Phil Robertson Of “Duck Dynasty” Says STIs Are A “Penalty” From God For Homosexuality

Phil Robertson of “Duck Dynasty” paid a visit to Family Research Council president Tony Perkins’ radio show yesterday to promote his new book — and to let us know he believes that STIs are God’s punishment for homosexuality and promiscuity. Seriously. I guess he was worried that we’d forgotten about his previous homophobic remarks and felt the need to stir the pot a little more. Robertson believes that political correctness and “cultural bullies” have destroyed the country. He told Perkins:

“I’ve asked a lot of people, ‘Do you think its a coincidence that all of these debilitating, and — literally that can cause death — diseases follow that kind of conduct.’ God says, one woman, one man and everybody says ‘oh that’s old hat’ … But I’m thinking, well let’s see now. A clean guy — a disease-free guy and a disease-free woman — they marry and they keep their sex between the two of them. They’re not going to get chlamydia, and gonorrhea, and syphilis, and AIDS. It’s safe. Now to me, either it’s the wildest coincidence ever that horrible diseases follow immoral conduct or it’s God saying that there’s a penalty for that kind of conduct.”


You can listen to the rant here:

So messed up. It’s worth noting that a dude whose biggest selling point is his supposed morality spreads hatred and intolerance more often than not. To make things even more gross, Perkins then thanked Robertson for “standing firm against the forces of political correctness.” Ugh.

[Think Progress]

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