Top quotes from Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson’s controversial GQ article

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Duck Dynasty has taken over the TV landscape on a level that is unprecedented in reality TV history. The Robertsons, thanks to Willie’s drive and leadership, are omnipresent, with their likenesses everywhere from t-shirts, posters, coffee mugs, to a human maze in Georgia and even Chia Pets.

Family patriarch Phil Robertson has always had a take it or leave it approach when it comes to all the fame that has come his way because of the smash hit show. Lately it seems like the man who invented the duck calls that launched an empire is growing more and more weary of it all and as a result is starting to fully express his world views, regardless of what people think about it – or how it might effect viewership.

Anyone familiar with Duck Dynasty knows that the Robertson’s shared Christian faith is what guides the bearded brethren and their families in everything they do. Ultimately, Phil’s been okay with all of the other stuff that’s come with the show because he feels that his family, via the show, represents values that are sorely missing on the American landscape, especially on the TV dial.

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While Phil has kind of tip-toed around his core beliefs and the show has been conscious to never be too overt about it, he certainly took the muzzle off in a recent piece via GQ that is spreading like wildfire thanks to his comments and views on sin, homosexuality, Christianity, race and politics.

Here’s the top controversial (Phil’s word) quotes from the piece that are surely going to be, just like the Robertsons, everywhere:

Phil on why a woman has more to offer a man than another man:

“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.”

Phil on growing up with African-Americans “pre-entitlement:”

“I never, with my eyes, saw the mistreatment of any black person. Not once. Where we lived was all farmers. The blacks worked for the farmers. I hoed cotton with them. I’m with the blacks, because we’re white trash. We’re going across the field…. They’re singing and happy. I never heard one of them, one black person, say, ‘I tell you what: These doggone white people’—not a word!… Pre-entitlement, pre-welfare, you say: Were they happy? They were godly; they were happy; no one was singing the blues.

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Phil on why he voted for Romney in 2012:

“If I’m lost at three o’clock in a major metropolitan area…I ask myself: Where would I rather be trying to walk with my wife and children? One of the guys who’s running for president is out of Chicago, Illinois, and the other one is from Salt Lake City, Utah. [Editor’s note: Romney is from Boston, not Salt Lake City.] Where would I rather be turned around at three o’clock in the morning? I opted for Salt Lake City. I think it would be safer.”

Phil on his family’s faith:

“We’re Bible-thumpers who just happened to end up on television. You put in your article that the Robertson family really believes strongly that if the human race loved each other and they loved God, we would just be better off. We ought to just be repentant, turn to God, and let’s get on with it, and everything will turn around.”

Phil on sin:

“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 yourself. It’s not right.”

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Phil on letting God do the judging:

“We never, ever judge someone on who’s going to heaven, hell. That’s the Almighty’s job. We just love ’em, give ’em the good news about Jesus—whether they’re homosexuals, drunks, terrorists. We let God sort ’em out later, you see what I’m saying?”

Phil on what happens to society without Jesus:

“All you have to do is look at any society where there is no Jesus. I’ll give you four: Nazis, no Jesus. Look at their record. Uh, Shintos? They started this thing in Pearl Harbor. Any Jesus among them? None. Communists? None. Islamists? Zero. That’s eighty years of ideologies that have popped up where no Jesus was allowed among those four groups. Just look at the records as far as murder goes among those four groups.”

Phil pitching his faith to the interviewer:

“If you simply put your faith in Jesus coming down in flesh, through a human being, God becoming flesh living on the earth, dying on the cross for the sins of the world, being buried, and being raised from the dead—yours and mine and everybody else’s problems will be solved. And the next time we see you, we will say: ‘You are now a brother. Our brother.’ So then we look at you totally different then. See what I’m saying?”