Phil Robertson, conservative and outspoken patriarch of Duck Dynasty fame, will be rewarded for standing by his faith and comments about the LGBT community.
The star of the hit A&E show will be given the Andrew Breitbart Defender of the First Amendment Award for free speech.
Phil Robertson will be given the honor at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC.
CPAC is one of the biggest conservative political events of the year.
Phil Robertson will join last year’s recipient, author and conservative talk show host Mark Levin.
Phil Robertson made huge waves over a year ago when he made comments about the LGBT community that were seen as exceedingly controversial.
For example, in case anyone needs reminding, this gem, “It seems like, to me, a vagina—as a man—would be more desirable than a man’s anus. That’s just me. I’m just thinking: There’s more there! She’s got more to offer. I mean, come on, dudes! You know what I’m saying? But hey, sin: It’s not logical, my man. It’s just not logical.”
A&E indefinitely suspended Phil Robertson from his own show, but reinstated him after a severe backlash from the show’s main fanbase, politcal conservatives.
After the controvery took its toll on fans and offendees, Phil Robertson still stood behind his beliefs on the matter.
Citizens United president David Bossie said, “Even when the entire mainstream media demanded he disavow his beliefs and attempted to have him fired from his own hit show for expressing these beliefs, he stood firm in his faith.”
If you watch the show, you won’t be surprised by Phil Robertson standing behind his statements, as well as his right to freedom of speech.
Phil Robertson said later of the controversy, “When one does not have the freedom to speak out loud and anywhere what one believes, freedom is dead.”
What do you think? Should Phil Robertson receive this award?