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Josh Duggar Explains How He Loves Gay People By Opposing LGBT Rights (Audio)

| by Michael Allen

Ex-Southern Baptist Convention official Richard Land hosted the Family Research Council’s (FRC) “Washington Watch” radio show on Monday and spoke to FRC official and “19 Kids and Counting” star Josh Duggar who worked to help overturn a LGBT non-discrimination law in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Duggar led a rally against a judge's ruling to legalize gay marriage in Arkansas (video below), noted RadarOnline.com, while his mother Michelle recorded a robocall that told Fayetteville residents that the non-discrimination law would allow sex predators to share private areas with women and little girls, reported The Washington Post.

"The other side is very vocal right now and they are very clear on what their agenda is and the fact that they want to silence people who disagree with them," claimed Duggar, noted RightWingWatch.org (audio below).

Duggar didn't mention exactly who was trying to silence him, but added, "We have to stand up in love and say, ‘You know, we’re gonna stand up for what’s right and we believe in this.' And I'll tell ya, I have so many people that I know who are gay or in the lifestyle. We have to go out there and we have to show them the kind of love and respect that they deserve as human beings."

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Duggar didn't mention the FRC's long history of attacking gay people, which has been documented by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

According to RawStory.com, Duggar recalled when he used to sell cars to people “who didn’t have the same opinions and beliefs as I did and that never became an issue,” which, ironically, is what gay rights advocates have pushed for.

“We still love everyone as Christ commands, we still have compassion, we still have those kinds of feelings, but we also have our convictions," added Duggar. "And we have our beliefs.”

Sources: The Washington Post, RawStory.com, Southern Poverty Law Center, RadarOnline.com, RightWingWatch.org