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Anti-Gay Group Funds Phil Robertson's 'Elect Godly Men' Ad (Video)

| by Michael Allen

"Duck Dynasty" reality TV star Phil Robertson appears in a new ad urging Louisiana residents to vote for "Godly men."

According to CBN, the ad (video below) was produced by The American Renewal Project, which is funded by the American Family Association (AFA).

The AFA has a long history of anti-gay statements, notes the Southern Poverty Law Center. AFA executive director Bryan Fischer once claimed, "Homosexuality gave us Adolf Hitler, and homosexuals in the military gave us the Brown Shirts, the Nazi war machine and six million dead Jews."

The American Renewal Project is run by Christian activist David Lane, who has worked to oppose gay marriage rights in several states.

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Robertson got in hot water almost a year ago when he compared homosexuality to bestiality and claimed that black people were "happy" under racist Jim Crow laws in an interview with GQ magazine.

"We need to elect Godly men for crying out loud or we're going to get more of the same," says Robertson in the ad.

"Vote Godly, we want Godly men making political decisions," adds Robertson. "Like George Washington, like John Adams, like Thomas Jefferson, like James Madison. We need Godly men like those who founded our country."

Robertson failed to mention that Washington, Jefferson and Madison owned slaves. Only Adams was a lifelong abolitionist.

Robertson's son Alan recently compared America to Nazi Germany, noted RightWingWatch.org (audio below).

Alan was upset that five politically active pastors in Houston had recently been lawfully subpoenaed by the mayor of Houston.

“When I first heard about this and when you and I talked, I was just like, is this 2014 America or is this 1930s Germany that we’re living in? I mean, it was shocking and appalling,” said Alan (audio below).

Sources: Wikipedia, CBN, RightWingWatch.org, Southern Poverty Law Center