Phil Robertson, the Christian conservative star of the hit TV show "Duck Dynasty" will address the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans later this evening.

Robertson will talk to the annual get together on its opening day. Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) is also scheduled to speak, welcoming the thousands to the conference in the Crescent City.

Robertson stoked controversy last year when he called homosexuality a sin in a GQ magazine interview, and reiterate his beliefs when he quoted the Bible (1 Corinthians) at a church appearance earlier this week.