On hit TLC reality series 19 Kids and Counting, Jim Bob and Jill Duggars like to project an image of wholesome family values, but a series of incidents in recent months have revealed a darker side to the family's beliefs In November the Duggars deleted photos of same-sex couples kissing from their official Facebook page after they had asked people to share photos, while oldest son Josh recently led an Arkansas rally protesting against gay marriage.
The family's Christian beliefs are so extreme that daughter Jill, right, was forbidden from helping Susanna Keller, left, the youngest sister of Anna Duggar, when she became pregnant outside of wedlock in 2012All that changed in 2012 when she became pregnant with daughter Noelle.
Patriarch Jim Bob felt that 'Keller's slide into sin' warranted cutting off all contact and striking even the mention of Susanna's name from the family’s show.
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Reality stars Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's conservative evangelical Christian beliefs are so extreme that they once forbid daughter Jill from helping a member of their extended family because the girl was pregnant outside of wedlock.
On hit TLC reality series 19 Kids and Counting, the Duggars like to project an image of wholesome family values, but a series of incidents in recent months have revealed a darker side to the family's beliefs.
But accusations of gay 'fear-mongering' appeared to threaten the reality show's future in November, when more than 180,000 people signed a petition asking the network to end the series after anti-equality comments made by Michelle.
She said: '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.'He wrote on the petition page: 'Just because someone is transgendered doesn't mean they are a child predator or a rapist.
When Ben Seewald jokingly wrote to fiancee Jessa, "Give me a ring," Jim Bob actually jumped in on the group text, writing "No ring yet." With a smiley face emoticon. Whatever you think of him, Jim Bob needs his own Instagram so he can start posting screen shots of this stuff.
This moment you see here between Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard would not have been permitted until the couple was married. Safe to say the Duggars are in the minority, having not read Fifty Shades of Grey (the movie adaptation of which they won't be seeing either, we're guessing). The Duggars' option is probably 1,000 times better-written, we will give them that much. The family matriarch feels that dancing encourages "sensual" feelings, while Jessa Duggar has said that she feels modern music promotes "sex, drugs, all that type of stuff." Instead, the family chooses to play gospel music together.
And the Duggars are fighting my right to do so,' said Barnfield. If you won't let me get married, I'm going to make out with my girlfriend in front of you.'Evelyn featured in an early episode of the reality show when the Duggar family had a get together with Michelle's siblings and her father.