There is another point to be made about what Phil said. I have seen it alleged he equated homosexuality with bestiality; and maybe it's a question of interpretation, but I do not think that is what he actually said. It seems to me he wasn't equating the two but rather talking about a slippery slope in moral conduct.
Robertson was suspended indefinitely by A&E after saying that "everything is blurred on what’s right and what’s wrong... Sin becomes fine ... Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men."
This may seem like a small point, even irrelevant, but that's how I interpret what he meant.“Vice is a monster of so frightful mien, As to be hated needs but to be seen; Yet seen too oft, familiar with her face, we first endure, then pity, then embrace”