Alabama State Sen. Jerry Fielding (R) announced Monday that he will introduce a resolution honoring “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson, who was suspended from the A&E reality television show after making controversial anti-gay comments in an interview with GQ magazine, the Daily Home reported.
“Phil Robertson’s family values are shared by the vast majority of Alabamians, who are rightfully concerned by the vitriol aimed at his Christian stance,” Fielding said in a statement. “There’s a clear double standard in the media favoring a liberal worldview. When it’s used to silence and punish Christians for stating their beliefs, that’s when we must defend the rights of individuals to exercise their free speech without fear of politically-motivated repercussion. I join thousands across Alabama and our country by standing with Phil Robertson, and urge A&E to reverse their action against him.”
The senator will introduce the resolution on Jan. 14 when the state Senate convenes for the next session.
In the resolution, Fielding lauds Robertson and his family as “ambassadors of the love and grace of the Heavenly Father through their exemplary lives on and off the camera.”
[H/t Huffington Post]