The reality TV star clearly hasn't learned his lesson.
The reality TV star clearly hasn't learned his lesson. Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson has opened his big mouth again and unleashed the kind of hate-filled spew that saw him suspended from Duck Dynasty late last year. The reality TV star is seen in a new video giving a sermon delivered at his church in West Monroe, Louisiana, on Easter Sunday this year.
Willie & Jep Robertson's Father, Phil, Has Made Some More Untoward Comments About Gay People
In his speech, Robertson refers to the comments he made in a controversial GQ interview back in November that drew such an outcry that A&E were forced to temporarily exclude the duck hunting businessman and Robertson patriarch from programming. During the interview in question, the 68 year-old aired his strong homophobic views and linked being gay with bestiality.
"They were mad at me," he told church-goers. "You say, 'Why'd they get mad at you?' Cause, 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."
"The news media didn't even know it was a verse!" he exclaimed, adding "They thought I was just mouthing off. 'Is homosexual behavior a sin?' the [GQ interview] guy asked me. I said, 'Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Don't be deceived.'"
"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 - I gave him the rest of the story," he bellowed to rapturous applause from the congregation.
"I gave him the bad news, and then I gave him the good news," Phil summarised in front of the large church gathering.
It Is Not Known Whether The Whole Robertson Family & Their Show Will Suffer As A Result Of Phil's Views
It is not known whether Robertson's newly surfaced words will trigger another warning from his show's network, especially after last year's brouhaha saw season five ratings plummet from 9 million to 6.5 million.
A&E has declined to comment on Robertson's remarks. Duck Dynasty is scheduled to begin its sixth season on June 11.