I've read a few excerpts from Phil's GQ interview. I've heard every.single.morning.show go on and on and on and on about how controversial and upsetting it was and how offended everyone is. It was even on the tv at the gas station this morning and the Asian lady behind the register said "It's his beliefs. Leave him alone."
I watch Duck Dynasty. I LOVE DUCK DYNASTY!!! It's one of the only family friendly "reality" shows on tv that we all find insanely entertaining. They are a Christian family. It's good wholesome fun. Jase is my favorite Robertson. But Phil is the patriarch of the family. He's never once hidden what his beliefs are. So what was GQ expecting when they interviewed him? That he was gonna magically become politically correct?
We all know the bible says that homosexuality is a sin. So is being greedy. How many of you can say you've never been guilty of lust or envy? Fornication? How many of you were virgins until your wedding night? Taking the Lord's name in vain. You've never said "Oh my God"? A sin is a sin is a sin. Who are any of us to judge which sin is bigger than the other?
I'll be the first one to speak up to support gay rights. I'm not saying every church in the country should have to allow a gay couple to say their vows in their sanctuary. But our government has intervened in every other area of our lives to make sure everyone feels equal. Why not let two men or women that love each other have the same legal rights that the rest of us have when we marry our significant other?
So basically what I'm saying is SHUT UP about how offensive you find Phil Robertson. Go back to watching your 'Sons of Anarchy' and 'Breaking Bad' and let the people that try to live their lives according to God practice their "Right to Free Speech". Nothing he said was shocking if you've ever watched the show. And if you have watched it and still found him offensive, it's simple. Don't watch it anymore.
Oh and nothing I read sounded racist at all. I'm not going to play into GQ's marketing scheme by buying the magazine to read the whole article though. You can read what they've posted on their website here.