The founder of Duck Commander, a wildly popular duck call, and a star of the A&E reality series Duck Dynasty told GQ in a recent interview that it was illogical to be gay. He then listed several religious tenets that back up his assertion. Now GLAAD is accusing him of not being a Christian and wants to silence the Duck Dynasty TV show because hatred.
From CBS here:
One “Duck Dynasty” star called homosexuality illogical.
Phil Robertson, one of the stars of the A&E reality show and founder of Duck Commander, made the comments in a recent interview with GQ.
“It seems like, to me, a vagina – as a man – would be more desirable than a man’s anus. That’s just me,” Robertson stated. “I’m just thinking: There’s more there! She’s got more to offer. I mean, come on, dudes! You know what I’m saying? But hey, sin: It’s not logical, my man. It’s just not logical.”
“We never, ever judge someone on who’s going to heaven, hell. That’s the Almighty’s job,” Robertson told GQ. “We just love ‘em, give ‘em the good news about Jesus – whether they’re homosexuals, drunks, terrorists. We let God sort ‘em out later.”
GLAAD slammed Robertson’s comments, calling them “vile.”
“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,” GLAAD spokesperson Wilson Cruz said in a statement. “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.”
So there are going to be a lot of gay protests against A&E just like the protests against Chick-Fil-A. And I predict A&E will crumble and give into the obnoxiously loud, eternally aggrieved gay coalition. Because making a distinction saying that a man’s asshole is the same as a woman’s vagina is somehow wrong, even though it is absolutely correct. Who makes a better duck call? Duck Commander, or Wilson Cruz blowing into his boyfriend’s asshole?