Katie LaPotin, Red Alert Politics, May 28, 2013
Duck Commander founder Phil Robertson took a moment to send out a special prayer via YouTube to those affected by the tornadoes in Oklahoma last week.
“We want to offer a prayer for the folks in Oklahoma who just went through the massive tornado,” the Duck Commander founder said.
He was joined in the video, which was filmed on his back porch, by his sons Willie and Jase, brother Cy, and Jon Godwin, a Duck Commander employee.
“At the end of the day, Father, we are but a vapor,” the elder Robertson said. “We appear for a little while and then we meet you. Some go early, and some go later.”
“I pray, Father, for the ones who have left this earth earlier than we all wanted,” he added.
Several twisters, including an EF-5 that went through the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore, destroyed thousands of houses and buildings in the Sooner state on May 19 and 20, leaving in its wrath more than $2 billion in damage. The death toll in Moore alone was 24, including seven children killed at Plaza Towers Elementary School.
President Obama visited Moore on Sunday, calling the town’s residents “a strong community with strong character” before adding that he has “no doubt they’ll bounce back.”
Naturally, Willie asks at the end of the video if they could film it “again for safety,” but everyone seems to shrug off the suggestion – just like they do with work and every other command the Duck Commander CEO asks of them.
Willie also issued his own prayer for the Oklahoma victims at the Coca-Cola 600 race in Charlotte, N.C. Sunday.
Watch Phil’s prayer for the Oklahoma tornado victims below: