Michelle Duggar has recorded a controversial message campaigning against an anti-discrimination bill in her home state of Arkansas in which she slams the transgender community — saying children and women will be "endangered" and "traumatized" by them.
The shocking audio is a robocall that was sent out to voters on Monday in the Fayetteville area, narrated by Duggar and obtained by RadarOnline.com.
"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," Duggar says in the recording.
"We should never place the preference of an adult over the safety and innocence of a child. Parents, who do you want undressing next to your daughter at the public swimming pool’s private changing area? I still believe that we are a society that puts women and children first."
Associated with the Family Council, an organization that promotes "traditional" family values and is known for their disapproval of the LGBTQ community, is fighting the bill known as ordinance 119 claiming is "threatens to infringe on the rights of churches as well as religious business people in Fayetteville."
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Listen to Duggar's full message below:
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But the family has been caught in numerous scandals surrounding the ministries and churches they support — including the Quiverfull movement and Basic Life Principals, a ministry founded by Bill Gothard, who resigned after more than 35 young women and teenagers came forward alleging sexual harassment.
A transcript of Michelle's entire recorded message reads as follows:
Hello, this is Michelle Duggar. I’m calling to inform you of some shocking news that would affect the safety of Northwest Arkansas women and children. The Fayetteville City Council is voting on an ordinance this Tuesday night that would allow men – yes I said men – to use womens 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 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. We should never place the preference of an adult over the safety and innocence of a child. Parents, who do you want undressing next to your daughter at the public swimming pool’s private changing area? I still believe that we are a society that puts women and children first. Women, young ladies and little girls deserve to use the restroom or any other women's facility in peace and safety. Will you speak up for protecting women and children? Call 575-8330 and tell the Fayetteville City Council members and Mayor Jordan to vote ‘no’ on ordinance 119. The number again is 575-8330. For more information please go to www.freefayetteville.org. Paid for by freefayetteville.org.