You knew this was coming: Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson is back, as unrepentant and offensive as ever. Appearing on Good Morning America to plug his new book, “unPHILtered: The Way I See It,” Robertson wrapped himself in Christ to justify his ongoing homophobia.
“I’m as much of a homophobe as Jesus was,” Robertson said. “People who are participating in homosexual behavior, they need to know that I love them.”
Robertson’s response came when GMA’s Ryan Owens asked him point blank if Robertson considered himself a homophobe, the journalistic equivalent of asking the sky if it’s blue.
During the GMA interview, Robertson used the Bible to justify his original comments about the sinfulness of being gay. “The only place I know of that I could have gone to answer that question would be a Bible,” Robertson said. “The dictionary wouldn’t have explained it. An encyclopedia wouldn’t have explained it, whether it was a sin or not. So I went to the only source I had to answer his question.”
Meantime, the right-wing media machine is glorifying Robertson as a hero because he is fluent in stupidity. During an appearance on Sean Hannity’s program, Robertson ventured from the swamps of Louisiana into foreign policy, declaring that there’s only two options for dealing with the terrorist group Islamic State: “either convert them or kill them.”
Wonder if that thought ever crossed his mind when he thinks about us.