(CNSNews.com) – The Bible teaches that God made one man and one woman to come together and be married, a union through which they can procreate and “fill the Earth with offspring,” said Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson, who added that if the married couple are monogamous, “they can’t catch a sexually transmitted disease” and this “Biblically correct sex is safe.”
Robertson further said the reason why there are so many sex-related “debilitating diseases” affecting people in America and abroad is because many people “follow liberal orthodox opinion” and breed with “anything and anybody,” refusing to “live a life of restraint before God Almighty.”
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 110 million U.S. men and women have a sexually transmitted disease (STD).
In a sermon at the White’s Ferry Road Church in West Monroe, La., as part of Duck Commander Mission Sunday on Sept. 14, Phil Robertson, an elder at the church along with his oldest son Alan Robertson, began his talk by quoting from a Merriam Webster’s dictionary about political correctness.
“Political correctness, conforming to what is regarded orthodox liberal opinion in matters of – are you ready? – sexuality,” said Robertson, head of the family that stars in the popular Duck Dynasty reality-TV show on A&E. “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.”
“Man marries a woman,” said Robertson. “They can procreate, fill the Earth with offspring – they need to stay together just like that. You know what those two will never have? They will never have a sexually transmitted disease. You know why? They keep their sex between the two of them. They can’t catch a sexually transmitted disease.”
“Biblically correct sex is safe,” he said. “It’s safe. You’re not going to get chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, AIDS – if you, if a man marries a woman, 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 continued, “And the masters of exceptions will always say, ‘But what about a blood transfusion you might get …’ – I’ll give you that. But you say, is it rare? It’s very, very rare.”
As for the damage caused by sexually transmitted diseases, Robertson, a non-denominational Bible Christian, said, “I say, why are there so many terrible, debilitating diseases bringing them down all over America and worldwide? Because they say, ‘We’re going to follow orthodox liberal opinion.’ Just breed anything and anybody. Just have at it. Go for it. Don’t be bridled and shackled and live a life of restraint before God Almighty. Don’t do that.”
“But every last one of you have been immoral, by the way,” said Robertson, who has discussed how he lived a very immoral life until age 28 when he became a born-again Christian. “Every last one of you – there’s maybe a handful in here that haven’t been sexually immoral. But most of you have been.”
He continued, “That was a quiet [response]. Do we have to talk about this, Phil? Look, God’s way is the safe way. That’s all I’m saying. True or false? Man meets woman, marries her, keeps his sex right there, the children come, the chances of them getting a sexually transmitted disease, would you say is almost zero? You can say it.”
In addition to the 110 million Americans who have STDs, the CDC reports that the eight most common sexually transmitted diseases are chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis B virus (HBV), genital herpes, HIV (which causes AIDS), human papillomavirus (HPV), syphilis and trichomoniasis.
Phil Robertson, 68, has been married to the same woman, Marsha Kay (Miss Kay) Robertson, for 49 years, although he has publicly discussed how he was caught up in a “sex, drugs and rock and roll lifestyle” until his conversion to Christianity at age 28.
Last year, at a benefit for the Preston Pregnancy Center in Dallas, Texas, Phil Robertson said, “You can only run sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll so far. The bottom line is what came out of that movement [in the 1960s] is what you're now witnessing. They had little innocent names; they called us 'hippies' and 'flower children.' That movement lured 60 million babies out of their mothers' wombs [by abortion]. What came out of that are universities that take our children and warp their minds – the ungodliness is literally rampant. All of the diseases that go with immorality, all of that stuff came out of my generation."
Duck Dynasty, which completed its fourth season on A&E in mid-August, had an average audience of 6.51 million viewers for each Wednesday night episode. That’s down from an average of 9.1 million viewers in 2013.
Despite that ratings decline, Duck Dynasty is still considered the highest-rated reality-TV program in cable history. In the summer 2014 season, the show came in No. 1 every week, beating all other cable-TV shows in its time-slot. See TV by the Numbers here.
The show has been renewed for another season in 2015.