“Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson accepted the Andrew Breitbart Defender of the First Amendment Award at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) last week. In his acceptance speech, the Robertson family patriarch addressed U.S. politicians, urging them to turn their lives to Jesus in order to solve some of the world’s problems.
"You [may] say, 'Who'd you come with?" Robertson said. "Who are you with?' I be with the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit."
"Unless we get spiritual men in the White House to turn (the U.S.A.) around, we're going to lose it. God help us."
He continued, "For you potential candidates, I love you. To keep you out of trouble, keep the scandals down, let me give you a little word of advice. You carry two things with you wherever you go, in case one of you gets to be the president of the United States. Make sure you carry your Bible with you, and your woman."
Charisma News reports the reality star also discussed the high rate of sexually transmitted diseases in his controversial speech.
"One hundred and ten million Americans now have a sexually transmitted illness. One hundred and ten million?" he said.
"I don't want you, America, to get sick. I don't want you to become ill. I don't want you to come down with a debilitating disease. I don't want you to die early!
"You want a godly, biblical, medically safe option? One man, one woman, married for life.”
The speech quickly went viral and was met with a variety of praise and criticism from listeners.
Publication date: March 5, 2015