Outspoken reality television star Phil Robertson just issued a personal plea for Americans who are concerned about attacks on freedom of religion and freedom of speech to join together to fight back.
The Duck Dynasty patriarch sent out an email to his supporters Wednesday.
Robertson began his remarks by stating, “This is Phil Robertson from Duck Commander and I’ve got a radical idea. Men should use the men’s bathroom and women should use the women’s bathroom. 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.”
He continued, “That used to be called common sense. Now it’s called bigoted.”
Robertson then wrote about attacks on religious freedom. “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,” he wrote. “If we can no longer speak freely about our faith and practice it without fear of coercion, this is no longer America. I will not let that happen.”
In partnership with the conservative nonprofit Citizens United, Robertson said he is starting a new movement called “Speak Freely: Stand Tall for Religious Freedom,” and he called on followers to join him.
He continued, “Those trying to drive faith from our society, whitewash our history, and lie about what we believe are not many — but they’re loud. It’s time to drown them out.”
Robertson wrote one element of the group’s emphasis will be to educate, but the other part will involve action. “But ultimately,” he said, “this is about numbers and persuasion.” He urged all who are “willing to speak freely and stand tall for religious freedom” to join the effort and make a donation.
Robertson stars in the upcoming Citizens United-produced film titled Torchbearer. The group’s website says, “Citizens United Productions is pleased to announce our latest film, Torchbearer, starring Phil Robertson. ‘When man stops believing in God, he’ll believe in anything.’ Coming soon to theaters!”