Phil Roberston gets Politically Corrected
You might have read by now that Phil Robertson of television's Duck Dynasty show has been suspended for making some politically incorrect statements in an interview with an online magazine. Here's some of what he said:
GQ: What, in your mind, is sinful?
Robertson: “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,” he says. Then heparaphrases Corinthians: “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.”
Also: "He opines to GQ about how a vagina should just be “more desirable” to a man than an anus. “That’s just me.”
Reason magazine tells more.
I've read a few comments on the story elsewhere I had to disagree with, all of them referring to Robertson as a bigot. I suggest he's not. At least his comments weren't bigoted.
Some heterosexuals, just as some homosexual people, don't like anal sex. Some find even the thought of it unpleasant, if not disgusting. To say something along that line isn't bigotry, whether a hetero or homosexual says it. It's a matter of personal opinion or sexual taste. Nothing more.