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Phil Robertson believes STIs are God’s punishment for gays

The "Duck Dynasty" star can't keep a lid on his homophobia

“Either it’s the wildest coincidence ever that horrible diseases follow immoral conduct, or, it’s God saying, ‘There’s a penalty for that kind of conduct’.”


Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson, in a segment on a Family Research Council radio show. Robertson was temporarily suspended from the A&E show last year after making homophobic comments in an interview with GQ. Last week, Robertson claimed he was “as much of a homophobe as Jesus was.” In the FRC segment, Robertson stated that “A clean guy — a disease-free guy — and a disease-free woman, they marry and they keep their sex between the two of them,” continuing with, “They’re not going to get chlamydia, and gonorrhea, and syphilis, and AIDS. It’s safe.”

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