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Sarah Palin Defends Duck Dynasty Star’s Anti-Gay Remarks: “Free Speech Is An Endangered Species”

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht

Conservative commentator Sarah Palin is defending “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson after A&E booted him from the reality series for anti-gay remarks he made in an interview with GQ magazine.

“Don’t be deceived,” Robertson, 67, told GQ. “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.”

He said homosexual sex is “not logical.”

"It seems like, to me, a vagina — as a man — would be more desirable than a man's anus, that's just me," he added.

Palin says Robertson has a right to free speech and people who can't tolerate that “are taking on all of us.”

The Robertson patriarch was suspended indefinitely from the show.

"His personal views in no way reflect those of A&E Networks, who have always been strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community,” A&E said in a statement.

Palin came to Robertson’s defense, posting a photo of herself with the Robertson family on Facebook.

"Free speech is an endangered species," Palin captioned the photo. "Those 'intolerants' hatin’ and taking on the Duck Dynasty patriarch for voicing his personal opinion are taking on all of us."

"We're Bible-thumpers who just happened to end up on television," Robertson told GQ.

Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation said Robertson’s sentiments don't speak for all Christians.

"Phil and his family claim to be Christian, but Phil's lies about an entire community fly in the face of what true Christians believe," GLAAD spokesman Wilson Cruz said in a statement.

Sources:, New York Daily News