“Duck Dynasty” stars Phil and Si Robertson have bigger game in their sights.
“It ain’t gun control we need, it’s sin control,” Si Robertson, one of the stars of the hit A&E reality series, told Men’s Journal in a recent interview.
“Self-control,” corrected his elder brother, Phil, the leader of the duck-call selling clan from West Monroe, Louisiana.
Either way, the brothers and Phil’s sons, Willie, Jase and Jep, are hoping to use their new found fame to spread the gospel of religion and political conservatism — subjects that get played down on “Duck Dynasty.”
The elder Robertsons credit divine intervention for both the success fo the show and of their company, Duck Commander.
“We’re trying to infuse a little good into a culture in which gentleness, patience, kindness, self-control, love, joy and peace have become abnormal,” Phil Robertson told the magazine.
Though much of the appeal of the show — which drew a network record 11.8 million viewers for its fourth season premiere — surrounds their goofy antics, the family hit the Christian speaking circuit over the summer. Evangelist Rick Warren’s church even hosted a “Ducky Dynasty” day in July.
Willie Robertson revealed on Fox News a month later that GOP leaders had been courting him for a political run, based on the clan’s emphasis on family values.
“I go out into America and I am literally navigating a minefield. Godliness has become abnormal,” Phil Robertson told Men’s Journal0