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'Duck Dynasty' Star Phil Robertson Gets His Own Show, Vows to 'Reject Political Correctness'

( [email protected] ) Oct 13, 2017 09:51 AM EDT
Phil Robertson of "Duck Dynasty" fame is getting his own show, in which he promises to "reject political correctness" and address topics that make "liberals and Hollywood elites" uncomfortable.
Phil Robertson, the ''Duck Commander,'' is the outspoken patriarch of the ''Duck Dynasty'' clan. (Credit: A&E/Karolina Wojtasik)

Phil Robertson of "Duck Dynasty" fame is getting his own show, in which he promises to "reject political correctness" and address topics that make "liberals and Hollywood elites" uncomfortable.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the outspoken "Duck Commander" is joining the growing team at Conservative Review TV(CRTV), a $99 per year digital streaming network for a show titled "In the Woods with Phil."

"What does a man do when they try to run him out of town for quoting a Bible verse? I tell you what he does; he goes deep in the woods," Robertson says in a promotional video for the new show. "For far too long we have been told to shut up. No more. Here's the deal, America. These are my woods. Out here, I call the shots. Out here, we reject political correctness, or as I like to say, 'pontificated crap.'"

Robertson joins commentators Mark Levin, Steven Crowder and Michelle Malkin on CRTV.

"Most media are ashamed of America, its values, and just has an aversion to plain old common sense," Robertson told THR. "What did I hear today? That a girl can now be a Boy Scout? The name is 'Boy Scout.' How hard is that to understand? If liberals and Hollywood elites are going to pressure a network and advertisers to abandon me for saying something that is common sense as 'you need to be a boy to be a Boy Scout,' then I am going to go where they can't silence me. I have never been one to shut up."

Robertson is slated set to give a sneak-peek of his show on Friday at the Values Voters Summit in Washington, where speakers include President Donald Trump and his former chief adviser, Steve Bannon.

"Our culture and values are being overrun and progressives are hell bent on purging traditional values from media," CRTV senior vice president, Gaston Mooney, told THR in a statement. "Phil is a Christian and CRTV is proud to have him proclaim from our platform."

For five years, the expansive Robertson clan starred in A&E's Duck Dynasty series, ending their show in January as the most-watched nonfiction series on cable.

In 2013, the Robertson patriarch was briefly barred from the show after discussing the Bible as well as homosexuality with GQ magazine.

"Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there," he said. "Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men."

Paraphrasing Corinthians, Robertson added: "Don't be deceived. Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers - they won't inherit the kingdom of God. Don't deceive yourself. It's not right."

Later, Robertson defended his comments by explaining that "All I did was quote a passage of Scripture from antiquity."

"They're mad at me, but I'm really just quoting what God said, so He's the one they have a problem with," he said.

Furthermore, the father of four said he largely disregards many of his critics.

"I don't worry too much about people hating or insulting me," Robertson said. "I'm a sinful man, and I've made a lot of mistakes. People have reason to hate me."

Despite the backlash he experienced, Robertson has continued to speak 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.

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