Dammit, I really don’t want to write about that Duck Dynasty douchebag. I really, really don’t. But wingnuts keep saying the most egregiously idiotic things about it and I just have to. But this one will be hard to top. A Republican congressional candidate from Illinois says Phil Robertson is the new Rosa Parks.
Today, Ian Bayne called Phil Robertson, star of the A&E series “Duck Dynasty,” the ‘Rosa Parks’ of our generation.
“In December 1955, Rosa Parks took a stand against an unjust societal persecution of black people, and in December 2013, Robertson took a stand against persecution of Christians,” said Bayne.
Parks, famous for refusing to give up her seat on a bus for a white person, as was the rule of her day, provided inspiration for a movement of equality of black people and white people in America.
“What Parks did was courageous,” said Bayne. “What Mr. Robertson did was courageous too.”
Now remember, in that very GQ interview he not only said bigoted things about gay people, he also said that black people were happier back when they were poor and picking cotton before that terrible civil rights movement that Rosa Parks helped spark. This comparison is jaw-droppingly offensive.