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Phil Robertson

Publicly Bashed Gays ... FOR YEARS

A&E Knew All About It

12/19/2013 11:43 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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A&E knew all about "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson feelings toward gays when it hired him -- because the guy openly preached that gays were going to hell years before the series started.

Take a look at the video (above) of a 2010 sermon at Berean Bible Church in Pennsylvania ... it's pretty much your typical bible-thumping drill.  Phil calls gay people shameful, perverse, heartless, faithless, senseless God haters ... destined for the burning pits of hell.

So with that backdrop ... A&E hired Robertson ... then allowed him to do an interview with GQ where it HAD to know the reporter would ask questions about his feelings toward gays ... and then when he answered honestly A&E punished Robertson.

Robertson may be misguided, but A&E is being dishonest for feigning shock about something it definitely knew all about.

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SoManyIdiots    

It's not gay bashing. It's his beliefs. Like it, or disagree with out, it's NOT "bashing".

205 days ago
17.

yes...    

It is not a black or white thing here..it is about the right thing and gay is not the right thing....

205 days ago
18.

Hardcoremoney    

Liberal ****s say they want freedom of expression?!?! Wtf so if u don't agree with what someone says then u can't say it but if u want to be on a butt train with 5 guys it's fine...wtf this shot pisses me off...Alec baldwin says *** all the time apparently and u still accept him...put liberal ******* politicians on a lie detector and I would BET BIG money they agree with Phil bc they r southern boys just like them....they just know how to bite their lip and take it lol

205 days ago
19.

BruinsChick    

His opinion didn't matter until he became well known.

205 days ago
20.

BruinsChick    

So sad

205 days ago
21.

Margerine    

Didn't conservatives call for Martin Bashir's head on a platter recently for saying something they didn't like? So Phil gets to have free speech but not Bashir?
Screw conservatives.

205 days ago
22.

Stephanie    

Thanks to everyone expressing their support for Phil.

205 days ago
23.

The Real JJ    

Everyone is so damn sensitive!! We get mad at a man for expressing his beliefs. Really? This man goes to church in camo and he offends you? A +e knew and after they got a little heat and seen what happened to Baldwin they followed the trend like cowards.

205 days ago
24.

Texaswalkers    

If A&E knew about his past & still hired him, it only validates my original thoughts on the subject... A&E is partially owned by ABC. Phil recently snubbed a Barbara Walters interview to go duck hunting. ABC is overly liberal & not very forgiving.

205 days ago
25.

Adrianna    

He doesn't have to "like" gays. He is completely entitled to his opinion, and his religious views. And no one has to "like" that. But, to each their own.

205 days ago
26.

INTHEZONE    

I also think gay people are shameful, perverse, heartless, faithless, senseless God haters ... destined for the burning pits of hell

205 days ago
27.

dapedo    

just like there are warp islamic terroriest beliving in a warped version of there religion this idiot has warp chritianity to suit his own purpose religon is altered all the time to suit a person way of controling those they have influance over.

205 days ago
28.

Hardcoremoney    

Y is there no freedom of speech!!!! Wtf this is crazy...it's only ok if u want to bone a dude in the ass otherwise u can't express anything....****kkkkkkk all these people...OUR FOUNDING FOTHERS WOULD BE ASHAMEDDDDDD IF THEY SAW THE STATE OF THE COUNTRY!!!!!!

204 days ago
29.

Yurra Knutz    

Where the bashing at?

204 days ago
30.

INTHEZONE    

I also think straight people are shameful, perverse, heartless, faithless, senseless God haters ... destined for the burning pits of hell

204 days ago
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