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December 18, 2014

Reality TV star says his family loves gay people

Duck Dynasty narrator Willie Robertson is trying to figure out if being gay was a choice after his father caused a media firestorm with his anti-gay views.

The reality TV star said Monday (December 15) on Larry King Live that he did not agree with his Phil Robertson's comments equating gay sex to bestiality.

'Some of the things he said in that interview, I didn’t agree with — and I’ve even said so.

October 24, 2014

The country's opposition leader has been prosecuted four times under the law

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called for an end to the prosecution of Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim under the country's anti-gay law.

Next week, the country's top court will hear Anwar’s appeal of his March conviction for violating the colonial sodomy law, which criminalizes same-sex relations.

The prosecution is cross-appealing Anwar’s five-year jail term, which could result in a sentence of up to 20 years.

October 8, 2014

Phil Robertson is at it again, leading a sermon that claims straight, married couples cannot get an STD

Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson is at it again, claiming the only way to protect yourself from STDs is to have 'Biblically correct' sex'.

According to Raw Story, Robertson delivered a sermon at White's Ferry Road Church in Louisiana claiming heterosexual sex is the only way to stay 'safe'.

'Biblically correct sex is safe,' Robertson said.

September 11, 2014

In comments that are sure to again incense the LGBTI community, Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty has spoken out on the ‘physiological downside to immorality’

Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson has indulged in another anti-gay rant, saying that AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases are God’s punishment for immoral behavior.

The reality TV star, who is currently engaged on a US-wide tour to promote his new book, made the comments while giving a phone interview with the Tony Perkins Christian-themed radio show, Washington Watch.

September 3, 2014

A&E reality TV show star compared homosexuality to bestiality, prostitutes and adulterers

Duck Dynasty's dad Phil Robertson has claimed he has the same views on gay people as Jesus.

The A&E reality TV show personality has appeared on ABC to defend his homophobic views, comparing gay people to liars, thieves, prostitutes, adulterers and people who have sex with animals.

'I'm as much of a homophobie as Jesus was,' he said. 'People who are participating in homosexual behavior, they need to know that I love them.'

When Robertson revealed his homophobic views last year, the 68-year-old was briefly suspended from his reality TV show.

June 8, 2014

'The Robertson family’s passion for the Word is infectious and the impact of their ministry is amazing'

The patriarch of a reality show will soon have his own Bible.

May 23, 2014

Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson has doubled down on his homophobic Christian views, giving an Easter sermon in which he lumps gay people in with thieves and swindlers

Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson has again aired his homophobic views that saw him temporarily suspended from the show in an Easter sermon that was posted online on 20 April.

The video was posted by Robertson’s Whites Ferry Road Church so it seems he wanted people to see it.

In it he compares gay people to thieves, drunkards and swindlers and complains about how he was treated over his former comments.

April 19, 2014

The 27 April performance was scheduled for an 11,000-seat arena in Springfield, Missouri

The planned musical extravaganza from the stars of reality show Duck Dynasty has been canceled because of low ticket sales.

The Robertson family was to bring a concert, called Faith, Family & Ducks, to Springfield, Missouri (a midwestern US state).

The presentation was to be a mixture of songs, and speeches, on how the family lives the American dream and keeps 'family values.'

March 26, 2014

Willie Robertson says the family patriarch 'just said what he thought, what was on his heart'

Duck Dynasty cast member Willie Robertson is defending the anti-gay statements made by his father that have tarnished the reality show and sent its ratings to a 16 month low.

'Phil just said what he thought, what was on his heart,' he said of family patriarch Phil Robertson in an interview with CNN.

The show is about about a family that has made a fortune from its duck hunting products.

March 10, 2014

'In another time, that might have been it. Phil (Robertson) would have stayed fired. But not now, not this time'

Sarah Palin surfaced at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) over the weekend and used part of her speech to defend anti-gay Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson.

Robertson had been suspended from the A&E reality show after comparing homosexuality to bestiality in an interview with GQ Magazine but the suspension was lifted in less than two weeks.

'In another time, that might have been it,' Palin said to the ultra-conservative audience in National Harbor, Maryland. 'Phil would have stayed fired. But not now, not this time.'

January 24, 2014

Show loses nearly 2 million viewers from season premiere a week earlier

Duck Dynasty's ratings seem to be on a downhill slide.

Ratings for the second episode of the show's fifth season were down by nearly 2 million viewers compared to the episode a week prior.

Those are the first two installments of the The A&E reality series to air since anti-gay comments made by cast member Phil Robertson surfaced in a GQ interview last month.

He was briefly suspended from the show.

January 20, 2014

''Pick your balls up off the floor and get on with it; instead of taking advantage of every word said and twisting it for your own gain'

One Direction's Liam Payne is facing some media heat for a tweet that seemed to stand behind the Duck Dynasty reality show.

'Huge love to you,' Payne tweeted to Willie Robertson, according to Gawker. 'Huge respect for your business properties and the family values you still all behold. Big fan.'

January 17, 2014

Fifth season premiere is seen by 28% fewer viewers than record fourth season kickoff in August

It's been said that any publicity is good publicity.

But in the case of Duck Dynasty, maybe not.

The A&E reality series returned to the air on Wednesday (15 January) for the first time since anti-gay comments made by cast member Phil Robertson surfaced in a GQ interview last month.

The fifth season premiere was seen by 8.5 million viewers - a 28% drop from the record-setting fourth season premiere last August.

Still, the premiere had 8.5 million viewers which is an enormous number for a reality show on a cable network.

January 2, 2014

Willie and Korie Robertson, stars of the reality show Duck Dynasty, appear on Fox News on New Year's Eve

Two stars from the reality show Duck Dynasty went on Fox News to say the Robertson family is ready to move on from the media firestorm started by clan patriarch, Phil Robertson.

Willie and Korie Robertson, two stars of the A&E Network program, were guests on All American New Year, a Fox News' New Year's Eve special.

January 2, 2014

Further controversial comments by Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson have surfaced with a 2009 video in which he advises men to marry 15 and 16 year-old girls appearing on YouTube

A 2009 video has emerged in which Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson advises men at a Christian retreat in Georgia to marry 16 and 15-year-old girls because he says by age 20 they all turn into gold diggers.

‘Make sure that she can cook a meal. You need to eat some meals that she cooks, check that out. Make sure she carries her Bible. That’ll save you a lot of trouble down the road, and if she picks your ducks – now that’s a woman’ Robertson, a same-sex marriage opponent, says in the video.

January 1, 2014

Fox News regular Charles Krauthammer has called the LGBTI community’s fight for equal treatment heroic but says they should be more tolerant of religious gay marriage opponents as that was President Obama’s position on the issue only a few years ago

Washington Post columnist and frequent Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer has praised the LGBTI community for ‘heroically’ fighting for their rights but says they should be more tolerant of people who don’t agree with the idea of same-sex marriage for religious reasons in the way they expect tolerance for themselves.

Krauthammer made the comments on 22 December on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace during a panel discussion, reacting to questions about Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson recent comments about homosexuality.

January 1, 2014

Conservative radio host Glenn Beck has declared the climate of homophobia in Russia to be ‘hetero-fascism,’ likening it to Nazi Germany, and says he will stand with gay activists against it

Conservative US radio host Glenn Beck has likened the mood against homosexuals in Russia to that of Nazi Germany towards Jewish people in response to comments by Russian actor Ivan Okhlobystin that he thinks gay people should be burned alive.

December 31, 2013

'I was afraid of people like Phil Robertson, who claim to love everyone while simultaneously thinking that everyone's love isn't equal'

While First Lady Michelle Obama and plenty of other people have been quick to congratulate Good Morning America host Robin Roberts for coming out publicly as a lesbian, others have wondered what took her so long.

CNN's Don Lemon took to the air on Monday (30 December) to shed some light on why he thinks Roberts or any television news personality is still reluctant.

December 28, 2013

Alabama Republican state Senator Jerry Fielding wants to make a public stand for Christians who believe in biblical principles

A state senator from Alabama will introduce a motion in the legislature in support of Phil Robertson, the embattled patriarch of the reality show Duck Dynasty.

State Senator Jerry Fielding told CNN the symbolic proposal is meant to support conservative Christians who stand by 'biblical scriptures.'

December 27, 2013

A&E Networks, which had been 'extremely disappointed' by his remarks, lifts supsension

Phil Robertson will not be missing from Duck Dynasty after all.

A&E Networks announced Friday (27 December) that the patriarch of the popular reality show is no longer suspended after making anti-gay comments in an interview with GQ magazine.

December 24, 2013

Says Americans would rather be talking about sex than race

LGBTI columnist and activist Dan Savage funds it telling that much of the fallout from Duck Dynasty patriarch's Phil Robertson recent comments has been focused on his anti-gay comments and not on what he had to say about blacks.

'I actually thought what he said about African-Americans in the South under Jim Crow was so much more offensive,' Savage tells CNN's Anderson Cooper.

December 24, 2013

Palin stumped when asked about his 'graphic' and 'offensive' anti-gay comments

Sarah Palin was one of the first high-profile people to take to Twitter to defend Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson last week when his anti-gay comments surfaced.

She tweeted: 'Free speech is an endangered species. Those "intolerants" hatin’ and taking on the Duck Dynasty patriarch are taking on all of us.'

While Palin has not retracted her defense of Robertson, she has admitted to not having read his comments to GQ magazine before or after sending her tweet.

December 23, 2013

US actor Charlie Sheen has demanded Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson apologize for his recent anti-gay comments, calling on him to make ‘serious amends to those you have radically offended’

Angered by recent comments by Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson likening homosexuality to bestiality, Charlie Sheen has taken to Twitter to launch a blistering attack on the show’s patriarch.

‘You have offended and hurt so many dear friends of mine, who DO NOT have the voice or the outreach that I do,’ Sheen posted yesterday.

‘Well news flash shower-dodger, I will speak loudly and clearly for ALL of them … Just when your desperately sub evolved ass thought the pressure was off, you are now in the cross hairs of a MaSheen style media beat down.’

December 22, 2013

Bristol Palin wants the world to know that being against homosexuality and same-sex marriage does not equal homophobia

Bristol Palin is joining the many US conservatives coming to the defense of Phil Robertson, the patriarch of the A&E reality show Duck Dynasty.