Phil Robertson Urges Votes for 'Biblically Correct' Candidate: 'If You Elect Depraved Souls, You'll Get Depravity'

Aug 17, 2016 11:01 AM EDT

Phil Robertson, the outspoken patriarch of the large "Duck Dynasty" clan, has encouraged Americans to vote for the "biblically correct" candidate - not the "politically correct" one.

During a recent interview with My Faith Votes, Robertson, who, along with several members of his family has publicly endorsed GOP candidate Donald Trump, told voters to consider biblical principles before casting their votes.

"I am going to leave that up to you to cast your vote. I would say cast your vote for the one that we have a better chance to remain the republic that we are," Robertson said. "So, I would just simply say: You have political correctness on the one side. Biblical correctness on the other. I am on the biblically-correct side. Therefore, I would tiptoe through the tulips but you just have to vote your conscience ..."

The "Duck Commander" shared how the issue of abortion is close to his family's heart, as the Bible clearly issues the commandment, "Do not kill." He referenced how Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton has vocally supported "women's rights" and abortion service provider Planned Parenthood in explaining why he won't vote for her.

"Remember, everything I do is vetted through the Bible. When God says 'don't murder,' I'm taking it for what He said. Therefore, don't kill your children in their womb. It's murder. So, don't murder," Robertson said.

He urged the American people to remember that ultimately, it's up to them to choose who will next represent the country.

"The people that get elected and are sent to Washington, D.C. to represent us, the United States citizens, we are the ones that put them in there," Robertson said. "The problem is not so much the ones that end up in there - the politicians - it is the people who put them in there. We elect people. Well, if you elect depraved souls, you are going to get depravity. That's just the way it works."

While he initially supported Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Robertson in May "enthusiastically" backed Trump, expressing a belief the billionaire businessman can fix America's "spiritual" problem.

"The issue in America, in my opinion, is much larger than presidents, prime ministers, kings," the 70-year-old reality star said in an appearance on FOX News' "Hannity". "The issue before us, in my opinion, is a spiritual one. I don't think it's a political fix. Politicians can help."

While acknowledging that not all evangelicals are keen on Trump, Robertson told The Hollywood Reporter in a separate interview he will always vote on the Republican ticket due to his views on abortion.

"I'll go with the platform that I discovered when I was 28," he said. "I looked at the Democrats and the Republicans, and at least the Republicans aren't for killing their children or for perversion, so I'm a Republican. So I'll back old Donald."