TV personality Phil Robertson has gone on another homophobic rant, after causing controversy last year by making anti-gay comments in an interview with GQ.
Now a new video has surfaced of Robertson giving an Easter Sunday sermon at Whites Ferry Road Church in his hometown of West Monroe, Louisiana.
In the video, he reflects on last year’s controversy, saying: “They were mad at me. You say, ‘Why’d they get mad at you?’ Cuz instead of acknowledging their sin, like you had better do, they railed against me for giving them the truth about their sins. Don’t deceive yourselves.
“The news media didn’t even know it was a verse! They thought I was just mouthing off. ‘Is homosexual behaviour a sin?’ the guy asked me. I said, ‘Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Don’t be deceived’.”
He continued: “Neither the sexually immoral, nor the idolators, nor adulterers nor male prostitutes, nor homosexual offenders, nor thieves, nor greedy, nor drunkards, nor slanderers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.”
Duck Dynasty follows the lives of the Robertsons, a family with old-fashioned conservative views who live together in Louisiana, running their multi-million dollar family business, Duck Commander – which makes products for duck hunters.
Following continued outrage, the family had said in a statement earlier this year that they were “ready to move on” from the incident, and that they had “learned a lot”.