'Duck Dynasty's' Phil Robertson Continues Anti-Gay Rant (Video)

7:48 AM PST 05/22/2014 by THR Staff
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The reality star delivered an Easter sermon in which he called homosexuality a sin and blasted his critics.

Phil Robertson hasn't backed away from his stance that homosexual behavior is a sin -- and he said as much in a recent sermon to his church congregation.

TMZ has posted a video, reportedly taken on Easter Sunday, in which the Duck Dynasty patriarch went off on the media and those who were offended by his remarks in the January issue of GQ. Among his remarks to the 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."

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In his Easter sermon, he said: "They were mad at me … because instead of acknowledging their sin, like you had better do, they rail against me for giving 'em their truth about their sin. Don't deceive yourselves. You want the verse? The news media didn't even know it was a verse. They thought I was just mouthing off."

Robertson went on to reiterate his previous comments that homosexuality is a sin.

"Is homosexual behavior a sin? ... Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Don't be deceived. Neither the sexually immoral, neither the idolaters, nor adulterers, nor male prostitutes, nor homosexual offenders, nor thieves, nor greedy, nor drunkards, not slanderers, not swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God."

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Robertson grew visibly more animated while delivering that last portion, which was met with applause from the congregation.

When Robertson's GQ comments were published, he drew the ire of GLAAD, the Human Rights Campaign and other groups. A&E briefly suspended him from Duck Dynasty and issued a statement condemning his remarks. His family issued a statement of support for Robertson amid the controversy.

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