Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson hasn’t forgotten how the press treated him following the release of the now-infamous interview he gave to GQ magazine late last year.
The God-fearing reality show star earned a brief suspension from his network after he dubbed homosexuality a sin during the exchange.
Over the weekend, Robertson blasted how the press handled the imbroglio while addressing a church congregation in his home town of West Monroe, La. Along the way he showed he isn’t ready to back down from his comments.
They were mad at me,’ he tells the congregation. “You say, ‘Why’d they get mad at you?’ Cause instead of acknowledging their sin, like you had better do, they railed against me for giving them the truth about their sins. Don’t deceive yourselves.”
Robertson’s volume increased as he paraphrased the Corinthians verse of Biblical “sinners.”
“The news media didn’t even know it was a verse! They thought I was just mouthing off. ‘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.