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Josh Duggar Sounds Off On Phil Robertson Controversy

December 20, 2013 01:00 PM by Stephanie Gustafson

Phil Robertson made some very controversial remarks about race and sexual orientation in a recent interview for GQ, and, as a result, has been suspended by A&E. This Duck Dynasty drama has drawn all kinds of supporters out of the woodwork, including fellow reality star Josh Duggar! How did the eldest son on 19 Kids and Counting respond to A&E’s decision?

Like the Robertsons, the Duggars are notorious for their conservative Christian values. As such, it should come as little surprise that the politically influential Josh Duggar is willing to side with Phil Robertson in the midst of a massive Duck Dynasty controversy. After hearing reports of the Phil’s suspension from the popular reality show, Josh took to Twitter to share his thoughts. “Phil Robertson’s anatomical comparisons were crude, but that isn’t the real controversy here. Religious intolerance shouldn’t be tolerated.”

Josh Duggar showed further support for the Robertson family on Instagram, where he posted a photo of the Duck Dynasty patriarch, along with the following popular Phil Robertson quote: “I think our problem is primarily a spiritual one…where there is no Jesus, evil always reigns.”

No word yet from Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar as to whether they stand by the Robertson family. But we’re pretty sure the Duggar parents would gladly take the same stance as their beloved son.

Do you agree with Josh Duggar? Does A&E’s decision to indefinitely suspend Phil Robertson serve as an example of religious intolerance? We know you have an opinion and we want to hear it, so feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below!

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Photo Credit: Josh Duggar on Instagram

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16 Responses to “Josh Duggar Sounds Off On Phil Robertson Controversy”

  1. jay Says:
    December 20th, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    I totally agree with Josh Dugger! What is refusal to accept the the Bible as being authoritative as the word of God? It is to be in the darkness, the word of God is a light to people. We are to stand on it, it is a rock and a firm foundation. The wise man builds his house on a rock and it stands testing.

  2. Ross Says:
    December 20th, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    Let’s be honest same sexes do not procreate. The love between two people of the same sex does not spawn life.In the case of two men it can be filthy to have sexual relations. The Bible very clearly says the creator does not condone that. So what is the news here that someone admits openly they are Christian and have actually read the Bible? What is A&E really saying, that no one should ever read the Bible and people should stop thinking? No one is responsible for what the Bible says but the author of the Bible…God! Is AE&E going to fire God? Can A&E change sexual realities and make homosexual relations produce babies instead of a dirty, etc. If God wanted it that way things would be different than they are, but things are the way they are and od designed it and authored the Bible – it is no crime to acknowledge that!

  3. Jon Says:
    December 21st, 2013 at 6:43 am

    Everyone has a right to their opinions, but sometimes, you just have to be careful what you say, otherwise, etc.

  4. A.Roddy Says:
    December 21st, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    IMO it is a moral issue and not a religious one. Though I disagree with most of what the Duggars stand for, everyone has a right to express opinions. A TV show shouldn’t be dismissed simply because of a difference in opinion that is not viewed politically correct . However, Josh Duggar has no real life experience. He only repeats what his parents taught.
    I do not agree marriage is only for procreation. If you say that, then you are saying thousands of infertile couples and elderly people are forbidden to marry. Please rethink that.

  5. Digger Says:
    December 22nd, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Josh means Christian intolerance shouldn’t be tolerated. He doesn’t care about anybody but Christians. Remember when people like him actively worked to have American Muslim cancelled? The people on that show said nothing anti-gay or racist yet the right took them down. Josh is a bigot just like Robertson. He’s actually worse because he actively works at his job to hurt and demean others. TLC, please suspend Josh Duggar from his parent’s reality show. While your at it, tell him to stop promoting TLC on his twitter page along with the FRCaction hate group. That really makes you look as bad as Robertson and the Duggars.

  6. Bena Says:
    December 22nd, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    You can say whatever you want but if it goes against the company policy, you may have problems. Our military personel do not have absolute freedom of speech…if they come out and speak against our government or broadcast classified information…look out. I personally do not agree with his views on gays, ignorant and racist views on African Americans, women’s private parts he probably dreams about …I would really agree with him if he took a stand against pediphiles, child abusers, wife beaters, child sex slaves, helped hunger and poverty in our nation and around the world…etc…

  7. Bena Says:
    December 22nd, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    I personally don’t agree with any of his views but would stand with him if he voiced opposition against pediphiles, child abusers, wife beaters, child sex slaves and other such evils.

  8. Paula Barber Says:
    December 22nd, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    I stand behind Phil Robertson and his family on this issue. God wrote the words Phil said in his GQ interview, not Phil Robertson. He did not say he hated homosexuals but that God hated the sin. God doesn’t condone the sin people commit, and everyone at one time or another commits a sin. If you are without sin, as the story in the Bible tells us, then cast the first stone. But, you know, no one can do that because we are all sinners. Each one of us will be judged by God not by humans and each one of us is responsible for his/her own actions. I believe Josh Duggar has a mind of his own and has read the Bible therefore he is not repeating just what his parents taught but what he has learned from God’s holy word.

  9. AH Says:
    December 23rd, 2013 at 10:47 am

    Mr. Robertson had the right to say what he said, but Josh Duggar has some nerve bringing up the issue of religious intolerance when Phil made the remarks he did about other religions. I’d love to ask him if he thinks the Jews deserved to be targeted by the Germans because they don’t believe in Jesus. Shintoism, Judaism, Buddism, Islam, Hinduism and many other common world religions have been around a lot longer than Christianity. I’m not saying that means Christianity isn’t a valid religion, but the fact of the matter is that no one will know which, if any, religion is right until they die. As for gay marriage and relationships, I think people need to mind their own business. It’s not like they’re forcing anyone to have homosexual relationships or watch them in the bedroom. Gay couples may not create life, but they do adopt a lot of the children that straight people abandon. And for all of you using the Bible to justify your political opinions re: gay marriage, prayer in school, etc., kindly remember that religious tolerance means not twisting the arms of others to live by the rules of your chosen religion.

  10. sean Says:
    December 24th, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    I seen this a lot its like spare the rod spoil the child.it is a figure of speech it does not mean for u to hit ur child it mean to put his feet on the right path in life and this is sad ive have lived both a very religious life and one with out how bout we have a child swap show let them go to a real school and see the difference I was home taught but was put in spl.ed in real life. asked where is all this hate i learned in my religious home it was never that way in a real school. yes i did see life for the first time i as a young child was taught bob jones the sword of the lord stuff but its not real.im not saying there is no God but as the bible says everything has its season.its no mans place to judge any others but this is the start of an occult.no child should raise his brother or sister unless a parent has passed on

  11. Emily Says:
    January 7th, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    Phil Robertson has a right to say what he wants but so does A&E. It’s their show, they can do with it what they want. The government can’t shut him down but private individuals and in this case, a TV network can. That’s their exercise of free speech, why don’t people see that?

  12. Laura Ramnath Says:
    February 14th, 2014 at 12:50 am

    Christianity is the second oldest recorded religion next to Judaism. Buddhism is not a religion, as it is a state of mind. Hindu’s acknowledge that their god’s are mythology. Muslims, Jews, and Christians believe in the same God. I have relatives through marriage who practice Hinduism, Islam, and Christianity. God hates sin, but not the sinner.

  13. Jim Smith Says:
    March 12th, 2014 at 5:48 am

    It’s amazing, in the 21st century, that there are still billions of gullible people who allow their lives to be ruled my mythology and then excuse bigotry by hiding behind their fairy tales.

  14. Cyndie Says:
    March 12th, 2014 at 7:30 am

    Josh Duggar is part of the conservative religious right. They don’t believe in intolerance for all religions, just theirs. They cherry pick bible verses to use as their support for their own intolerance. Do they eat pork? Probably. Do they stone their wives? Probably not. Obviously, they don’t use all of the verses in the Bible. Just the ones that suit their needs.

  15. Pam Says:
    April 2nd, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    Cyndie, we do not pick and choose, the OT is how things used to be,Christians follow the law of the NT, which done away with imperfect acts when Jesus was sacrificed. The Bible does condemn immorality and sin, such as homosexuality, and it IS ok if we want to speak out against it, as a matter of fact it is required of us as Christians to help lead others to the truth.

  16. Tonya Says:
    April 15th, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    YES, I agree with Josh Duggar and Phil Robertson is spot on!


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