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Michelle Duggar Just Warned that Transgender People are Endangering Women and Girls

Reality star and mega-mom Michelle Duggar has joined her oldest son, Josh, in his fight against gay rights.

Digging in to oppose an ordinance that would prevent discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in Fayetteville, Arkansas, the Duggar mom recently starred in a robocall warning that if an anti-discrimination ordinance passed, soon sexual predators (aka trans people) would be popping up in bathrooms all over town.

Saying she had “shocking news” to tell the people of Fayetteville, Michelle warned that the law would allow men to use women’s restrooms.

“The Fayetteville City Council is voting on an ordinance this Tuesday night that would allow men – yes I said men – to use women’s and girls’ restrooms, locker rooms, showers, sleeping areas and other areas that are designated for females only. I don’t believe the citizens of Fayetteville would want males with past child predator convictions that claim they are female to have a legal right to enter private areas that are reserved for women and girls,” the star mom advised.

She also said that girls deserved better.

“I doubt that Fayetteville parents would stand for a law that would endanger their daughters or allow them to be traumatized by a man joining them in their private space,” she added. “We should never place the preference of an adult over the safety and innocence of a child.”

Michelle’s anti-transgender fearmongering, though, is a bit shy of facts.

As Fayetteville’s attorney Kit Williams pointed out, laws are already in place that prevent people from entering the wrong bathroom for an unlawful purpose and the anti-discrimination code does not change that at all, making concerns about predators in the bathroom just nasty rumors that reinforce negative stereotypes about people who are transgender.

Michelle’s robocall also does not appear to have convinced many in the town. Since the robocall was launched, the  ordinance passed in Fayetteville and is now local law.

Photo Credit: Jim Bob Duggar via Wikimedia Commons

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  • Thom Lee

    These over populating cultists need to STFU.

    • Scott Parsons

      Yes, Thom Lee, that’s what I meant to say!

  • dailyslave

    For some reason my previous message was held in moderation. I’ll just say that transgender people are mentally ill and should get help.

    • Read More

      Unless you can speak as one of them and factually substantiate mental illness, you need to shut up. Idiot.

    • liberalinlove

      I’ll just say, you are wrong!

  • dailyslave

    Here’s some real analysis on the Jewish agenda promoting this transgender mental disorder.


  • Scott Parsons

    Someone should privately remind the Duggans that they are good at reproducing, NOT at public speaking, social commentary or moralizing.

  • sue

    Why do people constantly confuse Peophile’s with gay or transgender ?

    • janetramos

      Because they CHOOSE TO BE STUPID…

  • gnushell

    What many of these anti-Trans people don’t know is that there are thousands of transexual people who were unwittingly sex-changed either at birth or after failed circumcisions. John Money started doing this in the late 1950’s at Johns Hopkins. Learn something before you start ranting and make yourselves look like fools.

  • Read More

    Shut your stupid mouth, you brainwashed idiot. And stop draining the resources of the world by breeding like stupid rabbits.

  • Daniel Jacobsen

    Odds are one of those19 kids just might be gay ????!!!!!

    • liberalinlove

      They will never admit it.

    • sue

      True especially the younger boys.I read a study that the mother has to do with the amount of testosterone the male baby receives and the odds are that if the mother has 3 boys the last boy’s level will be lower .With the Duggar family if any undesirable behavior of any kind is observed it is swiftly dealt and in this case it would probably mean the child would be taking a trip to boot camp like the oldest boy did when he was a teen.The Duggar’s follow child rearing guru’s with the last name Pearl.They start “blanket training” on their children at 6 month’s which means they are placed on a blanket and smacked if they get off the blanket. Also if you notice how “cheerful” the kid’s are it is because the only acceptable behavior is being happy, smiling and cheerful.Any other behavior such as sad,cranky loud ,angry is bad behavior and they are punished.

  • Cindy Kaes Neal

    She should simply go back to her simple life an simple children and stay out of other peoples’ lives.