US: Duck Dynasty star to speak at anti-gay conference despite ‘moving on’ from homophobia row
A Duck Dynasty star is speaking at an anti-gay conference tomorrow, despite the family claiming to have ‘moved on’ from a homophobia row.
Following continued outrage, the family had said in a statement earlier this year that they were “ready to move on” from the incident, and that they had “learned a lot”.
However, according to GoodAsYou, Alan Robertson – the eldest son of Phil Robertson – will speak at the conference of anti-gay group Family Research Council, despite the family’s claims to have moved on.
The group is known for its extremist anti-gay views, claiming that homosexuality has led to the “absolute destruction” of the US military, that being gay is akin to taking illegal drugs, and that the ‘pro-sodomy Gestapo’ caused the financial crisis.
Robertson will speak at the group’s ‘Watchmen on the Wall’ conference tomorrow, delivering a speech titled “Not Ducking Biblical Truth”.
The Governor of Louisiana, Bobby Jindal, also today announced that he would appear on the family’s reality show, despite the homophobia row.
He claimed: “Phil Robertson and his family are great citizens of the state of Louisiana. The politically correct crowd is tolerant of all viewpoints, except those they disagree with.”