Quoting Quiverfull: Why Are Infidelity And Porn Worse Than Child Molestation?

by Todd Friel from Wretched as quoted by the Christian Post - Duggar Disaster II: This time, the world is rightEditor's note: You remember Friel? He's the dude that thinks he's Christianity's answer to Jon Steward and mistakenly believes that all you need to do to end your husband's pornography habits is to be kinder and more submissive we quoted last week. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar Hatch New Television Scheme?

by 'Unnamed Insider' by both Star Magazine and Classicalite - "19 Kids and Counting" Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar New TV Show Planned After CancellationEditor's note: File this under 'sketchy' since there's nothing official out there about this. But the idea of Jim Bob and Michelle using the sexual abuse suffered by their daughters to climb back on television isn't far-fetched as it first sounds. Remember these are people that have taken some pretty awful fame-whoring behaviors to new levels after the cancellation of their show. They have admitted they are desperate to go back on television because they believe this is what God wants them to do. Funny how what God wants them to do always … [Read more...]

Undocumented Workers: 19 Kids and Other Reality TV Children Part 2

by PropinquaParallels between reality shows and patriarchal families are striking and dismaying. The Duggar family was strangely off the grid while on camera, recording movies and TV shows in a workplace with no state records whatsoever. Paul Petersen is an advocate for young performers. What he writes about reality shows could also describe the patriarchal movement, with its “family economy” and home schooling. Petersen wrote the following for Ethics Alarms in 2010: … [Read more...]

Undocumented Workers: 19 Kids and Other Reality TV Children Part 1

by PropinquaThe Duggar fantasy mega-house was largely funded by Discovery Networks and built by donated labor that Discovery rounded up. Sponsors even helped to stock the food pantry. By implying that one patriarch’s income can support a multitude in fine style, the house stands as Arkansas’ very own evangelical Potemkin village.Until recently, the Duggar house has been one more thing not often discussed: a workplace for adults and children. The TV network’s role in building the compound and the Duggar brand makes this fact almost inescapable. … [Read more...]

TLC Child Abuse Prevention Special – The Duggar Family and Other News

Numerous media outlets are reporting that The Learning Channel has set an air date for the documentary, Sunday, August 30 at 10 pm est. It will air commercial free and feature Erin Merryn, Terrae Lee and 11 year old Kaelin. They are all survivors of childhood sexual abuse who are speaking out about what happened to them in an effort to bring attention to this important issue. Also pairing with TLC on this production are RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network) and Darkness To Light.Jessa Duggar Seewald and Jill Duggar Dillard will be shown in a short segment attending a sexual abuse prevention seminar put on by Darkness To Light. Just a quick blip, blink and you'll miss 'em, with … [Read more...]

News: Duggars Think TLC Didn’t Do Enough

The Daily Mail, a British newspaper, also have information from someone claiming to be a Duggar insider. They are saying that the children are most upset that they will not be on television any longer, that they thought they'd be on television forever. Poor kids, likely the only real attention they received that wasn't from one of their older spouses. … [Read more...]

Weekly Duggar News – Jim Bob & Michelle ‘Know’ God Wants Them To Have A Television Show

There's been a great deal happening in the Duggar-Sphere I've not posted here. But after reading Jim Bob and Michelle claiming that their television show was part of God's plan to minister and evangelize I could not allow that to pass unremarked here.From People Magazine) - The Duggars Heartbroken Over Cancellation and again this is stated by an 'unnamed insider' so there's no telling how much actual truth there is to it. … [Read more...]

The Duggar’s Television Show “19 Kids & Counting” Officially Cancelled

I knew it was too much to ask for a week without new Duggar news - at least other than Anna Duggar's baby being overdue and Amy Duggar's engagement. The internet news sites are all abuzz in the last few hours. The Learning Channel finally did the decent thing, officially cancelling Duggar cash-cow and television show "19 Kids & Counting" … [Read more...]

Bill Gothard Talks to The Daily Mail About Josh Duggar Molestation

by Suzanne TitkemeyerThere's no indication if The Daily Mail got an actual interview with former IBLP/ATI head Bill Gothard or if this is cobbled together from other interviews of Gothard or off his own website or promotional materials. But Gothard is addressing Josh Duggar's time at the Little Rock, Arkansas counseling center during the time his family sent him away for sexually molesting his sisters and the baby sitter. … [Read more...]

News: Naugler Family, Dillard Mission Trip and Jessa Duggar Seewald Wore Pants

Turns out that the the Naugler parents have regained custody of their ten children from the state of Kentucky. No word on how this happened. I would imagine that the family was either found to be properly providing for their children or that the parents, Joe and Nicole, improved the living situation on their land enough to meet state requirements. Suspecting it's probably the later considering a fundraiser for the family brought in over 70K for improvements on their very crude living arrangements. Plus it sounds like from the news stories that Kentucky CPS is still going to be part of this family's life for quite some time. Unless they do what they've done in the past, pick up stakes and … [Read more...]


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