Sarah Palin Defends ’Duck Dynasty’ Star’s Anti-Gay Remarks
Phil Robertson, one of the stars of A&E’s hit reality series "Duck Dynasty," made waves of Chick-fil-A proportions on Wednesday when he spewed anti-gay comments in an interview with GQ magazine, resulting in A&E officials from booting him for the show. Now Sarah Palin, one of the biggest faces of the conservative right, is expressing her outrage over the backlash against Robertson.
"It seems like, to me, a vagina -- as a man -- would be more desirable than a man’s anus," the reality star 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."
"Everything is blurred on what’s right and what’s wrong. Sin becomes fine," he went on to say. "Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men. Don’t be deceived. Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers -- they won’t inherit the kingdom of God. Don’t deceive yourself. It’s not right."
Soon after Robertson’s remarks hit the Internet, GLAAD issued a statement, calling his remarks vile and misinformed, which lead A&E officials to suspend him from "Duck Dynasty."
"Phil and his family claim to be Christian, but Phil’s lies about an entire community fly in the face of what true Christians believe," GLAAD spokesperson Will Cruz said in a statement to the Huffington Post. "He clearly knows nothing about gay people or the majority of Louisianans -- and Americans -- who support legal recognition for loving and committed gay and lesbian couples. Phil’s decision to push vile and extreme stereotypes is a stain on A&E and his sponsors who now need to reexamine their ties to someone with such public disdain for LGBT people and families."
But the backlash and Robertson’s suspension from A&E isn’t sitting well with Palin as she rushed to Facebook on Wednesday to defend Robertson.