Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson is not ready to cede the crown of reality TV's biggest homophobe and transphobe — he is now attaching himself to emails encouraging conservatives to donate money for anti-LGBT legislation.
For the emails, Robertson teamed up with Citizens United — the conservative organization that tried to bring down Hillary Clinton's last presidential campaign with a smear video and then successfully sued the government to allow unlimited campaign spending by nonprofit corporations.
This time, Citizens United is reaching out to the faithful, asking them to donate money to StandTallWithPhil.org. The website purports to support "religious freedom," which is often used as a justification to deny services to LGBT people.
"This is Phil Robertson from Duck Commander and I’ve got a radical idea,” Robertson writes in the Citizens United email. “Men should use the men’s bathroom and women should use the women’s bathroom. Just because a man may ‘feel’ like a woman doesn’t mean he should be able to share a bathroom with my daughter, or yours. That used to be called common sense. Now it’s called bigoted... the Judeo-Christian values that led America to greatness are under full assault by the mob mentality of political correctness, and we’re slowly losing our soul."
Robertson's animus toward LGBT people became public knowledge after a 2013 GQ interview where he compared homosexuality to terrorism. The following year he would double down on his remarks and deliver an antigay Easter sermon. Earlier this year, he helped campaign for failed presidential candidate Ted Cruz, calling marriage equality "evil."
Robertson's current show, Duck Commander, continues to be aired and promoted on the A&E Network.