Phil Robertson over the weekend refused to back down from his anti-gay comments that have kicked up a firestorm of controversy. He also allowed that he, too, has sinned sexually. But he solved that problem by getting married.
According to TMZ, Robertson told his Bible study group Sunday "Sexual sins are numerous and many. I have a few myself. If you're a man, find yourself a woman, marry them and keep your sex right there."
I'm guessing his sort of sin wasn't the same sort he was talking about when he espoused anti-homosexual views to GQ magazine. Last week, A&E suspended the "Duck Dynasty" star after the remarks went public and drew outrage. Among his comments was one grouping homosexuality with bestiality. That there's been just as much outrage over Robertson's suspension has put A&E in a bind (but hasn't stopped the network from running "Duck Dynasty" marathons between now and year's end).
Robertson -- who gave U.K. publication the Daily Mail access to the church group -- said on Sunday "I will not give or back off my path," adding, "All I did was quote from the scriptures. Common sense says we are not going to procreate the human race unless we have a man and a woman."
This is where I don't comment about overpopulation, because I'm tired of reading angry email.
Robertson said "If you're a homosexual, He'll take it away. If you're an adulterer, if you're a liar, what's the difference? If you break one sin you may as well break them all ... if we lose our morality, we will lose our country. It will happen."
Robertson also seemed to call out A&E, saying, "This week I have been asked, 'Is this the first time you have brought up sin? Are you kidding? I have been traveling to and fro spreading this message ... . I have made hundreds of speeches."
He's got a point there.
Robertson also defended himself against those claiming he's not the brightest bulb, saying, "We are a bunch of rednecks from Louisiana, but I am not uneducated. I have a degree from Louisiana Tech."
He was also the quarterback of the football team, starting for two years ahead of four-time Super Bowl winner Terry Bradshaw.
In other "Duck Dynasty" news, Cracker Barrel lifted its ban on "Duck Dynasty" merchandise after only one day, according to TMZ. A company rep told the website it had no choice after fans of the show blasted the company via email, phone calls and social media posts.
Sounds like someone's spine is made of cheese.
Cracker Barrel initially decided to pull the products Saturday because it was concerned about "equal treatment of all people" and "mutual respect." Which, apparently became an issue of equal treatment to stockholders. The company issued a new statement a day later, saying, "You told us we made a mistake and you weren't shy about it ... you flat out told us we were wrong."
"We apologize for offending you."
Irony can be so ironic.