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One of America's most anti-gay organizations rallies for the Duggars; because of course they would

by Jeremy Hooper

Over the past few years, TV's Duggar family has gone from reality television personalities who mostly keep their political lives separate from their public personas to a family that proudly pushes its beliefs into public policy. Eldest son Josh took a job with the extremely anti-LGBT and political Family Research Council, where he claims his lesbian aunt is "choosing a lifestyle" and leads rallies opposing marriage equality. Mom Michele has recorded robocalls advocating against LGBT nondiscrimination laws. And recently, when the family asked married couples to post photos of them kissing, the Duggars deleted any same-sex married couples who tried to participate. To name just a handful of the family's anti-gay activities (they also regularly show up at anti-LGBT conferences, campaign for anti-LGBT politicians, etc.).

Now the American Family Association, an organization that was founded on proud discrimination and that currently employs a chief analyst whose rabid comment bank is so unbelievable that the average person would probably assume its fiction, is rising to the family's defense. The AFA writes:

Imagegen.Ashx-1Rabid homosexual activists have made America’s favorite family enemy Number One.

The Duggar Family from TLC network’s
19 Kids and Counting has shared their strong Christian faith with millions of families across America for years. They are unashamedly pro-life and Christ-centered.

The Duggars are under a malicious attack
Because of their uncompromising stand on marriage and abstinence, the homosexual lobby has drawn a bully bead on Jim and Michelle Duggar. Gay activists are publicly labeling Jim and Michelle with words like “ignorance” and “fear mongering.”

In the past week, homosexuals launched a very frightening and fast-growing petition asking TLC to cancel 19 Kids and Counting. Already, their hate-filled petition has gathered 130,000 signatures, thanks to the liberal media’s propaganda machine.

Sign our petition to TLC
TLC needs to know you support the Duggars and 19 Kids and Counting! If TLC hears from enough Christians, they will not even consider canceling the show.

Our goal is 1,000,000 signatures by Christmas!

FULL: Support the Duggar Family! [AFA]

A few things.

(1) The AFA is the most boycott-happy organization going. The AFA boycotts companies for simply having an employee break room TV tuned to Modern Family. How hypocritical of them to act like the very act of rising up against a public entity which you find wrongheaded (and let's be clear: a reality TV show is not a right, but a business) is somehow out-of-line.

(2) I'm pretty sure it's the Duggars who have made "homosexual activists" the enemy. Sure, they wouldn't use that strong word (nor would I). But in terms of opposition, they are the ones who are telling American that LGBT rights and LGBT people are to be opposed. That is the only reason why there is a petition of any kind. The anti-LGBT folks love to forget the things they did to make the other thing follow.

(3) When you are one of the most homo-hostile organizations in America, it's actually not all that helpful when you stand up to defend someone against charges of homo-hostility. It's actually the opposite of helpful.

(4) If the Duggars are as "unashamed" about their views as AFA claims, then they should like this attention. They should stand by their anti-gay attitudes! They should own what they have done and said! If they're comfortable with more attention coming to these, the views that some of us recgonized many years ago, then there shouldn't be a problem here.

Well, at least not a problem for either the Duggars or for their critics. TLC might have its own view.

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