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Phil Robertson: 'I'm as much of a homophobe as Jesus'

Phil Robertson: 'I'm As Much Of A Homophobe As Jesus'

Phil Robertson, the controversial patriarch on 'Duck Dynasty,' addressed the infamous anti-gay comments that got him banned from the show.

In GQ's January issue, a writer asked him what he considered "sinful." The reality star named homosexuality first. Now, he tells 'Good Morning America,' "The only place I know where I could've gone to answer that question would be a Bible. The dictionary wouldn't have explained it. I'm as much of a homophobe as Jesus was. People who are participating in homosexual behavior, they need to know I love 'em."

Robertson says he doesn't "hate anybody."

After the comments to GQ, A&E suspended him from the hit show about his family. It was a ban lifted just a few weeks later, and filming on the show resumed in spring.

By summer, the one-time powerhouse show had taken a sharp duck dive in the ratings. Many blamed Robertson's comments, at least in part.

Robertson has largely stayed out of the fray. He doesn't own a cell phone, thinks social media is dangerously addictive and has never turned on a computer.

But now, the 68-year-old duck hunter says he hopes his new book, 'Unphiltered,' will help explain his true stance on controversial topics. Robertson himself is as controversial as the issues he discusses.

Tuesday morning Tweeters watching the interview called him everything from a "bigot" to a "great man."

Robertson also spoke with 'GMA' about the comments critics called "racist." You can get his response to that in the full interview.

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glucash22 September 02 2014 at 1:17 PM

The Bible is a very interesting fairy tale written more than 200 years after Jesus' death by men with an obvious agenda I have no problem with a person's religion as long as their religion does not require me to live by their laws or opinions. I'd trust wikipedia more than the Bible to get information. That being said, If I want to read a fairy tale, I prefer Hans Christian Andersen.

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jcbstz September 02 2014 at 1:09 PM

Phil, no need to apologize or explain. the Scriptures are very explicit about this perversion. NEVER be found guilty of changing the truth of God's word into a lie by ANY perversion.

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hey September 02 2014 at 1:18 PM

i dont know what jesus thought, but everyone has right to their own view as long as they dont hurt ayone else, gays have been known to make nasty remarks about straights and no one thinks anything about it soon we will all be dead heads afraid to think or speak. blacks can call whites anything and nothing is said but dont let a white say a wrong word and theyt want him hung

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John September 02 2014 at 1:11 PM

People are entitled to their opinions and the consequences of voicing them, good and bad.

However, I am sick of all the gays getting to tell people that those that disagree with them are haters. Gays are themselves guilty of hating and they make no bones about who and how much they hate Christians and Muslims and anyone with religious convictions.

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hewhocares316 September 02 2014 at 1:29 PM

Phil bases His answer from what The Bible says about this issue. So what does The Bible say ?
1 Corinthians 6:9-11
Don't you realize that those who do wrong will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don't fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin, or who worship idols, or commit adultery, or are male prostitutes, or practice homosexuality, or are thieves, or greedy people, or drunkards, or are abusive, or cheat people-none of these will inherit the Kingdom of God. Some of you were once like that. But you were cleansed; you were made holy; you were made right with God by calling on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. (NLT)
So ,if you believe in what The Bible says, Phil is RIGHT.
The Bible also says : Romans 6:23

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.
John 3:16
16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

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bps163 September 02 2014 at 1:23 PM

Phil the truth was tossed into there faces and they could not handle it, that's all. Keep telling the truth.

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SSSSSSSSSSSSSST September 02 2014 at 1:09 PM

How can this inbred SOB be in the news? Is this a slow News day or what?

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salmo60 September 02 2014 at 1:11 PM

You are not Jesus, Phillip!

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prgrsiv September 02 2014 at 1:43 PM

....Robertson only proves one thing......some crap floats...........

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Meh... September 02 2014 at 2:30 PM

What is this..... Bigot day? First we have the KKK and all it's supporters in the comments section and now we get to hear more from this Homophobic bigot? Looks like AOL is out to rile everybody up today.

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