'Duck Dynasty' star ruffles feathers with comments on homosexuality
He's one of the stars of a hit reality show and is never afraid to speak his mind, but 'Duck Dynasty' dad Phil Robertson is in hot water after some recent comments he made about homosexuality.
Robertson was giving an interview to GQ magazine when he made the statements that some consider to be graphic. You can read them here.
"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," he said in a statement sent to FOX411. "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."
In the interview, Robertson didn't exactly hold back when sharing his thoughts on sinning.
"Everything is blurred on what's right and what's wrong... Sin becomes fine," he said. "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."
The gay and lesbian group GLAAD criticized Robertson for his comments and wants A&E, the cable channel that airs the show, to take action.
"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 rep 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&E has remained silent on the controversy.