Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson has called gay marriage ‘evil’ and ‘wicked.’
The reality show patriarch made the comment at a Ted Cruz rally in Iowa on Sunday (31 January) as voters prepare to choose their presidential candidates.
‘When a fellow like me looks at the landscape and sees the depravity, the perversion – redefining marriage and telling us that marriage is not between a man and a woman? Come on Iowa!’ Robertson said.
‘It is nonsense. It is evil. It’s wicked. It’s sinful,’ he said to applause.
‘They want us to swallow it, you say. We have to run this bunch out of Washington, DC. We have to rid the earth of them. Get them out of there.’
Robertson was briefly suspended from Duck Dynasty in 2013 after comparing homosexuality with bestiality in an interview with GQ magazine.
He has also said ‘immoral behavior’ is to blame for the spread of sexually-transmitted diseases.