For better or worse, Phil Robertson has become one of Louisiana’s highest profile personalities. And, recently, it feels a lot like the days when Bobby Jindal held that dubious distinction. While stumping for Ted Cruz in Iowa, the Duck Commander star assailed same sex marriage, labelling the institution “evil” and a sign “depravity” in America.
Robertson was tasked with fluffing a crowd in Iowa City before Cruz took the stage on Sunday (1.31). He did not hide his opinion of same sex marriages. ”When a fellow like me looks at the landscape and sees the depravity, the perversion — redefining marriage and telling us that marriage is not between a man and a woman? Come on Iowa!" Robertson spouted.
The hunting hero is no stranger to bigoted remarks. In December of 2013, he was suspended by A&E following homophobic comments.
Apparently, he did not learn his lesson. ”It is nonsense. It is evil. It's wicked. It's sinful," he preached. "They want us to swallow it, you say. We have to run this bunch out of Washington, D.C. We have to rid the earth of them. Get them out of there.”
Cruz did not address the hate-speech, but he did shower Robertson with praise. "What a voice Phil has to speak out for the love of Jesus," Cruz said. "What a joyful, cheerful, unapologetic voice of truth Phil Robertson is.”
Watch it for yourself below.