- Posted May 29, 2014 by
Duck Dynasty Patriarch to Speak at Republican Leadership Conference
This week at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, Phil Robertson, star of Duck Dynasty, is scheduled to make an appearance.
The center of attention on the widely-viewed reality TV show that has taken the nation by storm, Robertson received harsh criticism after publicly sharing his thoughts on homosexuality and race relations in a December interview with GQ magazine.
He is the heavily-bearded patriarch of the Duck Dynasty clan who has made simple duck calling devices a household name as their show has surged in popularity, chronicling the mishaps and mayhem the clan faces on a daily basis while running their business.
The show temporarily suspended him for nine days as a result of is views.
It did not take long for him to jump back into a questionable spotlight after giving a sermon at his church’s Easter service in West Monroe, Louisiana, broadcast using free conference call software.
“You say, why’d they get mad at you?” Robertson said during the 45-minute sermon. “Cuz instead of acknowledging their sin, like you had better do, they railed against me for giving them the truth about their sins. Don’t deceive yourselves.”
Robertson is known for grouping homosexuals with other groups, such as thieves and adulterers, stating they are all hell-bound sinners.
The Republican event slated for this upcoming weekend will showcase RNC Chairman Reince Preibus, former presidential candidate Herman Cain, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota and former Rep. Allen West from Florida, as well as other speakers.
Speakers local to Louisiana include Gov. Bobby Jindal, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins and U.S. Sen. David Vitter. The latter two plan to speak on Friday.
2016 Presidential candidate rivals to Bobby Jindal, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Texas Gov. Rick Perry, plan to speak on Sunday.
The conference, attracting mostly conservative activists, will take place from Thursday to Sunday with most events taking place at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside downtown.
Robertson is scheduled to speak at 6:00 p.m.