’Duck Dynasty’ Star :: Vagina Yes, Male Anus No
One of the stars of "Ducky Dynasty," which might be TV’s strangest reality show ever, is making waves Wednesday after making confusing and ridiculous statements about homosexuality and linking being gay to bestiality.
The A&E series’ star Phil Robertson, 67, made his remarks in an interview with GQ’s Drew Magary and discussed the "modern family" and the LGBT community.
"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."
The Huffington Post reports Robertson was once a substance abuser but turned over a new leaf after becoming religious in the 70s. He has since been a devout Christian and a follower of the Bible.
LGBT media activist group GLAAD unsurprisingly took issue with the reality star’s anti-gay remarks.
"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," GLAAD spokesperson Will Cruz said in a statement to HuffPo. "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."
UPDATE: After GLAAD’s complaints, A&E released an apology in a statement by Robertson.
""I myself am a product of the 60s; I centered my life around sex, drugs and rock and roll until I hit rock bottom and accepted Jesus as my Savior," Robertson says in the press release. "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."