By Jim Bowman
When asked what he considered sinful, Robertson paraphrased a passage from 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, which is reprinted here from the New International Version:
Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men, nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
Clearly the Christian Bible preaches that "men who have sex with men" will not go to heaven.
That's the gist of what made GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) mad. There's more -- in the January GQ article "What the Duck?" about Robertson, star of "Duck Dynasty," the most successful show in cable-television history -- but not family-newspaper-friendly stuff.
Let it be noted that the article got 230,000 likes, 628 tweets, 591 google-plus recommendations, and 5,074 comments and that the Robertson family says the show (on A&E) won't go on if Phil's indefinite suspension from it does.
Powerful lobby at work here, however, and A&E may be willing to tell its biggest audience ever to take a hike -- as we know by now.