‘Duck Dynasty’ Pastor on What Phil Robertson Was Doing When He Was Suspended

'Duck Dynasty' Pastor on What Phil Robertson Was Doing When He Was Suspended


“Duck Dynasty” patriarch had more important concerns than his TV show, minister says

The pastor of “Duck Dynasty” patriarch Phil Robertson said he was dealing with something more important than the show when he was suspended by A&E: praying for a fellow member of his church who is fighting cancer.

“Phil led us in prayer,” Mike Kellett, senior pastor of White's Ferry Road Church of Christ in West Monroe, La., told CNN. “There were greater things on our minds than the firestorm of controversy about this article.”

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Kellett also said Robertson isn't worried about the fallout from his remarks about homosexuality in a GQ interview.

“He's very calm, and very confident that if he serves the Lord, God will take care of everything,” Kellett told CNN.

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Robertson, 67, was suspended after grouping gays with “drunks” and “terrorists” in a GQ profile, and comparing homosexuality with bestiality. On Thursday, his family said in a statement they couldn't imagine continuing the show without him. And on Friday, video emerged of Robertson speaking out against gays in a 2010 sermon.

Robertson is an elder at the nondenominational church, which gets about 1,200 worshipers on Sundays. Kellett said he offers spiritual counsel, teaches, hosts Bible studies and helps the poor.

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“He has literally helped bring hundreds of people to the Lord,” Kellett said.

Robertson's son, Alan, co-pastored at the church with Kellet for eight years before joining “Duck Dynasty,” cable's most popular reality show.

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Kellett said the church backs Robertson, and that he agrees with his comments about homosexuality.

“I think it's unfortunate that when you quote the Bible people get upset about one particular sin that always seems to get a lot of attention,” Kellett said. “But sometimes the Bible is going to rub folks the wrong way.”

  • samf1953

    One comment why are the L's bitching Phil never talked about scissor sex.

    AND it's OK for the President to talk about teabagger?

    • vpassmore

      Scissor sex? Grow up!!

      • samf1953

        Maybe you need to Google SS. Unless you are an active participant and already know!

  • john from delta

    Shame on A&E for thinking they should be able to tell a citizen of the United States what he is able to talk about, what his stance should be. How can anyone consider it offensive, or that he is a bigot? However even if he wants to be a bigot he is allowed , thats what living in a free country is all about.
    None of this , absolutely none of this is A&E responsibility to police.
    However they will take the free publicity, very gladly.

    • mewonix

      Our entire media apparatus is explicitly all about thought control, so naturally they suspended him. Here's another thing. It's a Disney property, A&E. Disney is appropriate for all audiences and gay people watch their shows too. Not only that, but more Christians than you can imagine support gays and even support gay marriage. More than you can imagine. The Bible condones slavery all throughout it from cover to cover, or at least people believe it to. I've heard calls for a return of Biblical slavery from our own political class, not to mention the rabble itself in various underdeveloped parts of the U.S., But most Christians do not support slavery at all. Civilization changes and grows, and quite frankly we've grown beyond “the Bible says (insert political hot-potato here)”. We've all heard the abomination, sinful sermon a billion times, but more Christians are sick of hearing it than you might think.

      But I get ya. The God of Political Correction won even over the God of the Free Market in this particular case. Jesus didn't stand a chance, let alone the First Amendment. .

      • DP

        There are Christians and non that support the gay community, that does not mean that it is right. Good Christians are supposed to be tolerant of others and their sins but that doesn't mean they have to accept them. Just because people have become more tolerant of these lifestyles doesn't mean they are accepted by God. If murder becomes a popular thing to do in your spare time should we all become tolerant of that and accept people that believe murder if fun with open arms. That may be extreme but so was being gay some time ago and just because it has become more accepted doesn't mean that God accepts it and we are all going to be rewarded in Heaven.

        • suz

          The problem is that the GLBT group doesn't tolerant others. It's like the libs. it's our way or the highway

        • Michael Plautz

          I agree. When I was young homosexuality was considered a sin and sodomy was outlawed in all 50 states. Now it is widely accepted, gay marriage is pushed as normal, and when you speak against it the LGBT community acts like you have said something racial against them as you would towards a minority who was born the way they are. Homosexuals are not born that way. It is a behavior choice. It is funny that today many people, including some Christians, are more tolerant of homosexual behavior, but many of these same people are intolerant of Christians and want to have their voices silenced. I used to live in the gay community and they were always bashing and putting down Christians and the Moral Majority. When I was young no one ever thought 2 women or 2 men would want to have sex with one another. Our nation was much more Christian and we all knew what was right and wrong according to the Bible because a large majority of our nation practiced it and grew up with it. Today church attendance is much lower and people who actually read the Bible and pray is even lower still. it's no wonder we support immorality. The Bible does say that in the last days before Christ's return, men will call what is evil, good. And what is good, they will call evil today because the love of many for God has grown cold and the love of wickedness has increased. Be prepared as Jesus will soon return in what is called the “rapture” by the church and we will all meet Him in the air, all who are committed to Jesus.

        • mewonix

          You assume that the Bible is the word of God. It ISN'T. WAKE UP!!! If it truly were this would be a completely different world altogether.

      • SurfingNana

        People have a right to reject God (Jesus) and His Word but don't be mistaken. You reject God and His Word and Hell awaits you. No judgement but God's and it is His right to judge.

        • mewonix

          Precisely my point. You and Duckie Commander are JUDGING PEOPLE. That's YOUR problem. Phil Robertson judged the entirety of the gay community on a public forum and was immediately judged for it. “Judge not, lest ye be judged”, how do you not see the Biblical lesson in ethos. He and his family claim that they're Christian and that they follow the Bible and love their neighbors as they love themselves, but they forgot all about judging. It's not for us to judge, nor criticize, nor rebuke, but only to love our neighbor regardless of what their lifestyle is. Christianity is about FORGIVENESS, which is why the followers of the Old Testament judged Jesus and threw him to Pilate. Jesus struck down all of that Leviticus/Duteronomy madness and left us all with just Moses’ 10. He never said anything about homosexuality, just to love one another. And the other problem is, people like yourself believe that The Bible is God's word. You believe that the Bible is the literal word of God, which goes beyond absurdity. The Bible has always been a political book. Sure, there is much truth in that book, but it's CHRIST'S word that makes us THE Word. Moses was a middleman who relayed a message. Aside from that, allegory and parable mixed with undeniable historical events to teach ethos to illiterate goatherders, farmers, fisherman, craftsmen, warriors and women and slaves. Any political viper can use that book to push any agenda they want, and there's more than enough craters around to explain for geological cataclysms that coincide with Biblical narration. What people like you are doing is judging (not your right but God's), AND you are using the Lord's name in vain in each and every instance that you speak just the way that you just did. You use God (Jesus) as a weapons delivery system, not as a common binding purpose that creates brotherhood. Don't you even read that Bible of yours? Haven't you been to Bible study? Even at Bible study they'll tell you that you have to consider genre and opinion in each book of the Bible. wow.

        • mewonix

          You happy? Seems like you aren't. You assume that the Bible IS the word of “God”, but you're sadly mistaken. It's just male human beings who wrote the Bible. God never came down from heaven and typed that book out. The sooner you figure that one out, the better your life will turn out.

    • Tracey

      So what you're saying is that Robertson should have free speech, but A&E should not? Look, this isn't a free speech issue. The Constitution protects you from the government making any laws that limit free speech. It does not protect you from the consequences of things you say, such as your employer deciding that your words or actions are harmful to the company, and suspending you. This is an employer/employee issue, nothing more. No one is limiting this man's right to free speech. He is free to say whatever he wants. And his employer is free to take whatever action they deem appropriate. THAT is capitalism. If you work for someone, you fall in line with the company, or lose your job. I work for a religious-based company, and if I started telling my vendors or customers that I thought that Christians were hypocrites and going to hell, and all priests were child molesters, you can better believe I'd be fired in a red hot minute. Same thing.

      • DP

        You are wrong because the employer A&E has been fully aware of the Robertsons’ beliefs and Christian values. That is part of the reason for their success. So for A&E to suddenly do an about face just because someone (GQ) intentionally asked questions that I am quite sure they already knew the answers to in order to stir up this controversy.

        • Judith and Aliyah

          so you think a vulgar and crass statement about genitals is okay? this is what he said, in part, “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.” He was not asked a question before he shared that gem. In fact, right before he went off on genitals he spoke of controversy, “But there are more things Phil would like to say—“controversial” things, as he puts it to me—that don’t make the cut.” Later, when he is asked to clarify he says, “Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there…bestiality…”

          • jkb

            Judith and Aliyah -This is the third time you have repeated this same exact thing word for word. You are not impressing or convincing anyone, so let it go and move on. As you were told, the man was quoting the Bible as well as telling it like it is using proper terms for body parts, not crass or filthy slang. If you consider anything that he said to be vulgar and crass, then you had better not watch TV or go to movies, because there you will see and hear real filth and vulgarity that the entertainment industry continually tries to cram down our throats.

          • Mark

            excuse me jkb, but she asked the same question, because no one answered her question. Maybe just maybe, she is offended by his genital remarks which are not from the Bible. Some Christian people and non Christian people don't use language like that because its just not appropriate. His own family said his comments were coarse, so show us in the Bible where those words are used….that my friend is his own words not God's.
            Do you really think arguing with people is going to lead them to Christ? The only people Christ got angry with and fought with were the “religious leaders”. Just saying.

          • hilltopper2

            vagina is not a vulgar word-it is designed to deliver life in birth–anus is designed to expel waste.

          • melb1970

            I really don't see what you find so offensive? I'm pretty sure vagina and anus were terms you learned in school. I'd say vagina got thrown around before you were out of elementary school… remember sex ed?

        • meme

          Yes they did know. And so did the reporter that started this mess.

        • SNuss

          If A&E is so concerned with Phil Robertson appearing on their network, why are they running a marathon of Duck Dynasty episodes? Why aren't they pulling Duck Dynasty merchandise off the shelves? The answer is, they like the money more than what they claim offends them. They are hypocrites of the first magnitude!

      • Michael Plautz

        Phil and his family are not employees of A&E. They signed a contract to do a certain number of shows for the network and when that contract is finished, so are the Duck Dynasty family. Phil and his family are not regular employees of the A&E network. A&E has plenty of full and part time employees. Phil's family was hired as a sub-contractor to do a set of shows which is totally different from being an employee. Also, Phil shared none of his beliefs on homosexuality while on the job. That is the issue here. Thousands of film and theatre celebrities share their hatred of Christians outside of work, yet continue to work in the film industry and Theatre. You cannot censor a persons religious beliefs and free speech rights, or fire them for speaking out for or against something when they are outside their jobs. That defeats the principle of free speech in the first place. You should not be afraid to speak your religious beliefs or lose your job.. Phil could file a lawsuit against A&E for defamation of character and suspending him because they bowed down to the homosexual agenda. Phil is not their employee. After the show is finished, so is he. He does not continue to do other work in the organization. I say let another network reap the benefits and profits of Duck Dynasty. I would have a hard time working for any job that didn't allow me to speak my religious beliefs outside of my job without living in fear that I would be fired for my religious beliefs and speaking them out. Since you work for a religious organization I would hope they would let you say anything you want outside of your job. That is what true love is all about. The Devil is all about punishing people for stating their religious beliefs in public and so are organizations and companies that support immoral behavior. They will censor you for Biblical beliefs and reward you for supporting immoral beliefs. We need to stand up for what is Biblically right or eventually anyone who speaks out against the homosexual agenda will be jailed for a hate crime. Is it really hate for warning someone they are on the road to Hell and not Heaven?

        • jewelie

          Well said, Very well said.

      • Penny

        It's not A&Es free speech that is being trampled on. Phil's right to speak and right to worship/religion that A&E is trampling on. They are not offering equal time.

      • concerned x2

        all the whole matter is about is t.v. ratings. the wheel that squeaks the loudest, gets the grease. A & E will defend it's ratings by any means just like that trashy show of theirs Dog the bounty hunter. Remember when his show was suspended for his saying the N word several times? After everybody calmed down a little the show was put back on after six months. When someone gets all fired up about a Christians remarks about the Bible, it will rub the fur the wrong way. Best advice is to turn that cat around. The Bible has several places whereas men laying with men and women with women is a sin. And for some to say they were born that way, I'm sorry, you weren't. God told Adam and Eve to go and replenish the earth. Now I may not be the sharpest knife in the drawer, but when to males say they were born that way I'm confused. They can sleep with each other forever, and I don't care how many kernels of corn they pull out from the backside, they cannot and will not reproduce. Think about it a minute, If every person on Earth would turn to gays and lesbians, the entire population would die out after this. I am not by no means judging anybody and love everybody, but as Phil did the same I want to warn you about lies ahead for you if you don't change your ways. Yeah right you say, well read about Lot when God said to leave Sodom and Gomorrah. What was that city doing wrong? Yep you guessed it. Now I do love you but I don't and won't have to love your ways. If you don't won't listen about these warnings today from any Christian, one day you will. Because the Bible said everybody one day will bow to Him.

      • Jesse

        Yet, if you state or show your sexual preference and your employer thinks that that might be harmful to the company image, they cannot do anything. Well, you are supposed to be able to say anything you want in this country even if it offends someone unless it is slanderous or liable or perjury and that has to be proven in a court of law not the court of public opinion, We all have our opinions and are free to have them.

    • Judith and Aliyah

      He had spoke, no one killed, tortured, or maimed him for speaking, no one stopped him. Then A&E exercised their right to suspend him for breaking an employment agreement.

      • Penny

        What employment agreement, what is supposedly in it?

    • Guest

      They didn't tell him what he is able to talk about. They didn't tell him what his stance should be. Nice spin, seeing lots of that. They just showed what the consequences can be for the things we say. His comments went against the core believes of A and E network. Please stop spinning things.

      • Penny

        Funny when you press the down arrow on this comment, voting like or
        Dislike..dislike doesn't work.

  • Robert Wayne Wood

    As in the days of Noah ………………..

  • brad from Pa.

    (“I think it’s unfortunate that when you quote the Bible people get upset about one particular sin that always seems to get a lot of attention,” Kellett said. “But sometimes the Bible is going to rub folks the wrong way) Amen!

    • Judith and Aliyah

      It wasn't the Bible, he paraphrased a couple of verses in Corinthians, it is what he said, “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.” He was not asked a question before he shared that gem. In fact, right before he went off on genitals he spoke of controversy, “But there are more things Phil would like to say—“controversial” things, as he puts it to me—that don’t make the cut.” Later, when he is asked to clarify he says, “Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there…bestiality…”

      • Penny

        Just the same as gays that can't wrap their head around heterosexual partners. It's not logical to gays. So that argument is now pointless.

        • serdude1968

          But gays don't compare heterosexuals to terrorists

  • T. Houston

    I am a Native American from the Navajo tribe. I threw away hundreds of years of pagan beliefs to follow after God. After 9 years not one peep from the pagan gods. Even as “a lowly second-class citizen”, I get the concept of God. What's wrong with warning someone about Hell? Warnings save lives. I was warned about Hell. I didn't like it, but I knew I had to get right with God. Now I have been living morally sound for 9 years! Praise God. Go Phil ! Is Hell too intolerant?

    • suz

      Don't ever call yourself a lowly second-class citizen your much more than that . A lot of gays are coming out in support of Phil it's just this GLBT group is wacko and think they speak for all gay people Which they don't.

    • ROBERT

      who is god, where is god what is god..he is the father son and holy spirit. now what is that…………… holy spirit is what it states spirit.. like when I was at war.. to get some relief and live with myself I could not fight the killlings I did.. so, I went to a pastor and he said go to the police.. what the freak .. asshole,, then I talked to another…………. that is where I found the holy spirit means.. I did not kill anyone………….not one person,, what I did is took the body, and let it lay and let the holy spirit fly to heaven or hell whichever he lived………. period.

    • Thomas

      You didn't get one peep from the ‘pagan’ gods because they, like all gods, are just creations of man.

  • Mama

    The problem was not , from my view , his lack of acceptance of GLBT people.
    That is his opinion of a facet of our society. My personal problem is what he grouped GLBT people with……bestiality , terrorists??? promiscuity??? That's quite a leap from reality. The Bible teaches us not to judge, whatsoever we do to the least of our brothers..that we do unto Christ….love one another as we would have God love us. Sorry he skipped that part in Bible study……removed the splinter and not the plank. God will sort it out. I am sorry for the narrow minded people who label themselves followers of Jesus , yet , act with such hatred toward their fellow man.

    • DP

      Not sure why you think he acted with such hatred. He just quoted the scriptures. He was judging no one. And unfortunately all that matters is where you stand with God when compared to Gods law. Unfortunately the GLBT will be standing on quicksand when they stand in front of God.

      • jusflorida


      • John S. Cole II

        jesus said god will judge us by his rules not the rules of man, since the “scriptures” he read were written by humans not in the presence of Jesus. who are we to say that these are not the rules of man?

        • Gary Thomas

          Sounds like the world's attitude about not having to be accoyuntable!

        • hilltopper2

          I think u require further study–Jesus after His resurrection said to His apostles “all authority has been given unto Me in heaven and on earth”–go study that passage.

          • Gary Thomas


      • Gary Thomas

        Who are you to judge anyone????Jesus himself said the Prostitutes and????were closer to the gates of heaven than the righteous…Also Remove the plank in your own eye before you try to remove the speck in your brothers…..AND I am a born again Christian that believes the GREATEST Gift of all is Love…….Save your Brothers and Sisters don't condemn them!

        • V Brophy

          Gary I don't think Phil was trying to judge anyone, just stating Bible facts. We are all sinners bound for Hell but nt for the love and forgiveness of God once we turn from sin and accept Jesus as our Savior. Homosexuality is an abomination unto God, but stealing is a sin, murder is a sin, giving false witness is a sin, etc. All can be forgiven if we TURN FROM IT.

          • Gary Thomas

            My point……

        • C webb

          Where does it say prostitutes and ???? Are closer closer to gates of heaven than the righteous

          • JustSoYouKnow

            Matthew 21:31 KJV

            Whether of them twain did the will of his father? They say unto him, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.

          • guest

            Those are REPENTANT former harlots, my friend.

            The key is to repent.

          • JustSoYouKnow

            Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you. Matthew 21:31

          • Paul Mauricio Velasquez

            Just, don't pretend to teach what you don't understand. Like somebody else say, the word is “REPENT”. The issue of “publicans and harlots” is that they listen the message of the Gospel and REPENT. The Kingdom of GOD START here in earth, and UNREPENTED SINNERS DON'T have a part in such Kingdom. Stop lying to yourself.
            Have you Repented of ALL your sins? Have you called upon the Name of the Lord to be forgiven by Him?
            Without repentance NOBODY can be save from eternal damnation.

        • Kelly

          How can they be saved if you can't even bring it to their attention that it is a sin in the eyes of God, without being accused of committing a hate crime? The people of this “great “nation of ours have all gotten way too soft and can't handle the truth of anything if it isn't exactly what they want to hear. I for one support Phil and wish him and his family well in all this nonsense!! Also. before anyone starts accusing me of hating anyone, I don't. I myself have made choices in my life that I know I will one day have to answer for. I DO NOT take offense at Phil for stating what he knows to be true in his beliefs.

          • Gary Thomas

            Jesus saved by LOVING the sinner…….John the Baptist saved by calling the sinner to acknowledge his sins and baptizing.

        • Paul Mauricio Velasquez

          yes, but He call everybody to repentance!!!! and the gays are NOT my brothers, but those who follow God commands!!!

          • Gary Thomas

            All men are your brothers and Shame on any Christian that thinks he is better than any sinner……For all of us are sinners!!!!!!!!!!

          • Paul Mauricio Velasquez

            I don't live by cheap Greek/Roman philosophy-mythology. Either by your opinion. My life is based in the Holy Book of Christians and Jews, aka the Bible.
            The apostle Yojanan/John on his gospel chapter 1, verse 12 say who is, and who isn't “child of God”.
            Christians or Jews, don't believe that we are “better” than anybody else. The Bible don't teach us such lie.
            ALL humans are sinners, SOME like me and millions around the world RECOGNIZE our sin, therefore WE REPENT and experience a new way of live.
            In the other side, are guys like you, who admitted to be sinner but DON”T REPENT, that's the difference.According to Yojanan 1:12 those who Believe in Messiah “receive Him” mean He direct and lead your life from the moment that you receive Him, as Lord, King of your life.
            You have a distorted, FALSE idea of the message of the Bible.
            Repented sinners become “children of God”, UN REPENTED (seem to be your case) only are “creation of God”. NO ALL ARE CHILDREN OF GOD, therefore NO ALL men are my brothers . Like my neighbor children “are children” but NO mi children, so the Bible state :some are children of light, others children of darkness, some follow God laws, other follow satan rule.
            That “Universalism” that all men are saved, or brothers IS A LIE, with no foundation on the Bible.Don't pretend to know the Bible, because is clear, you don't. REPENT and ask GOD for a NEW heart and mind.

        • guest

          People need the truth along with love in order to be saved… and the truth is unrepentant homosexuals can never enter the Kingdom of Heaven… worlds without end.

          God has commanded us to judge righteously in John 7:24 – “Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgement.”

          By the way, your statement about the prostitutes is false. Be careful, my friend, about preaching false doctrine.

          • Gary Thomas

            You need to read your bible

        • Bob

          brothers and sisters in Christ are already saved …. the unsaved are already condemned … read about it in His Word …
          1Cor 2:15 . ” a spiritual man judges all things” ….
          ….. this, my friend, would be according to and by the Word of God …
          grow with Him in your understanding

        • guest

          We are to warn them Gary T. before its to late.

    • Michael Plautz

      Read 1st Corinthians and the book of Hebrew. There are statements from the Apostle Paul that say what sin is including homosexuality, bestiality, adultery, sexual immorality, etc. Read those 2 books of the Bible and you will see that Phil is just stating what God himself is saying. I used to live a homosexual life for 20 years and then stopped as I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior, I married and we have 4 children. I know first hand that anytime you say that homosexuality is a gross sin, the homosexual community rises up and swears at you and calls you every name under the sun. Phil said he does NOT hate homosexuals but wants them to change and repent of their sins like I did. He is not judging them and is taking the splinter out of his own eye. What you need to understand is that the LGBT community will call you a vile person simply because you tell them they are living a sinful life in god's eyes. That is what Christians are supposed to do. Be a witness so others change and become saved from Hell. Just wait until you tell them they are going to Hell and not Heaven because that is what God and Jesus said. Eventually we will be jailed for hate crimes just for reading what God says about gays in the Bible. Phil did not act with hatred for his fellow man. That is what the homosexuals are saying because they don't want to change their behavior.

      • jusflorida

        well said

      • John S. Cole II

        God did not say it. A human wrote it supposedly speaking for god. Judge not lest ye be judged, to judge others is to assume the role of God which is blasphemy. Blasphemy is the worst sin according to Jesus, which happens to be the only thing mentioned that was actually attributed to being said by Jesus. I think I will leave the judging to the expert because it would be easy to damn everyone to hell without full understanding of what God must know.

        • Penny

          God said it. Humans wrote down what God told them to write. No understanding of God, Jesus or the Holy Spirit.

        • milton

          It is true man wrote the bible but he was not its author. Read 2 Timothy 3: 16. Elohim ( God ) makes it very clear who the true author of the Holy Bible was. He states as follows in 2 Timothy chapter 3 verse 16 ” All scripture is given by inspiration of Elohim ( God ) and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” In saying this he leaves no doubt as to the fact that he himself is the true author of the Holy Bible. And that the scriptures are to be studied to learn to distinguish and judge the difference between right and wrong and good and evil

        • Paul Mauricio Velasquez

          John, like MANY people in this country, you had been mislead. TELLING THE TRUE IS completely different to make judgement. If a told you, “John don't walk that path, is full of mines” do I'm making a judgement? or I'm trying TO SAVE YOUR LIFE? Robertson never pass a judgement on gays, he quote what the Bible say about it. You take the Bible or you reject the Bible. When “jesus” spoke about “don't judge others” mean, don't dictate condenation, the result of ANY trial belong only to the judge right.? but telling somebody what GOD SAID, is GOD the Judge making the statement no me. So according to GOD, homosexuality is a SIN, if those that practice that never repent, they will perish, who said that? me? they?
          NO, GOD, period.

        • Ken

          John, You really need to read, study, and understand the Bible before you start teaching others. Quoting Scripture is NOT judging, and judging is NOT blasphemy.

        • guest

          John 7:24 “Judge not according to appearance, but judge righteous judgement.”

          The Lord commands us to judge righteously, John.

          Homosexuality is a sin next to murder in seriousness… that is the truth.

          • Paul Mauricio Velasquez

            guest, you totally right. True love is a gift direct from G-d. Feeling attraction for a person of the same sex is not love, IS LUST, two different things.
            Sodomy pretend to destroy the sexual identity given to the person, turning the person into a pathetic hybrid. Is again NATURE as the apostle Paul wrote in Romans chapter 1.
            Lesbian women that “pretend” to act like man, month a month have a period, because they still a woman.
            Homosexual behavior is against logic and nature, because the way of “thinking” don't find a response in the physical laws of the body.
            Sodomites reject GOD and His blueprint for love. Regardless of that rejection, homos wanted the “benefits” of normal and true love: Children.
            Nature tell us that we need a Couple, to pro-create children, that is God law.
            Two persons of the same sex NEVER will be a couple. They will be always A PAIR. Even so, un pair in ODDS with Logic.
            Just imagine, going to the shoe store and pick TWO LEFT shoes, do you have a “pair”? Will you take home two left shoes? Why not, both are shoes no?
            Homosexual pretend been “smarter” that God and everybody else, they don't realize how their ignorance violate all the laws of intelligence and the same blueprint of all the universe.

      • ROBERT


        • another old lady

          Yell much? Get you anywhere. I didn't think so.

      • phyllis

        What G-D said. Don't think so. God said it all in the 5 books of Moses.

        • Judith and Aliyah

          Phyllis, does that mean you follow the Law as written in the Torah?

          • Paul Mauricio Velasquez

            Judith, is the message of the Torah to be follow or not? seem to be an overdue question.
            Are the laws of society to be follow or not?

        • Jerry

          You're right. It's there, too. Check out Leviticus 20:13

        • Mike

          Poor Phyllis

      • Paul Mauricio Velasquez

        Michael Plautz, God bless you brother, take courage to share your testimony, thank you for that. Yes, you're right. GOD DON”T CREATE HOMOSEXUALS, in the same way that He don't create liars.killers, drug addicts, prostitutes,haters, idolaters. Men has departed from God, as explain the apostle Paul in his letter to the Romans, chapter 1.
        Homosexualism is a SIN based in lust, no love. If my actions will take somebody else to hell, I don't love that person.
        But the homosexual agenda is more that just “human”, is satsanic, because all those people had been deceived by satan.
        The whole issue here is not exactly a war between Robertson and a&e, is really between the light and darkness, true and falsehood, this is between the REBELION of men against God will, clearly expressed in His word.
        I'm myself a former drug addict, but redeemed and transformed by God's love and power.All sinners are called to repentance and that include homosexuals.

      • guest

        God bless you, my friend… God bless you.

      • Don

        Keep telling it, in love, brother. Any alternative lifestyle that is based on chasing pleasure and misplaced unconditional love is a lifestyle rooted in, and going, to hell. Choose unconditional Love that is Eternal. the Love(ed) One who died that we may all have it. It's gifted to us, along with His Righteousness when we trust His blood to HAVE taken our sin's penalty away forever. Rom.3:21-25 and 5:10,17. Hebrews 10:14,17.

      • Janice

        No one could have said this any clearer. Whether we like what someone says about what is in the word we are all going to be judged by it. I wouldn't want to take the chance and not listen to what God is saying. If you really want to know what God wants you to do, he says to humble ourselves before him and accept him into our hearts and let him sanctify us ( to begin to clean us up from worldly things) and God will come in and change your whole self. I know this because I experienced it myself.

    • LA

      Christians are taught to love everyone including there enemy's but are suppose to hate the acts of sin, you can do both. Everyone sins as Christian we are suppose to repent and forgive others. I do not hate homosexuals but I do hate the sin just as I hate other sin, even sins I do every day, but I repent then I ask God to remove the desire to do those things. No mans perfect and I would never tell someone specifically the they are not saved and going to hell because of there actions and neither should anyone else. But I will never justify what the bible calls sin.

      • Judith and Aliyah

        You are misrepresenting the truth. What Ducked up Phil said was, “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.” He was not asked a question before he shared that gem. In fact, right before he went off on genitals he spoke of controversy, “But there are more things Phil would like to say—“controversial” things, as he puts it to me—that don’t make the cut.” Later, when he is asked to clarify he says, “Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there…bestiality…”

        • LA

          not sure what your point is please explain

          • Gary Thomas

            All sin separates us fro God…….There is a sin that can not be forgiven??????

        • jusflorida

          they ask him what he considered sin

          • Gary Thomas

            Easy answer….What separates you from God!

        • Ray Casey

          Very true. His logic was very tangential and almost confused, as if he was having a mini psychotic moment or that he was under the influence of drugs or alcohol (Odd, I thought he was clean?). The thought that scripture crafted 1000's of years ago is authoritative in the 21st century re a definition of SIN is just ridiculous and just as fanatical as extreme and radical Islam re the Quran. So simple syllogistic logic tells me that we are dealing with militant fanatics that lack empathy and remorse (Fanatical Christianity = Fanatical Islam = Fanatical Judaism). Considering Millions of mindful, loving and even God fearing people to be sinners doomed to eternal woos of Hell is just crap. total, nasty, hurtful, illogical, and traumatic trash. And if you believe that trash well shame on you as you ought to learn about unconditional love and stop playing God. Come on people. Let's not lead with Vagina's or the Anus, and let's just talk about love and what's in the heart. I mean really. In 100 years this will not matter at all, and a simple scan of Phil's rapid eye movement under a line of questioning to determine his mental trauma or anger will flag that he simply is having a psychotic moment that needs to be treated by either talk therapy, medication or simple love and support to help him regain a more balanced and civil sense of love, empathy and remorse. Get human Phil. Come back into the 21st century. As for everyone else that feels that this is really SIN, Hell, Fire and Brimstone, God help you all also. I feel so sorry for anyone in your life who you are hurting or condemning (Causing pain to), because of this fanatical/archaic belief that people live in Sin because they are attracted to the same sex.

          • Phil

            Is it still wrong to murder?
            Is it wrong to lie?
            Should there be anything more important in our lives than loving our Creator and one another ?
            Or is it all depending on each individual situation? The circumstances.

          • guest

            Malachi 3:6, God does not change. Nor do his decisions on what is right or wrong, meaning his Word is (2 Timothy 3:16 NIV ” All Scripture is God-breathed and useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness” forever, both thousands of years before now and since. But you, Ray, associate yourself with the lot described in Romans 2:19…..go look it up.

          • Ray Casey

            I will try to be patient with you but we are not getting off on the right foot. For starters I support the reformation and
            the sprit comes to ME through the words I read and through MY interpretation, not yours. That is a modern revision that mitigates the terrible risks associated with fanatics using the words of the book to manipulate and deceive as a means to achieve their own personal,
            earthly desires/agenda. For instance, like fanatical Islam and its misuse of the Quran to support terrorism and
            suicide killings.

            Secondly, my 21st century belief in what the bible teaches us is that anonymous postings and trolling on the Internet is the Devil's work (Metaphorically). And I am sure you will NOT find that in any of the translations, revisions or versions of the bible you reference to argue your position to (against) me. So use a real, authenticated and authorized identity, otherwise I don't respect or trust
            your opinion. Uncloak yourself – sir, mam, machine or beast!

            Lastly, I will simply reaffirm my position here and then will head off to my volunteer duties at my church until after 12:00 Am tonight, where I will then enjoy a stiff Rum Toddy and contemplate the day, year and the memories of the many who have passed who remind me to believe in the life forever after. I love and care for Phil Robertson's well-being and happiness, I would put myself at risk
            to help him, I have listened to his sermons and have been moved. I don't watch his show. I don't even have an opinion. But I totally disagree with his manipulation
            of scripture. With his latest acting out he joins the company of a questionable collection of Cabal's throughout history who have misused scripture for war, slavery, murder, oppression and at times anti-social, inhumane and destructive behavior. That is my opinion. I think Phil is angry or struggling with something, and his statements are NOT helping. And in my interpretation of the mythical, actual or metaphorical message of Christ, there is NEVER a void or lack of Empathy and Remorse for all of God's children. And most certainly his message is never engineered to alienate anyone… That is my point.

            Merry Christmas Phil, if through providence you come
            across this message, please consider the consequences of your words and interpretation. And may the spirit and
            your heart and soul (and the collective soul of all) move you vs the words of dark cold ink on machine made paper or more in this case the bits, bytes and electrons of the Internet…

          • Mike

            Ray, you are not meant to interpret the Bible. Just read it. Let God speak for himself. And He Did. Who are you packing with terrorists? Hypocrite!

          • Ray Casey

            Lol. Troll and grouchy fool. Merry Christmas to you.

          • Bob

            very true …. GOD is awesome !
            HE will destroy those who seek to dispute and ignore HIS WORD
            corruption of HIS WORD is CLEARLY seen in people who try to say that HIS WORD does not mean what it CLEARLY says …
            …. can we talk about blindness …. ?
            …. blindness , corruption and ignorance of HIS WORD , is unfortunately being demonstrated in the arguments against Phil's paraphrase of GOD's teachings ….
            GOD's WORD is NOT accepted by the world AND BY the people who view themselves as the ones who are most accepting of differences …..
            …. the set-apart , sanctified , HOLY teaching of GOD's written WORD , the WORD of GOD JESUS CHRIST, is NOT accepted by those so-called tolerant ones … ones willing to accept the SIN as BEING normal and un-willing to accept the WORD of GOD …
            homosexuality is immoral , as are so many other things , and is sin … GOD says HE WILL cleanse us of our sin if we accept JESUS CHRIST as our SAVIOR ….
            HIS WORD also says it is impossible for these blind ones to do HIS WILL without the SPIRIT of GOD being in their lives …
            pray that these people will receive JESUS CHRIST as their SAVIOR and the SPIRIT of GOD into their lives eternally ………..

          • Mike

            So, now if we believe the Bible and Gods word, yes GODS WORD we fanatics? You call that love. DECEIVED!

          • Bob

            your command of the language is … interesting …. let's look at some of your words ….
            “tangential” … Phil's thoughts are very relevant …. most of them show his need for JESUS CHRIST to be his SAVIOR …. you , RAY should relate to PHIL very well ….
            “mini-psychotic” …. are you seriously going to diagnose Phil with a mental disorder ?
            “judge as you would be judged
            “syllogistic logic” …. lol …. the Word of God is written so a simple man can see the truth as we depend on the SPIRIT to teach us ….. it's not simple logic …. it's all very illogical compared to the wisdom of man ….
            again, man likes to go by his own wisdom and not the WISDOM of GOD ….
            the Bible DOES NOT SPEAK of “un-conditional” love … GOD is LOVE … GOD is very conditional …
            the one person says, ” be tolerant , be loving, be like JESUS … but I am not going to tolerate ol’ Phil and I am going to assume he is inebriated and lying since his views don't line up with mine .” …..
            you , Ray , need the SAVIOR's forgiveness as much as we ALL do ….

          • Ray Casey

            Bob…you are a flipping wack off nut job… Phil is also nuts. Time will tell. You two crazy fruitcakes deserve one another. Now go take a long walk off a short pier you maniacal troll.

          • Bob

            lol …. metaphorically , for the sake of the LORD , Phil and I would gladly take that walk …. may GOD bless your understanding and mine

        • Phil

          I agree with what he said, was he a little too descriptive , yes , but the context was right on.

      • Gary Thomas


    • Ron

      Love is telling the truth and sometimes it's not what we want to hear or accept, He didn't list GLBT with bestiality etc. but the Bible does. He simply quoted a scripture. So your issue is not with him but with God and since he is the creator just maybe he knows a little bit more than you do. Everyone has the right to reject the Word of God but no one has the right to change what it says, Be careful that you don't find yourself fighting against God but acceptable in the sight of men.

      • John S. Cole II

        The scriptures are selected by the church to be included, many books and letters were left out. who is to say what was included are the word of god over the selctive positions beneficial to the church. to conclude that God is responsible for everything in the bible is dangerous.

        • V Brophy

          God is responsible for all the Bible. Man picks and chooses the parts he wants to believe! And leaves out/negates the parts he/she doesn't want to believe, or change. THIS is the dangerous part which will lead you to Hell unless you turn back to the whole Word f God.

          • Gary Thomas

            Exactly….which is LOVE

          • mike

            The old testament is total fiction! It portrays a “god” rather capricious in nature who seems to rage indiscrimanately on whim only. Search science ie. evolution, anthropology, geology and you will be enlightened–no need for “divine Intervention”

        • dozerboy71

          Where did common sense go? A man and woman can create a child. Not same sex. This is true in all humans and most all forms of animals that have a knowledge thinking process.

          • Gary Thomas

            …..And Pagans Can not do this?

        • Phil

          The only “books” that were left out are the ones that were written hundreds of years later. The books that are there are eyewitness accounts. It is comparable to going to court , would you rather have a witness that had heard you weren't at the murder scene or would you rather have a witness that could solidly confirm that you weren't there , to prove your innocence?

        • Mike

          John, Your looking for the answer or excuse that fits what you want. Ask God to guide you, and I truly mean that in a sense to be helpful. God Bless You.

          • Gary Thomas

            Love God…Love thy Neighbor……Love Thyself……You will be alright……Do not Fear God but hold him in AWE

        • Gary Thomas

          The churches before Christ and after have led many astray…………….Those who put their church before God are idolatusts

    • Concerned

      I guess Jesus himself who told the prostitute to go and sin no more was judgmental and would have been considered in this society a bigot.

      Judge not lest ye be judged, (the most misquoted verse in the Bible) do you really understand what God was telling us.

      If I participate in immorality with regards to sexual sin by cheating on my wife and then in the true sense of a hypocrite call another out who is also participating in immoral sexual sin such as homosexuality, sex before marriage, etc, then I need to be concerned because I will likewise be judged in the same manor as the one I pass judgment on.

      Everyone needs to get this one right. Pay attention.

      • Gary Thomas


      • Penny

        Can't pick and choose what scriptures apply.

        • Xavier Breth

          First, Jesus said I am the new and everlasting covenant. This freed his followers from the covenant His Father made with the Hebrews essentially loosening the bonds of Mosaic Law. This position was affirmed by Peter in siding with Paul on not requiring Gentiles to adhere to the requirement of circumcision among other strictures. Second, Jesus said to love God with your whole heart and to love your neighbor as yourself. These two commandments are the whole of the Law. Get over yourselves for if you think that you know the mind of God then you put yourselves in the place of God. To say “I know what God wants because the Bible tells me so” is childish at best and at its worst has caused the death of millions upon millions whose only offense was to have faith in God in a different way than you. Faith in God is unassailable. Religions are abominations.

      • Ray Casey

        Awesome! There are a lot of really, really angry and misguided people on here. It shame that does not allow them to reconcile. Lot of playing God going on. Lot of lack of empathy. Lot of circa 1935, weimar Germany attitudes. Scary business

        • Bob

          God's love requires justice …. for all who will not repent of their sinful ways God will be God and He will serve the sentence and destroy them all …. pray to God for the wisdom to accept the Truth and Salvation …… He does stand at the door and knock ….

          • Ray Casey

            ? My belief is in the benevolence of God not in the malevolence of wrath. This is the 21st century and trending into the future, not the 5th Century and trending backward. Honestly you sound preachy and angry and I don't even know why you feel the need to preach destruction and sin. Try love, compassion, empathy and remorse. It works much better and is way more social and less stressful.

          • Bob

            your belief and personal understanding certainly are important … to you …… otherwise what really matters is what GOD has said … and we are back to Robertson's comment concerning what GOD has said … so many do not want to deny their own beliefs and understand what GOD has said ….
            …. and I am a preacher , not angry , very intense and convicted …
            JESUS (GOD incarnate) said , “snakes , vipers ! how will you escape the coming wrath and destruction (being condemned to hell) ?” …. does that sound all preachy ? … I hope so … and your answer is ?
            ….. pray to GOD for understanding

    • funrunner

      He was listing off the types of sins that were being committed, you really need to read the article instead of just listening to the liberal media.

      • Ray Casey

        You should learn to have the courage, strength and wisdom to be a real human being vs. a anonymous troll playing god..

    • Penny

      It was an answer to a question from the article, which YOU obviously didn't read. The question GQ asked was … What, in your mind, is sin”. he quoted the Bible and you all blame him for putting those words in the Bible.

    • Mark hendricks

      You've missed the msg. He stated he would never disrespect anyone for their beliefs(unlike you) and that the world would be better place if we showed more love. Sin is sin. There aren't levels. Christians aren't without sin while on this earth. There are gay Christians, lying cheating Christians. We don't have to like the son but we do have to love the sinner

    • hello!!

      You need to read on further than just that one part. The news is pushing only one part of the interview. Noone has heard the part where Phil talks about his love for all humanity and how we are all created in our makers imagine and need to love one another. The news media is only going to allow you to see and hear the parts that cause an uproar so they have something to report for the next week. If you have ever watched the show you would know this family is not anything like what you just labled them as.

    • Paul Mauricio Velasquez

      mama. sorry you are just another poor soul brainwashed by the liberal agenda. Seem to be that you don't want to read or understand the quoting from the Letter to the Romans above your comment. What you said IS NOT what Robertson said, the don't equate homosexualism with bestiality, he INCLUDED Homosexualism with other sins.
      By the way, you don't know the Bible, Roberton was QUOTING the Bible, was is your response? Will you call to “burn the Bible”?
      “burn the apostle Paul for writing those words” Will you?
      So you never study theology, you are disqualified to interpret the Bible. When Jesus said “the least of my brothers” He is referring to His fellow Jews, no talking about gentiles.The teaching is about how the nations will be judged by God in how the nation treat “his brothers”, the Jews.
      Your miss the whole point, He's no talking about homosexual as you pretend, is not. Maybe homos are “your brothers” no mine for sure. Tell the Truth from the bible is not an act of “hate”, is quite the opposite. Homosexuals, liar,fornicators, killers, drug addicts, idolaters, and all sinners, NEED TO REPENT!!
      Welcome to reality: THE BIBLE/GOD SAID, HOMOSEXUALITY IS A SIN, you like it or not.

      • Ray Casey

        lol. Starting off a conclusion with a personal attack is illogical. Really, the logic is older than the bible and many, many much smarter people than you, i or anyone of this site has already worked that out. So try again, but remove the personal attack. Then you may make a logical point. If you cannot present an argument without a personal attack or fallacy, then just run about 5 miles, go for swim or work out. Dude you are angry and therefore you cannot be logical. YOu cannot beat grace, forgivness, love, understanding and compassion into someone. That went out of style with the Inquisition. Perhaps you ought to read history along with scripture to see this lesson from a different point of view. Or perhaps all you know is how to beat logic and love into someone. If that is the case, I feel for you brother and truly give you a warm, loving Non “Homo” hug to you…

        • Paul Mauricio Velasquez

          Ray, my respond in nothing new, was written 2000 years ago, by a Jewish Rabbi, aka apostle Paul.
          His letter express God will for every human, and the Letters to the Romans chapter 1, describe very well the deception and evil of homosexuality, as is indeed of all sin.
          Universalism is not a doctrine of the Bible, ALL sinners, and we all are sinners, are called BY GOD, to Repentance.
          The whole issue here is what God say about Sodomy.
          The message is clear. God loves the sinner? yes, but nobody can fool God. Sodomites in this case, need to repent and change their life by been “born again” by the power of God, no will power.
          The gospel is not cheap philosophy, everyone, including you and me, are called to “DENIED yourself, take the cross and follow” the Lord everyday.
          The gospel is radical, Jesus say “you're with Me or you are against Me” Are you with Him Ray? I'm.

          • Ray Casey

            “Cheap philosophy”. You continue to lash out. There are numerous “sins” in the bible that society has re evaluated and now accepts. I don't think contemporary society is full of evil sinners. You do. We have very, very different perspectives. This interaction makes me regret I even acknowledged your post with a response. That is remorse and my cross to bear as now I have no genuine way to back out and have to deal with your point of view which I simply do not currently nor ever will agree with, and don't think you can deal with that. So now I have to be tolerant, understanding and emphatic to your point of view. This ability is something PhilR lacks and I consider that to be unacceptable. Mea Culpa for this and the earlier response, but to be clear I am not with you and do not agree with you at all. But I will not judge you. I cannot authenticate or validate your identity, have no other reference for who you are and what your back ground is, so my final parting thought/belief is that this conversation serves no purpose what so ever.

    • LSmith

      Phil was not judging anyone, he said he does not understand their desires and quoted the Bible. He also mentioned he was not judging, that was the job of the Almighty. He was simply saying he did not understand homosexuality. Neither do I.
      Leviticus 18:22-25;
      ‘ Thou shalt not lie with the male as one lieth with a woman: for it is abomination.
      Thou shalt not also lie with any beast to be defiled therewith, neither shall any woman stand before a beast, to lie down thereto: for it is abomination.
      Ye shall not defile yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the Nations are defiled which I will cast out before you:
      And the land is defiled: therefore I will visit the wickedness thereof upon it, and the land shall vomit out her inhabitants.’
      Both homosexuality and bestiality are referred to as abominations according to God's word.

      • serdude1968

        So stealing and killing is not as bad as homosexuality? WHY ARE YOU ALL SO OBSESSED WITH GAY SEX ACTS when there are so many other sins out there?

        • Ranae Harrison Quick

          yes stealing and killing is just as bad.Those are two of the ten commandments

    • guest

      You, as the homosexuals always do, misquote that verse about not judging.

      We have to make judgments everyday, that is only common sense and to fail to do so puts our personal security at risk.

      Homosexuals seem to be unaware of John 7:24 “Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.”

      It is a righteous judgement to condemn homosexuality, a lifestyle closely associated with pedophilia, disease, domestic violence, drug and alcohol addiction, murder, suicide, serial killers, societal breakdown and countless other evils.

      That is not hatred… that is wisdom.

    • Bob

      ….. congrats on trying to include your favorite biblical thoughts to get your opinion across , but we are to go by the WHOLE word of GOD , not our own understanding , and in doing so we see the reality of GOD's word is that sin is sin … GOD lumps it all together and EVERYONE is in need of the Savior ….. … also , we are told in 1st Cor 2:15 , “a spiritual man judges all things yet he himself is judged of no man.”
      but , to your point , most of the “DD” crew is ESPECIALLY in need of the Savior ….. their actions , thoughts , attitudes , etc. prove this to be true …..

    • justagrandma

      As a follower of God's word I know Mr Robertson KNOWS all the things you type here. He isn't ignorant like many who misread his words. He doesn't compare gays to those other sins he states them all AS sins. And those who dismiss one soon dismisses them all. Amorality has pretty much taken over many in today's society. Not being a person of religion has pretty much led to widespread amoral attitudes, behavior and lack of tolerance even those who demand others be tolerant of them. Speak of all Christians as bigots and haters and war mongers when that is just such a bunch of ignorant haters from the opposite pole.
      And, yes Jesus came and died for ALL our sins so we pray for the soul of the ungodly one and all. Those that sin, or those who choose to ignore there is a God or they who want to see Christianity wiped clean from the earth . Opened minded? Not.

    • Douglas_Thompson

      The interviewer from GQ asked Mr. Robertson what he considered to be sin, and in his reply he LISTED certain items that came from 1 Cor 6: 9-10, among these were Bestiality, Drunkenness, Homosexuality, Theft, Greed and others. Listing is NOT linking, however, which is the mistake that way too many people have made in this debacle. Anyone can make up a list of widely disparate objects, that doesn't mean they are linked by anything. I wish that Mr. Robertson had gone on to quote, verses 11-13, where the Apostle Paul said, “And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. 12 “Everything is permissible for me”–but not everything is beneficial. “Everything is permissible for me”–but I will not be mastered by anything. 13 “Food for the stomach and the stomach for food”–but God will destroy them both. The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.” However, I think, even if he had, it would have gotten edited out.

  • johnPRINCEmichigan


    • LA

      Suz, so much hate in your words

    • NYTony

      Seriously? What have you been smoking? 1. Beavers can be highly destructive creatures when creating their dams. 2. I saw the episode, and it was on his property. 3. The beavers had altered the environment on his land to the detriment of his fishing and duck hunting areas. 4. So I'da killed those beavers too..
      Next time you get an unwanted animal on your property that then alters your property in a destructive manner . . feel free to do nothing about it. Otherwise grow half a brain.

      • johnPRINCEmichigan

        you can clear dams without burning animals alive and making jokes about it, Mr. NO BRAIN. I'd expext an answer like that from someone with grammar like Id'a…

        • Joshua

          Obviously you grew up buying your food at a store – and have no idea of the life than many live daily in the country of this country.

        • NYTony

          First , I'da is the correct contraction of “I would have” While perhaps unacceptable for an English term paper, it is perfectly acceptable for lay speak, which is in essence what I was doing. Second, IF you knew anything of beavers then you would know that they are territorial. If you simply tore down the dam without eliminating the beavers, they would just rebuild.

          • John S. Cole II

            there is no accepted contraction of I'da.

        • SNuss

          Dynamite works well. Or, is blowing up beavers considered cruel?

    • Penny

      Racist? Funny the biracial grandson is a token family member? The Asian foster granddaughter too?

  • johnPRINCEmichigan

    I guess it is too much to ask that people now a days like PHIL would have a more progressive view on human sexuality than the men who wrote a book CENTURIES ago did. Would they really expect people in the days of the bible to understand biology/psychology/genetics? Even if you believe the bible is divinely inspired IT WAS WRITTEN BY IMPERFECT HUMANS, RE-TRANSLATED MANY TIMES, AND EDITED FOR POLITICAL PURPOSES OVER CENTURIES. It always makes me laugh when men of PHIL's age finally FIND GOD after years of drug abuse and alcoholic bad behavior and then try to TALK DOWN TO PEOPLE WHO HAVE LIVED PEACEFUL CONSTRUCTIVE SPIRITUAL LIVES ALL ALONG (including gay people).

    • josh

      Maybe some day you will understand.

      • jkb

        Joshua,Yes, perhaps some day, he will understand (johnPRINCEmichigan). With God, all things are possible.

  • Bill Alford

    Phil did not compare homosexuality to having sex with animals. He equated that sin with many others including being a drunk and a slanderer and a straight male whore. He basically said most people are headed to hell on an express bus. I have no issue with his remarks since he was an equal opportunity offender. PS I am a gay male and absolutely defend Phil's freedom of speech.

    • josh

      Finally – a rational person who really heard what he was saying. He did not go on a homophobic rant as many have said – he listed sins taught in the bible. My take is that he doesn't really judge what others do – accepts it is their thing – but is using his beliefs only in living his own life.

    • serdude1968

      but then he compared gays to terrorists. And since God might forgive
      terrorists, but humans should lock them up or kill them, what does that
      say about that comment?

  • Karen

    When the truth is told it convicts us of our sin. We can either ask for forgiveness or curse others saying they are wrong. A sin is a sin is a sin. For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God! Those committing those sins think we are intolerant. Hey the truth hurts!! Stop fighting the truth!! The Word of God!

    • John S. Cole II

      if the word of God is so perfect you need to stop using anything not mentioned in the bible as it would obviously taint the word of god. so honor your husband and be subjected to stoning should you lust after another man, even looking longingly at another man other than your husband would be adultery. give me a break.

      • hilltopper2

        same stoning for laying man with man.

  • Madia

    A&E shouldl be ashamed of their taking away the Freedom of Speech. Quotes from the Bible were made, A&E administrators would do well to read it… and the constitution give us the Freedom of Speech.

  • jmitchpen10

    I do not agree with Phil's viewpoint on this matter. This may have to do with the fact that I am not a Christian. However, I do believe very strongly that the constitution guarantees his right to express this viewpoint. A&E was well aware of the Robertson family's strong Christian values a long time ago, so it seems a bit hypocritical for them to suspend him for remarks in an interview outside of A&E that were in line with his interpretation of the Bible.
    If you do not agree with his statements, simply do not watch the show or buy the merchandise associated with it. Pretty simple concept in my opinion.

    • serdude1968

      WHY bring up the Constitution? Free Speech means a person cannot be compelled to pay someone else to say something that the payer does not want to pay for. Defend Robertson if you want to, but stop talking about the Constitution!

  • Joseph E. Wheeler

    T.Houston again not a second class citizen,American Indians like you are proud and strong minded people,and as for Following the Lord,I can only say God Bless.

  • PatrickInBeijing

    And does the pastor agree with his racist comments? Go ahead, surprise me.

  • ProudVet

    Best thing for all of us to do as Christians is to pray for them, for their eye's and ears to be open to Gods word. If they chose to listen or learn Gods word, they know where the nearest House of Worship is. Until then avoid them, just separate yourself from things of the world like this. Make God your priority and share his holy word with those that want to learn and worship him.

  • bj

    you people seem to know what the Bible says about the sins that Phil mentioned in his interview. Some have taken the scriptures out of context and don't have a clue about what you are saying. This is to the people who have said that the Bible was written by humans. I beg to differ you are dead wrong. The Bible was written by Holy Men inspired by GOD. Why don't some of you people read Leviticus chapter 18. That's in the Old Testament. Homosexuality is an Abomination in GOD'S sight. Then read Leviticus chapter 20. This Book was written by a very Holy Man named MOSES. A man of GOD. GOD'S word is the same yesterday, today, and forever it changes not. So,Phil Robertson stick to your words and don't back down. To, some of you people that think you are beingdiscriminated against and judged read John chapter 3 verse 16. The most quoted verse in the Bible. That's all Phil was trying to do warn you of your sins and trying to get you to repent and believe on JESUS so that you wouldn't be lost.

    • serdude1968

      and then he compared gays to terrorists. And since God might forgive
      terrorists, but humans should lock them up or kill them, what does that
      say about that comment?

      Stealing is condemned also…so why are you so OBSESSED with homosexual acts and not with stealing?



  • John

    Man..this is the greatest free publicity that A&E could ever get…there not dumb up there in New York….

  • Bruce

    Phil can say what he wants in this country. This is the U.S.A. Listen to Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson. They sure as hell say whatever they want. Look what the Robertsons have built with a wooden duck call. I'd vote for them.

  • Wolf

    Some people that comment should remember the old addage. It's better to be thought a fool than open to open your mouth and remove all doubt!

  • Douglas Patterson

    he was playin’ cornhole

  • V Brophy

    So, its ok for girls to be flaunting their bodies around in sex-act moves, and its ok for certain groups esp. in the South to try to eradicate the facts of Civil War HISTORY, and, its ok for our “president” and certain political leaders to blatantly LIE to the American public, (he ain't MY pres.) and its ok for two men or two women to be married and “have” children (God did not put Adam and Steve in the Garden, he put Adam and Eve there to procreate) but its NOT OK for one simple country boy hunter to speak his beliefs and The Bible's words about some things important to us all??? A & E, you have lost my respect and my support. Until you put Phil back on, I will not watch any shows on A & E, and I will be in good company. You are wrong, wrong, wrong. This did not have to be blown up so big except for the homosexuals within your company and their supporters. Let them live their way but let the rest of us live our way. They certainly speak out for themselves ALL THE TIME.
    I don't for one minute think Phil was judging anyone. We are told not to judge, lest we be judged. He was only stating a particular part of the Bible. We are all sinners bound for Hell unless we turn from our wicked ways and turn TO Jesus and try every day to do as He says we should. I believe that is what Phil and his family lives.

  • Simone Houlihan

    He is a disgrace to our country! What a trashy show! I thought we had evolved genetically. apparently these people prove that there is still Neanderthal in our DNA! A&E used to be such a great station…Now trash…

  • John

    Big deal. Those of us with morals & common sense know that queers ain't right. They need to go back into the closet & quit trying to put their warped ideas out into everyones face, especially our impressionable youth.

  • dave

    amen brother

  • Brother Don

    Saying that a sin is a sin is not being judgmental. Christ is our judge, but Phil is pointing-out a few of the things that He will be considering during that judgment. If you ask, God is good to forgive.

    • serdude1968

      Phil is pointing out a few things that God will be considering? And Phil knows this because? Because he selectively quotes the Bible? I wonder if there is any “stealing”/cheating going on inside the Robertson company. It is one of the BIG “Thou Shalts” you know….and the gay thing doesn't even make THE BIG TEN.

  • hello!!

    What the news media is not printing of the interview is this quote from Phil…
    “However, I would never treat anyone with disrespect just because they are different from me. We area ll created by the Almightl and like Him, I love all of humanity. We would all be better off if we loved God and loved each other”.

    • serdude1968

      and then he compared gays to terrorists. And since God might forgive terrorists, but humans should lock them up or kill them, what does that say about that comment?

  • Jimmie Roger Carroll

    Why do you Christians take every little thing you can and twist it until your religious freedom is being challenged, when it's not. THIS IS NOT A RELIGIOUS ISSUE! Phil was talking religion but A&E has a signed contract with all the Robertson's that I assure you has a morals clause prohibiting anyone from doing what Phil did. Period. What got him fired was his breaking of the terms of his contract. Now, if you religious folk can show me where in your book it says God told man that it's okay to enter into a contract, then break it because of any religious reason, let me know. (yes, I've read your book)

  • nonjudgmental

    I believe that there is a big difference between free speech and hate speech. Now it seems that Palin should back off when comments are made about her. Fair is fair.

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  • Freedom

    When you say what you feel that is in your heart, there will always be people that do not like it, there will always be people that agree. But guess what folks, we have a right to do that whether we like it or not. When you take that right away, then we have nothing.

  • Joe

    Many many years ago if you believed in anything other than the fact that the ball of fire in the sky was the wheel of a great chariot racing across the sky at varying speeds; accounting for the day and night and seasons you were disrespecting the gods. You would be struck down with ill fortune from a bolt of lightning hurled by someone on high. Many years from now someone will be saying “many years ago if you believed in anything other than there is one man who sits in the sky passing judgement on everyone who believes or disbelieves in him you were disrespecting god and you will be judged and struck down in the afterlife” It is a joke. Dreamed up by men twisted by men and corrupted by men. Best of luck to you all. I am going back to sacrifice a goat to Apollo.

  • Imasinner

    This is awesome that people are discussing GOD , Jesus, the holy spirit and the bible. This is what this country needs! Thank God for the Robertsons!

  • Mimi

    Mr. Phil Robertson did absolutely NOTHING wrong. This is the United States of America. While I can still call this the USA and until I hear differently, he can say exactly what he pleases ESPECIALLY quote bible scriptures! In addition to quoting scripture he is allowed to offer his opinion on ANYTHING he pleases and this is what he has done. When Christians exercise their constitutional rights to free speech the leftist-liberals try to squash that right however, they parade around as if that right only belongs to them! I have dear friends who somehow were not less gay or offended by Phil Robertson's comments the day after they became public. They think this is the most ridiculous “controversy” they have ever heard of and are almost embarrassed by it. They also know I am a born-again Christian. We have all agreed to disagree on our beliefs but that doesn't stop me from caring about their souls or about who they are! Liberals have the media on their side and they have BIGGER MOUTHS! This is why they are so misinformed about who and what Christians are all about! I support Mr. Phil Robertson and his entire family with every fiber of my being. I am sick of the liberal-EVERYTHING! It takes maturity to be able to admit you are doing something wrong. The bible holds you to a higher standard of self. If you are too immature to admit when you are doing something that deep inside makes you feel ashamed or wrong, you will definitely fight against it. Right now I see an entire nation fighting against what some see as right and others see as wrong. Bottom line, stop using we Christians as the scapegoats. We love everyone and wish we could share what is in our hearts with everyone. It is a free gift from Jesus Christ. I sin, we all do. Mr. Phil Robertson has more integrity in his pinky than most of government right now. I reckon that is why he is so controversial. This one is going to backfire on the left.

  • Sterling Trujillo

    Ya quoting crap…..he is expressing his inner gayness…that is ok..let him be gay and be a preacher…..quit using the made up literature the bible as a source….ya don't believe or living it anyway……the lordt is allowed to exsist in our minds and that is it……ya just suckers in believing

  • serdude1968

    Hey everybody..it's TIM MOLLOY — the guy who GAVE AWAY THE ENDING TO
    BREAKING BAD … you know…the show that many folks learned about later
    and so were playing catch up by watching previous season episodes. BUT
    NOW WE DON'T HAVE TO…because good old Timmy GAVE AWAY THE FINAL
    EPISODE ENDING without having the decency (or professionalism) to post a
    spoiler alert. So I suggest not reading his stuff anymore–I sure
    won't. He might give away the ending to Nebraska next, or some other
    event that is only some weeks old.

  • just me

    Here we go again – large arguments, judgements, condemnations, etc., in the name of a BELIEF. If you believe 2 + 2 is 25, who am I to argue? I believe otherwise, and have been taught otherwise, so your belief may seem odd to me. The key word is BELIEF people. It's a personal thing. It's neither right nor wrong. If someone believes they are Jesus Christ, Mohammed (sp?), or Ed Sullivan – it is their belief. I may not like it, it may conflict enough with my beliefs that I think they are “nuts”, but it is their PERSONAL BELIEF. So many hate crimes, so many murders, so many cruelties, so many wars for millennia over beliefs, so strongly “inbred” into people to make them hate and murder in the name of their belief. It's personal. If you take offense to it, kep that personal as well. If someone acts in an inappropriate way because of their beliefs, blame the action, not the belief.

  • Carolynlsp

    One of the best things to come out of all this, is God's people coming together and standing up for God's words. IF this changes a few lives, hopefully lots more than a few, it is all worth it… God wants us to stand up for what he wrote/said, and as Christians that is our job.. It isn't everyday that someone in Phil Robertson's shoes does what he did: Just wish more people would stand up for their Faith. And he is right not to back down. We need more people like him, and his family as role models..

  • Marlea

    There are many Pro-comments on what Phil Robertson has said and I am surprised that there are a lot of people who know their Bible well and would defend it – even as the written word of God stands by itself and doesn't even need defending from anyone – I am amazed by the power of God's word that made many defend it. It is great that God's word is being preached even as its truth can sometimes hurt and convict us, sinners. Praise God!

  • nonwzisgdnwz

    This is a non-story, again. Last week the media spun ‘Phil likened homosexuality to bestiality’ by taking the verses he was preaching from out of context and lumping a whole listing of sinners in the passage together as though sharing every sin. This time is no different. In this 2010 video, Phil was speaking at a church dinner function, preaching from Romans 1. He IS an ordained minister, and if more people who weren't actually read and knew the Bible, they'd know instantly what was going on in the video, which was not a “speech” or rant, but a pastoral message at a church function.

    The passage he preached from (Romans 1) refers to the general evil that proliferated in the world at the time of Christ's advent; “they are full of murder” refers to random evil people of the time, not specifically gay people. In this first chapter, Phil is setting the scene for why Christ had to come into the world to die for mankind; the letter to the Romans is his major theological treatise concerning salvation, and how sinners can be justified by faith. He begins by describing the sinful state of mankind (not just homosexuals, but all men, as all were sinners in this passage) which necessitated Christ’s coming to earth:

    18 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.

    21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.

    24 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25 They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.

    26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. 27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.

    28 Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. 29 They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, 30 slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; 31 they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy. 32 Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.

    • Ray Casey

      Many many words and just as much spin to basically say, Phil and his supports of gays and blacks lack both empathy and remorse. Join the historical cabal of people who manipulate and misuse scripture to advance their own earthly agendas. None of what you say or reference is relevant at all. The fundamental point is all of God's children deserve the grace and compassion of both empathy and remorse (love). Otherwise you are just a Nazi sociopath, or at least from a historical perspective, that is what it looks and sounds like..

  • honeygraciouse

    He was quoting the bible From Romans 1… But there is also :Proverbs 14:12 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. John 5:39”Search the scriptures;………….;] To original corruption all have added actual sin. The ruin of the young is either living by no rule at all, or choosing false rules: let them walk by Scripture rules. To doubt of our own wisdom and strength, and to depend upon God, proves the purpose of holiness is sincere. God's word is treasure worth laying up, and there is no laying it up safe but in our hearts, that we may oppose God's precepts to the dominion of sin, his promises to its allurements, and his threatenings to its violence. Let this be our plea with Him to teach us his statutes, that, being partakers of his holiness, we may also partake of his blessedness. And those whose hearts are fed with the bread of life, should with their lips feed many. In the way of God's commandments there is the unsearchable riches of Christ. But we do not meditate on God's precepts to good purpose, unless our good thoughts produce good works. I will not only think of thy statutes, but do them with delight. And it will be well to try the sincerity of our obedience by tracing the spring of it; the reality of our love by cheerfulness in appointed duties.

  • Glory be to Gad

    read Isaiah 30:8 and continue reading.

  • Glory be to Gad

    Its time for Christians to stand up, and fight for just cause. Let's not sit there and be silent any longer eventually we won't be able to say anything. We won't have any religious feeling. Our beliefs or values are being eroded. Speak up Christians, don't let the queer and the sinful take control of this country. Don't let sin become common place. Sin is being legalized. They don't want to hear these things because it makes them feel bad. Read Isiah 30:8

    • Ray Casey

      Since we are all so God like and preachy on this thread, I will jump on the bandwagon with Rhetoric. Anonymous posters are the Devil! (There ya go, I am getting into the frenzy). The are the beast! They are evil minions that hide behind hoddies (sic) and in dark allies and they spread hate and lies and evil. So there ya go. An extreme position to fuel the flames. And I am sure you can find both scripture and modern sermons to support that anonymous posters on the internet are the Devil (Much worse than sinning homo's and simple black farm hands) So come out of the closets (PuN) you devilish anonymous posters. I dare you to come into the light of a “wrathful god”. Oh, BTW, whoever wrote the post above ^^^ is fanatical. And I am being sarcastic (Somewhat, I actually do believe anonymous posting with personal attacks tilts toward evil) And this is what happens when people like Phil and his Cabal start quoting scripture and instigating extreme positions. MADNESS and CONFLICT

  • dbarry2946

    I believe that Phil should apologize for his negative comments not for what he believes in his heart or Gods word. God loves everyone regardless of what they are but that dose not mean God agrees with whatever they are or what they do. God expects us to show love and share his word with everyone in a positive way and calling them names is not the way god would want us to express our disagreement. So I would want all Christians to stand on Gods principles in a loving way and that includes Phil. Do we really believe as Christians we can win the hearts of anyone opposed to Gods word by name calling or would our lord and savior agree with that way of witnessing
    And for the record I do not agree or support gay rights drunkenness ETC but I would share my believes with them in a loving way and let Our god do the rest.

  • Don

    Let us not forget that the bible says all have sinned and come short of the glory of God, and in this season of remembering the birth of our savior Jesus Christ we would learn of him and the fact that he is the sinless son of God, and being so he is the only way to get to heaven, and putting your trust in him ( confess your sin and ask for forgiveness in the name of Jesus Christ alone) you will have ever lasting life in heaven. This world is not our home we're just passing through! Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. no one comes to the father but through him.

  • Betsy

    The truth does hurt sometimes.

  • jeff

    More and more spin to this story, and I'm guessing it won't stop here. His response to the question he was asked in no way “grouped” homosexuals with those who practice bestiality, unless you mean to say that he defined them both as “sins”–which was the question, wasn't it?

  • guest

    I have corresponded with many homosexuals online in order to get a better understanding of homosexuality with the possibility of writing a book.
    The verses quoted in the article from the Apostle Paul could not more accurately describe these people.

    They are invariably rude, arrogant, deceitful and often threatening. They love to claim their detractors are hateful and bigoted but the fact is a more hateful group of people on the face of the earth does not exist.

    They are their own worst enemies… and they are creating millions of enemies for their movement through their online antics.

  • JamesAt17

    This is all about the controversy of sodomy. The bible mentions this oral copulation as sin. Whomever practices sodomy on another person is considered a sodomite and even a monogamist married couple having oral sex on each other (sodomy) come under the (sin tag) of sodomites. Ask Phil if he has ever had oral sex with his spouse or has she ever performed oral sex on him. If he's man enough he will give an honest answer. Be carful about the throwing of those stones at others when you also may have done the same type of sin. The better thing and the right thing is to always offer the salvation way out of this life style. True love is telling others and even your partner the Good News. Not beating them down for the sin they may have in their lives which has never brought anyone to salvation.

  • Just Saying

    Why would GQ mag. interview a coonass from LA? Answer: To ridicule him. Glad I don't read that rag. Last time I checked, we live in America where you are allowed to say what's on your mind no matter who you piss off.

  • Gary Thomas

    Sin IS Sin and Sin exists…….You Sin when you judge people….not acts of people

  • Mike Conner

    OK vs 30- they Gossip slander, insolent ,arrogant and boastful,, that just explained every red neck I have met in Louisiana,.. Oh you forgot women KEEP silent in church . Cause the men here know how to keep women and blacks in their place most let the dog ride in the truck and their wife in the bed of the truck .

  • Mike Conner

    Just think , a few weeks back. old George H Bush witness and signed the license And lets not forget when Cheney and his wife were asked about their lesbian daughter having a baby they said “We look forward to the arrival of our grand baby

  • Steph

    Phil simply shared intimately, his view on religion, it is the same 1st Amendment right that the GLBT community and A&E force upon us. So what's your problem people? A&E needs to understand the overwhelming population support Phil, and have the same beliefs, and we can vote with our dollars, and our TV Contracts that pump out 90 percent of the filth and content, we pay for? Time To disconnect.

  • Eddie

    If your going to live and preach by the bible then preach all of it. He will also not reach the kingdom of heaven either. Matthew 19:24 Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.” he just ignored this portion and preached only those parts he agrees with.