Phil Robertson: The Duck Dynasty patriarch caused a firestorm in 2013 by very graphically sharing his opinion that homosexuality is a sin to GQ magazine. Robertson, a devout Christian, told the magazine how he simply doesn’t understand how two men could enjoy making love to one another. “It seems like, to me, a vagina — as a man — would be more desirable than a man’s anus,” he said. “But hey, sin: It’s not logical, my man. It’s just not logical.”
Phil Robertson: Also in his GQ magazine piece, the Duck Dynasty star said that sin is “…homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men.” After GLAAD decried his remarks, Robertson was suspended from Duck Dynasty-- but A & E recently reinstated him even though the network doesn’t agree with his views.
Phil Robertson: The Duck Dynasty dad was charged with racism after sharing with GQ magazine that African Americans seemed perfectly happy to him before the civil rights era. “I never, with my eyes, saw the mistreatment of any black person. Not once,” he said. “Where we lived was all farmers. The blacks worked for the farmers. I hoed cotton with them. I’m with the blacks, because we’re white trash. We’re going across the field … They’re singing and happy.”
Phil Robertson: Those were the good old days? In another part of his notorious GQ interview that had people cringing, Phil said of the African-Americans he knew back when, “I never heard one of them, one black person, say, ‘I tell you what: These doggone white people’ — not a word! … Pre-entitlement, pre-welfare, you say: Were they happy? They were godly; they were happy; no one was singing the blues.”
Phil Robertson: While Robertson’s views on homosexuals and blacks stirred outrage, he also insulted some other major religions in GQ, saying, “All you have to do is look at any society where there is no Jesus. I’ll give you four: Nazis, no Jesus. Look at their record. Uh, Shintos? They started this thing in Pearl Harbor. Any Jesus among them? None. Communists? None. Islamists? Zero. That’s 80 years of ideologies that have popped up where no Jesus was allowed among those four groups. Just look at the records as far as murder goes among those four groups.”
Phil Robertson: During his suspension from A&E after making homophobic comments, TV’s Duck commander told his Bible study group in Louisiana that he refused to back off from his “path.” He said, “Jesus will take sins away, if you’re a homosexual he’ll take it away, if you’re an adulterer, if you’re a liar, what’s the difference? If you break one sin you may as well break them all.”
Phil Robertson: The multimillionaire reality star delved more into his complicated sexual views that landed him in hot water during his suspension from A&E. Robertson, who is devoted to wife Kay, clarified, “Sexual sins are numerous and many, I have a few myself. So what is your safest course of action? If you’re a man, find yourself a woman, marry them and keep your sex right there … common sense says we are not going to procreate the human race unless we have a man and a woman. From the beginning Jesus said, ‘It is a man and a woman.’ “
Phil Robertson: "From one man God made all nations of men. We all came from the same dude, and I don't know what color he was," the Duck Dynasty star said, while preaching at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif. in July 2013.
Phil Robertson: Feminists decry the world according to Phil. In a video that surfaced from 2009, Robertson advised men at a Sportsmen’s Ministry event in Georgia to do as he did--marry a “woman” no older than 15 or 16! A good woman is "hard to find,” he opined. “Mainly because these boys are waiting until they get to be about 20 years old before they marry 'em,” said Robertson, who wed wife Kay when she was 15. “Look, you wait till they get to be about 20 years old, they only picking that's going to take place is your pocket. You gotta marry these girls when they're 15 or 16, they'll pick your ducks. You need to check with mom and dad about that, of course."
Si Robertson: Phil’s wacky brother hasn’t won any fans with gun control advocates. “It ain't gun control we need,” the Duck Dynasty uncle has growled. “It's sin control.”
Phil Robertson: At the 2009 Sportsmen’s Ministry event in Georgia, the duck call mogul maintained a wife should be able to cook! "Make sure that she can cook a meal. You need to eat some meals that she cooks. Check that out," he told his fellow Christian men. "Make sure she carries her Bible. That'll save you a lot of trouble down the road. And if she picks your ducks, now that's a woman!"
Phil Robertson: He’s known for preaching the gospel to all who will listen, but the duck call entrepreneur said at Lakeway Chevron in Texas in Dec. 2012, "I'm no preacher. Know how you can know? This is free! Now, if I pass the hat, you can say, 'He's a preacher.
Jep Robertson: “I remember waking up [one night],” Phil Robertson’s now clean-living son recalled of his bad old days before devoting himself to Jesus. “I had one leg in my truck door, and it was on a gravel road and I was all skinned up … And I drove somewhere that night, and to this day I don’t know what I did that night. I hope I didn’t run over somebody. I don’t know.”
Si Robertson: To Phil Robertson’s brother Si, there’s no such thing as TMI! In his memoir Si-cology, the clan’s zany uncle revealed that his son, Scott, “was suicidal from the time he was about five years old.” And when Si and his brother, Phil, were children, their mother “suffered a nervous breakdown and was diagnosed as manic-depressive,” he claimed, adding that “she spent a lot of time in hospitals and state mental institutions.”
Si Robertson: The Duck Dynasty uncle shocked the public by saying college is “crap!” In his memoir Si-cology: Tales and Wisdom from Duck Dynasty’s Favorite Uncle, Si wrote, “Some parents get all bent out of shape because their kids don’t want to go to college. Look, college isn’t for everyone. To me, college is an endurance test. You put up with four or five years of crap just for someone to hand you a piece of paper that says you have some sense.
Willie Robertson: On Duck Dynasty, Phil’s son Willie has given his Bayou logic that freaks out gun control supporters:“Redneck law: Must have a gun. Must shoot it regularly.”
Jase Robertson: While he’s not been as politically incorrect as his dad, Phil, Jase has been blunt about his views on camera. “Men were created to have facial hair like women were created to be smooth-faced. Well, not all women. I've seen pockets where that's not the case, and that's not good,” he said.
Phil Robertson: PETA, step aside! Duck Dynasty viewers watch Phil and his clan enjoy hunting and eating a variety of animals. “I only like to eat game that I have cleaned,” Phil told WORLD magazine. “I guess duck and dressing are still one of my favorites. I have bitten down or swallowed a few pellets through the years. My uncle had his appendix removed and there were over 100 lead pellets in it. He might have died of lead poisoning. Now that is eating a lot of game!”
Phil Robertson: The family patriarch has called working for A&E “spiritual warfare … A lot of depravity and a lot of heathens and a lot of the evil one.” TV editors even edit the family’s prayers, Phil has claimed. “When we prayed we said ‘In Jesus’ name, Amen,’” he’s said. “…And they would just have me say ‘Thank you Lord for the food. Thank you for loving us. Amen.’ So I said, ‘Why would you cut out ‘In Jesus’ name’? … they don’t want to maybe offend some of the Muslims or something.”
Phil Robertson: Why do fans tune in to Duck Dynasty? Phil has been blunt, saying, “We’re trying to infuse a little good into a culture in which gentleness, patience, kindness, self-control, love, joy, and peace have become abnormal.”
Phil Robertson: The head of America’s most famous bearded clan admitted of the guys, “There’s not a lot of personal hygiene going on,” saying “they only brush their teeth once a day, never comb their hair, do not floss their teeth, rarely shower or wash their face, and do not use deodorant.”
Phil Robertson: Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil said that women have come on to him “many, many, many” times since he found fame on the show. “They walk up with a pair of little bitty, bitty bikini underwear and say, ‘Will you sign these?’” he claimed. “Well, my first question is, ‘Are they clean?’ “ Phil has said he has no interest in the groupies, as he’s devoted to wife Kay.