December 20, 2013 3:40 pm -

It doesn’t appear that Phil Robertson ever refused to give up his seat on a bus where he was asked to move to the back, but maybe there are other ways to stand up for racial pride. Ian Bayne, an Illinois congressional candidate, made the comparison to Rosa Parks in an email to supporters.

“In December 1955, Rosa Parks took a stand against an unjust societal persecution of black people, and in December 2013, Robertson took a stand against persecution of Christians,” said Bayne.

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.”

Cheston Catalano