Shortly after the GQ published Phil Robertson’s statements about homosexuality, the world made it clear they did not like what they heard. Yet Phil stayed true to himself.
Back in 2013, after this whole GQ hoopla, he allowed the U.K.’s Daily Mail access to a Bible study he led — he had nothing to hide.
“I love all men and women,” Phil said. “I am a lover of humanity, not a hater.”
Phil stood by the original comments. He’s a man of his word — he means what he says and he says what he means.
“It seems like, to me, a vagina — as a man — would be more desirable than a man’s anus,” he had told GQ. “That’s just me. I’m just thinking: There’s more there! She’s got more to offer. I mean, come on, dudes! You know what I’m saying? But hey, sin: It’s not logical, my man. It’s just not logical.”
He had also said homosexual behavior could “morph” into bestiality and sleeping with different women and men.
During that time, his intelligence was insulted by many media outlets and people on social media. And he defended himself in that respect.
“We are a bunch of rednecks from Louisiana, but I am not uneducated,” he said. “I have a degree from Louisiana Tech. But … I have been called an ignoramus. …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.'”
And it wasn’t Phil who was booking speaking events as if he were trying to set the record straight.
“Then he said, ‘Well do you invite yourself to go and get your Bible and tell people what you are now sharing with us?'” Phil said. “I said, ‘No they are inviting me.'”
At the end of that Bible study, Phil led the group in prayer as he always does. But this time, he wanted to make it clear what his stance on this whole issue was.
“I will not give or back off from my path because you conquered death, Father, so we are not worried about all the repercussions,” he prayed.