Josh Duggar Says Anti-Gay Discrimination by Businesses is Part of ‘Religious Convictions' (Video)

| by Michael Allen

Josh Duggar, the oldest child of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, starred with his family in the TLC reality TV series "19 Kids and Counting."

Josh, who is now the Family Research Council Action president, recently appeared on Capital Tonight news in Charlotte, N.C., to reaffirm the rights of business owners who discriminate against gay people (video below).

"What we're seeing is bakers, florists and  photographers and people like that, are being pushed beyond their religious convictions [and being told], 'You must provide that service for a ceremony or something against their religious beliefs,'" said Josh.

According to, Josh referred to gay people as those who "choose alternative lifestyles" with whom "we're going to have some disagreements."

However, the FRC has a long history of demonizing gay people by calling them pedophiles and other degrading names, notes

Sources:, Capital Tonight,