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Bill O’Reilly thumps Duck Dynasty star with the Bible for anti-LGBT remarks

By Eric W. Dolan
Friday, December 20, 2013 11:38 EDT
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Thursday night on his show, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly argued that “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson was wrong to demonize LGBT people.

Citing Luke 6:37 in the Bible, O’Reilly said Robertson had gone too far by “being judgmental” and claiming LGBT people were barred from entry into Heaven.

His guest, Fox News analyst Laura Ingraham, disagreed. She said it was “disturbing” that Robertson had been suspended by A&E for merely expressing his religious views.

But O’Reilly insisted Robertson was wrong to condemn others.

“It’s not about the Bible, or believing or not believing in the Bible,” he explained. “It’s singling out a group, could be any group, and saying to that group ‘Hey, you’re not worthy. You’re not worthy in the eyes of the Lord, or in the eyes of God, you’re not worthy because of who you are.’ So once you get that personal, once you get down into that kind of a realm, problems arise.”

Prominent conservatives — including Sarah Palin, Sean Hannity, and Bryan Fischer — have rallied in support of Robertson. On Thursday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal (R) both released statements in support of the embattled reality TV star.

Watch video, courtesy of Fox News, below.


Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
 
 
 
 
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