The suspension of “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson over anti-gay comments he made in a recent interview has spurred seemingly as much protest as the comments themselves, leaving an allegedly reasonable society to question the role a reality television show can and should have in important issues of debate.
Robertson, whose family created a duck-calling device and now stars in a reality show airing on A&E that celebrates their rural, self-described “redneck” lives, camouflage pants and long beards, was suspended from the show earlier this week.
During an interview with GQ, Robertson said homosexuality was sinful and stated:
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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. 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