"Duck Dynasty" TV star Phil Robertson appeared on the "Washington Watch" radio show on Tuesday where he claimed that AIDS and sexually-transmitted diseases are God's punishment for sexual immorality.
“Do you think it’s a coincidence that all of these debilitating, literally that can cause death, diseases follow that kind of conduct?” Robertson asked Family Research Council head Tony Perkins, noted GoodAsYou.org (audio below).
Robertson failed to mention there have been fatal diseases for centuries. The Spanish Flu killed tens of millions of people in the early part of the 20th century and had nothing to do with sex.
“God says, ‘One woman, one man,’ and everyone says, ‘Oh, that’s old hat, that’s that old Bible stuff,’” added Robertson. “But I’m thinking, 'Well let’s see now. A clean guy, a disease-free guy and a disease-free woman, they marry and they keep their sex between the two of them. They’re not going to get chlamydia, and gonorrhea, and syphilis, and AIDS. It’s safe.'"
In reality, AIDS is transmitted via exchange of bodily fluids and can strike anyone who is exposed in any situation, not just sex.
“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.’ I’m leaning towards there’s a penalty for it,” stated Robertson, noted Mediate.com.
Perkins didn't ask Robertson about his comments to GQ magazine about how black people were "happy" while living under racist Jim Crow laws, but rather praised him for his courage to stand up to political correctness.
Robertson, who compared homosexuality to bestiality in the same GQ interview, told Good Morning America (video below) last week, "I’m as much of a homophobe as Jesus was. People who are participating in homosexual behavior, they need to know that I love them.”