Wearing a polo shirt instead of full camo, "Duck Dynasty's" Phil Robertson was still the image of the duck hunting patriarch as he took the stage at a South Carolina rally for Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz.
His challenge for America?
According to Mother Jones, Phil came onto stage and said, "I'm for Cruz because you see this in my hand? Bibles and guns brought us here. And it will be Bibles and guns that keeps us here. And this man owns them both."
Later in the rally, Phil said, "We went with the atheists beginning about 50 years ago, and we've almost created in America a hell on Earth. Vote godly. I love you, and I love God. It's the only way to roll."
Holding up his Bible, he said, “When you start allowing men to determine what is right, what is wrong, what is good, what is evil, you let men do it and they do not vet it through this book.”
Phil unabashedly spoke about sex and marriage, saying, “I know what God says about perversion. I mean, you know … marriage is between a man and a woman. Keep your sex right there. Here’s a report from the CDC, gentlemen. Young men, marry you a woman. Oh, dude, if she’s clean, and you’re clean, and you marry her… you keep your sex right there, you’re never going to get a debilitating disease and/or dead. It’s safe!”
He also spoke on the subjects of abortion, separation of church and state, and God's role in the United States winning its independence.
The Guardian likened Phil's speech and the audience's vocal participation to a religious rally.
Cruz also gained a lot of media attention by joking about what Phil would be like as a U.N. ambassador.