Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson declared Sunday night that he has no plans to share a restroom with Texas women under Houston’s controversial Equal Rights Ordinance, Christian Post reports.
Robertson, who was one of several speakers at the “I Stand Sunday” event hosted by the Family Research Council and others at Grace Community Church in Houston, Texas, opened his speech with the declaration.
“For all you ladies in Texas, trust me when I tell you this, when you’re seated in your restroom putting on your Maybelline, when I need to take a leak I’m not going there,” Robertson said to wild applause.
The event focused of Christians having the freedom to live out their faith without government intrusion or monitoring. The event was a direct response to the sermons of five local pastors being subpoenaed in a legal dispute over the ordinance, which some say will allow men to use women’s restrooms in the city. Houston’s first openly gay mayor, Annise Parker, asked the city’s legal department to drop the subpoenas last week.