‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Rants Against ‘Homosexual Behavior,’ ‘Islamists,’ And ‘Shintos’ In Epic Interview

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The patriarch of “Duck Dynasty,” America’s biggest cable television show, shared his views on “sin,” homosexuality, and world religions in an epic interview that appears in the January issue of GQ.

Phil Robertson, the elder statesman of the show’s family of self-described “Bible-thumpers,” told the magazine that in America today “everything is blurred on what’s right and what’s wrong.”

“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 said before paraphrasing a Bible verse. “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.”

Though he’s worried about the state of this country, Robertson seemed even more concerned about non-Christian cultures.

“All you have to do is look at any society where there is no Jesus. I’ll give you four: Nazis, no Jesus. Look at their record. Uh, Shintos? They started this thing in Pearl Harbor. Any Jesus among them? None. Communists? None. Islamists? Zero,” Robertson explained. “That’s eighty years of ideologies that have popped up where no Jesus was allowed among those four groups. Just look at the records as far as murder goes among those four groups.”

Robertson also shared his view that gay men are “not logical.”

“It seems like, to me, a vagina—as a man—would be more desirable than a man’s anus,” said Roberston. “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.”

Though he clearly has strong criticism for “homosexuals” and others he feels have sinned, Robertson said he doesn’t judge them. 

“We never, ever judge someone on who’s going to heaven, hell. That’s the Almighty’s job,” Robertson said. “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?”

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