Despite anti-gay rants, Duck Dynasty Las Vegas musical is now in production

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The controversial television reality series Duck Dynasty has now set its sights on producing a ‘family musical’, despite a history of anti-gay remarks from one of the show’s most prominent stars.

In September, Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson added to controversy started last year, when he claimed that sexually transmitted infections are God’s punishment for gays.

He was suspended from the A&E reality show for less than two weeks last year, when he questioned in an interview to GQ why gay men would prefer “a man’s anus” over a vagina.

The Washington Times today reported the family is now working on a musical production, aiming for a Las Vegas launch in the near future.

The production is to be based on the book “The Duck Commander Family,” co-authored by Willie Robertson and his wife, Korie.

Willie Robertson said: “We’ve enjoyed the process of making a musical alongside the team who is interested in telling the Robertson family story from an outside perspective,”

Sarah Kate Ellis, president of GLAAD, told The New York Times: “The family has become symbolic of a much larger and somewhat dangerous problem of what we’re seeing in America — this issue of homophobia being masked as a religious value.”

Despite the family claiming it had “moved on” from the incident, earlier this year Robertson gave an Easter Sermon claiming that the “sexually immoral” would go to hell.

In September, Robertson claimed that he is only as homophobic as Jesus – though his son Alan Robertson has hailed him as a 21st Century prophet more akin to John the Baptist.