Video: Phil Robertson’s History of Anti-Gay Comments in 2010
It's only been a few days since "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson made national headlines for making anti-gay comments in an interview with GQ, but TMZ posted a video Thursday showing the A&E reality star spewing an anti-gay sermon in Pennsylvania back in 2010.
"First they say, 'There is no God. Get him out of your mind,'" Robertson says in the clip (via the Huffington Post), which was posted in several parts. "Then they bow down to birds, animals and reptiles, and each other. And the first thing you see coming out of them is gross sexual immorality. They will dishonor their bodies with one another, degrade each other. Uh, is that going on in the United States of America? Look around. God's not there... And boy is there some immorality going on around here. Does it get worse?"
Robertson, who was speaking at Berean Bible Church's Wild Game Supper in Pennsylvania, went on to say: "Women with women, men with men, they committed indecent acts with one another, and they received in themselves the due penalty for their perversions. They're full of murder, envy, strife, hatred. They are insolent, arrogant, God-haters. They are heartless, they are faithless, they are senseless, they are ruthless. They invent ways of doing evil. That's what you have 235 years, roughly, after your forefathers founded the country. So what are you gonna do Pennsylvania? Just run with them? You're doing to die. Don't forget that."
These statements are in line with the views he discussed with GQ this week.
"It seems like, to me, a vagina -- as a man -- would be more desirable than a man's anus," the reality star told GQ. "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."
"Everything is blurred on what's right and what's wrong. Sin becomes fine," he went on to say. "Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men. Don't be deceived. Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers -- they won't inherit the kingdom of God. Don't deceive yourself. It's not right."
After GLAAD and fans reacted to Robertson's remarks, officials from A&E suspended him from the show, despite offering an apology (through a statement sent out by A&E). Nevertheless, a number of ultra-conservatives, like Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz, along with anti-gay groups, including the Family Research Council and the National Organization for Marriage, are lining up in Robertson's corner, showing him strong support.
Watch Robertson's sermon below: