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'Duck Dynasty' patriarch Phil Robertson once again under fire for homophobic comments

A temporary suspension from a hit reality show isn’t nearly enough to sway Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson from his controversial beliefs.

The reality star — briefly placed under hiatus for anti-gay and racist statements he made in the January issue of GQ — has once again made his homophobic stance known, this time in an Easter Sunday sermon at his hometown church.

In a video posted to YouTube by Whites Ferry Road Church, Robertson blasts the “absurd” media coverage of his temporary dismissal by the A&E Network and defends his inflammatory comments. As a refresher, here’s what he told GQ about gay men: “It seems like, to me, a vagina — as a man — would be more desirable than a man’s anus. That’s just me. I’m just thinking: There’s more there! She’s got more to offer. I mean, come on, dudes! You know what I’m saying? But hey, sin: It’s not logical, my man. It’s just not logical.”

In the new video, Robertson attempts to rationalize the national outrage his quotes caused, telling the congregation that people were upset because “instead of acknowledging their sin, like you had better do, they railed against me for giving them the truth about their sins. Don’t deceive yourselves,” he warns. READ FULL STORY

'Bates Motel' finale: Let's talk about that kiss...

Spoiler alert: If you haven’t watched the season 2 finale of Bates Motel, stop reading now!

Are we saying goodbye to Norman? Because the ending of that finale definitely felt like a farewell to me. Specifically, it felt like a farewell to that adorable boy from Finding Neverland — which probably accurately describes Norman as a child — and a greeting to the teenager who killed his father and his teacher. On a separate note, I loved the return of his Norma personality and her amazing outfit, because the only thing more extreme than Norma is Norman’s version of her, and I’m a little obsessed with her. READ FULL STORY

'Duck Dynasty': Rev. Jesse Jackson says Phil Robertson is 'more offensive' than Rosa Parks' bus driver

Louisiana’s lieutenant governor may want to see Phil Robertson and his Duck Dynasty family stay in the reality TV business for the sake of his state’s tourism, but one person who wants to halt capitalization on the controversial Robertson is Rev. Jesse Jackson. According to ABC News, which obtained a statement from Jackson dated Dec. 23, he and his Rainbow PUSH Coalition, along with GLAAD, are asking to meet with execs from A&E and Cracker Barrel to discuss Duck Dynasty memorabilia and content. Cracker Barrel had removed select Duck Dynasty merchandise from its shelves Dec. 20 but returned it two days later — and apologized for offending its customers. A&E is being pressured to reverse its decision to suspend Robertson from the show after comments he made in a GQ article expressing his views on homosexuality and pre-Civil-Rights-era Louisiana. READ FULL STORY

'Bates Motel' season finale: [SPOILER] kills [SPOILER]

Spoiler alert! Don’t keep reading unless you’ve seen the season finale of Bates Motel.


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