By now everyone has heard of the anti-gay rant from Phil Robertson, patriarch and star of the ‘Duck Dynasty’ series on A&E, in an interview with GQ. But this isn’t the first time the reality TV star has gone an anti-gay tirade. His rant in 2010, which can be found on YouTube, was arguably far worse.
Here’s what he had to say while delivering an anti-gay sermon at Berean Bible Church in Pennsylvania.
“Women with women, men with men, they committed indecent acts with one another, and they received in themselves the due penalty for their perversions,” Robertson said. “They’re full of murder, envy, strife, hatred. They are insolent, arrogant, God-haters. They are heartless, they are faithless, they are senseless, they are ruthless. They invent ways of doing evil.”
His more recent remarks so far has gotten him suspended from Duck Dynasty and it remains to be seen whether the show will continue without him.
And just in case you haven’t read his comments on gays. Here are they:
"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. 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. 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.”
But Robertson isn’t the first person to go on an anti-rant this year or say something homophobic. Here are some more notable anti-gay rants and remarks from 2013.
“I would never do an advert with a homosexual family…if the gays don’t like it they can go and eat another brand. For us the concept of the sacred family remains one of the fundamental values of the company.”
— Guido Barilla, CEO of Barilla Pasta, during on an Italian radio show.
“By the way, this is politically incorrect. I don’t think homosexual people should do adoption. They should be banned by adoption. You’re going to confuse those kids. They should be banned. If you wanted to choose that lifestyle, we don’t want to discriminate you, but you shouldn’t affect the young people. How terrible. … They’re going to be confused. You see two men go into a bedroom. You see two women kissing. Is that not confusing? It’s confusing. It is actually, what you call, suggestive, for the kids to be corrupt, which is against nature. I’m telling you, anything that is against nature is not right. You know, to be quite honest, I know this is not politically correct. I never bought in that you are born, that you are born gay. I can’t imagine it. When I say that it’s … behavioral preference, they say that, ‘No, you’re born with it.’ But I never bought into that. I think it’s just disgusting just to even think about.”
— Elisa Chan, San Antonio City Councilwoman while discussing a proposed non-discrimination ordinance
"I don't do the gay guys. I don't do that. We don't have any gay guys on the team. They gotta get up outta here if they do. Can't be with that sweet stuff."
— Chris Culliver, San Francisco 49ers cornerback, on a radio show after being asked if a gay teammate would be welcomed.
“Once Prop. 8 is instated, and once preachers are held at gunpoint and forced to marry the ho-mo-sexuals. I’m pretty sure that that will be the signal for Jesus to come on back.You said you wanted reality! If someone could be so gracious to tweet out, 'Michelle Shocked just said from stage, God hates faggots,' would you do it now?"
— Michelle Shocked, folk singer, during the middle of her opening concert of her tour
— Alec Baldwin, actor, after being a approached for pictures by a member of the paparazzo