Not new to being in the media’s crosshairs, Phil Robertson has defended, and will continue to defend, his views on issues like homosexuality.
In his new book “Un-PHILtered,” Robertson attempts to clarify his comments on homosexuality that put him in the media’s spotlight. His comments were published in GQ earlier this year when Robertson called homosexuality a sin.
“The only place I know of that I could have gone to answer that question would be the Bible,” Robertson said.
“The dictionary wouldn’t have explained it, an encyclopedia wouldn’t have explained it, whether it was a sin or not, so I went to the only source I had.”
When asked if he was a homophobe, he responded, “I’m as much of a homophobe as Jesus was.”
As Christians, we are called to love everyone, regardless of the sin in our lives. According to the Bible, homosexuality is a sin. That is not Robertson’s words; they are God’s. Set sexual preferences aside, and we are all sinners in need of God’s mercy and grace. That mercy and grace came in the act of Christ coming and dying in our place. In the words of Christian artist Shai Linne, “grace is God’s riches at Christ’s expense.”
“People participating in homosexual behavior, they need to know that I love them,” Robertson said.
H/T Frontiers LA
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