Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Thursday defended ‘Duck Dynasty’ star Phil Robertson after he was suspended from the television show for making controversial anti-gay remarks in an interview with GQ magazine.
“If you believe in free speech or religious liberty, you should be deeply dismayed over the treatment of Phil Robertson. Phil expressed his personal views and his own religious faith; for that, he was suspended from his job,” Cruz wrote on his Facebook page. “In a free society, anyone is free to disagree with him–but the mainstream media should not behave as the thought police censoring the views with which they disagree.”
Cruz argued that people love ‘Duck Dynasty’ because it shows a family open about its faith.
“The reason that so many Americans love Duck Dynasty is because it represents the America usually ignored or mocked by liberal elites: a family that loves and cares for each other, believes in God, and speaks openly about their faith,” Cruz wrote.
Cruz has expressed his love for the reality show before. He talked about the “God-fearing” family “who love guns” during his September talkathon on the Senate floor.
[H/t The Hill]