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Oldest Duggar child to head Family Research Councilís legislative arm
Life Site News ^ | June 17, 2013 | BEN JOHNSON

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.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: duggar; frc

1 posted on 06/18/2013 6:43:09 PM PDT by NYer
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To: NYer

Good for him


2 posted on 06/18/2013 6:45:22 PM PDT by svcw (If you are dead when your heart stops, why aren't you alive when it starts.)
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To: NYer

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.


3 posted on 06/18/2013 6:48:54 PM PDT by Mercat
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To: Mercat

They had like 16 or 17 before the show even started. I doubt ratings was a concern for more kids.


4 posted on 06/18/2013 7:05:47 PM PDT by Theoria
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To: Mercat

“Natural family planning.” Roman Catholic contraception.


5 posted on 06/18/2013 7:13:00 PM PDT by Theo (May Christ be exalted above all.)
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To: NYer

Just say ‘No’ to Rick Santorum. His time has come and gone.


6 posted on 06/18/2013 7:56:42 PM PDT by griswold3 (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes)
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To: Mercat

But he did it all with one wife. Take that, Mormons!


7 posted on 06/18/2013 8:04:57 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: Theo

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.


8 posted on 06/18/2013 8:06:50 PM PDT by Mercat
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To: Theoria

It looks like they concurred and none are on welfare — more power to ‘em.


9 posted on 06/18/2013 8:07:29 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: Mercat

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.


10 posted on 06/18/2013 9:50:04 PM PDT by mom of young patriots
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To: griswold3

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!!!!!


11 posted on 06/19/2013 3:15:36 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: Mercat
But it was their choice and not just because they didn’t use contraception.

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.

12 posted on 06/19/2013 3:24:46 AM PDT by Theophilus (Not merely prolife, but prolific)
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To: Mercat

They DON’T do it for ratings!! GEESH....a child is GOD’S GIFT...they are BLESSED!


13 posted on 06/19/2013 3:50:47 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: NYer

Iwatched the show and wondered WHY and what kind of job could make them move away from the big family. GREAT JOB!!


14 posted on 06/19/2013 3:51:46 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Mercat
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.

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.

15 posted on 06/19/2013 4:11:46 AM PDT by Theophilus (Not merely prolife, but prolific)
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To: Mercat

You wrote, “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.”

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” ...


16 posted on 06/19/2013 6:39:10 AM PDT by Theo (May Christ be exalted above all.)
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To: Theo

“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.


17 posted on 06/19/2013 8:54:34 AM PDT by rhoda_penmark
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To: Ann Archy

This gig sounds entirely foreign to his Arkansas experiences. Hope it works out for them.


18 posted on 06/19/2013 9:44:01 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Piffle....)
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I PRAY it works out well for them......great family.

Michelle had a complete makeover, it looked like. Just caught a glimpse of her and she looked VERY different.

19 posted on 06/19/2013 9:49:20 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: rhoda_penmark

No, IUDs are not the only abortifacient contraceptives.

http://www.priestsforlife.org/postabortion/jmcontraception.htm


20 posted on 06/19/2013 9:50:53 AM PDT by Theo (May Christ be exalted above all.)
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