updated 12/18/2013 AT 8:00 PM ET
•originally published 12/18/2013 AT 10:00 AM ET
Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson has some advice for the nation: Repent.
“The Robertson family really believes strongly that if the human race loved each other and they loved God, we would just be better off,” the reality star tells the January issue of GQ (on newsstands Dec. 24). “We ought to just be repentant, turn to God and let’s get on with it, and everything will turn around.”
He continues, “Everything is blurred on what’s right and what’s wrong … Sin becomes fine.”
“We’re Bible-thumpers who just happened to end up on television,” the 67-year-old explains. “Which ain’t gonna last forever.”
But Robertson also touches on a life-changing incident from his past. During the 1970s, Robertson fled Arkansas after he badly beat up a bar owner and his wife. Robertson’s wife, Kay, persuaded the couple not to press charges in exchange for most of the Robertsons’ life savings. “I just put it behind me,” Robertson says of the ordeal.
With his past behind him, Robertson considers himself born again.
“We never, ever judge someone on who’s going to heaven, hell. That’s the Almighty’s job,” Robertson says. ” We just love ‘em, give ‘em the good news about Jesus – whether they’re homosexuals, drunks, terrorists. We let God sort ‘em out later, you see what I’m saying?”