Josh Duggar: Speaking For “Gay” Family Members

by Suzanne Calulu

Recently Josh Duggar gave a radio interview in which he claimed that his lesbian aunt is opposed to gay marriage. He took the place of  FRC’s Tony Perkins on FRC’s radio show last week.

“I have an aunt who has chosen to live that life and I love my aunt. I think she is an amazing person,” said Josh. ”It’s not about equal rights, when we’re talking about policy, when we’re talking about these things, it’s really about special rights, a lot of these people want. And my aunt is one who has told me that she is not for all these measures that are being pushed when it comes to marriage and things. She believes that marriage is between one man and one woman,”

Josh fits in well at FRC (and Washington DC lawmakers) with his ability to make bullshit mountains out of molehills. He went on to claim that he was in “auto industry for a number of years”(non-Evangelical Christian translation: owned a used car lot in a small Southern berg) and that he’d engaged in business with people living the “homosexual lifestyle” (non-Evangelical Christian translation: openly gay people and others who may or may not have actually been gay but were perceived as gay by the homophobes of Tontitown and there about.)

I wonder if his aunt has denied being in favor of gay marriage just to avoid the inevitable lecturing that would emerge out of the Duggars about Biblical Marriage. If I was in her shoes I’d have to avoid them and hide my real views when they were around.

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Calulu lives near Washington DC , was raised Catholic in South Louisiana before falling in with a bunch of fallen Catholics whom had formed their own part Fundamentalist, part Evangelical church. After fifteen uncomfortable years drinking that Koolaid she left nearly 6 years ago. Her blog is Calulu – Seeking The Light

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  • Trollface McGee

    I’ve heard the same from gay people in Russia, in an environment where you can face severe consequences for being gay, being the anti-gay gay person might be a defensive tactic. Obviously it’s not the same situation but I can see someone going along with the FRC talking points in order to not get yet another “you’re going to hell” lecture. The idea that she really believes that, I have a harder time buying.

  • texcee

    Josh Duggar is so full of sh*t that he squishes when he walks. I love it — “years in the auto industry.” What a mouthpiece for the pea-brained idiots he works for.

  • newcomer

    Or maybe she does believe that. There are plenty of self-loathing gay people to go around, especially from families and environments like this one. Too many people keep getting the message that they are broken or wicked, that they must be doing something very wrong to still be feeling these urges towards the people that they do, that they should be punished for who they are, and internalize that message. Think of all of those public officials and religious leaders who keep pushing anti-gay agendas and eventually get busted with a guy. Self-flagellation is rampant. Of course, it’s also possible that the aunt here is someone who doesn’t particularly want to get married, so it doesn’t have to be a matter of self-punishment.

  • http://yllommormon.blogspot.com/ aletha

    If his aunt really thinks that, why not put her in the interview to say that? It’s a radio interview. Call her up and talk to her, here why she says she doesn’t want gay marriage. Ask her if she’s in a committed relationship. Talk to her like she’s a person, not talk down to her because she’s a lesbian.
    Also, “Special rights”? How is wanting the same recognition and rights as a hetero couple special, but not equal? (And yet man being the head of the house and the woman submitting is equal?)

  • Layla13

    I’m pretty your aunt is perfectly capable of speaking for herself, Josh.

  • brbr2424

    How old is this guy? He looks like he is about 50. He’s balding and pudgy. But he has a baby face.

  • Sandra

    his mother’s not even 50 yet!

  • Baby_Raptor

    Funny how nobody has bothered trying to find the Aunt to ask her what she really thinks. Frankly, I wouldn’t put it past the kid to have completely made this up.

  • texcee

    Yeah, let’s have Auntie’s name and location. I think she’s a fantasy, too. Just like the world Josh lives in.

  • persephone

    Would you buy a used car from this man? Oh, hells, no.

    I kind of hate you for that incredibly accurate description of Josh, because now I’m going to hear “squiiiiiiiiishhhhhhh” every time I see or hear him or his name.

  • texcee

    Show me the Carfax. Better yet, show me the FACTS.

  • brbr2424

    Wow. What an ill fitting suit. It might help if he wore a suit that fits.

  • Sandy

    From what I have found on the internet, the lesbian aunt is an older sister of Michele’s and has been in a relationship for 30 years. This aunt has even been on the show some sources claimed. And there some gays who are against gay marriage and this aunt may just be one of them.

  • Michael Butler

    SO happy to find this blog. I was the caller who asked Josh about his aunt. Thanks for getting all the lies he tells straight. He didn’t even own the car lot, daddy did.

  • sue

    How does he land a big time job with no college degree?

  • sue

    Lets see how many babies he has now that they have no help.

  • LinusToo

    College degree? He doesn’t even have a high school diploma, does he? He was home schooled, so the best he has is a G.E.D. But let’s face it, FRC doesn’t want him for his education, or his smarts. They want him for name recognition and those right-wing, ultra-conservative Christian values he’s been indoctrinated with during those twelve years of home schooling.

  • Madame

    He’s way too young to be in such a position. Kiddo, take my advice. Go home, get an honest job, and take care of your family. I don’t think you’ll ever regret doing that.


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