Phil Robertson's infamous remarks in GQ's January issue continue to make waves. Now Rev. Fred Luter, the president of the Southern Baptist Convention, is speaking out about the TV star's comments on Jim Crow-era race relations--i.e. Phil saying he "never saw the mistreatment of any black person,” that black folks were “singing and happy” and "didn’t complain about white people."
Luter, being of sane mind, argues Robertson's recollection is off, saying there was nothing happy about segregation or “being hung in a tree because of your race.” He adds that blacks were definitely complaining, if not to Robertson.
But don't clap from the amen corner just yet. When it comes to Phil's comments on homosexuality--you know bestiality and lumping in the gays with terrorists--the good reverend doesn't consider those remarks hateful. Of course, this is the same man who declared same sex marriage is not a civil right, so it's not that much of a shock.