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Phil Robertson Speaks Out at Church Group: ‘I Am a Lover of Humanity, Not a Hater’

Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson has broken his public silence on his comments about homosexuality that got him suspended from the popular A&E show. He granted UK paper The Daily Mail access to a Bible study group he led on Sunday, and said on the record that he stands by what he said, and that he’s “a lover of humanity, not a hater.”

Robertson’s remarks have inspired some rather heated debates in the last few days, but Robertson has been silent so far. However, now he’s offering on-the-record comment and is showing no indication he regrets what he said, making these remarks during a lengthy discussion of sin at his church group.

‘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… A lot of times they don’t even wait for you to finish and say, ‘But there’s a way out, do you want to hear the rest of the story or what?

‘Jesus will take sins away, if you’re a homosexual he’ll take it away, if you’re an adulterer, if you’re a liar, what’s the difference? If you break one sin you may as well break them all.

‘If we lose our morality, we will lose our country. It will happen. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could all walk around without stealing from each other and killing each other?’

Despite the controversy, Robertson will appear in already-filmed episodes of Duck Dynasty‘s upcoming season.

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