Sen. Jerry Fielding of Sylacauga wants to introduce to the Alabama Legislature a resolution in support of Phil Robertson.
Rep. Patricia Todd believes her bill to remove the ban on same-sex marriage will face stiff opposition, but the resolution in support of Robertson will likely pass in the state legislature. Source: WBRC video
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -
The Alabama Legislature convenes next month. Aside from budgets for schools and state government, Duck Dynasty may be a top issue.
Sylacauga State Senator Jerry Fielding plans to introduce in the next months legislature a resolution supporting Robertson.
"Biblically speaking, what Mr. Robertson's had to say is supported. I think the overwhelmingly majority of people need to speak up and out on these issues," Fielding said.
Fielding said the resolution is not meant to send an anti-gay message to the nation.
"We just don't want people running over people who believe in the Bible and standing up for Jesus and God and doing things the Scriptures lead us to do," Fielding said.
"Well it's not one of the most important thing facing Alabama, that we need to discuss in Alabama," Rep. Patricia Todd said.
Todd is the only openly gay lawmaker in the Alabama legislature. She agrees that Robertson has a right to express his religious beliefs but said at the same time, he works for a company that is concerned about national perception.
"Yes, I've watched Duck Dynasty. I think it's amusing. I will continue to watch it. Most of us were like, it's no big deal. Who cares? Yes, of course he thinks that," Todd said.
Todd is backing a bill to remove the ban on same-sex marriages in Alabama which she expects will face stiff opposition, but she says she expects the Fielding resolution will pass the legislature.