Rep. Steve StockmanSteve StockmanWhy Republicans took aim at an ethics watchdog Cruz will skip State of the Union Ethics: Lawmakers didn’t ‘knowingly’ break rules with Azerbaijan gifts MORE (R-Texas) warned Thursday that the “radical left” is on the warpath after a “Duck Dynasty” star was suspended from his television show for making anti-gay remarks.
Stockman, a freshman who recently announced a primary challenge to Sen. John CornynJohn CornynGOP eyes new push to break up California court Senate confirms first nominees of Trump era The new Washington elite schmoozes over lunch MORE (R-Texas), said the “radical left” is looking to destroy anyone who expresses opposing views.
“Now they're out to get Phil,” Stockman continued. “And trust me, you are next. They will target you in your workplace if we don't punch back.”
He continued: “Liberals define ‘tolerance’ the same way the Soviets defined ‘peace’ — the eradication of opposition.”
During an interview with GQ magazine released Wednesday, reality TV star Phil Robertson described homosexuality as sinful.
“Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men,” he said during the interview before quoting from a relevant passage in the Bible.
A&E, the network that produces the show, expressed disappointment in his remarks and placed Robertson on “hiatus from filming” indefinitely. The show is one of the highest rated on TV.
Stockman advised his followers to email the network directly to voice their concern. He also provided a form letter people could send in.
The form letter reads:
"Whether I agree with Phil Robertson or not, it is WRONG to take away a man's job for voicing his personal religious beliefs.
"I will no longer be watching A&E, Lifetime, HISTORY, H2, HISTORY en Español, Military HISTORY, HISTORY Education or BIO until Phil's suspension is lifted."