion is wrong but you don't see nearly as big a fuss over it as gay rights. Freedom of speech and freedom of religion. He is violating neither.

  • It's strictly cuz he's a big name in television. It's getting such publicity because in the eyes of some (not mine) the network is promoting anti-gay comments by keeping him on the show.

  • Scott Lockwood-Smith

    Neither his freedom of speech nor his freedom of religion are being violated, obviously, since he continues to express himself publicly both in & out of religious settings. It's just that he's not exempt from public reaction when he says something with which others (including other Christians) disagree.

  • Well i cant stand duck dynasty the men look like wanna be hippies the wives they are stupid for putting up with them hope thier show fails all they do is quack quack with thier stupid dusk calls

  • I already left one i cant stand duck dynasty.puke puke

  • This is what happens when inbreeds try to think and what is with ALL these redneck morons on cable, it’s not entertaining, it’s sad and pathetic?

  • I think I have a good suggestion; If you really don't want to hear the guys opinion on this particular issue, well then STOP ASKING HIM FOR IT you stupid asswipes!!!!!

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