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'Duck Dynasty' Star Phil Robertson Slams Iran Nuclear Deal, Voices Support for Israel: 'Jesus Became Jewish Flesh'

( [email protected] ) Sep 11, 2015 10:29 AM EDT
"Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson recently slammed U.S. President Obama's Iran nuclear deal and voiced his support for Israel, offering up a reminder that when Jesus came to the earth, He became "Jewish flesh."
"Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson often speaks his mind on controversial issues despite continued criticism from the secular media. A&E

"Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson recently slammed U.S. President Obama's Iran nuclear deal and voiced his support for Israel, offering up a reminder that when Jesus came to the earth, He became "Jewish flesh."

Robertson's comments were made at a star-studded "End the Iran Deal" rally outside the U.S. Capitol Wednesday.

"They said God was dead back was in college, but he wasn't," he told the cheering crowd. "They lied. They said the Tea Party was dead. It wasn't," Robertson said, referencing several conservative leaders, including Sen. Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, Sarah Palin who are criticized for being "anti-establishment."

"News flash: I was 'anti' when 'anti' wasn't even cool," he added.

The "Duck" star then focused his attention on the controversial Iran nuclear deal, which Senate Democrats voted to uphold on Thursday, overcoming strong GOP opposition.

Next week, the president will be free to start lifting U.S. sanctions to implement the agreement negotiated by Iran, the U.S. and five other world powers. The accord seeks to limit Iran's nuclear ambitions in exchange for hundreds of billions of dollars in relief from international sanctions.

"I don't do deals with individuals, whoever they are, when they're hollering at the top of their lungs when I walk out of the place where we're doing the deal and they're saying, 'We're going to kill you,'" Robertson said of Obama's decision to negotiate with Iran, which is listed by the State Department as a "state sponsor of terrorism," funding militant groups around the world that have targeted the U.S. and its allies, including Palestinian terror groups.

He also highlighted the devastating effects the Iran nuclear deal will have on Israel and voiced his support for the nation. 

"You know why I love Israel? They wrote The Bible, that's why I love them," Robertson said. "When God became flesh, you know what kind of flesh he became? Jewish flesh."

"As far as anti goes, listen up," he continued. "What we are, America, we're anti-corruption...We are anti-perversion for crying out loud. And we are pro God Almighty. We're pro God."

Robertson often speaks his mind on controversial issues regardless of criticism. A former pastor, he has stated that he's led by God and is called to speak truth to people.

Last year, he received severe backlash for denouncing homosexuality as an "abomination" and a "sin" in an interview with GQ Magazine.

"They were mad at me because instead of acknowledging their sin like you had better do, they railed against me for giving them the truth about their sin," he said of those angry about his comments in a subsequent sermon. "'Don't deceive yourself' - you want the verse? The news media didn't even know it was a verse. They thought I was just mouthing off." 

At the time, A&E briefly suspended Robertson from the show, but quickly reversed its decision after the rest of the "Duck" stated that they, too, would leave the series if Phil was permanently let go.

"People say, that Robertson guy is too religious," the reality star said at Wednesday's rally. "Well, I say America 'ain't religious enough."