Willie Robertson of Duck Dynasty fame sat down recently with CNN to talk about his dad’s views on gays. The reality show star’s comments are getting a strong reaction from both sides of the homosexuality debate. Robertson refused to tone down his thoughts on faith during the high profile interview.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Phil Robertson, also a star on Duck Dynasty, spurred nationwide controversy during an interview with GQ. During the exchange Robertson stated that being gay is both sinful and immoral. Phil paraphrased the text from 1 Corinthians to explain his views on the topic.
During the CNN New Day interview with Willie Robertson, the Duck Dynasty star shared the stage with his wife, Korie. Willie told the news network that GQ asked extremely specific questions in order to get the answers they wanted from the onset of the interview. During the interview the elder Robertson wondered how a man could consider another man’s anus more desirable than a vagina. After his remarks sparked controversy Phil Robertson said that his mission in life is to spread the word of God and part of that goal is to teach that men and women are meant to be together. “However, I would never treat anyone with disrespect just because they are different from me,” Phil said.
Willie had this to say during the interview about his dad and homosexuality:
“[Phil] made Christmas very interesting for us. [laughter … Dad] just said what he thought, what was on his heart. I believe what the Bible says. You have to read the Bible and make up your own mind. You have to decide, and God will ultimately decide then. We don’t profess to be God, and we certainly don’t profess to be perfect. Because we have our own sins that we deal with.”
After his response, the CNN reporter posed more questions about faith to Willie Robertson. When asked if the Duck Dynasty family believes that the Bible is a “literal” set of rules and facts, Robertson answered, “That’s how it was said.” The statements made by the Christian reality show star have already been described as the start of a new controversy for the family by several liberal-leaning media outlets.
Korie Robertson also shared her thought about Phil during the interview. “Anybody who knows Phil, any gay, straight, black, white, anybody who knows Phil, knows that he is about love and his message is about God’s love, God’s grace and his forgiveness, ultimately,” Phil Robertson’s daughter-in-law said.
Korie and Willie Robertson are featured in the new indie movie, God’s Not Dead.
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