So, Phil Robertson, patriarch of the family featured in the wildly successful reality TV show Duck Dynasty, during an interview with GQ Magazine, said something anyone who has watched even one episode of Duck Dynasty could have seen coming from a mile off:
“We’re Bible-thumpers who just happened to end up on television,” he tells me. “You put in your article that the Robertson family really believes strongly that if the human race loved each other and they loved God, we would just be better off. We ought to just be repentant, turn to God, and let’s get on with it, and everything will turn around.”
Of course, that wasn’t what sent the usual suspects first to their fainting couches, and then quickly into a PC-fueled rage. That was completely ignored. That wasn’t the quote GQ found so note-worthy that they featured it in the profile’s opening stanza:
“It seems like, to me, a vagina—as a man—would be more desirable than a man’s anus. That’s just me. I’m just thinking: There’s more there! She’s got more to offer. I mean, come on, dudes! You know what I’m saying? But hey, sin: It’s not logical, my man. It’s just not logical.”
That was the quote that sent the usual suspects to their fainting couches, and signaled where GQ intended to have this profile go. As a member of the Heteronormative Patriarchy, I see no problem with that opinion. It’s never occurred to me to stick my penis in another man’s pooter, but hey!–to each his own. But then, I’ve never attended a “Gender Studies” seminar, either….
I did, however, attend a gay wedding back in the 80s, before gay weddings were cool. The “bride” was dressed as the Statue of Liberty, and the groom was decked out as Hercules. The “reverend” was from that church that advertised in the Rolling Stone classifieds. It was the second weirdest wedding I’ve ever attended.