“My family would not be where we are without our faith."
During a clip that aired prior to this weeks performance on 'Dancing With The Stars' Sadie Robertson had an opportunity to speak out about her grandfather Phil Robertson, along with her faith that she was raised up to believe in.
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Several members of the Robertson clan were on hand to watch Sadie dance with pro Mark Ballas, including her dad Willie Robertson, and three of her uncles. In fact Willie, along with his brothers Jase and Jep, and their Uncle Si, started off Sadie and Mark’s performance by using their Duck Commander duck calls.
“I was 14 and I didn’t realize how big it was going to be,” Sadie Robertson said about the inception of Duck Dynasty. “But there’s definitely been some bad things about being in the public eye.”
She added that her family and her faith–her Robertson roots–helped her through some recent difficult times.
News reports spun around Phil's comments on homosexuality ten months ago -- following a fire storm by social media and the press. He also made more recent comments that upset certain critics of the 'Duck Dynasty' star that Sadie felt she needed to defend with Robertson claiming that Americans were responsible for the state of the nation due to voter turnout, and argued that voters should never vote for a “dude or woman” who is “for ripping human fetuses out of their mother’s womb.”
“Everybody knows who you are and they’re looking for you to mess up,” she said. “My grandpa said some things that upset some people and the press came after him.
“My family would not be where we are without our faith. That’s what’s carried us this whole way. You know, we put our faith in God and we like to share that with everybody,” she said. “The thing is, no matter what he would have said, we should have stuck by him, because he’s my grandpa. Yeah, he’s very opinionated, but he’s my family, and family sticks together.”
Sadie and her dancing partner Mark Ballas scored 37 out of 40 points for the show -- one of the more impressive scores overall for the hit TV series.