Phil Robertson has done it again.
The Duck Dynasty patriarch used his constitutional right to free speech while accepting a free speech award — the Andrew Breitbart Defender of the First Amendment Award — at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday.
During his acceptance speech, Robertson noted that 110 million Americans suffer from sexually transmitted diseases, which led him to voice his view that sex outside of the confines of marriage is wrong and only leads to problems.
“I don’t want you, America, to get sick,” said Phil Robertson. “You’re disease-free, and she’s disease-free — you marry, you keep your sex right there. You won’t get sick from a sexually transmitted disease.”
At #CPAC2015, “Duck Dynasty” star blames high STD rate in U.S. on “hippies.” http://t.co/tVAO25q218 pic.twitter.com/LnrfyCdHds
— CNN (@CNN) February 28, 2015
There is a penalty to be paid from what the beatniks, and it morphed into the hippies — you say, what do you call the 110 million with the sexually transmitted illness?” Phil Robertson continued. “It is the revenge of the hippies! Sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll have come back to haunt us in a bad way.”
#DuckDynasty's Phil Robertson Calls STDs "Revenge of the Hippies" in Awards-Speech Rant http://t.co/e6Pm9eqAgI pic.twitter.com/FPzCAE81u2
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) March 1, 2015
Phil Robertson has been in hot water several times for his outspoken ways. He was suspended indefinitely from his show by A&E following his anti-gay remarks made during a GQ interview in December 2013, but later reinstated.