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Dan Savage Calls Out Duggar's 'Staggering' Family Values Hypocrisy

Dan Savage Calls Out Duggar's 'Staggering' Family Values Hypocrisy


Dan Savage highlights the hypocrisy of reality TV's Duggar clan, who painted LGBT people as child predators while their oldest son was allegedly sexually abusing underage girls.

On Friday's episode of All In withChris Hayes, author and LGBT advocate Dan Savage made an appearance to discuss the story that continues to unfold surrounding allegations that a member of reality TV's Duggar family, Josh Duggar, molested five underage girls in his teen years more than a decade ago.

Now 27, Duggar headed the lobbying arm of antigay Family Research Council, from which he resigned on Thursday.

Savage highlighted the hypocrisy demonstrated by the Duggar family, who have peddled their anti-LGBT agenda and activism as a means of protecting families - including campaigning against an LGBT rights ordinance in Fayetteville, Ark., which cast transgender people as child predators.

"Particularly when religious conservatives want to talk about it, they want to point a finger at non-family. They want to point a finger at people that they define as the enemies of families or not from or having families of their own - LGBT people, particularly trans people increasingly with these anti-trans bathroom bills," Savage told Hayes. "And that is what the Duggars have dug in on is attacking trans people and opposing this LGBT civil rights bill in Fayetteville where they were out there arguing that the threat to little girls in Fayetteville were transwomen when they knew, when they were covering for someone who had demonstrated, at least at that age, was a threat to little girls himself."

Watch the full segment in the video below.

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