AUDIO: Let's revisit what Michelle Duggar said about LGBT people being child predators

Duggar argued that allowing trans people to use public restrooms would lead to pedophilia

Published May 22, 2015 4:50PM (EDT)

Bob & Michelle Duggar                      (Wikimedia)
Bob & Michelle Duggar (Wikimedia)

Last August, Michelle Duggar, matriarch of the Duggar clan, sent out a robocall to residents of Fayetteville, Arkansas urging them to speak out against a proposed anti-discrimination law. The law, dubbed Ordinance 119, would devote a city employee to fielding complaints from residents who have been denied equal service in housing, employment and other civic matters in the city. It would also allow trans men and women to use public restrooms.

In the recording, she misrepresented the law saying, "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 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. 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."

Ultimately, the ordinance did not pass.

On Thursday, Michelle's eldest son, Josh Duggar, admitted that he had sexually molested at least five underage girls in the early 2000s. According to police reports obtained by InTouch, Michelle and her husband Jim Bob waited over a year to report Josh's crimes to the authorities.

Listen to the audio of the robocall below:

By Joanna Rothkopf

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