Republican Party

GOP Congressional Candidate Compares Phil Robertson to Rosa Parks

"In December 1955, Rosa Parks took a stand against an unjust societal persecution of black people, and in December 2013, Robertson took a stand against persecution of Christians"

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AURORA, Ill., Dec. 22 (UPI) — A Republican candidate for Congress in Illinois compared "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson to civil rights leader Rosa Parks in a posting on his website.

Ian Bayne, one of four Republicans seeking the nomination to run against Rep. Bill Foster, D-Ill., said Robertson is standing up for the rights of Christians. The A&E network suspended Robertson from the reality TV show after he made controversial remarks about homosexuals in an interview with GQ magazine.