WEST MONROE, La. (CBS Houston) — “Duck Dynasty” star Willie Robertson defended his Christian faith in a recent interview with CNN.
“I believe what the Bible says,” the Duck Commander CEO said.
“He made Christmas very interesting for us,” Robertson joked.
Robertson told CNN that his father just said “what was on his heart” and that the interviewer, Drew Magary, “had what he wanted to put, and he was asking specifically this and that.”
Korie Robertson, Willie’s wife, also stood up for her father-in-law.
“Anbody who knows him, any gay, straight, black, white, anybody who knows Phil knows that he is about love and his message is about God’s love, God’s grace and God’s forgiveness, ultimately,” she told CNN.
Willie Robertson said that people need to make up their own mind.
“You have to read the Bible and make up your own mind,” he explained to CNN. “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.”
A&E suspended the patriarch of the Robertson family for several days following his comments. The network allowed Phil Robertson back after facing a backlash and threatened boycott.
Willie Robertson said the family would be fine if the reality show ended tomorrow.
“We were able to use that platform to get out God’s message, and if it ended right there, it ended right there,” Robertson told CNN. “I felt like that was pretty much was God prepared us to do.”
“Duck Dynasty” is currently filming its sixth season.