MONROE, LA, May 23, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson said the only reason cultural liberals demanded his ouster from the A&E reality show is because he told the truth about sexual sins, and they wanted to justify their behavior instead of repenting.
Slightly under nine minutes into his 43-minute sermon, which garnered reactions from many media sources this week, Robertson spoke about the many lists of sins humans are vulnerable to. According to Robertson, “I gave some guy one list. You say, 'Were they mad at you about that list?' They were mad at me.”
“You say 'Why did they get mad at you?'” continued Robertson to the gathered parishioners. “Because instead of acknowledging their sin – as you had better do – they railed against me for giving them the truth about their sins. 'Don't deceive yourselves.'”
Robertson responded by paraphrasing the Bible. “I said, 'Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Don't be deceived. Neither the sexually immoral, nor the idolaters, nor adulters, nor male prostitutes, nor homosexual offenders, nor thieves, nor greedy, nor drunkards, nor swindlers, nor slanderers, nor swindlers — will inherit the kingdom of God.'”
“The news media didn't even know it was a verse,” Robertson said. “They thought I was just mouthing off.”
“I gave him the rest of the story,” Robertson said.
“I gave him the bad news, and then I gave him the good news. I said, 'The apostle Paul then said, that that's what some of you were'” in the next verse. His words quoted I Corinthians 6:9-11.
Robertson closed his sermon by noting that all have sinned and all can be forgiven. “I've been in that camp! That list of sins covered me in my past life! Doesn't it cover you?” he asked. “We've all been there!”
Robertson was briefly suspended from Duck Dynasty over what media sources called his “anti-gay” remarks.
After an outcry among the show's fans, as well as millions of other Americans, Phil Robertson's suspension was lifted shortly after Christmas, infuriating homosexual activist groups.
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Phil's son, Alan Robertson, recently revealed he is proud of his father's fearless stance. Alan told the Family Research Council's “Watchmen on the Wall 2014” event yesterday that “my dad has the heart and mindset of a prophet” for his persistence in “speaking the truth in a culture that isn't prepared to hear truth.”
“That doesn't change my dad's view at all,” Alan continued. “Prophets tend not to care about their public image. They…speak what God gives them to speak.
“He is, in that sense, a 21st century prophet,” Alan said.
Duck Dynasty will launch its sixth season on June 11. It is one of the most popular shows on television, leading the 10:00 to 11:00 p.m. time slot.