The surprise hit series A&E’s “Duck Dynasty” found itself in hot water this morning over controversial remarks the show's star Phil Robertson made regarding homosexuality.
For those who’ve never seen the show, Phil is the “Dynasty” patriarch, who gave an interview to GQ magazine about his thoughts on the matter. They weren’t the most articulate.
“It seems like, to me, a vagina—as a man—would be more desirable than a man’s anus. That’s just me. I’m just thinking: There’s more there! She’s got more to offer. I mean, come on, dudes! You know what I’m saying? But hey, sin: It’s not logical, my man. It’s just not logical.”
And man-on-man action is just the beginning, Phil claimed, spouting off non-sequiturs about homosexuality’s unfounded ripple effect on society.
“Everything is blurred on what’s right and what’s wrong…Sin becomes fine,” Phil continued. “Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and those men.”
While they’re not as explicit as their dad is, members of the “Dynasty” support their dad’s beliefs. His son Jep said, “We’re not quite as outspoken as my dad, but I’m definitely in line. If somebody asks, I tell ‘em what the Bibles says.”
A&E had no official comment on the controversy, but were swift to release this statement from Phil himself addressing it all: “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. 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.”