(The Blaze) – “Duck Dynasty” patriarch Phil Robertson, who recently doubled down on his views on homosexuality, clearly isn’t afraid to wade into contentious territory.
In a speech he delivered Thursday, Robertson did just that, telling the GOP to “get Godly” and decrying some of the White House’s recent actions as “downright embarrassing.”
At the heart of Robertson’s message — a half-hour speech that was delivered at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana — was the notion that Republicans need to get back on track by reconnecting with the Lord.
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“GOP, you can’t be right for America if you’re wrong with God,” Robertson told the crowd, according to the Washington Post’s Post Politics blog. “You want to turn the Republican Party around? Get Godly.”
He later quipped, “I guess the GOP may be more desperate than I thought to call somebody like me.”
As for President Barack Obama, Robertson said some of the things coming from the White House are “downright embarrassing,” the New Orleans Advocate reported.
“We’re up against evil like I’ve never seen in my life. I’m sitting there and I’m thinking, ‘What’s coming out of the White House?,’” he said. “The only thing I can tell you folks is it’s just downright embarrassing.”
Robertson also spoke out against racism, noting that one’s skin color has nothing to do with a person’s character.
“There’s one race on this planet, and it’s called the human race,” Robertson added. “Therefore you have no right to color-code anyone. We’re all the same family.”
Following the speech, Robertson sat down with conservative Fox News host Sean Hannity to discuss the controversy surrounding his views on homosexuality. The reality star said he’s unfazed by the media furor that unfolded and that it’s all a part of “spiritual warfare.”
“I would never judge or condemn anyone…I just give them the Good News,” Robertson told Hannity. “My message is always the same — ‘God loves you and sent Jesus to die for you.’”