'Duck Dynasty' Patriarch Phil Robertson Wades Into Transgender Bathroom Controversy
“The Judeo-Christian values that led America to greatness are under full assault by the mob mentality of political correctness, and we’re slowly losing our soul,” Robertson says in an email to conservatives.
The always politically controversial Phil Robertson has teamed with equally controversial Citizens United to raise money off of the North Carolina bathroom law that so many in the entertainment industry say discriminates against the transgender community.
“This is Phil Robertson from Duck Commander and I’ve got a radical idea,” the star of the Duck Dynasty TV franchise says in an email that went out to conservatives over the weekend.
“Men should use the men’s bathroom and women should use the women’s bathroom,” Robertson says in the email. “Just because a man may ‘feel’ like a woman doesn’t mean he should be able to share a bathroom with my daughter, or yours. That used to be called common sense. Now it’s called bigoted.”
The email includes a link to StandTallWithPhil.org, which asks for donations to an effort called Speak Freely from Citizens United in conjunction with Robertson.
Citizens United is best known for its anti-Hillary Clinton documentary that some tried to suppress, leading to a Supreme Court ruling which held that the government could not restrict political expenditures by nonprofit corporations. Clinton, to the delight of many Hollywood liberals, has vowed to somehow overturn the Citizens United decision if she’s elected president.
Since North Carolina enacted House Bill 2, stating that in schools and government buildings males and females need to use the bathrooms that coincide with the gender stated on their birth certificate, Hollywood liberals have practically declared war on the state.
Director-actor Rob Reiner got the ball rolling by saying supporters of the law are full of “hate, bigotry and discrimination” and that he won’t film there until the law is repealed. Disney and other studios then made similar proclamations, and artists such as Bruce Springsteen and Ringo Starr have canceled shows there in protest of the law.
The email from Robertson and Citizens United doesn’t mention North Carolina, but the state has been in the forefront of the controversy. Target stores also waded into the controversy by announcing shoppers and employees could “use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity.”
Some states have either passed or are considering religious-freedom bills designed to protect caterers, clergy and others from being sued for refusing to participate in same-sex marriages, and money raised by the Speak Freely campaign will help those efforts.
“The Judeo-Christian values that led America to greatness are under full assault by the mob mentality of political correctness, and we’re slowly losing our soul,” Robertson says in the email.