I know little about Phil Robertson or Duck Dynasty, but this is controversy where there isn't any. So he says homosexuality is a sin and wrong? Within the tenets of his faith, this is true ("'Duck Dynasty' star off show after calling homosexuality a sin," Tribune, Dec. 18).
This same faith, while not always practiced correctly, is built on the idea that all people are sinners. I'm aware that his tone was very inflammatory, but Robertson is a professional provocateur. We encourage him to act that way. If you look past his tone, what he said is that people in the LGBT community are just like everyone else.
We're not all going to agree on anything, but we have to accept that people will live their lives in ways we don't like and say things we don't like. Acceptance requires eye rolling from both sides.