Revealed: Phil Robertson’s Anti-Gay Sermon
A 2010 sermon where Duck Dynasty’s Phil Roberson says gays are full of “murder, envy, strife, hatred” has surfaced at an inopportune time.
“First they say, ‘There is no God. Get him out of your mind,’” Robertson says in the speech. “Then they bow down to birds, animals and reptiles, and each other. And the first thing you see coming out of them is gross sexual immorality. They will dishonor their bodies with one another, degrade each other. Uh, is that going on in the United States of America? Look around. God’s not there… And boy is there some immorality going on around here. Does it get worse?”
Robertson never explains who exactly “they” are. In his GQ interview, he similarly grouped gays with “terrorists” and “drunks,” saying they were all sinners. This time, he seems to be adding animal lovers to the group.
“Women with women, men with men, they committed indecent acts with one another, and they received in themselves the due penalty for their perversions,” he continued. “They’re full of murder, envy, strife, hatred. They are insolent, arrogant, God-haters. They are heartless, they are faithless, they are senseless, they are ruthless. They invent ways of doing evil. That’s what you have 235 years, roughly, after your forefathers founded the country. So what are you gonna do Pennsylvania? Just run with them? You’re going to die. Don’t forget that.”