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Duggar Dad Comes Out Against Transgender Girl Scout

“Our family loves Girl Scout cookies and I don’t think allowing a boy in the Girl Scouts is a good thing,” says Jim Bob Duggar. He’d rather vote for a third party candidate than Mitt Romney, he tells BuzzFeed.

Jim Bob Duggar with daughters Ginger, 18, and Jessa, 19.

LAURENS, S.C. — Unlike the presidential candidate he’s endorsing, reality TV star and father of 19 Jim Bob Duggar has an opinion on the conflict over a transgender child in the Girl Scouts.

“Our family loves Girl Scout cookies and I don’t think allowing a boy in the Girl Scouts is a good thing,” Duggar told BuzzFeed after a Rick Santorum campaign stop in Laurens. Duggar and some of his children are on the campaign trail for Rick Santorum in South Carolina this week.

“I think the founders of the Girl Scouts would be truly upset to hear this direction,” Duggar said, noting that his wife Michelle is a former Girl Scout troop leader. “If they’re wanting to create a new scout program where girls and boys would join together, that might be an option. But whether somebody declares they’re a boy or girl and can join either one — it isn’t even logical and it goes against the core principles the group was founded on.”

Asked about his voting plans if Santorum doesn’t win the nomination, Duggar was conflicted. “I think Romney is just as liberal or almost just as liberal as President Obama,” Duggar said. “He’s trying to act like a conservative, but I don’t think it’s in his heart.”

“I probably would look for a third party candidate, which would not be Ron Paul.”

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Rosie Gray is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Washington, D.C. Gray reports on politics, foreign affairs and international issues. Her secure PGP fingerprint is 52B1 92A9 D35B 3359 CF61 399B 0E8A 2948 10D0 8DD8
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