Phil Robertson's Use of Scripture 'Unwise and One-Sided,' Divinity Professor Says

Phil Robertson, one of the stars of in A&E's popular "Duck Dynasty," has been suspended from the show after he made controversial remarks about gays and blacks in a magazine interview.Douglas CampbellAssociate professor of New Testament, Duke Divinity Schooldcampbell@div.duke.eduhttp://divinity.duke.edu/academics/faculty/douglas-campbell Campbell's main research interests comprise the life and thought (i.e. theology and its development) of Paul. His books include "The Deliverance of God: An Apocalyptic Rereading of Justification in Paul" (2009). Quotes:"Phil Robertson's use of Scripture from 1 Cor 6:9-10  is unwise and one-sided in comparison with other more liberational sides to the Bible and the teachings of Apostle Paul." "And it relies on a mistranslation of the Greek. The 'male prostitutes' he targets are literally 'soft,' or 'effeminate,'  people -- men who probably in Paul's day had the wrong clothing preferences and haircuts.""Somewhat ironically, this means that the Duck family men might be in danger of hellfire. They wear their hair long, which 1 Cor 11 frowns on. Their long beards would also have signified in Paul's day that they were philosophers or intellectuals. Plain men of the people would not have been seen dead in them."