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Reality TV Star Josh Duggar Going to Indiana to Support Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment (Audio)

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Josh Duggar, one of the 19 children of Jim and Michelle Duggar, first became known to the public on his family's reality TV show “19 Kids and Counting."

These days, the 25-year-old works as an Executive Director at the pro-Christian, anti-gay Family Research Council (FRC).

Duggar recently announced on the FRC's radio show "Washington Watch" that he would be hosting the program from the Indiana state capitol on Monday, one day before lawmakers vote on the Marriage Protection Amendment (audio below).

According to Reuters, the Marriage Protection Amendment would put gay marriage up for a statewide vote in November.

Indiana State Rep. Eric Turner (R) claims that his amendment would provide additional protection from court challenges (assumming the conservative state votes against gay marriage).

GoodAsYou.org notes that on "Washington Watch" today, Duggar tried to rally his listeners to support the anti-gay amendment in the friendliest way possible (audio below).

"I'll be hosting Washington Watch live from Indianapolis Monday," said Duggar. "We're going to be talking with a number of people about some really good things that are going on and ways you can be involved."

"We have a very important vote coming up at the Indiana state house," added Duggar. "And we want you to be aware of what you need to do."

But the FRC press release was a bit more bold, warning against "activist judges" and the "detrimental impact" marriage equality would have against wedding vendors and other religious folks:

The (FRC) news conference will feature national and state leaders who will call on legislators to support the amendment, unchanged, and protect the definition of marriage from activist judges. The leaders will speak to the consequences of redefining marriage and its detrimental impact on the freedoms and livelihoods of wedding vendors and those in other professions who for religious or moral convictions will not recognize the redefinition of marriage.

Sources: GoodAsYou.org, Family Research Council, Reuters

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