Phil Robertson, who rose to fame as the patriarch on A&E’s “Duck Dynasty, introduced Ted Cruz at an event yesterday in Iowa City, IA by telling Cruz’s supporters that the Texas senator could restore the U.S. to biblical principles and called gay marriage “evil,” “wicked” and “sinful.”
“When a fellow like me looks at the landscape and sees the depravity, the perversion — redefining marriage and telling us that marriage is not between a man and a woman? Come on Iowa!” Robertson told the crowd.
“It is nonsense. It is evil. It’s wicked. It’s sinful,” he said to applause. “They want us to swallow it, you say. We have to run this bunch out of Washington, D.C. We have to rid the earth of them. Get them out of there.”
“Ted Cruz loves God, he loves James Madison and he’s a strict constitutionalist. You know what Ted Cruz understands,” Robertson said. “God raises these empires up. It is God who brings them down.”
“Cruz trusts God. Cruz trusts James Madison. That’s why I trust Cruz,” Robertson said. “You know what Iowa, that trumps Trump.”
Cruz did not address Robertson’s remarks on gay marriage after taking the stage in Iowa City, but he did praise Robertson for his “voice of truth.”
“How about Phil Robertson. What an extraordinary human being,” Cruz said. “I mean listen, God makes every one of us unique, but some are uniquer than others.”
“What a voice Phil has to speak out for the love of Jesus,” Cruz said. “What a joyful, cheerful, unapologetic voice of truth Phil Robertson is.”