Duck Dynasty reality star Phil
Robertson on Wednesday offered a conditional apology for declaring
gay sex an illogical “sin” in an interview with men's fashion
“It seems like, to me, a vagina –
as a man – would be more desirable than a man's anus,” the
told the magazine. “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.”
Robertson, a Churches of Christ member,
apologized after GLAAD complained.
“I myself am a product of the 60s; I
centered my life around sex, drugs and rock and roll until I hit rock
bottom and accepted Jesus as my Savior,” Robertson stated in an A&E
press release. “My mission today is to go forth and tell people
about why I follow Christ and also what the bible teaches, and part
of that teaching is that women and men are meant to be together.
However, I would never treat anyone with disrespect just because they
are different from me. We are all created by the Almighty and like
Him, I love all of humanity. We would all be better off if we loved
God and loved each other.”
Fox News' Todd Starnes and AFA's Bryan
Fischer defended Robertson in tweets to followers.
“It was only a mater of time before
intolerant, anti-Christian haters targeted Duck
Dynasty,” Starnes tweeted.
“Big Gay will launch the mother of
all battles against Phil Robertson, Duck Dynasty, A&E and
WalMart. Stand strong, everybody,” Fischer messaged.
“The spirit behind the homosexual
movement is vicious,” he added in a separate tweet. “Watch what
they do to Phil Robertson, you'll see what real hate looks like.”