'Duck Dynasty' Fans, Undaunted by Rain to Hear a Message on Bay of the Holy Spirit Jubilee

By Lawrence Specker, Al.com On November 16, 2013

(Dennis Pillion | dpillion@al.com)

Skye Loustalot, who suffers from a cancer called osteosarcoma, meets "Duck Dynasty" stars Phil Robertson, Kay Robertson and Si Robertson at the Bay of the Holy Spirit Jubilee in Fairhope, Ala. on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013.

FAIRHOPE, Alabama -- One good thing about presenting a "Duck Dynasty" event on a rainy day: At least you know that your stars and many of their fans are amphibious.

Intermittent rain, sometimes heavy, was a persistent nuisance throughout the inaugural Bay of the Holy Spirit Jubilee, a festival-sized event presented by Page & Palette bookstore and co-sponsored by Alabama Media Group, which includes AL.com and the Press-Register. The Friday event brought four stars of the hit reality show "Duck Dynasty" to Oak Hollow Farm in Fairhope. Despite the precipitation, several thousand diehard fans stuck it out to hear Si, Phil, Kay and Korie Robertson hold forth on their show and on the values that help make the family so distinctive.

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Patriarch Phil Robertson said that despite the often zany proceedings of the show, he sees his clan as "a functional family, one I consider normal." The problem, he said, is that in contemporary America, functional families seem like oddities.

"When you swap biblical correctness for political correctness, you're starting down a road that is catastrophic," he said. "It will not work."

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