Former Arkansas governor and presidential candidate, Mike Huckabee, is standing with Phil Robertson. Amid the media storm over some comments the “Duck Dynasty” patriarch and star made regarding sin, Mike Huckabee has added a “I Stand With Phil” banner to his Facebook page. Going even further, Huckabee posted on December 21 that he will not being eating at Cracker Barrel because the restaurant chain has removed some of the “Duck Dynasty” products they sell.
In addition to the banner on his Facebook page and his post regarding Cracker Barrel, Huckabee has also made several other posts about Phil Robertson being suspended from appearing on “Duck Dynasty.” One photo has a photo of Phil Robertson and the caption reads “Free speech. Take that, tater chip.” Another photo of Robertson is captioned “It's official. More Americans have joined our free speech even than are in enrolled in ObamaCare. Happy, happy, happy.” There are several others posts that support free speech.
“Cracker Barrel has decided it wanted to be the first big cooperate sponsor to distance itself from Phil Roberts...It has decided it doesn't “his kind' in their stores,” Mike Huckabee posted on Facebook. “Well, I'm 'his kind,' so they won't be seeing me at their tables in the future.”
Huckabee also stated that he has written Cracker Barrel, asking them to “clarify exactly what Phil stands for that they wish to be associated with.” He wants to know if it is Phil Robertson's Christian beliefs that “make them uncomfortable.”
“I stand with Phil too,” Debbie Sanderson, a fan of “Duck Dynasty” from Oklahoma City, said. “I read the interview. He simply said that homosexuality is a sin, along with 'sleeping around,' being greedy and being a drunk. He is right. Those things are sins.”
The interview with GQ has caused quite the stir. The reporter asked what Phil Robertson thought was sinful and he got a straight answer. Robertson is known for giving straight answers and not backing down from telling the truth. Amid the media stir, the fact that Robertson went on to talk about how he doesn't judge people has been left out.
“We never, ever judge someone on who's going to Heaven, Hell. That's the Almighty's job,” the “Duck Dynasty” patriarch stated. “We just love 'em, give 'em the good news about Jesus – whether they are homosexuals, drunks, terrorists. We let God sort 'em out later, you see what I'm saying?”
Mike Huckabee is standing with Phil Robertson. Throughout his political career and, before that, as a Baptist minister and pastor, Mike Huckabee, like Phil Robertson has shared the “good news about Jesus” with people. He continues to do so as a television talk host on Fox News.