23 December 2013

DailyMail: Phil Robertson Interview

This is a fantastic collection of comments from Phil Robertson. Regardless of your stance on the subject (homosexuality and promiscuity in general), you should take note of how he is conducting himself. Phil isn't backing down, isn't getting angry, and isn't returning insults to those who are reacting with vehemence towards him.

Here is a quote:
Then reading from the Bible he said, ‘The acts of the sinful nature are obvious. Sexual immorality, is number one on the list. How many ways can we sin sexually? My goodness. You open up that can of worms and people will be mad at you over it. 
‘I am just reading what was written over 2000 years ago. Those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom. All I did was quote from the scriptures, but they just didn’t know it. Whether I said it, or they read it, what’s the difference? The sins are the same, humans haven’t changed. 
‘If you give them the bad news, they’ll start kicking and screaming. But you love them more than you fear them, so you tell them.
The full story can be found here. Unfortunately, it is the DailyMail, so the website itself is fairly horrible to contend with.

The original interview with Phil by GQ is here.

BTW, my favorite part of the GQ interview:
The ecology here has been so perfectly manipulated that it feels as if two giant hands reached down from the sky and molded the land itself, an effect that I’m sure would please Phil. Whatever you think of Phil’s beliefs, it’s hard not to gaze upon his cultivations and wonder if you’ve gotten life all wrong. This is life as summer camp. It’s gorgeous, in a way that alters you on an elemental level. I feel it when I breathe the air. I feel it when I survey the enormity of the space around me. I shouldn’t be sitting around the house and bitching because the new iOS 7 touchscreen icons don’t have any fucking drop shadow. I should be out here, dammit! Killing things and growing things and bringing dead things home to cook! There is a life out in this wilderness that I am too chickenshit to lead. 

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