Candidate: 'Duck Dynasty' star is like Rosa Parks

Candidate: 'Duck Dynasty' star is like Rosa Parks

Posted by Mike Riopell on Fri, 12/20/2013 - 12:53

As the controversy continues over A&E's suspension of "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson over comments he made to GQ magazine, Republican candidate for Congress Ian Bayne of Aurora sent a statement this morning comparing Robertson to Rosa Parks.

From the statement:

Parks, famous for refusing to give up her seat on a bus for a white person, as was the rule of her day, provided inspiration for a movement of equality of black people and white people in America.

"What Parks did was courageous," said Bayne. "What Mr. Robertson did was courageous too."

Bayne believes that the Duck Dynasty star knew that going on GQ (magazine) would result in the current controversy going on surrounding his suspension...

Payne is running in the GOP primary in the 11th Congressional District against state Rep. Darlene Senger of Naperville, businessman Bert Miller of Hinsdale, Chris Balkema of Channahon and Craig Robbins of Lisle. The seat is now held by Democratic U.S. Rep. Bill Foster of Naperville.

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