Phil Robertson, patriarch of the “Duck Dynasty” clan, weighed in on North Carolina’s transgender bathroom law controversy.
Not one to shy away from sharing his own, sometimes controversial opinions, the star of the A&E franchise offered a “radical” idea on the issue in an email sent to conservatives over the weekend, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“This is Phil Robertson from Duck Commander and I’ve got a radical idea,” his message began.
“Men should use the men’s bathroom and women should use the women’s bathroom,” Robertson said. “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.”
As many in the television and movie industry band against the North Carolina law that they say discriminates against the transgender community, Robertson has chosen to team up with Citizens United to raise money.
“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,” he wrote.
Robertson’s email included a link to StandTallWithPhil.org, which asks for donations for “Speak Freely,” a joint effort by Robertson and Citizens United. “As Americans, we ought to be able to speak freely about our faith in God and live by our values without fear of coercion,” the website states.
North Carolina’s House Bill 2, more commonly referred to as the “bathroom law,” requires public restroom use based on one’s birth gender. It has sparked heated debate and an outright war on the state by Hollywood liberals, escalating to a lawsuit by the U.S. Justice Department against the state which Gov. Pat McCrory (R) attacked.
Robertson’s email did not specifically mention the North Carolina law, according to the Reporter.