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19 Kids and Counting's Josh Duggar Takes Job With Family Research Council, GLAAD Speaks Out

Josh Duggar, Anna Duggar Scott Enlow/Discovery

Mr. Smith Josh Duggar goes to Washington.

Well, at least he will be, now that the 19 Kids and Counting star has accepted a job with the Family Research Council.

Much to the dismay of GLAAD, though.

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After Duggar announced on Monday during an interview on FRC President Tony Perkins' radio show that he would be serving as executive director of FRC Action, an affiliate of the Family Research Council, GLAAD didn't hesitate to make its feelings known.

"If Josh Duggar wants to make a living dehumanizing and denigrating LGBT people and their families, that's his business, but FRC's lies and stereotypes need to be treated as such," GLAAD spokesperson and actor Wilson Cruz said in a statement posted on GLAAD's blog. "Josh's new boss, Tony Perkins, has actually accused LGBT equality advocates of being pawns of the devil. Fans of his family's reality show ought to know that."

GLAAD's comments, of course, aren't too suprising seeing how the group was very outspoken when Duggar was merely in talks about possibly joining the FRC back in March.

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"Family Research Council is without a doubt one of our country's most dangerous hate groups, led by the most anti-gay man in America, Tony Perkins," GLAAD president Herndon Graddick told E! News at the time. "Not only has Perkins compared gay people to terrorists, he also supports the ludicrous idea that gay youth should be subjected to harmful therapies that aim to make them straight."

Duggar will reportedly be moving to Washington, D.C., with his family between now and the end of the month.

"So grateful for this opportunity to serve!" the eldest son of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar tweeted.

Duggar and his wife, Anna, welcomed their third child, a son named Marcus, on June 5.

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