Gage Skidmore is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Gage Skidmore is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Phil Robertson preaches about everything from the Ten Commandments to STDs at Ted Cruz’s campaign rally in South Carolina.

Phil Robertson, the patriarch of the family which became famous because of the reality show Duck Dynasty was one of the key speakers during Ted Cruz’s campaign rally at South Carolina. But instead of talking pure politics, Robertson focused on the bible and religion with a sermon-like tone while addressing his audience.

Robertson started by reciting a Thomas Jefferson question when the Founding Fathers wrote the Declaration of Independence “Can the liberties of nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God?”

He proceeded by detailing his observation that even if the Supreme Court room has the image of Moses and the Ten Commandments on display, the “wisdom” of the Ten Commandments is slowly being and will eventually be hauled away. Robertson explained that when judgment is solely left on the hands of man, it becomes dangerous.

As he exclaims “The strength of this nation will not be this Constitution, but the laws of God that the Constitution is based on. You get rid of God, you get him out and keep him from being your anchor — when you start allowing men to determine what is right, what is wrong, what is good, what is evil. You let men do it and they do not vet it with through this book. Our founding fathers warned us over and over again, what you will end up doing is saying, ‘Well, now I know it sounds like a violation of commandment number six, which says do not murder, but we’re just going to go ahead and tell these ladies — ladies in America — they can kill their children.”

Robertson also touched the subject of sexually transmitted diseases and its prevalence in the United States. He criticized some politician’s use of “filthy” language. And he stressed that money and fame won’t help anyone remove his sins nor raise him from the dead. For him, each and every individual should vet what he says, what he sees and what he does through the word of God.

The reality show star eventually suggested some of the qualities voters should look for in a candidate “Go godly, you can’t go wrong. Look at the core of a man running all the way back when he started. Bible believing and Jesus loving.” And in his final remarks, he stressed the need to vote godly “We keep electing these ungodly, I mean Bernie sanders, Hillary Clinton. Come on. We better rise up as the sons and daughters of God and we better vote godly and pray fervidly that old Cruz gets in there… Vote godly.”

Throughout his speech, he only mentioned Ted Cruz in passing. That is, when he described the Texas senator as an “originalist.”

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