'Duck Dynasty' star advises men to marry teenage girls

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by Abcnews.com

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Posted on January 2, 2014 at 3:43 PM

Updated Thursday, Jan 2 at 5:32 PM

ABC NEWS -- Phil Robertson is in hot water, again.

A video has surfaced on YouTube in which the "Duck Dynasty" patriarch advises men to marry teenage girls.

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"Look, you wait 'til they get to be 20 years old, the only picking that's going to take place is your pocket," he said. "You got to marry these girls when they are about 15 or 16. They'll pick your ducks. You need to check with mom and dad about that, of course."

Robertson, who married his wife when she was 15 (he's four years older than Marsha Kay), gave other "river rat counseling," too.

"Make sure that she can cook a meal. You need to eat some meals that she cooks. Check that out," he said. "Make sure she carries her Bible. That'll save you a lot of trouble down the road. And if she picks your ducks, now that's a woman!"

The video was reportedly recorded in 2009 at a Sportsmen's Ministry event in Georgia.

Robertson, 67, gave a controversial interview to GQ magazine earlier this month in which he compared homosexuality to bestiality.

The "Duck Dynasty" star, 67, was subsequently suspended by his show's network, A&E, after his anti-gay comments made the rounds. The network, of which ABC is a part owner, has since reversed that decision.

But here's a quick look back at some of the most talked-about comments from his now-famous GQ interview. Plenty of conversation starters here.

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