Quantcast
Connect with us

Josh Duggar: Christians who aren’t allowed to discriminate against gays are victims of discrimination

Published

on

Reality television star Josh Duggar believes Christians should enjoy a special right to discriminate against LGBT people or be made victims of discrimination themselves.

The star of TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting,” who works for the anti-gay hate group Family Research Council, said Christians were being forced into silence on social issues such as same-sex marriage, reported CNS News.

ADVERTISEMENT

“Right now in America there is an agenda to silence people of faith, those who hold a dissenting opinion,” Duggar said. “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.”

Duggar, the eldest of 19 children and affiliated with the Quiverfull movement, described his Christian views as mainstream orthodoxy.

“Orthodox Christianity, in general, and all faiths, really, ascribe to the fact that the family is central to everything,” he said. “When you look at our economy right now and you look at all the other issues — national security, immigration, all these issues that we face in our country — it all goes back to when you have strong families, you have a strong economy, you have a strong nation.”

Duggar said the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality was “fundamental” to preserving the “bedrock” of family life.

“Only one other country in the entire world has ever redefined marriage, and that was Brazil, when they stepped in through the court system to do that,” Duggar claimed.

ADVERTISEMENT

In fact, 18 countries worldwide legally approved same-sex marriage through legislative action or court rulings, and two others – Mexico and the United States – recognize same-sex unions in at least some regions.

He compared the case to the Roe v. Wade decision that overturned state bans on legal abortion.

“I think that in 1973 the court had another decision that they said we’re going to decide this once and for all, and Roe v. Wade, when that was handed down it only began the debate that still continues today and obviously we know where that issue stands now,” Duggar said.

ADVERTISEMENT

“All of Americans understand that the issue is not going away, so I think what we have to realize is this is only the beginning of a larger discussion — and what’s really at stake here is the American family,” he added.

He urged Christians to speak “with civility” when they called for legal discrimination against LGBT people.

ADVERTISEMENT

“It’s very clear that this is a debate that’s not going to go away, and I think what we have to do is we have to come to this and we have to talk with civility,” Duggar said. “We have to go out there and we have to be clear in what we believe and we have to be firm in saying, look, this is where I stand.”

Watch an interiew with Duggar posted online by CNS News:

ADVERTISEMENT


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Trump’s claim impeachment ‘nullifies’ 2016 election blown up in new House Judiciary Committee report

Published

on

On Saturday, the House Judiciary Committee released their report outlining the offenses committed by President Donald Trump, and the legal framework for impeachment — which clears the way for Congress to write and approve articles of impeachment against him.

One of the key issues examined by the report is the claim, repeatedly made by the president and his supporters, that impeachment would "nullify" the 2016 presidential election and the popular will — which is already a weak claim given that Trump never won the popular vote, and that impeaching Trump would still install Mike Pence as president. But the report more broadly rejects the entire claim that an election result immunizes a president from punishment for official misconduct.

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

READ IT: House Judiciary Committee releases report defining Trump impeachable offenses

Published

on

On Saturday, the House Judiciary Committee released a report outlining the impeachable acts committed by President Donald Trump.

"Our President holds the ultimate public trust," said the report, titled "Constitutional Grounds for Presidential Impeachment," in its introduction. "A President faithful only to himself—who will sell out democracy and national security for his own personal advantage—is a danger to every American. Indeed, he threatens America itself."

The report clarifies the procedures for impeachment, analyzes whether president can be "impeached for abuse of executive powers," and "whether it is preferable to await the next election when a President has sought to corrupt that very same election."

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

Trump hammered by ex-intel officials for sucking up to the Saudis after Florida naval base shooting

Published

on

President Donald Trump is taking heat from former U.S. intelligence officials for taking a very soft tone with the Saudi government after Friday’s shooting at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida.

Not long after the shooter was identified as a second lieutenant in the Saudi Arabian military, the president tweeted out words of sympathy from the Saudi king after a phonecall, writing, "The King said that the Saudi people are greatly angered by the barbaric actions of the shooter, and that this person in no way shape or form represents the feelings of the Saudi people who love the American people."

Continue Reading