Just months after the first public anti-gay comments that got the show Duck Dynasty suspended, Phil Robertson has bashed the LGBT community again.
“Neither the sexually immoral, nor the idolators, nor adulterers, nor male prostitutes, nor homosexual offenders, nor thieves, nor greedy, nor drunkards, nor slanderers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God,” the Duck Dynasty star said during a sermon at White Ferry Road Church of Christ in West Monroe, Louisiana.
A&E suspended Duck Dynasty last year when Robertson made anti-gay comments in an interview with GQ magazine, saying that homosexuality morphs into things like bestiality.
Duck Dynasty was “indefinitely suspended,” causing people like Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Sarah Palin to criticize the network for their decision. Filming was resumed nine days later, however.
During his sermon, Robertson addressed his earlier anti-gay comments.
“What’s [Jesus] coming back for? To bring salvation to those who are waiting for it,” Robertson said. “Are you waiting on Jesus? Or are you afraid to see that sky busting, you see him coming? You got two lists. I gay some guy one list,” Robertson said referring to the GQ interview. “You say, ‘Were they mad at you about that list?’ They were mad at me. You say, ‘Why’d they get mad at you?’ ‘Cuz instead of acknowledging their sin, like you had better do, they railed against me for giving them the truth about their sins. Don’t deceive yourselves.”
Robertson went on to criticize media.
“You want the verse?” he asked. “The news media didn’t even know it was a verse. They thought I was just mouthing off. Is homosexual behavior a sin? The guy asked me. I said ‘Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God?’ Don’t be deceived.”
Robertson, who battled substance abuse in the ‘70s, said everyone has sinned.
“That list of sins covered me in my past life,” he said. “We’ve all been there. The reason we’re here today is to remind us of the gospel that’s preached.”
Season Six of Duck Dynasty will premiere June 11.