An Open Letter to Duggar Defenders

Michelle Duggar being awarded Vision Forum’s Mother of the Year with Beale and Doug Phillips

by Libby Anne cross posted from her blog Love, Joy FeminismMore than two years ago I wrote a blog post titled My Concerns about the Duggars. To this day it continues getting hundreds of hits daily, along with the random comment. Probably half of the comments left on it defend the Duggars as upright, responsible people raising healthy, well-adjusted young people. These comments often lash out against me, calling me bitter and so forth. I’ve often thought of responding to these comments with further blog posts, but so far I haven’t.Today that changes. This post consists of four parts, which deal with the Duggars’ subculture,  the argument that they are happy so nothing must be wrong, th … [Read more...]

News: Jill Duggar Dillard is Pregnant

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There's been speculation over if the marrying Duggar children will follow in their parental Quiverfull footsteps. Josh and Anna Duggar have 3 children in a quick span of years and now this news comes, so it looks like yes, the Duggar married children so far will be Quiverfull and have many children.Did Jill and Derick plan the wedding around her ovulation time? Is it really a smart idea to announce your pregnancy to the world when you're only just found out?  This brings up so many questions.From People magazine (wondering what all these Duggar exclusives are costing them?) - Jill Duggar Pregnant … [Read more...]

News: Jessa Duggar Officially Engaged

Apparently Ben Seewald (he of the anti-Catholic rant and posing with assault rifles) popped the question last night to Jessa Duggar, just in time for the new season of the Duggar family's television show "19 Kids & Counting" How very convenient for them and their publicity machine. This is according to the E! Entertainment News website.Wonder if they'll ever find a beau for eldest daughter Jana? Feeling bad for her now that two younger sisters are escaping/escaped the nest.Another Duggar daughter is off the market. Jessa Duggar of TLC's 19 Kids & Counting got engaged to Ben Seewald Thursday night, TLC is confirming.Jim Bob Duggar had this to say: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Not Quiverfull?

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by Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar from "A Love That Multiples" pages 92-93 We find it amusing how many reporters copy and past information they find about us that someone else has copied and pasted without checking the facts. For instance, even though wiki and some Internet blogs report that we are part of the Quiver Full movement, we are not. We are simply Bible-believing Christians who desire to follow God's Word and apply it to our lives. God says children are a gift and a blessing and we believe it! QUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular feature of NLQ – we present the … [Read more...]

News: It’s That Duggar Time of the Year

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.... right before a new season of '19 Kids and Counting' premiering on The Learning Channel. So that brings with it a bumper crop of odd Duggar-related stories as their PR machine kicks into high gear. We'll spare you all the articles celebrating Jill and Derick Dillard's 'weekiverseries'Rather than do a posting of each one I'm just going to list them here.Josh Duggar poses with assault rifles and toddlersMichelle Duggar talks special wedding giftBen Seewald's mea culpa for his anti-Catholic rant turns into a 'Come To Jesus'Josh Duggar and family release DVD showing them preaching at the White House and other venues … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Duggar Family Compared Abortion to Slavery?

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This one is from a Korean gossip site but it appears to be true. Visited the Duggar Instagram site and sure enough, they are using an offensive graphic linking abortion to slavery. Cannot copy the graphic so I'm just linking to it on their Instagram. It's from a Pro Life site called StandTrueDotCom, which is linked to Operation Rescue and run by prominent pro-lifer Bryan Kemper from Ohio. The graphics at the site are pretty over the top and we'll be posting a number of them at the end of this post.From KPopStarz.com - '19 Kids and Counting' Duggar Family Compares Abortion to Slavery on Instagram: Twitter Users Outrage, Jessa Duggar Retweets to Support … [Read more...]

News: Jessa Duggar Engaged to Ben Seewald?

From Hollywood Gossip and a pile of other sites: Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald Secretly Engaged .... or Married?This one is pretty dumb and quite a stretch, even in the world of Duggar Family news. Posting here for discussion.Last we checked, Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald were not officially engaged ... but a new Instagram post from her sister Jill has given us pause. Jill Duggar (or Jill Dillard, to be more accurate) sparked the latest engagement rumors surrounding Jess and Ben. All it took was a simple hashtag. "Lunch with my sweet sis @jessaseewald today!" Jill wrote on the photo-sharing site, adding casually "#jessaseewald #jillmdillard #sisterlunch" Jessa … [Read more...]

News: Jessa Duggar’s Intended Ben Seewald Hates Catholics?

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According to The Daily Mail and Celebitchy Jessa Duggar's court-er Ben Seewald posted a long anti-Catholic rant on Facebook that mysteriously disappeared about an hour later. Wonder if the Duggars or TLC made him take it down?From Celebitchy - Jessa Duggar's Boyfriend Posts Rant Against Catholics, Then Deletes It … [Read more...]

News: More Rumors on Possible Jill & Derick Dillard Reality Show

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So this doesn't mean it will happen but there's more talk of it. Not sure how reliable a site that misspells one of the subject's names could be. This all almost sounds like something cooked up by the Grandma Duggar publicity machine.From the site Enstaz - Jill Duggar, Derrick Dillard News 2014: Fans Are Urging Couple To Do Their Own Reality Show and Get Pregnant Some of the comments on Duggar's Instagram account include, "I hope TLC follows you like they do @annaduggar and @joshduggar!! We learn so much from all of you! So thankful for your family" as well as, "Please have some kids!! LOL. U guys will have very handsome babies." … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Wedding Fetish?

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It seems that Jill Duggar's recent marriage to Derick Dillard is making Michelle Duggar wax poetic about her own wedding to Jim Bob. Does it strike anyone else that reenacting your wedding every year is a little 'odd'? It seems to be normal in the Evangelical Fundamentalist Quiverfull world to turn daily life, babies, cooking, keeping house, etc, etc, into a fetish-like thing.From US magazine  - Michelle Duggar Reminisces about her simple wedding to Jim Bob Duggar "As our children were growing up, we would listen to our wedding cassette again every year on our anniversary," she wrote. "We would reenact the ceremony, show them how we walked down the aisle, and tell them the stories about … [Read more...]


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