Phil Robertson, the controversial star of A&E’s Duck Dynasty, has caused quite the splash for comments he made in a recent GQ article regarding homosexuality. In a Tuesday press release, Rev. Jesse Jackson, the social justice advocate known for constantly blowing things out of proportion, claimed that Robertson’s comments were more offensive than those made by Rosa Parks’ bus driver.
“At least the bus driver, who ordered Rosa Parks to surrender her seat to a white person, was following state law,” Jackson said. “Robertson’s statements were uttered freely and openly without cover of the law, within a context of what he seemed to believe was ‘white privilege.’”
Rev. Jackson seems to be forgetting about that little thing called the First Amendment.