Phil Robertson, the famously conservative patriarch of A&E’s hit “Duck Dynasty” franchise, is offering a “radical” response to the controversy of North Carolina’s transgender bathroom law.
“This is Phil Robertson from Duck Commander and I’ve got a radical idea,” Robertson wrote in an email.
“Men should use the men’s bathroom and women should use the women’s bathroom,” he continued. “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 “Duck Dynasty” star is teaming up with Citizens United to raise money off the controversy that so many fellow TV and Hollywood celebrities are taking a stand against.
Citizens United is proud to stand with Phil Robertson. https://t.co/k1Wu4Dlb4E
— Citizens United (@Citizens_United) May 9, 2016
The email includes a link to StandTallWithPhil.org, a site asking for donations to the Citizens United effort, “Speak Freely.”
The entire ordeal seemed to come to a head Monday when the U.S. Justice Department announced a lawsuit against the state of North Carolina and Gov. Pat McCrory (R). Attorney General Loretta Lynch said House Bill 2, more commonly referred to as the “bathroom law,” is “state sponsored discrimination against transgender individuals.”
The law requires men and women to use the bathroom that coincides with their biological birth sex, and many celebrities have decried it.
Director and actor Rob Reiner offered a strong condemnation of the bill by saying supporters of the legislation are full of “hate, bigotry and discrimination,” adding that he will not film in the state unless and until the law is fully repealed. Disney and the Marvel franchise have made similar proclamations.
“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 wrote.
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