“Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson recently reflected on faith, hope, love — and cancel culture.
Robertson, who infamously faced his own bout with cancel culture in 2013, when A&E suspended him over comments he made about homosexuality during a magazine interview, told CBN’s “Faith vs. Culture” earlier this month he holds no ill will against anyone involved in his highly-publicized controversy.
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“I never called A&E … and bellyached or griped or complained,” he said. “I never accused anyone because of what Jesus told me to do. I am to love God with all my heart, soul, strength, and love my neighbor, and so I do.”
Robertson, author of the new book “Uncanceled,” said he doesn’t hold anything against the reporter who asked him questions, nor anyone else involved in the kerfuffle.
“To this day, I don’t hate anybody,” he said.
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Robertson shared Jesus’ words from John 14:23-24 to drive home his point: “If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. The one who does not love me will not obey my teaching.”
The reality TV star explained his goal now is to help America focus on Christ’s commands to love God and love others.
“I’m just trying to get America to look around and show me the downside of loving God and loving each other,” Robertson said. “Love always perseveres. Love never fails, ever.”
He also decried the cancel culture mob, which he said doesn’t have a “forgiving bone” in its body.
“And here I am, some old guy who lives on the river down here,” he quipped, before reiterating: “I’m just trying to get our culture to love God and love each other, and it’s like pulling teeth.”
But for anyone wondering how we got here, Robertson said we have ourselves to blame.
“Our universities have renounced [God], school systems,” he said. “And we’re looking around and wondering why we go around canceling people. We did it to ourselves.”
Watch Robertson’s full interview on”Faith vs. Culture” here.
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