Phil Robertson, the controversial star of “Duck Dynasty,” will address the Republican Leadership Conference on Thursday in New Orleans, the conference announced on its website Tuesday.

Robertson joins a line-up at the annual conference that includes Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump: 'I'll be so angry' if healthcare reform doesn't pass Trump offers his own rating of media's '100 days' Pence: Media ignoring facts and 'spreading that fake news' MORE, Republican Sens. Ted CruzTed CruzTrump in campaign mode at NRA convention Trump’s hands are tied on 9th Circuit Schumer: Trump's handling of North Korea 'all wrong' MORE (Texas), Mike LeeMike LeeWhy is the State Department refusing to disclose Soros' involvement in Macedonia? What to know about Trump's national monuments executive order ObamaCare must be fixed before it collapses MORE (Utah), David VitterDavid VitterFormer senator who crafted chemicals law to lobby for chemicals industry Former GOP rep joins K Street lobbying firm Capitol Counsel Lobbying World MORE (La.) and Ron JohnsonRon JohnsonTrump signs executive order creating new VA office Trump tax plan prompts GOP fears about deficit Lawmakers targeted as district politics shift MORE (Wis.) and former GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich.

The reality star made headlines last year when he called homosexual behavior sinful and compared it to bestiality in GQ magazine, leading A&E to suspend him from the family series. He returned to the show after releasing a statement through the cable network saying he would “never treat anyone with disrespect just because they are different.”