Alabama State Senator Jerry Fielding has announced plans to introduce a resolution in support of Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson.

The reality television star was suspended by cabler A&E following an interview with GQ. Robertson told the men's fashion glossy that gay sex was an illogical “sin” and put it in the same category as bestiality and promiscuity.

“Biblically speaking, what Mr. Robertson had to say is completely supported,” Fielding told CNN affiliate WBRC. “I just think it's time that the overwhelming majority of people begin to speak up and speak out on these issues.”

Fielding insisted that his symbolic resolution was not about opposing gay rights.

“We just don't want people running over people that believe in the Bible and standing up for Jesus and God and doing those things the Scriptures teaches us to do,” he added.

Social conservatives rushed to defend Robertson after the suspension was announced. More than 250,000 people have signed an online petition against A&E.

(Related: Phil Robertson named “biggest anti-LGBT a-hole of 2013.”)