Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson has been suspended by A&E following statements he made about homosexuality in GQ Magazine. Phil made the mistake of paraphrasing the book of Corinthians in the interview saying, “Start with sexual 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 homosexuals offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, slanderers, the swindlers, they won’t inherit the kingdom of God. Don’t deceive yourself. It’s not right.” A&E quickly came out and distanced the network from his statements saying they’ve always been strong supporters of the LGBT community.
“A&E should have known when they hired Papa Phil that this guy…goes around the country evangelizing Christianity,” pointed out Morning Answer co-host Elisha Krauss.
“Look I was brought up in the Christian church, I went to Sunday school every Sunday, and this – you know – you talk about traditional Christian teaching – look the scripture is the scripture and folks interpret it all sorts of different ways and that’s why there so many different churches, so many different branches of Christianity because people have different interpretations,” explained co-host Brian Whitman. “I can say in my experience growing up in the church, I didn’t hear this type of thing.”
Ben Shapiro then asked Brian if it would have been right for A&E to let Phil go if he had just directly quoted Corinthians.
“If he had just quoted Corinthians, I doubt the reaction ---“ answered Brian as Elisha jumped in. “I disagree because GLAAD does not want him---anybody---just the level of double standard here is unbelievable,” commented Elisha.
"I think it's a sad commentary on our culture that somebody paraphraising Corinthians gets fired and somebody like Miley Cyrus is glorified by the left wing media," lamented Ben Shapiro.
Click on the player above to hear Brian Whitman, Ben Shapiro and Elisha Krauss discuss A&E’s suspension of the Duck Dynasty star and the double standards in their decision.