Louisiana LGBT Organization Calls Duck Dynasty Founder “Insensitive”


The Louisiana family values espoused on the hit cable television show “Duck Dynasty” sadly do not include respect for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT), say leaders of Forum for Equality Louisiana in response to the insensitive comments of Duck Commander founder Phil Robertson.

The writer of a profile in the January 2014 issue of GQ magazine posed the question, “What, in your mind, is sinful?” Robertson replied, “Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men. Don’t be deceived. Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers—they won’t inherit the kingdom of God. Don’t deceive yourself. It’s not right.’ “

416181_112769592207479_1527434471_oForum for Equality Foundation chair John Denison of Monroe – a former television anchorman – says of his neighbor across the Ouachita River in West Monroe, “I have a news flash for Phil Robertson: he chose his religious beliefs, but I didn’t choose to be gay, I was born just as I am. I’ve seen way too much bullying, bigotry and hatred over the decades and Robertson’s remarks fit all three categories.”

SarahJane Brady of New Orleans, executive director of Forum for Equality, Louisiana’s premier statewide LGBT organization, said Robertson is out of step.

“Phil Robertson’s unfortunate comments are a stark reminder of why Forum for Equality must continue its 25-year mission for full, equal rights for Louisiana’s LGBT people,” Brady said. “Our state’s citizens are increasingly in favor of nondiscrimination and equality. It’s past time for Louisiana’s elected leaders to catch up.”

Denison issued an open invitation to Robertson and his family to “treat them to a meal so that they can meet a successful, proud and Christian gay man. The Ouachita River isn’t so wide that we can’t sit down to break bread over iced tea.”

Forum for Equality is Louisiana’s statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender human rights organization. Learn more at forumforequality.org and on Facebook.

About Forum For Equality

The Forum For Equality is a statewide human rights organization dedicated to the establishment of a society free from discrimination and to the support of good government. We believe that the fastest and most efficient way to achieve these goals is to educate our communities and to constructively participate in the political process.
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19 Responses to Louisiana LGBT Organization Calls Duck Dynasty Founder “Insensitive”

  1. Heath Rachal says:

    With all the issues that we as a country face why is it “big news” because one man makes a comment. If you want to do something how about this. Ask you elected office why they got paid durning the government shut down. Why does the government not understand the simple principle of you can not spend more than you make. Here’s another. Why do we give other countries billions of dollars of aid and we are in debt. I my house I will help anyone with anything but I pay my bills first. Besides crying about how you as an individuals feel because of what was pointed out as his believe why not agrue issues that this county faces. Out children are facing. At the end if the day do you really believe at he cares who u sleep with or who you love or married too. I raise my kids that gay marriage is wrong in the eyes of the any church. And ever bible I have read says that. But at the end of the day as long as they have a job and are happy I do not care there mother does not care so why sould anyone else care. They will as all of answer to god at the end and you will find out at that time if it was right or wrong. If you are not having your butt kicked, people picking on you then why should you care what other people think. It seems like gay people have a bigger problem with being gay than straight people do towards gay folk. I think there are bigger issues that face this country than some comment that a man made about how he feels about gay people. You want to fight for something fight the price of gas, food, drugs, do something that benefits all Americans and stop signaling yourself out.

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