It’s no big surprise that the Duggar family is against gay marriage, but Josh’s argument against it is so contradictory it’s laughable.
While the Supreme Court is debating the legality of gay marriage, Duggar attended a National Organization for Marriage event and made our heads spin with the irony of his statement on the issue.
“Natural marriage is something that has been clearly defined over the years,” he told CNS News. “What’s really at stake here is the American family. Marriage is essential to the American family and every single child deserves a mother and a father.
“I believe everyone deserves equal treatment under the law and that’s what we’re here standing for,” he said. “Right now in America there is an agenda to silence people of faith, those who hold a dissenting opinion. That’s not what America was founded on. America was founded on respect, tolerance and really not discriminating against people based on their religious convictions.”
So, according to Duggar, everyone deserves equal treatment under the law — unless you’re gay — and we all deserve respect and tolerance — unless you’re gay. And it’s discriminatory to not let Christians discriminate against other people. Got it.
Duggar is the executive director of Family Research Council Action, a political action committee “dedicated to preserving and advancing the interests of family, faith and freedom in the political arena.”