Robertson, well-known for being a devout Christian, went on at length about his beliefs that being gay is a sin, and compared it with a list of other behaviors (specifically referred to in the Bible) that he considers equally offensive.
"Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there," he said. "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."
A&E moved swiftly to remove Robertson from the Duck Dynasty roster. They said in a statement:
"We are extremely disappointed to have read Phil Robertson's comments in GQ, which are based on his own personal beliefs and are not reflected in the series Duck Dynasty. His personal viewsRead More »from Is Phil Robertson's Suspension from "Duck Dynasty" Censorship?