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"Duck Dynasty's" Phil Robertson Still Speaking Against Homosexuality

Fri, 23 May 2014 15:04:41 +0000

A&E Television(NEW YORK) -- Phil Robertson clearly isn't backing down from his anti-gay beliefs.

A new video has surfaced that shows the Duck Dynasty patriarch again speaking against homosexuality. 

Posted on the YouTube channel of the White's Ferry Road Church of Christ in Monroe, Louisiana on April 21, the video shows Robertson speaking at the church the day before Easter Sunday. At one point, he addresses the previous controversy over his anti-gay remarks, saying, "'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?'"

Robertson goes on, "Do not be deceived. Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God."

A&E briefly suspended Robertson from Duck Dynasty following anti-gay comments he made in the January 2014 issue of GQ magazine, though he was soon reinstated. Two weeks after the GQ interview was published, a 2009 video surfaced of Robertson, 67, telling a Christian congregation in Georgia that men should marry girls as young as 15 or 16.

"Look, you wait till they get to be 20 years old the only picking that's going to take place is your pocket," says Robertson. "You got to marry these girls when they are about 15 or 16. They'll pick your ducks. You need to check with Mom and Dad about that, of course."

In Phil’s home state of Louisiana, 16-year-olds can marry with parental consent, while girls younger than 16 can marry with a judge's consent.

Duck Dynasty's ratings took a big hit in the wake of the controversy over Robertson's initial anti-gay remarks. The show's fifth-season finale in March attracted six million viewers, a steep drop from the 8.4 million who tuned in to the season four finale last fall.

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