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Duck Dynasty Star’s Homophobic Views Shock Fans

December 18, 2013

Duck Dynasty anti-gay remarks Robertson

By Cynthia Herbert :: 1:29 PM

You can’t walk into a WalMart this holiday season without being assailed by the likenesses of the stars of the hit TV show Duck Dynasty. Their faces are everywhere – from holiday-themed wrapping paper to Chia heads that grow out long green beards. Yes, the show and its irreverent bearded stars have skyrocketed to fame this year – but a recent interview with GQ magazine could cause all of this hoopla to die down quickly.

Phil Robertson, patriarch of the Duck Dynasty clan, spoke about his feelings regarding homosexuality in an interview set to run in the January issue of the magazine. In short, he’s against homosexuality, believes it to be a sin, and against the teachings of God and the bible.

“It seems to me, a vagina — as a man — would be more desirable than a man’s anus,” he is quoted as saying.

He also paraphrases from Corinthians, saying, “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.”

When news of the content of the interview broke earlier this morning, gay rights activists and supporters were quick to take to Twitter and Facebook to challenge Robertson’s views.

“Phil’s lies about an entire community fly in the face of what true Christians believe,” a spokesman for the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) said in a release issued shortly after Robertson’s remarks were made public.

Much of the reactions posted on social media have been supportive towards homosexuals, and negative towards Robertson and his Duck Dynasty clan.

Neither the Duck Dynasty show or the A&E television network, which airs the show, have commented about Robertson’s remarks yet.

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