“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.
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