"Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson has criticized gay activists who rallied against him for his previous comments made during an Easter sermon at a Louisiana church, where he identified homosexuality as a sin.
Robertson, a guest speaker at White's Ferry Road Church of Christ in Monroe on April 20, used the opportunity to speak out against critics who had called for him to be fired from his reality TV show for his comments on homosexuality.
Robertson told the congregation, "You say, 'Why'd they get mad at you?' Cause instead of acknowledging their sin, like you had better do, they railed against me for giving them the truth about their sins."
After a December interview with GQ Magazine, where Robertson spoke about homosexuality, he was suspended from his hit A&E show, but quickly reinstated after a public outcry.
"'Is homosexual behavior a sin?' the guy asked me. I said, 'Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God?" Robertson recounted during the Easter sermon.
"Do not be deceived. Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
"I gave him the bad news, and then I gave him the good news. I said, 'The Apostle Paul then said that that's what some of you were," he continued, paraphrasing 1 Corinthians 6:9-11.
"I was in that camp... we've all been there. The reason we're here today, is to remind you of the gospel that was preached."
The Duck Commander founder also stated that God is present in every facet of our society.
"This is 2014 A.D.—Anno Domini, 'Year of our Lord.' We're all counting time by Jesus," he said.
"Every year that goes by, every month, every day... it's all predicated on Jesus, the Son of God. We're counting time by it. That tells you he was here."
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