Phil Robertson Gifts Wife Wedding Ring For Christmas

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Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson exhibited some of the family values that he preaches on Christmas, gifting his wife Miss Kay a wedding ring.

The 67-year-old reality TV star and evangelical Christian has been married to Kay since 1966, but had never gotten her a wedding ring before now.

The couple never had a wedding, either, until the Duck Dynasty Season 4 premiere this fall. This family moment was captured by Sadie Robertson.

Phil and Kay Robertson Photo

"After 50 years of marriage, Papaw Phil finally gave Mamaw Kay a wedding ring for Christmas," the duo's granddaughter tweeted with the photo.

As debate rages throughout the country over Phil Robertson's suspension over anti-gay comments to GQ, the family seems to be happy as ever.

The family enjoyed some holiday cheer in their West Monroe, La., home.

The 67-year-old was suspended by A&E last week for his comments in GQ, comparing homosexuality to bestiality with several references to scripture.

He also made controversial remarks about race in pre-civil rights times.

"It seems like, to me, a vagina - as a man - would be more desirable than a man's anus; that's just me," he said. "I mean, come on, dudes! ... It's just not logical."

He continued with what he does consider logical - and sinful:

"Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men."

Gay rights advocates have condemned Robertson's comments as blatant homophobia; the other side feels traditional Christian values are under attack.

Does the suspension even mean anything in any case?

Despite it, A&E aired 25 straight episodes of Duck Dynasty in a Christmas Day marathon, igniting further outrage from critics such as Jesse Jackson.

The wildly popular reality show is also set to return with new episodes next month, with no plans to yank Phil from installments already completed.

Nor are there any plans for a Robertson mea culpa.

"I will not give or back off from my path," Robertson said Sunday to a small Bible study group at his local church last weekend, according to reports.

"Jesus Christ was the most perfect being to ever walk this planet and he was persecuted and nailed to the cross, so don't be surprised when we get a little static."

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