Patriarch of A&E's Duck Dynasty, Phil Robertson, who has caused controversy in the past with homophobic and racist remarks, is on a mission to bring Jews closer to the Christian faith.
According to WebProNews, Robertson and his son, Alan, are taking part in an event organized by the Messianic Jewish Bible Institute. The group's stated aim is to "bring Jewish people into a personal relationship of faith with Yeshua the Messiah, knowing their acceptance will eventually mean life from the dead (Romans 11:15).”
“The MJBI equips leaders who will establish Messianic Jewish congregations and ministries in Jewish communities worldwide. Additionally, the MJBI seeks to equip the Church in its responsibility to take the Good News to the Jew first (Romans 1:16). Like Paul, the MJBI helps educate Christians in their role to provoke the Jewish people to jealousy and thus save some of them (Romans 11:11-14),” the group's website says.
The event, titled "A Tale of Two Ducks," will take place at the Fort Worth Convention Center on November 1, with tickets costing between $100 to $10,000.
An announcement on the MJBI website invites potential audience members to “spend a fun filled evening with the Duck Commander himself, Phil Robertson, and other stars from the mega hit show, A&E’s Duck Dynasty. They’ll share heartwarming and hysterical stories about filming the show, what goes on behind the scenes, their lives, their faith, their family, and ducks.
The event will be unscripted and unrehearsed, so who knows what tales of trials, tribulations and triumphs will be told! They’ll be joined by special musical guests who’ll provide their own special brand of toe tapping fun. Celebrate the simple. Laugh with us. Smile with us. Tap your toes with us. And as Phil says, get ‘HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY.’"
According to the website, the high-end $10,000 “Commander” ticket package includes: "One Premium banquet dinner table (table seats 10); two individual passes for “10 minutes with Phil Robertson”; five photo passes with Phil Robertson (Limit 2 people per photo); ten VIP seats to the arena event; five autographed copies of Phil Robertson’s book Happy, Happy, Happy; and one Duck Commander Duck Call."