A new video has surfaced reportedly showing embattled Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson making anti-gay remarks in an Easter sermon, just four months after similar comments in an interview with GQ Magazine initially got him suspended from the A&E television show.
In the speech, he reiterates his belief that homosexuality is a sin and lashes out at the media for criticizing him.
They railed against me for giving them the truth about their sin. Don't deceive yourselves. You want the verse? The news media didn't even know it was a verse. They thought I was just mouthing off.
'Is homosexual behavior a sin?' the guy asked me. 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 adulterers, nor male prostitutes, nor homosexual offenders, nor thieves, nor greedy, nor drunkards, not slanderers, not swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God.'
In December 2013, Robertson spoke with Drew Magary in a GQ interview and called homosexuality, bestiality, and sexual promiscuity sinful. After an outcry surrounding the remarks, A&E suspended him indefinitely on December 18. When fans of the show responded with anger and ratings sank, the network reversed the suspension just nine days later.
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