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Family Research Council Plans Another Anti-Gay Hatefest In Houston Next Week


For the second time in four months, the Family Research Council will host an anti-gay hatefest at a Houston megachurch next week. 

Back in November, FRC staged an "I Stand Sunday" rally in response to the city of Houston's decision to subpoena the sermons of pastors as part of its defense of an Equal Rights Ordinance. 

SummitNext week's two-day event, the "National Stand Summit," reportedly is designed exclusively for pastors and will be held at the same venue, Grace Community Church. Speakers at the National Stand Summit will include GOP presidential candidates Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee, reality TV star Josh Duggar, Fox News commentator Todd Starnes, FRC President Tony Perkins, FRC radio host Craig James and fired Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran, among others.  

The event is being promoted by the US Pastor Council, which led opposition to Equal Rights Ordinances in Houston and Plano. In both cases, the cities rejected the Pastor Council's petitions seeking to overturn the ordinances. In Houston, the Pastor Council filed suit, and that case is pending. 


Anti-Gay Reality Star Michelle Duggar Has A Lesbian Sister


TLC reality star Michelle Duggar, known for her large brood of children and anti-gay views, has a lesbian sister according to Radar Online. Evelyn Ruark, 63, lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her partner Sharon Callahan, 52. While Evelyn has yet to speak about her sister's anti-gay views and actions, including actively campaigning against a non-discrimination ordinance that was first passed then later repealed in Fayetteville, Arkansas, at least one Duggar has taken it upon himself to speak for Evelyn. Josh Duggar last year spoke of his lesbian aunt on a radio show while discussing his views on gay rights. “I have an aunt who has chosen to live that life and I love my aunt. I think she is an amazing person,” Duggar commented. “She believes that marriage is between one man and one woman.” This has yet to be corroborated.

6a00d8341c730253ef0192ab433ec2970d-800wiJosh Duggar also last year took a job at the notoriously anti-gay "family" organization Family Research Council helmed by Tony Perkins, cementing his position as an anti-gay activist. Josh's involvement with FRC combined with Michelle lending her voice to a robo-call that targeted the Fayetteville Non-Discrimination Ordinance prompted LGBT activists to start a petition to get TLC to pull the Duggars' show from the airwaves and end the "LGBT hatemongering." While the petition amassed over 100,000 signatures19 Kids and Counting has not been cancelled. 

(Picture via Radar Online).

Petition to Have TLC Cancel '19 Kids and Counting' Over The Duggars' Anti-LGBT Activism Has Over 100,000 Signatures


A petition asking The Learning Channel to cancel 19 Kids and Counting over the Duggars' "LGBT fear mongering" has caught fire on the internet and amassed over 100,000 signatures. 

The letter states:

End LGBTQ fear mongering by the Duggars. The Duggars have been using their fame to promote discrimination, hate, and fear-mongering against gays and transgendered people. You need to take a stand on the side of justice and cancel their show.

Among the listed anti-LGBT actions on the part of the Duggar clan:

  • Matriarch Michelle Duggar's Fayetteville robocall warning residents that the city's proposed LGBT non-discrimination ordinance would enable "males with past child predator convictions that claim they are female to have a legal right to enter private areas that are reserved for women and girls."
  • Josh Duggar, the oldest son, taking a job with the hate group Family Research Council. In this role, Duggar has peddled lies and misinformation about the LGBT community, including an appearance outside the Arkansas Supreme Court this morning to warn the crowd that the gays are "taking away your right to speak"

The Duggars also made headlines last week after issuing a kissing challenge on Facebook and then deleting any pictures of gay couples locking lips.

Read the petition here.  

E.W. Jackson: 'God Ordained' That 1,000 Years From Now Same-Sex Marriage Will Not Exist - VIDEO

E.W. Jackson

True to form, failed 2013 Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia E.W. Jackson - he has previously claimed to be even better friends with god than the Pope - this time spoke for god himself, lashing out against same-sex marriage at the closing of the Values Voter Summit last Friday, reports Right Wing Watch.

The annual Values Voter Summit, organized by anti-gay bigots Family Research Council and backed by the Republican Party, featured a who’s who of homophobic wingnuts including Michelle Bachmann, Jason & David Benham, Michelle Duggar, Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin, Rick Santorum and Mat Staver.

Closing out Friday night’s session, Jackson attacked supporters of equality and was somewhat confused with his interpretation of "the truth":

“How dare you try to redefine an institution that God himself ordained! The fact of the matter is they can call a union other than one man and one woman by any name they choose but the reality is you can re-write a thousand dictionaries, you can put on a thousand TV shows, you can make a thousand headlines, you can have a thousand coming out parties, you can have a thousand politicians affirm the lie, but the truth will still stand and a thousand years from now, marriage will still be a union between one man and one woman because God ordained it so!"

Watch Jackson’s rant, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Josh Duggar, Oldest of the 19-Child Reality TV Family, Takes a Job with an Anti-Gay Hate Group

Josh Duggar, the oldest of the Duggar children from TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting, has accepted a job as Executive Director at the FRC Action group of Family Research Council, the SPLC-designated hate group run by Tony Perkins, GLAAD reports:

2_duggarDuggar has said in the past that he "will be working with a Christian organization to help promote 'family values and right to life.”  But FRC has spent  decades attacking same-sex couples and their families, as well as the families of LGBT young people. Duggar said that he will be working on the 501c4 side of the organization, which is more politically driven. He can't even claim he's just going to shape the culture.

Now that Josh Duggar has accepted a position at such an anti-gay organization, he has become a full-fledged anti-gay activist. What does this mean for TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting? Will TLC allow it to become a mainstream outlet for FRC’s dangerous message? What about the Duggar family's appearances in other media? Will his work with one of the most vile anti-gay organizations in America be legitimized there?

"If Josh Duggar wants to make a living dehumanizing and denigrating LGBT people and their families, that's his business, but FRC's lies and stereotypes need to be treated as such," said GLAAD Spokesperson Wilson Cruz. "Josh's new boss Tony Perkins has actually accused LGBT equality advocates of being pawns of the devil.  Fans of his family's reality show ought to know that."

Listen to Duggar make the announcement, below:

Jeremy Hooper at Good As You adds:

Not only is Josh going to work at FRC, but he's actually going to work on the action side. This kid is going to head up FRC's Political Action Committee! This means that he won't even be able to claim he's just commentating or advocating or something else that sounds sweet and innocent. No, no—this reality TV scion is going to be heading up the wing of FRC that goes against us on the hill, in state legislatures, at the ballot box, etc. He has taken a position that directly seeks to stop (or even rollback) our rights and protections!

Look, it's his life, his career, and his choice. In terms of the gig itself, I say bring it! I'm more than ready to challenge whatever he plans.

But don't even try, TLC network, to position Josh's story as something that should warm the fires within my own heart and home. That ship has sailed. This TLC star is going to be paid to spearhead a quest that seeks to diminish, if not completely extinguish, all that I hold dear within my own marriage, family, and home. Forget carefully edited reality TV—for me and millions of others, this crap just got really real. For real.


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