Yet another lunatic of the Christofascist pantheon has enunciated the demand driving "religious freedom" laws favored by GOP political lackeys: making Christians abide by non-discrimination laws is anti-Christian discrimination. These people want the right to mistreat and discriminate at will against whoever they want (gays in particular) and view themselves as utterly above the law. This time the mouthpiece was anti-gay zealot Josh Duggar who with his equally lunatic wife pops out children at a rate that would make rabbits blush. Many Virginians recall Duggar because he was an outspoken supporter of the equally insane Ken Cuccinelli in his failed gubernatorial bid. The New Civil Rights Movement looks at Duggar's latest batshitery which sadly sums up the views of the "godly folk" when it comes to persecuting others (note Duggars ties to the hate group FRC). Here are highlights:
"19 Kids and Counting" reality TV star Josh Duggar has become something of a folk hero to the far Christian right, who see him as an anti-choice and anti-gay icon. Duggar is also the executive director of Tony Perkins' Family Research Council Action – the political action arm of the anti-gay hate group.
On Sunday, after speaking at the National Organization For Marriage's anti-gay marriage hate rally, CNS News interviewed Duggar about this week's Supreme Court marriage case.
"Right now in America there is an agenda to silence people of faith, those who hold a dissenting opinion," Duggar told CNS. "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."
In other words, not allowing Christians to discriminate against gay people is "discriminating against people based on their religious convictions."
Duggar also claimed that "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."
Raw Story's Travis Gettys was quick to set the record straight this morning. "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," Gettys notes.
The reality is that Duggar an his family are freaks and their "reality show" is little better than a carnival freak show.