A few weeks ago, something supposedly uttered by Kanye West began circulating around the Internet. While talking to WGCI in Chicago, the hometown rapper was quoted as saying, “I am the next Nelson Mandela…By the time I’m 95, I’m going to be a bigger hero than he ever was.” SHOCKING, except the whole thing was fake, a hoax published by the Daily Currant. If only the same could be said of Ian Bayne’s comments about Phil Robertson.
Today, Ian Bayne [a candidate for the 11th congressional district in Illinois] called Phil Robertson, star of the A&E series Duck Dynasty, the “Rosa Parks” of our generation.
“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,” said Bayne [in an email]…”What Parks did was courageous. What Mr. Robertson did was courageous too.”
Bayne believes that the Duck Dynasty star knew that going on GQ would result in the current controversy going on surrounding his suspension, as well as his suspension. Bayne added that this exposure of Robertson’s situation is an eye opener for many who may have been previously in disbelief that the bible is fast becoming considered “hate speech” by the media and society. (Via)
Here’s the email:
Bayne sent out the message after realizing he could score the pivotal Shock Jock DJ vote by giving them an excuse to make a Duck Dynasty-themed parody of “Rosa Parks.” “Ah ha, they don’t go cluck/Everybody move to look at the duck.” Practically writes itself. That mid-song harmonica breakdown is gonna sound great with quacks!
But seriously, f*ck this guy.