The Duggars don’t want that Civil Rights ordinance

Why not celebrate Xmas or solstice by signing the petition to tell the Duggars they’re homophobic bigots?

The new law the Duggars want repealed would prohibit business owners and landlords from unjustly firing or evicting someone because of their sexual orientation, gender identity and other characteristics.

According to finance and expenditure reports filed this week with the Washington County Clerk’s office, Fayetteville candidates have raised more than $44,000, **almost one-fourth of which came from Springdale residents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar.**

The Duggars, who are featured in the TV show “19 Kids and Counting,” have so far donated $10,000 toward the campaigns of the three most outspoken opponents to Fayetteville’s new Civil Rights Administration ordinance. The Duggars gave $2,000 to John La Tour, and $4,000 to both Joshua Crawford and Paul Phaenuef.

The ordinance was passed by the Fayetteville City Council on Aug. 20, but a group called Repeal 119 gathered enough signatures to put the new law to a Dec. 9 public vote.

They present a nice sunny exterior but they’re reactionary theocrats who should have been left in obscurity.

Happy holidays.


  1. luzclara says

    oh la la the True Spirit of Xtian compassion. . . what would Jesus do with those goddamn Duggars?

  2. says

    That petition is out-of-date. In a recent referendum, Fayetteville voted against the anti-discrimination ordinance, in a 52% to 48% split. The Duggars’ bigoted fear-mongering was in part responsible. In a remarkable instance of the “oppressors are the real victims of oppression” lie, one of the Christian groups who had campaigned against the ordinance stated that this was “a victory in a David & Goliath situation” – apparently confusing a bigoted and privileged majority for an oppressed minority. The mayor of Fayetteville plans to introduce a new anti-discrimination ordinance soon. Ref. .
    Slandering everyone who is not both heterosexual and cisgender is far from the only horrifically dangerously wrong thing the Duggars have said and done – they have variously advocated beating children, defended sexual predators, and told women to accept being raped. For those wanting more details, Libby Anne at Love, Joy, Feminism has extensive coverage. e.g.: .

  3. Katydid says

    The Duggar live in a tax-free compound built from donations–other people’s money, other people’s time. Their compound is tax-free because they call it a church. If they are getting involved in politics, they should lose their tax-free status and start paying their fair share just like everyone else.

    As for Michelle Duggar; she’s a life-support system hooked up to a uterus–how can anyone take anything she says seriously? Oxygen hasn’t gotten to her brain in about, oh, 16 kids.

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