But Duck Dynasty’s Willie Robertson has refused to criticise what the family patriarch said, and instead insisted he had just been speaking from the heart.
He also backed his father further, suggesting he shares the same views by saying he too ‘believes what the Bible says.’
In an interview that coincided with the end of the latest season of the A&E show, the Duck Commander CEO told CNN: ‘(Phil) made Christmas very interesting for us.
‘Phil just said what he thought, what was on his heart. He did some paraphrasing there.’
He also insisted the GQ journalist who carried out the infamous interviewer had an agenda, saying he ‘had what he wanted to put, and he was specifically asking this and that.’
Phil, 67, was suspended from the show after he told the magazine: ‘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.’
But Willie, 41, suggested he thinks his father is actually in the right with his views.
He said: ‘I believe what the Bible says. You have to read the Bible and make up your own mind
‘You have to decide, and God will ultimately decide then.
‘We don’t profess to be God, and we certainly don’t profess to be perfect. Because we have our own sins that we deal with.’
The family is halfway through filming season 6 of the hit show, though ratings have slipped since the controversy.
But Willie, who is worth $20m, said he would not care if the show came t an end all ended tomorrow.
He said: ‘We were able to use that platform to get out God’s message, and if it ended right there, it ended right there.
‘I felt like that was pretty much what God prepared us to do.’
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