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Josh Duggar, failed Lt. Gov. candidate headline anti-gay rally outside Va. court

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
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Former Republican lieutenant governor candidate E.W. Jackson (front right) and FRC spokesman Josh Duggar (left) speak to the media during a demonstration outside federal court in Norfolk, Va., Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014.(AP Photo/Steve Helber)

NORFOLK, Va. — Josh Duggar, the oldest of the Duggar children from TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting,” and E.W. Jackson, the failed candidate for Virginia Lt. Governor, headlined an anti-gay marriage rally in Norfolk on Tuesday while a federal judge heard arguments challenging the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.

The sparsely attended protest was organized by the National Organization for Marriage, the anti-gay hate group Family Research Council, and the Virginia Family Foundation.

Duggar, now Executive Director of Family Research Council Action, repeatedly criticized Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring for his refusal to “uphold the law” after determining that the state’s marriage ban violated the U.S. Constitution. Duggar also claimed that Christians are facing criminal charges for refusing to make wedding cakes for gay couples.

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Jackson has previously warned that marriage equality for gays and lesbians will result in the legalization of man-animal unions, and has referred to gays as “very sick people.”

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  1. Be gone, we have no power here!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 8:57pm
  2. Hitler was raised by a mom and a dad, history just proved you wrong.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 8:58pm
  3. History shows kids do better with a parent or parents who love thrm and each other!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 8:59pm
  4. …seething with hatred…completely unable to see anythin besides their pure hate

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 8:59pm
  5. PLEASE grow up.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 8:59pm
  6. NO HATE

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 8:59pm
  7. This product of high-octane breeders is a waste if oxygen.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 9:00pm
  8. Who farted?

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 9:01pm
  9. I’m so tired of the straight agenda….Wait, does that make me a heterophobe? Hope so!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 9:01pm
  10. 19 bigots and counting.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 9:01pm
  11. 19 Christian failed abortions

    Replied on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 9:16pm
  12. Tapping that toe!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 9:02pm
  13. Research didn’t say that it said they are raised but a two parent family who are loving and supportive. They didn’t say it has to be a mom and a dad.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 9:02pm
  14. Duggar, what a dick.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 9:07pm
  15. Poor saps…, holding up signs of ignorance, intolerance, and hipocracy.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 9:08pm
  16. GAYS ARE THE SAME AS STRAIGHTS SOCIALLY

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 9:09pm
  17. I hope that several of his younger brothers turn out to be gay

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 9:10pm
  18. me too

    Replied on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 10:28pm
  19. Newsflash! The law of the land of the United States of America is the Constitution NOT the Bible. So whatever religious morals you zealots seem to possess are invalid.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 9:11pm
  20. i couldn't say it better myself

    Replied on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 10:24pm
  21. notice the sign saying “history confirms children do best with a mom and a dad”….. that is nowhere near the truth! they twisted it to fit their needs. it is actually quite the opposite! most child abusers are straight. most parents who disown their kids are straight.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 9:11pm
  22. those people in the pic and the others out there who feel the same are the ones who are least qualified to be raising kids!

    Replied on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 9:13pm
  23. So tired of ignorance in the 21st century!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 9:11pm
  24. losers losing

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 9:12pm
  25. Redeless idiot.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 9:12pm
  26. I can’t wait for one (if not more) of his siblings come out. Will he blame his parents for that? What an idiot he is!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 9:12pm
  27. you are soooo right

    Replied on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 10:23pm
  28. FUCK BOTH OF THEM.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 9:12pm
  29. #vomit

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 9:13pm
  30. Total group of assholes

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 9:14pm
  31. Using women as breed mares for enough children to be recognized as a small country is the moral bar to measure everyone. Wow

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 9:16pm
  32. Really they need to be gone, permanently.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 9:18pm
  33. What a deusch bag

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 9:20pm
  34. One of the many reasons why I’m ashamed to live in VA ._.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 9:22pm
  35. Jackson was a joke for the G.O.P.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 9:24pm
  36. Dude, go back to your regular job of picking up your mother’s uterus off the floor….at least that is productive..

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 9:25pm
  37. Tell that S.O.B. that his for father went though a time that they could not even walk the land with out a chain… So let us love whom people want.!!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 9:25pm
  38. What a loser!! an ignorant one at that!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 9:26pm
  39. Amazing that Josh Duggar after losing the election digs himself in deeper with a hate group, Family Research Council. It is not helping his cause.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 9:29pm
  40. Coming from a memeber of a greedy glutinous family holds no sway.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 9:30pm
  41. Haha

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 9:35pm
  42. A lot of so called straight dads rape their kids or molest them. So what’s so great about a mom and dad house hold. A lot of kids do better in a same sex couple house hold.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 9:36pm
  43. 19 Aholes and Counting Try bagging it !!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 9:37pm
  44. EW Jackson…yeah sounds about right…lol.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 9:39pm
  45. Sign reads “history confirms children do best with a mom and a dad”

    Forgive me if I’m wrong… But didn’t Hitler, Stalin and Mao have loving parents.

    …oh and Jesus had too dads…

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 9:42pm
  46. Duggar is a closet case! The failed lt. Gov. is a jackass!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 9:42pm
  47. This law is UNCONSTITUTIONAL. if you allow ti then I want a law that says permanent separation of church and state for religious marriages. You want that huh? because when you block my marriage you set a precident to have yours blocked as well.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 9:48pm
  48. Out if 19 kids you cannot tell me not one is gay, but afraid to come out?

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 9:50pm
  49. yessss

    Replied on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 10:25pm
  50. Just wrote this on Josh Duggars wall…Loved this show and watching the family grow… Until now when I realized they only grow in one way. Their minds are clearly very narrow as this is NOT 1960 it is 2014 and legal or not their will be gay and lesbian people everywhere. Get the hell over it and quit judging. Unless you can 100% guarantee that you do everything by the bible 100% then you have no right to preach. I am so happy I live in the real land of the free and that is Canada!!! I happily married my wife almost a year ago and in most of the land of the ignorant (USA) that would not have been allowed. Seriously people grow up and mind your own business. If it isn’t what you like then ignore it!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 9:52pm
  51. Scrapin the bottom of the barrel. I love that this is considered “celebrity” for the far right. Losers.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 10:05pm
  52. He’s a moronic hate filled biggot

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 10:08pm
  53. It’s spelled ‘amendment’, darlings. Spell-check, for goodness sakes!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 10:17pm
  54. and maybe it’s YOUR law. Please don’t speak for all of us.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 10:17pm
  55. Unconstitutional that’s it. Tell the Duggar dumb ass to go breed somewhere in hell.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 10:18pm
  56. A match made in HELL!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 10:20pm
  57. these people are disgusting.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 10:23pm
  58. From the article, “Duggar also claimed that Christians are facing criminal charges for refusing to make wedding cakes for gay couples.” He said this in the context that they (proprietors of businesses) were being taken to task/court because of their ‘religious beliefs’ (hinting at religious persecution), WRONG, they were charged with civil actions because of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. These people were not holding church, they were running a business, to sell to the public, to make money. Have what ever religious beliefs you want, but consequences will be had when you use said beliefs to discriminate in a civil setting. There are laws about how to deal with that, but to disregard those laws, don’t go claiming ‘religious persecution” when an action against you occurs.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 10:25pm
  59. It’s funny to look at the pink signage on the right of this picture says the word “History” then children do best with a mom and a dad. It’s past, people!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 10:27pm
  60. I love that “History confirms” poster because if anything all history has confirmed is humans NEVER learn from the past. We’re still doing the same idiotic things we did thousands of years ago….only now we’re PC about it.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 10:35pm