While Phil Robertson has yet to give a public interview regarding some of his controversial comments in GQ magazine, which has led to his suspension from the hit A&E show “Duck Dynasty,” he found another way to reportedly speak out on Sunday.
At a Bible study at his local Louisiana church, Robertson (according to a detailed report from the Daily Mail) strongly defended himself for his comments regarding his faith and also homosexuality, and also expressed dismay at comments that referred to him as ignorant for having such a point of view:
“We are a bunch of rednecks from Louisiana, but I am not uneducated, I have a degree from Louisiana Tech. But this week I have been called an ignoramus. This week I have been asked, ‘Is this the first time you have brought up sin?’ I said, ‘Are you kidding? I have been traveling to and fro spreading this message. ‘Then he said, ‘Well do you invite yourself to go and get your Bible and tell people what you are now sharing with us?’ I said, “No they are inviting me.”
Robertson insisted that he was a “lover of humanity” and that he had love for “all men and women,” but he did not go back on any of the positions that he previously shared. He also declared himself a “sinner” for many actions that he made early on in his life before being born again, and insinuated at times that various members of the media were jumping to conclusions before fully hearing him out.
So why is this all important if it is really more of the same? If these comments are true, then it basically means that there is really no sense or need for anyone to continue to wonder whether or not Phil is going to change his stance. He’s not. This is just going to be the way it is for him, and A&E has to make its own decision on the show’s future from there.