Phil Robertson Makes Another Outrageous Claim About 'Biblically Correct Sex'

Phil RobertsonPhil Robertson is making headlines again, and it isn't because his granddaughter Sadie Robertson has been dancing up a storm on Dancing With the Stars. Nope, it seems as though the Duck Commander is back at it -- making controversial comments about biblically-sanctioned sex.

The self-proclaimed Bible-thumping redneck was preaching at the White's Ferry Road Church in West Monroe, LA, when he claimed that people who practice "biblically correct sex" will never get a sexually transmitted disease.


"Biblically correct sex is safe," Robertson preached. "It's safe. You're not going to get chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, AIDS."

"If a man marries a woman," he continued, "and neither of you have it, and you keep your sex between the two of you, you're not going to get ever sexually transmitted diseases."

Robertson apparently began the message by saying, "the Bible said one man, one woman: that's what [God] made to begin with. For this reason, we have a male and a female. For that reason, those two can come together and be married. And when they marry, what God has joined together, let man not separate."

It's not the first time the Duck Dynasty patriarch has raised eyebrows come under fire for his remarks on sexuality. In the past he's compared homosexuality to bestiality, and wondered out loud why any man would prefer sex with with another man rather than with a woman.

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Ever the one to admit he's a sinner just like everyone else, Phil pointed out that he himself has been sexually immoral in the past. No mention on whether or not he's ever contracted an STD though.

I get what he's saying, and in a perfect world, those who remained sexually pure would never have an opportunity to contract an STD. Unfortunately, these things aren't always possible, since some illnesses aren't spread exclusively through sex.

Like AIDS -- it's spread through blood and breast milk in addition to through semen and vaginal fluids. We've all heard horror stories about tainted blood transfusions that happened before much was understood about the disease. Or what about a child that contracted it through his or her mother? Or a nurse that didn't know she got cut while doing emergency work on someone with AIDS?

Those cases are rare, thankfully, but they're possible. A person can be as righteous as a human being possibly can, and still some how, some way, contract an STD.

Other than that, Phil makes a good point. It's not likely at all that you're going to get an STD without having sex. And yeah, there are precautions you can take to reduce your risks ... but this is church, and I'm pretty sure the Bible doesn't say "thou shall remain sexually pure and that includes using condoms when you do it with random partners outside the bonds of marriage."

Do you think Phil Robertson's comments are inappropriate?


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