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Published On: Wed, Apr 20th, 2016

Phil Robertson prays for ‘Jesus-man in the White House,’ angers media, liberals

Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson has drawn the ire of many in the media and leftists as he petitioned the Lord during a NASCAR invocation to put a “Jesus-Man in the White House.”

Robertson delivered the pre-race invocation back on April 9th at the Texas Motor Speedway’s Duck Commander 500: “I pray Father that we put a Jesus-Man in the White House,” he prayed. “Help us do that and help us all to repent, to do what is right, to love you more and to love each other. In the name of Jesus I pray, amen.”

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Phil Robertson does it again: angers the Left

Phil also mentioned the Bible, guns and thanked the Good Lord for the United States military, all of which prompted the sports commentators and journalists to suggest pre-race prayers were too “Southern” and too “redneck.”

Deadspin called Phil an “unapologetic bigot” and a “duck call industrialist” with the Associated Press auto racing writer said Robertson was pushing an agenda and accused NASCAR of “clouding its image with politics.”

“There are Democrats who enjoy NASCAR,” writer Jenna Fryer sneered. “Jews and atheists and women, too.”

From the Orlando Sentinel column titled, “NASCAR doesn’t need Phil Robertson’s prayers:” “What if at next Sunday’s race, someone got up and prayed for gun control, the Koran and that a Muhammad-woman be put in the White House?” writer David Whitley opined. “Most of the people defending Robertson would be throwing tire irons at their TVs.”

Christopher Olmstead questioned whether or not religion still belongs in NASCAR: “For a sport that is trying to become a global success is it appropriate to attach a certain religion or religious tone to yourself? For a sport that might have several drivers who might not believe in God or religion is it appropriate to hold the pre-race invocation? For a sport that is trying to reach out to different cultures around the world who may believe in a higher power other than God, is it appropriate to have the invocation?”

 

“He said what he felt and believed there are a lot of people that agree with him and a lot that disagree with him,” Eddie Gossage told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “Nowadays, you cannot say what you think because of political correctness. So I guess everyone has a right to free speech or nobody does.”

 

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