Republican congressional candidate Ian Bayne said Saturday that Phil Robertson, the star of Duck Dynasty who was suspended for controversial anti-gay and racist remarks, is the “Rosa Parks of our generation” for his opposition to gay rights.
“In December 1955, Rosa Parks took a stand against an unjust societal persecution of black people, and in December 2013, Robertson took a stand against persecution of Christians,” Bayne said.
Bayne explained that just as Parks stood up against segregation and institutionalized racism when she refused to give her seat up to white passengers, Robertson stood up for Christians by going into mildly graphic detail about his love for the female vagina.
“What Parks did was courageous,” Bayne said. “What Mr. Robertson did was courageous too.”
Bayne is a candidate for Congress is Illinois’ 4th congressional district. Robertson is the patriarch of the family on the hit show Duck Dynasty.