Skip to comments.Oldest Duggar child to head Family Research Councilís legislative arm
Posted on 06/18/2013 6:43:09 PM PDT by NYer
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 17, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Josh Duggar has starred on TLC's 19 Kids and Counting for 11 years, but soon he'll have a new role: at the helm of a pro-life, pro-family legislative action group in the nation's capital.
Josh Duggar, the oldest son of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, will take over as executive director of FRC Action starting next week.
That group is the 501(c)4 affiliate of the Family Research Council.
"I'm very excited about joining FRC Action and working to promote the values that have always been close to my heart and my family," Duggar said. "In this capacity, I will be engaging the grassroots and taking the message of faith, family and freedom all across America."
In 2006 Josh founded a part-time consulting firm called Strategic Political Services, and he served as a campaign surrogate for Rick Santorum during the 2012 Republican presidential primaries.
Duggar made the announcement Monday afternoon on Tony Perkins' Washington Watch radio program on AFR Talk, the radio network of the American Family Association.
“We look forward to working with you to take the message of faith, family, and freedom all across America,” said FRC President Tony Perkins.
The Duggars became the nation's most recognized large, Christian family after network executives saw a picture of Jim Bob's large family during his U.S. Senate loss in the 2002 election. He had previously served in the Arkansas legislature.
That led to a program that quickly became the top-rated reality TV show, now lasting 11 years.
The family's impressive size came after Michelle Duggar vowed not to use contraception following an emotional miscarriage she feared had been caused by birth control.
Josh married Anna Keller in October 2008. They now have three children of their own, Mackynzie Renee, Michael James, and three-week-old Marcus.
Good for him
One thing that troubles me about the Duggars - the idea that if you don’t use contraception, you have a huge family. I know couples who use natural family planning who have reasonably sized families. I have to think that there is the financial planning part of this - the more kids we have the higher the ratings. Now my best friend in high school was at that time the oldest of 12. Her parents had five more kids. All seemed loved and last I heard all were doing well. (one had a congenital heart condition and died in her 20s). But it was their choice and not just because they didn’t use contraception.
They had like 16 or 17 before the show even started. I doubt ratings was a concern for more kids.
“Natural family planning.” Roman Catholic contraception.
Just say ‘No’ to Rick Santorum. His time has come and gone.
But he did it all with one wife. Take that, Mormons!
A lot of Protestants use it too and it isn’t contraception. It leaves open the possibility of life... that’s the point. Most kinds of contraception prevent the fertilized egg from implanting so if one believes that life begins at conception then it’s a form of abortion.
It looks like they concurred and none are on welfare — more power to ‘em.
Most kinds of contraception prevent the egg and sperm from coming into contact with each other. That is countering conception, not preventing implantation. It may be tampering with the odds from a religious perspective, but it is definitely NOT abortion.
Just say No to Rick Santorum. His time has come and gone.
Sadly you may be right. To many liberals on Free Republican and the general public don’t want a true conservative. Oh well and you guys can blame yourselves for having Obama as President. Great job Santorum haters!!!!!
Your use of a double negative makes is sound like contraception rather than procreation is the natural condition, essentially that one must or ought to make a deliberate choice not to use contraception.
They DON’T do it for ratings!! GEESH....a child is GOD’S GIFT...they are BLESSED!
Iwatched the show and wondered WHY and what kind of job could make them move away from the big family. GREAT JOB!!
The article does the same thing. One need not make a solemn vow to not use birth control. Not doing something requires very little commitment, unless one is an addict and then an addiction is almost always an action in an affirmative. How can one be addicted to not doing something?
Mrs. Duggar did make a solemn and explicit vow to Mr. Dugger to be his loving and faithful wife, and praise God for how she keeps it, merely letting nature take it's fruitful course. To imply otherwise is absurd, like saying she promised to not gag herself to prevent breathing or eating.
For many, contraception is the reproductive equivalent of bulimia.
You wrote, “Most kinds of contraception prevent the fertilized egg from implanting so if one believes that life begins at conception then its a form of abortion.”
That is true. Many contraceptives are actually abortifacients.
In vitro fertilization (IVF) is also a troubling area for pro-lifers. Many times, the procedure results in many fertilized eggs, which are either discarded or frozen. Google “snowflake children” ...
“That is true. Many contraceptives are actually abortifacients.”
I agree in regard to intrauterine devices. They prevent implantaton in the uterus of an already fertilized egg. But that does not constitute “many”. I can think of no other contraceptive method that is an abortifacient.
This gig sounds entirely foreign to his Arkansas experiences. Hope it works out for them.
Michelle had a complete makeover, it looked like. Just caught a glimpse of her and she looked VERY different.
No, IUDs are not the only abortifacient contraceptives.