Transcript for Duck Dynasty Growing Firestorm
And now tonight a red hot firestorm surround a man who became a tv phenomenon because of his duck calls and charm. Phil robertson facing the heat because of his comments about sexual orientation and race. Abc's matt gutman tells us about the comments and everyone taking sides. Reporter: The self proclaimed redneck family of "duck dynasty is everywhere -- emblazened on bedshirts and boxers, they even have their own christmas cd. Presenting at the country music awards, attending the white house correspondents dinner -- and presiding over a half billion dollar empire and one of the most popular cable shows in history. I spoke to them about their gospel of hunting and god. They used their fame to spread their christian beliefs, but now the hunting family's patriarch, phil robertson is under the gun for his comments about sin to gq magazine. Start with homosexual behavior and more of from there, lumping gays with terrorists saying god will sort it out later. Robertson who grew up in louisiana tells gq blacks were better off before civil rights. I never saw the mistreatment of any black person. Preentitlement and welfare, they were godly, they weren't happy and no one was singing the blues. The naacp and the gay rights organization called the remarks dangerous. It is completely unacceptable to equality home sexuality with bestiality or that being gay is a choice that one has. Reporter: A and e listened placing robertson on high eight tus. Sarah palin came to his defense. The governor of his home state is sounding off. The left is for overview point except those that disagree with them. Reporter: Others say robertson is being attacked for his religious beliefs. The family has a best selling christmas cd out. Fans flock to them for it. Everybody watches that. You dvr it, go t church, come home and watch it. Reporter: Today phil robertson saying we are all created by the almighty and i love all humanity. Matt gutman, abc news, miami. Next here tonight we take you in search of a fascinating
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