Count Iowa’s Fourth District Congressman Steve King among those glad one of cable television’s most popular shows, Duck Dynasty, will return to the air following the fallout from controversial comments of one of its stars.
The family’s patriarch Phil Robertson said in an interview that homosexuality was a sin. He likened it to bestiality and promiscuity.
“Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there,” Robertson said in the interview. “Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men.”
Robertson also said, “Don’t be deceived. Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers – they won’t inherit the kingdom of God. Don’t deceive yourself. It’s not right.”
Cable’s A&E network, which airs the show, put Robertson on hiatus following the remarks.
But Friday the network lifted that suspension and said Robertson’s comments reflected his personal views, not the network’s. The network’s actions followed a backlash on social media from Americans who signed on-line petitions demanding Robertson be allowed to rejoin the show.
Saturday, Congressman King sent out a message to followers on Twitter supporting the decision to bring back Robertson.
King tweeted: Welcome back Phil of #DuckDynasty. “Fear God, hunt ducks and let the chips fall where they may.” And speak self evident truth.