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GOP Congressional Candidate: Duck Dynasty Star Is ‘Rosa Parks Of Our Generation’

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A Republican congressional candidate in Illinois puts ‘Duck Dynasty’ patriarch Phil Robertson on par with Rosa Parks.

In a fundraising email to supporters, Ian Bayne, who is running in the Republican primary to challenge Rep. Bill Foster (D-IL) in the 11th District, compared Robertson to Rosa Parks. The fundraising email began: “Today, Ian Bayne called Phil Robertson, star of the A&E series “Duck Dynasty,” the ‘Rosa Parks’ of our generation.”

Robertson has been in national headlines lately for ranting about the “sin” of homosexuality in an interview with GQ. In that same interview Robertson also discussed the welfare of African Americans during the era of Jim Crow. He said that during that time blacks were carefree and essentially didn’t experience any mistreatment.

“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 wrote in the email. “What Parks did was courageous.”

Bayne added in the email that “what Robertson did was courageous too.”

Here is what Robertson said in the GQ interview:

I never, with my eyes, saw the mistreatment of any black person. Not once. Where we lived was all farmers. The blacks worked for the farmers. I hoed cotton with them. I’m with the blacks, because we’re white trash. We’re going across the field. … They’re singing and happy. I never heard one of them, one black person, say, ‘I tell you what: These doggone white people’ — not a word!… Pre-entitlement, pre-welfare, you say: Were they happy? They were godly; they were happy; no one was singing the blues.

(H/t: Huffington Post)

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6 thoughts on “GOP Congressional Candidate: Duck Dynasty Star Is ‘Rosa Parks Of Our Generation’

  1. Ian Bayne, approximately 40 years old, commented, “In December 1955, Rosa Parks took a stand against the unjust societal persecution of black people.” He also referred to Phil Robertson’s comment that in the Jim Crow era, “blacks were carefree and essentially didn’t experience any mistreatment.”

    I grew up and lived in the ‘deep south’ during the period of 1931 thru 1960. I can vouch for the fact that Phil Robertson is seriously incorrect. I also wonder how Ian Bayne can resolve the question of how his comment about Rosa Parks can be compared with Robertson’s comment about blacks in the Jim Crow era.


  2. There’s no way there is any kind of comparison. I’m so sick of these “people” acting that way and telling so many lies!! Where are the American values, ethics, goodness? Guess they are gone and done … I refuse to give this man any more space on my blog … that is my HOME!!

    Idiot, alright … and those that follow him are following the pied piper.
    Read somewhere that they are courting him for congress in Louisiana …. Bobby Jindall has lost it too!! SMH ….


  3. What Rosa did was nothing like what the guy did. After being suppressed her whole life, she refused to give up her seat to a white person. That was a courageous and risky thing for her to do. All the idiot did was to show his bigotry.


  4. You could take sin out of quotations. See, it could only be in quotations if it were not in our doctrine. It is written by God and when believed by us, it is therefore not something you can put in quotations as if we made it up and it is “fake” It would be like putting the word jihad in quotations if you were talking about the quran. But then nobody would disrespect any faith other than Christianity.


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