Duck Dynasty Star's Latest Supporter: Alabama Senator

Meanwhile, fans create 'Chick-Phil-A Day'

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 27, 2013 9:04 AM CST

(Newser) – An Alabama lawmaker thinks it's important his state be on-record as supporting Phil Robertson (who is from Louisiana). Alabama state Sen. Jerry Fielding has written a resolution declaring that legislators "stand united" against A&E's "deplorable" decision to oust Robertson who "should be celebrated as a hero," the Daily Home reports. Fielding tells the paper that he believes A&E "bowed to pressures from liberal groups rather than respecting Robertson's biblically correct views," views he believes the "vast majority" of Alabamans hold. He'll introduce the resolution once the legislature assembles on Jan. 14.

He's not the only one standing up for the embattled Duck Commander. A Facebook event has cropped up urging Robertson's supporters to dress in camouflage gear and eat at Chick-fil-A on Jan. 21, in what they're calling (wait for it) "Chick-Phil-A Day." As of this writing almost 59,000 have said they'll take part. The choice of venue is a nod to Chick-fil-A's own recent homophobia controversy—a post on the organization's page spotted by Fox Orlando urges followers to support "two of the biggest brands to have, in recent history, come under fire for sharing an opinion on personal faith-based beliefs." But the chain tells TMZ that the event "is in no way sponsored by or affiliated with Chick-fil-A." The event doesn't make clear who's behind it, but the BizPac Review reports that it's the work of LibertyNEWS co-founder Eric Odom.

This undated image released by A&E shows Phil Robertson from the popular series Duck Dynasty.
This undated image released by A&E shows Phil Robertson from the popular series "Duck Dynasty."   (AP Photo/A&E,)
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