'Duck Dynasty's' Phil Robertson gives 'wife of 50 years' a surprise gift for Christmas

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  • Open Minded Mormon Everett, 00
    Jan. 2, 2014 11:23 a.m.

    Calgary, 00

    He and his kids look a lot like Brian David Mitchell did.

    1:06 p.m. Dec. 27, 2013


    And telling men to marry young teenage girls doesn't miss that mark either!

    [BTW - So many fawned and praised his remarks about homosexuals,
    and yet are eerily silent and absent when it comes to his remarks about having sex with a minor.
    Can you say hypocrites?]

  • Brahmabull sandy, ut
    Dec. 30, 2013 1:46 p.m.


    Those words should only be as hurtful as you saying that there is a god and that it isn't fantasy to somebody who doesn't believe. If the religious and (LDS) can say without question that it is true, and say it to everybody and anybody then they shouldn't be offended when somebody says that it is, without question, not true.

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 29, 2013 12:16 p.m.

    50 years huh? Well if he followed the advice he gave out the other day that men should marry women (well, girls really) when they're 15 or 16, I guess his wife is 66. (Still want to consider him a moral beacon?).

  • Cougsndawgs West Point , UT
    Dec. 29, 2013 12:09 p.m.

    The Scientist:
    Lets not confuse what we know or believe with what is truth. Unfortunately we don't have ultimate truth in science because it is impossible to attain...does that mean it doesn't exist? If you are truly a scientist than you realize that depending on science to understand ultimate truth is a fools errand. Most scientists also realize that describing faith in a God as fantasy and fiction as you just did, scientist, is without merit or purpose because science can't define or disprove Him.

    The fact that we don't know all truth does not equate to there not being all truth. That's why it's called faith because we don't know but believe in a loving God. We also believe God has given commandments of happiness to his children. If you don't share those beliefs that's fine and your prerogative, but don't call mine fantasy or fiction when your beloved science has nothing to say or prove on the subject. That said, I also believe that LGBT have agency to choose the life they will live, with it's accompanying consequences.

  • george of the jungle goshen, UT
    Dec. 29, 2013 5:12 a.m.

    There is a wolf in sheep clothing.

  • Open Mind Taylorsville, UT
    Dec. 28, 2013 2:55 p.m.

    The first couple to be married were Adam and Eve. Their marriage was performed by God. Marriage is a religious act, not a secular one.

  • Mayfair City, Ut
    Dec. 28, 2013 2:38 p.m.

    The Scientist said: "...since god and religion are mere fiction and fantasy"

    You have mentioned often that you are married to an LDS woman and that you love her.

    I wonder if remarks like this are offensive and hurtful to her.

  • gmlewis Houston, TX
    Dec. 28, 2013 2:13 p.m.

    As a child growing up in the fifties and sixties. I understood that right and wrong existed, and that God is real. In 1970, I had a college Socialogy professor who taught emphatically that there is no such thing as right and wrong. I worried when I saw many of my fellow students fall for this teaching, but for them it was a willing choice in order to escape moral responsibility.

    Two generations later, I see almost universal acceptance of this untruth, even among those who hold to a religious faith, and lament that many folks in their teens and twenties can't even conceive of differentiating between right and wrong. There is a purpose to life, and it is being wasted for so many today.

  • gittalopctbi Glendale, AZ
    Dec. 28, 2013 10:55 a.m.

    @ThornBirds He seems like a bully? Did you read the story or even just the headline? They've been married for FIFTY years! That's quite an accomplishment, longevity that I highly doubt would survive any kind of bullying.

  • brokenclay Tempe, AZ
    Dec. 28, 2013 10:11 a.m.

    Many a man proclaims his own steadfast love,
    but a faithful man who can find?

    If a ruler listens to falsehood,
    all his officials will be wicked.

    We need more men who won't become complicit with evil because it's convenient, or cave into malevolence because the pressure is too great.

    Phil Robertson-- a faithful man.

  • hockeymom Highland, UT
    Dec. 28, 2013 9:52 a.m.

    I sure hope it's a big rock! He can afford it, and she deserves it!

  • Lilalips Attleboro, MA
    Dec. 27, 2013 7:12 p.m.

    Some things I like about Phil. He says what he means and means what he says. He doesn't sugar coat things or worry about what other people think. He may be coarse but he is honest. If you watch the show, you see that his wife gets her way lots of the time but not all of the time. You also see Phil's faults but you witness the love that he has for his wife and that she has for him. We need more people like Phil and Kay out there who put the Lord first and each other second. Marriages between men and women where both are committed to serving the Lord will produce a happiness unlikely to be found anywhere else.

  • Joggle Somewhere In, HI
    Dec. 27, 2013 4:59 p.m.

    "God's immutable word" only applies to those who believe that way. According to DRay my "godless" heterosexual marriage is mere imitation of the real thing, made in a fantasy though...since I am after all a legally married godless person! Since when was belief in "God" required to be married? DRay fails to understand that natural laws and God's immutable word does not apply to secular-based laws that protect the civil liberties or equal rights of those who believe differently. DRay is correct in saying it is a matter of right and wrong though but only because if that is the whole issue...Phil Robertson's opinion and words would deserve to be condemned by the religious for the judging and intolerance expressed rather than those words being glorified and approved.

  • Christopher B Ogden, UT
    Dec. 27, 2013 4:32 p.m.

    I applaud Phil for standing up for what is right.

    Keep up the good work!

  • The Scientist Provo, UT
    Dec. 27, 2013 2:53 p.m.

    DRay wrote:

    "Same sex marriages are mere imitations of the real thing, made in a fantasy that going against God's decrees can bring happiness."

    And since god and religion are mere fiction and fantasy, then they are a perfect match!

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Dec. 27, 2013 1:58 p.m.

    "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone."
    Phil does not claim to be perfect, and openly admits his shortcomings. Much more than most people do.

    Good on the Duck folks for sticking to their beliefs.

  • ThornBirds St.George, Utah
    Dec. 27, 2013 1:25 p.m.

    This gives us a little more information into what is and what is not important to this individual.
    Sure glad he's not my spouse. He appears to be somewhat of a bully.

  • fourfunsons Calgary, 00
    Dec. 27, 2013 1:06 p.m.

    It would have been nice if he'd shaven off his beard, removed his bandana and had a haircut before the renewal of vows. His wife would not have recognized him, though! He and his kids look a lot like Brian David Mitchell did.

  • DRay Roy, UT
    Dec. 27, 2013 11:57 a.m.

    re: Hutterite, not true. Marriage the same,a man to a woman, yes. Any other way, not the same thing, talking about apples and oranges. Same sex marriages are mere imitations of the real thing, made in a fantasy that going against God's decrees can bring happiness. The argument is not about civil liberties or equal rights, its about right and wrong. Of course sympathy for those who feel deprived, but civil laws aren't the culprit, natural laws and God's immutable word are, and they cannot be changed. We live in an age when people are not sad because they realize they have done wrong, they are only sad because they can't do wrong and still be right. No federal judge or President will ever have the power to change truth, or its eventual consequences. We should not pretend to tell God, to counsel Him who knows all things, but rather to take counsel from Him, seek to do His, not our own, will.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Dec. 27, 2013 11:14 a.m.

    There's a lot of people out there that Phil would just as soon see be unable to do the same.