New video emerged Thursday of “Duck Dynasty” patriarch Phil Robertson reviving past anti-gay remarks.
His comments were included in a sermon delivered at his church in West Monroe, La., on Easter Sunday. In the video, Robertson again includes homosexuals with other groups such as thieves and adulterers as hell-bound sinners.
“They were mad at me… you say, why’d they get mad at you? Cuz instead of acknowledging their sin, like you had better do, they railed against me for giving them the truth about their sins.” Robertson said.
“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 idolators nor adulterers nor male prostitutes, nor homosexual offenders, nor thieves, nor greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.”
Robertson is the bearded patriarch of a clan that manufactures duck calls and became reality-TV stars. In December he set off a firestorm after GQ magazine quoted him making racist statements and similar anti-gay remarks in which he linked homosexual behavior to bestiality.
A&E suspended him for nine days, and Robertson issued an apology. The network has declined comment on this latest video.
“Duck Dynasty” is scheduled to begin its sixth season on June 11.