'Duck Dynasty' star Missy Robertson talks 'spiritual warfare' [VIDEO]
'We're not going to be bullied.'
The Robertson family of A&E hit show "Duck Dynasty" have faced a slew of criticism since their show premiered in 2012, and castmember Missy Robertson attributes the attacks to "spiritual warfare."
Missy is married to Phil and Kay Robertson's middle son, Jase. She said that the family's outspoken Christian beliefs make the family a target for negative remarks.
"A lot of people want to keep us quiet, you know, they don't want that," she told CNSNews.com in an interview published Wednesday. "But we're not going to be quiet. We just can't. We're not going to be bullied, basically."
Criticism of the family increased substantially after a December 2013 GQ Magazine interview in which patriarch Phil Robertson made a series of controversial statements.
Missy said her father-in-law was quoting the Bible.
"If you know anything about Phil Robertson, you know he's not going to be bullied," she said. "No, he's not. He's self-assured. A lot of people thought that what he was talking about in that interview was his own opinions. But he was quoting Scripture.
"He knows the Scriptures so well, he didn't need to go get the Bible and lay it out. He just started quoting. So, that's where I think people were misled, that's just coming out of his mouth as an opinion, but it wasn't."
She went on to say that although her family may be attacked, they will continue to spread the message of God's love.
"There is spiritual warfare out there," she said. "Not everyone is Christian. We all know that. But we, hopefully, are trying to show Jesus through love and not judgment and criticism. We don't want to be looked at that way.
"Jesus came here, yes, with the sword to make sure that people knew right from wrong. But that's not for us to decide. God is the judge, not us."
New episodes of "Duck Dynasty" season six returns July 30 at 10 p.m. ET on A&E.