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'Duck Dynasty' Star Korie Robertson Says Obama Administration Has 'Shied Away' From Christianity, Causing Moral Decline In U.S.

( [email protected] ) Nov 02, 2015 02:46 PM EST
"Duck Dynasty" star Korie Robertson has accused the Obama administration of "shying away" from the Christian faith, causing the United States to turn further and further away from God.
Korie Robertson pictured with her husband, Willie Robertson. Facebook

"Duck Dynasty" star Korie Robertson has accused the Obama administration of "shying away" from the Christian faith, causing the United States to turn further and further away from God.

During a recent The Church Boys podcast, Robertson, 42, discussed her book "Strong and Kind: And Other Important Character Traits Your Child Needs to Succeed" which focuses on helping parents instill character in their children.

Speaking to hosts Billy Hallowell and Chris Field, Robertson emphasized that strong, Godly parenting is extremely important, especially amid the lack of integrity seen among today's leaders and the country's subsequent moral decline.

"We've turned away from God. We've said to God, basically, 'No thank you. I think we know better,'" she said."And ... it's showing in the way that our young people are growing up and the respect that our young people have for authority, and the way that people are acting towards each other."

When asked how President Barack Obama's administration has handled faith, Robertson issued a strong response.

"Well, I don't think they really have handled faith. I think that they've shied away from it and I think that we are seeing the results of that," she said. "When we shy away - when we turn away from God - we do see the results of that."

"I think we've excused politicians for way too long," she continued. "We've not held them up to be people of character, people of good values, people we'd want our children to be."

She added that while she would never want a president who would legislate Christianity, the United States needs a president who fears God.

"I don't want anybody imposing their beliefs on me ... but I do think we need to have a president [who] loves God and honors him and has the values that he tells us [are] right," she said.

When one turns away from God, morality becomes relative - leading to profound confusion, Robertson explained.

"We're all so confused about what's right and wrong, what we value, and what we consider heroic and what we consider important," she said. "And we've actually lost confidence in the truth and in who we are."

Robertson, who has three biological children and two adopted children with her husband, Willie, said she hopes "Strong and Kind" will help inspire parents to instill character in their children.

"I think character is about who you are when nobody's looking," she said. "It's about how you live your life, how you go through your day and how you live with the values and virtues you know are important."

Both Willie Robertson and Korie's mother, Chrys Howard, contributed to "Strong and Kind." In the book, which recently hit shelves, Robertson "shares principles-based on biblical wisdom and time-tested practices-that will help you parent your own one-of-a-kind child."