Phil Robertson is standing by his remarks that have him in hot water. On Dec. 22, the ‘Duck Dynasty’ star spoke to a Bible study group in West Monroe, Louisiana where he stated that ‘we all are’ sinners.
Phil Robertson‘s controversial remarks he made in an interview with GQ may have resulted in a suspension from his hit show and caused quite the backlash, but he spoke out for the first time and even admitted that he too has committed “sexual sins.”
Phil Robertson Speaks Out — I Have Been Immoral
“I will not give or back off from my path,” Phil, 67, said during a Bible study group at his home town church, White’s Ferry Road Church in Louisiana. “We are a bunch of rednecks from Louisiana, but I am not uneducated, I have a degree from Louisiana Tech. But this week I have been called an ignoramus,” he said, according to eyewitnesses from MailOnline.
This comes on the heels of Phil making comments about the gay community, saying that homosexuals will not get into Heaven, and that being gay leads to Bestiality. He even admitted that he, too, has committed sins.
“I have been immoral, drunk, high. I ran with the wicked people for 28 years and I have run with the Jesus people since and the contrast is astounding,” he told the group. “I tell people, ‘You are a sinner, we all are. Do you want to hear my story before I give you the bottom line on your story?'”
“We murder each other and we steal from one another, sex and immorality goes ballistic,” he went on. “All the diseases that just so happen to follow sexual mischief… boy there are some microbes running around now.”
Phil Admits: I Have ‘Sexual Sins’
“Sexual sins are numerous and many, I have a few myself,” he admitted. “So what is your safest course of action? If you’re a man, find yourself a woman, marry them and keep your sex right there. You can have fun, but one thing is for sure, as long as you are both healthy in the first place, you are not going to catch some debilitating illness, there is safety there.”
He then continued to go on that marriage is strictly between a man and woman.
“Commonsense says we are not going to procreate the human race unless we have a man and a woman. From the beginning Jesus said, ‘It is a man and a woman.’ Adam was made and Eve was made for this reason. They left their fathers and mothers and be united to become one flesh, that’s what marriage is all about. But we looked at it and said it was an outdated stereotype.”
“When you look back at the human race, the sins have always been the same: We get high, we get drunk, we get laid, we steal and kill,” he said. Has this changed at all from the time God burnt up whole cities because their every thought was evil?”
However, Paul reiterated that at the end of the day, he is still a “lover.”
“I love all men and women. I am a lover of humanity, not a hater,” he said to the group before beginning a prayer. “I will not give or back off from my path because you conquered death, Father, so we are not worried about all the repercussions.”
“The acts of the sinful nature are obvious,” he continued. “Sexual immorality, is number one on the list. How many ways can we sin sexually? My goodness. You open up that can of worms and people will be mad at you over it.”
‘Duck Dynasty’ Cast Threatens To Quit
A&E decided to suspend Phil from the show indefinitely after his controversial comments, in which he stated that black people were happier before the Civil Rights movement, and even comparing Muslims to Nazis.
However, the show may be canceled altogether. After it was announced that he was suspended, the Robertson family released a statement, supporting him.
“While some of Phil’s unfiltered comments to the reporter were coarse, his beliefs are grounded in the teachings of the Bible. Phil is a Godly man who follows what the Bible says are the greatest commandments: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart’ and ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ Phil would never incite or encourage hate,” the family said in the statement before saying that they’re not sure what it means now for the show.
“As a family, we cannot imagine the show going forward without our patriarch at the helm,” they added.
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— Emily Longeretta