Daniel Burke comments on the “Duck Dynasty” controversy at CNN Belief Blog. He writes that Phil Robertson misinterprets the verses quoted:
The Robertsons of “Duck Dynasty” fame have rallied around their family patriarch, saying his controversial comments on homosexuality are “grounded in the teachings of the Bible.” But Scripture is fiercely contested ground, and some experts say Phil Robertson misinterprets a key Bible verse.
“On the subject of homosexuality, the Bible doesn’t mean what Phil Robertson thinks it means,” said Jim Naughton, a Christian gay rights activist and communications consultant.
“The Bible may be divinely inspired, but its authors were human and saw, as St. Paul puts it, through a glass darkly,” said Naughton, the Christian gay rights activist.
Conservatives such as Robertson, on the other hand, argue that the Bible is the bedrock of their faith, unchanging and unalterable. “We want you to know that first and foremost we are a family rooted in our faith in God and our belief that the Bible is His word,” the Robertson family said Thursday.
Read more on how the Bible is interpreted here.