Josh Duggar DC, Josh Duggar, center, the eldest of the Duggar brood of 19 kids, is moving to D.C. to start work at the conservative lobbying group.
The Duggars are coming to Washington!
Josh Duggar, the eldest of the reality TV brood of 19 children, has accepted a job as the executive director at Family Research Council Action, the lobbying arm of the conservative advocacy group.
“I will be engaging the grassroots and taking the message of faith, family and freedom all across America,” the Arkansas native said.
Josh Duggar appears with his parents, Jim Bob and Michelle, in the TLC reality show “19 Kids and Counting.”
Josh’s new job comes just two weeks after he and his wife, Anna, welcomed their third child.
The 25-year-old has been working as a political consultant since 2006.
He joined his parents, Jim Bob and Michelle, whose ever-growing family stars in the TLC show “19 Kids and Counting,” in campaigning for former Sen. Rick Santorum in the 2012 Republican presidential primary.
Josh Duggar, 25, married his wife Anna in 2008. The couple have three children.
Josh’s parents are staunch conservatives and pro-life advocates. They do not believe in birth control and say they will have as many children as they believe God wants them to have.
Josh married his wife Anna in 2008, and the couple say they plan on following the family tradition of having a full quiver.
They have already relocated to the DC area and Josh begins his new gig next week.
Josh Duggar/via Twitter
Josh Duggar, pictured with Republican Sen. Rand Paul, has worked as a political consultant since 2006.
Excited to announce I’ll be joining @FRCAction as Executive Director in Washington, DC! So grateful for this opportunity to serve! @FRCdc
– Josh Duggar (@joshduggar) June 17, 2013
FRC Action is dedicated to promoting “traditional American values…of the Founding Fathers concerning the nature of ordered liberty,” according to the group’s website.
Gay rights activists have criticized FRC head Tony Perkins for “dehumanizing and denigrating LGBT people and their families.”
GLADD slammed Duggar for affiliating with the organization and put out a statement warning viewers of his family’s popular reality show.
“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.”
FRC did not comment on the GLAAD reaction.