Alabama State Sen. Jerry Fielding (R) announced Monday that he will
introduce a resolution honoring "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson, who
was suspended from the A&E reality television show after making controversial anti-gay comments in an interview with GQ magazine, the Daily Home reported.
"Phil Robertson's family values are shared by the vast majority of
Alabamians, who are rightfully concerned by the vitriol aimed at his
Christian stance," Fielding said in a statement. "There's a clear double
standard in the media favoring a liberal worldview. When it's used to
silence and punish Christians for stating their beliefs, that's when we
must defend the rights of individuals to exercise their free speech
without fear of politically-motivated repercussion. I join thousands
across Alabama and our country by standing with Phil Robertson, and urge
A&E to reverse their action against him."
The senator will introduce the resolution on Jan. 14 when the state Senate convenes for the next session.
In the resolution, Fielding lauds Robertson and his family as
"ambassadors of the love and grace of the Heavenly Father through their
exemplary lives on and off the camera."