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Meet the Robertsons: A Superclip of Pat and Phil's Anti-gay Insanity - VIDEO

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Televangelist Pat Robertson and Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson might not be blood relatives per se, but the two still share more than a few traits - not the least of which is an unabiding hatred for gay people.

To help sort through the many similarities, MSNBC's The Ed Show has put together a montage of some of the more outrageous 2014 moments in religious nuttery from the two Robertsons for your viewing pleasure.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Duck Dynasty Star Isn't Quite Sure If You Choose To Be Gay, But He's Trying to Figure it Out: VIDEO

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Duck Dynasty star Willie Robertson is studying the Bible in a quest to figure out if being gay is a choice.

Willie’s dad Phil got into some serious hot water a year ago when he attacked gay “sinners” who are going to hell. In an interview with GQ, Robertson senior also oddly said “we never, ever judge someone on who’s going to heaven, hell.” Phil later defended his views but claimed that although he's a homophobe, gay people "need to know that I love them".

Speaking with Larry King, junior Robertson said that he doesn’t agree with everything his old man said in the interview because “we love everybody.” Her also helpfully pointed out that there are many, many gay people in the entertainment world.

Asked if he believes that being gay is a choice, young Willie said:

“Larry, I’m trying to figure that out right now. I really am since the controversy and since I know all these people — and if the thought is ‘I’m born this way.’

“I don’t know. I’m trying to figure out myself through the passages, because I always have to look to the scriptures to see what’s there and then I put it up against people — put my time in, so I’ve spent time with people.

“I’m not the judge. God’s going to be the judge, so it’s not my job to convince people to change their lives — it’s really through Jesus. If I just introduce them to Jesus, he’ll do that.”

Willie didn’t elaborate on when he made the decision to be heterosexual.

Watch the interview, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Anti-gay Forces Unite to Oppose Houston Mayor Annise Parker and the 'Radical Agenda' of LGBT Equality: VIDEO

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The right-wing freak out over subpoenas sent to Houston area pastors for "all speeches, presentations, or sermons related to HERO, the Petition, Mayor Annise Parker, homosexuality, or gender identity prepared by, delivered by, revised by, or approved by you or in your possession" is set to continue via live telecast next Sunday as anti-gay leaders and organizations from across the country join together to "stand with these pastors and stand against the radical agenda sweeping our nation."

Those participating in "I Stand Sunday" include would-be HGTV stars David and Jason Benham, Mike Huckabee, hate leader Tony Perkins, Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson, Rick Scarborough, Fox News' Todd Starnes, Christian litigation group Alliance Defending Freedom, National Organization for Marriage, and others. 

Watch a promo for the anti-gay extravaganza, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Maggie Gallagher Says Duck Dynasty Is Responsible For Dip in Public Support for Gay Marriage

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In a new post over at the National Review, NOM co-founder Maggie Gallagher offers her take on the recent Pew poll that found a 5-point dip in public support for gay marriage (49%).

Writes Gallagher: 

It may well be an outlier, but here is why I suspect not:

White Evangelical support for gay marriage dropped 4 percentage points, from 22 percent to 18 percent; Catholic support dropped 9 percentage points, from 61 percent to 52 percent. (White mainline Protestant opinion was virtually unchanged, rising from 56 percent support to 57 percent support.) Unaffiliated support for gay marriage continued its rise — from 71 percent to 76 percent in just one year.

But something happened over the last year to give traditional Christians second thoughts about what gay marriage would mean. What could that be?

RobertsonThe most likely candidate is A&E’s decision to suspend Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson, after he expressed, rather colorfully, rather standard orthodox Christian views on gay sex.

The Duck Dynasty incident was not, of course, alone. In the spring of 2014, 65,000 people signed their names to a petition stating that Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich must either recant his opposition to gay marriage or be fired. The firestorm caused him to step down. The Eich case is salient for gay-marriage opponents because he had done nothing to deserve a public tarring and feathering except contribute once to the Prop 8 campaign in California. 

Gallagher goes on to point out that a similar drop in support occured back in 2009 in response to the backlash against Miss California Carrie Prejean after she stated her opposition to marriage equality


Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson Blames STDs and AIDS on Homosexual 'Immoral Conduct' - AUDIO

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Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson appeared on the radio show of fellow hate-spewer Tony Perkins this week to discuss, among other topics, why STDs and AIDS are really just God's punishment for immoral sexual conduct - i.e. homosexuality.

Said Robertson:

"God says 'One woman, one man' and everybody says 'Oh that's that old Bible stuff.'...Now to me, 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 towards it.."

Listen to the full segment, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson: 'I'm As Much of A Homophobe as Jesus Was' - VIDEO

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The infamous Phil Robertson of A&E's Duck Dynasty fame is shaping up to be one of those reality TV stars who will give the spotlight back once his body is interred and not a moment sooner. His latest bid for attention has him hawking his new book, unPHILtered: The Way I See It, which included an interview with ABC News' Ryan Owens. In the interview, he addresses the various topics that got him in trouble, including his stance on homosexuality. Of that, Robertson said:

I'm as much of a homophobe as Jesus was. The people who are participating in homosexual behavior, they need to know that I love them.

An interesting stance to take given that Jesus never said one word about homosexuality, so it's impossible to know whether he'd have been a member of PFLAG or Westboro. It's also hard to believe one is coming from a position of love when his position lumps LGBT people in with terrorists and zoophiles. Not exactly an intelligent or enlightened view for a person who claims to be a "highly-educated man" with a master's degree.

You can watch Robertson's interview with ABC - where he clarifies that the Bible was the only source he could go to in order to answer a question about homosexuality - AFTER THE JUMP...

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