Media Outlets Targeting Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson Again for Easter Sermon

Via The Right Scoop, we learned that TMZ and several other media outlets are making a big deal again about Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson repeating his quotation of First Corinthians in an Easter sermon.

"The news media didn't even know it was a verse," he says. "They thought I was just mouthing off." (Video below)

ROBERTSON: “‘Is homosexual behavior 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. Neither the sexually immoral, nor the idolaters, nor adulters, nor male prostitutes, nor homosexual offenders, nor thieves, nor greedy, nor drunkards, nor swindlers,  nor slanderers, nor swindlers — will inherit the kingdom of God.' I gave him the rest of the story.'"

Robertson added, with humility, "I've been in that camp! That list of sins covered me in my past life! Doesn't it cover you? We've all been there!"

This sort of undercuts TMZ's claim that "Phil Robertson is stronger than ever that homosexuality is an evil that deserves disdain and eternal damnation." He's not saying he's far superior to other people in reading this verse.

The new media attention might remind people that the sixth season of Duck Dynasty begins on A&E on June 11.

Tim Graham
Tim Graham
Tim Graham is Executive Editor of NewsBusters and is the Media Research Center’s Director of Media Analysis