Phil RoberstonPhil Roberston, the man who plays the family patriarch on Duck Dynasty, went on a rant about homosexuals in a recent interview with GQ magazine:

“It seems like, to me, a vagina—as a man—would be more desirable than a man’s anus. 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 also made some wayward comments about African-Americans:

“I never, with my eyes, saw the mistreatment of any black person. Not once. 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. 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.”

Clutchettes, what do you think about his rant? Freedom of speech or downright rude?

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  • Mary

    NO ONE can DENY the black family UNIT as a WHOLE was better off spiritually and morally BEFORE welfare and the baby mama epidemic.

    • naan

      Spiritually? You don’t think being treated as a second class citizen caused low-self esteem and poverty.

      Morally? Everyone says that the next generation gets wors.t

      Baby mama? Black women have always been the head of their households in the USA.

  • Mari

    They baited him with those questions and got what they expected, which was a controversial answer. While I don’t feel bad for him, it’s pretty obvious that GQ instigated the brouhaha.

  • My thoughts on this:

    1) I hate hearing/reading people saying that this man’s first amendment rights are being violated. Freedom of Speech has nothing to do with private enterprise. Any business can fire or suspend you if they don’t like what you say. Go to work tomorrow and say that you believe that Jews are evil and see what happens. Don’t even go to work, just tweet about how you think Jews are evil and see what happens to you.

    2) I just think that it’s funny that 600,000 (mostly white Christians who share his views) have signed a petition in support of this man. Why is it that Christians love to protest and show solidarity for anything anti-gay? Why are so many Christians obsessed with homosexuality? When will Christians come together to start a petition to end poverty? At one point will these Christians who are defending this man come together and fight the real problems that are plaguing this society: income inequality, racism, sexism, sexual violence?

    If you listen to some of these Christians, the number one threat to humanity is RuPaul and Ellen DeGeneres. Christians are becoming known more for what they’re against than what they are for. I’m agnostic, and for the love me I just don’t get what the obsession is with people’s sex lives.

    3) Rednecks are rednecks and they are going to say and do redneck ish. A&E got what they paid for.

    4) Nine times out of ten, white Christians and conservatives who loathe “the gays”, also loathe “the blacks”. In fact, a lot of anti-gay rhetoric mirrors racist rhetoric.

    I’m sure he also has some stupid sh*t to say about Jews and Latinos and anyone who is not a white protestant republican.

    5) Just because your bigotry is supported by your religious text, it doesn’t mean that it’s not bigotry.

  • Missie

    I find this whole mess just weird considering his oldest son, Willie and his wife adopted a biracial boy years ago. He is Phil’s oldest grandchild…I think GQ really set this mess up and he fell for it.

  • Keepingitreal

    Wrong BeanBean!

    First off, don’t make a mountain out of a molehill.
    2nd why does he need YOUR approval in an interview where he’s talking about his life. Were you there? He is not rewriting history, he is telling a personal anecdote. It’s sad so many don’t understand the difference!