Phil Robertson is claiming the Duck Dynasty GQ interview was only part of the story, and that journalist Drew Magary cut out the second half of what he wanted to say.
In a related report by The Inquisitr, Jase Robertson recently revealed how the GQ interview went down, and it sounds like the experience was hardly fun or good-natured. When Magary interviewed the Duck Commander patriarch, it turns out the entire family was initially involved. But when the reporter began dropping the F-word, and insulting their Christian beliefs, most of the cast walked out except for Phil, who stayed to defend their beliefs despite his sons advising him to leave.
Jase seemed to think Magary was trying to find some juicy, controversial quotes by the way he set up his questions:
“[T]he questions were only about controversial things. He asked about, he looked at my dad and said, ‘What do you think of homosexuality?’ Which my dad didn’t really answer but, you know. And so it went from there. You see what I mean? And so, I think it was just a plan to get some, some of that [which] caused us some trouble. But, you know, we don’t hold anything against him, so. Or even by trying that. My dad thought he wanted to take a stand in his house, and I don’t blame him.”
The reason the GQ interview came up at all now is because Jase recently released a book “Good Call: Reflections on Faith, Family, and Fowl,” where he discussed the infamous incident. But Phil Robertson himself also says that Magary happened to leave out the good part:
“I gave him the rest of the story… I gave him the bad news, and then I gave him the Good News.”
What the Duck Dynasty GQ interview did include was essentially a paraphrase of a verse from the Bible, which reads:
“Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.”
Phil says he did not condemn anyone but instead said he was just as bad as anyone else:
“The Apostle Paul then said that, ‘That’s what some of you were’ – I was in that camp. That list of sins covered me in my past life… We’ve all been there.”
What Magary chose to leave out in Phil’s comments was essentially the Christian gospel, that “Jesus came to erase our sin by paying our debt Himself on the cross so that all who receive Him will be reconciled to God and have everlasting, joyful life.” In the past, Phil also said he was not specifically trying to target homosexuals even though that was the question asked by Magary:
“We get high, we get drunk, we get laid, we steal and kill. I am just reading what was written over 2,000 years ago. Those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom. All I did was quote from the scriptures, but they just didn’t know it. … The sins are the same, humans haven’t changed. If you’re a homosexual, he’ll take it away. If you’re an adulterer, if you’re a liar, what’s the difference? If you break one sin, you may as well break them all. Why don’t we just love each other enough that we wouldn’t want to do these things to each other?”
Has your opinion of Phil Robertson changed now that you know about the missing part of the Duck Dynasty GQ interview?