Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson is catching heat for his supposed anti-gay remarks to GQ magazine. The following is what he said and you determine if they were anti-gay. "everything is blurred on what's right and what's wrong ... sin becomes fine. 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". He then paraphrased Corinthians, "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," he warned. "Don't deceive yourself. It's not right." He then went on to say "It seems to me, a vagina — as a man — would be more desirable than a man's anus," he explained. "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." A homosexual group called GLAAD issued this response. "Phil and his family claim to be Christian, but Phil's lies about an entire community fly in the face of what true Christians believe," said GLAAD spokesman Wilson Cruz. "He clearly knows nothing about gay people or the majority of Louisianans — and Americans — who support legal recognition for loving and committed gay and lesbian couples. Phil's decision to push vile and extreme stereotypes is a stain on A&E and his sponsors who now need to reexamine their ties to someone with such public disdain for LGBT people and families." A poll was issued that said that 56% of the people of Louisiana are for same sex marriage. Personally, my opinion is, for whatever it is worth, that poll is a crock. The reality is that probably more like 56% are against it. My question is this. What exactly did Phil lie about? He started with homosexuality and listed several other sins. Sin is sin. It doesn't matter what the sin is. Sin separates us from God. I know this from personal experience. You feel this separation especially when you have been close to God and you are acutely aware that God is absent from your life because of sin. I know exactly what Jesus felt at the moment that he cried out from the Cross "My God, my God, why has thou forsaken me"? He had taken the sins of the world upon his shoulders at that moment and God the Father could not look upon him. Sin separates us from a personal relationship with God.
The author of the article that I read was definitely anti- Phil Robertson but he was upset that Phil listed terrorists in the same sentence as homosexuals. My understanding of the Gospel confirms what Phil is saying. You can be the best person in the world but if you die without Christ you will suffer the same fate as a terrorist in the Lake of Fire. Phil's statement about Corinthians also listed adulterers, idolaters, the greedy, drunkards, slanderers, and swindlers. Do we have organizations representing these people? I won't argue that there are loving and committed homosexual couples out there. There are loving and committed straight couples out there who because of sin will not see God either. Phil goes on to say "We never, ever judge someone on who's going to heaven, or hell. That's the Almighty's job," he told the magazine. "We just love 'em, give 'em the good news about Jesus — whether they're homosexuals, drunks, terrorists. We let God sort 'em out later, you see what I'm saying?" We would just be better off. We ought to just be repentant, turn to God, and… everything will turn around." Phil issued this statement as a clarification through A&E. "I myself am a product of the '60s; I centered my life around sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll until I hit rock bottom and accepted Jesus as my Savior. My mission today is to go forth and tell people about why I follow Christ and also what the Bible teaches, and part of that teaching is that women and men are meant to be together. However, I would never treat anyone with disrespect just because they are different from me. We are all created by the Almighty and like Him, I love all of humanity. We would all be better off if we loved God and loved each other." The author of the article states that it will be Phil repenting before all of this is over. I hope not because Phil said nothing that was wrong. The reporter also said that Phil is facing a firestorm because most people disagree with him. That is not true either. Most of the media and the left are mad at him but the average person out there, like myself, who has no voice, agrees with Phil. Even if the majority of the American people actually did disagree with Phil, truth is truth. God does not change and the truth does not change. The only way that we can successfully stand against these people is to not back down when we are armed with the truth. The truth will set you free and when you are free you are free indeed.