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.

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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.”