Robertson Defends Remarks

Phil Robertson is not sorry. The Duck Dynasty star defended his remarks Sunday in his first public appearance since his interview with GQ, in which he called gays “sinful.” “I will not give or back off from my path, because you conquered death, Father, so we are not worried about all the repercussions,” Robertson said, according to an online report. Robertson spoke to a small group at White’s Ferry Road Church in West Monroe, Louisiana, and his eldest son, Pastor Allan Robertson, later addressed the congregation. “Well, we’ve had quite a week. Shot some ducks, done some shopping, ignited a national controversy,” Allan Robertson said. Meanwhile, Cracker Barrel reversed its ban on Duck Dynasty merchandise, issuing a statement saying it had “listened” to customers who “told us we were wrong.” Never underestimate the power of a Twitter mob.