Why the Petition to Remove TLC’s Duggar Family From Television is Only Partially Right

From the Washington Post - The Duggars out campaigning for Ken Cuccinelli and EW Jackson in 2013. Both candidates lost their elections. So much for Duggar star power.

by Suzanne Titkemeyer NLQ AdminEarlier in the week we posted here at NLQ about a petition circulating to remove "19 Kids and Counting" from TLC's on air line up because of the homophobic nature of some of the recent doings of the Duggar's: Michelle's transphobic robo calls to the voters of Fayettesville, Arkansas, the Duggar's funding of anti-gay politicians and most recently, that whole sorry thing with the Duggar parents asking for people to post their marriage kissing photos that ended up with either a Duggar or one of TLC's social media lackeys removing the photos of gay couples kissing on their Facebook wall. … [Read more...]

The Bates Score Another Reality Show

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In the middle of the controversy over the many homophobic actions/statements by TLC's Duggar Family it was announced that Duggar family friends, the Bates family, is getting another reality show. They were last seen on TLC show, "The United Bates of America" and are now moving to UP network 'Br1n9ing Up Bates' according to E! Online - Move Over, Duggars! Meet the Super-Conservative Bates Family! - Including Their 19 Kids. … [Read more...]

This Is What Evangelical Child Hoarding Looks Like – The Briggs Family

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by Suzanne TitkemeyerThe Duggar family needs to count their kiddos and look over their shoulder to make sure they don't get pushed off the pedestal as the best known Quiverfull family out there because the Briggs family has 34 - count 'em - 34 kids. They also are planning on adding more children to their brood according to the piece about this family on The Today Show - Move Over, Duggars: Meet The Family With 34 Children....And They're Not Done Yet! … [Read more...]

Quiverific!

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by Vyckie Garrison founder of No Longer Quivering So this morning, I made a fascinating discovery: Two wholehearted, Christian homeschooling, homebirthing moms of many, Jenn and Kristen, who actually claim the label "Quiverfull" (they like to call themselves "Quiverific"!!) ... who have a YouTube channel ... Planet Mommyhood … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Kirk Cameron Wanted Daughters to See No Kissing Wedding?

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from People Magazine - Kirk Cameron on the Duggar Wedding: I Want a Guy Who Respects My Daughters Like ThatHe must have a new project coming out to hitch himself to the Duggar Seewald nuptials like this. Makes me sad for the bride and groom that this wedding is being used by their family to increase television ratings without anyone else shamefully glomming on to it for the publicity. … [Read more...]

The Homeschool Myth

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by Lana Hope cross posted from her blog Wide Open Ground In my last post on emotional abuse in homeschooling, I wrote this:The reason I connect this to homeschooling is that homeschooling made the shit seem natural, the way that it was ought to be. In the comment section of that post, one reader writes: … [Read more...]

What Lens Do The Duggar Kids See Through?

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by Lana Hope cross posted from her blog Wide Open Ground Recently one of the girls I once babysat called me on phone. She wanted to talk about something that happened in the past between us. I miss her and her family, but mostly, when I look back, I feel pain. … [Read more...]

World Magazine Featured Vyckie’s Story!

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If you had told me that one day World magazine would ever mention Vyckie Garrison in a positive light after she left her Quiverfull lifestyle I would have busted out laughing and asked you if you were insane. Seriously? Never ever happening! … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Chivalry is Important?

Brienne Maid of Tarth and Jaime Lannister - always squabbling over who holds the sword and stands in front of who.

by Jana, Jill, Jessa and Jinger Duggar from their book "Growing Up Duggar" From page 136 - 137: It warms our hearts when we're around young men, including our brothers, who are courteous and quick to practice the fine old art of gentlemanly chivalry. Some women these days think that allowing men to help them with anything makes them appear weak, and they refuse to take a man's hand to help them down a step or object to a man's offer to help them carry a heavy love. However, a gentleman's courtesy is not about women being weak or strong; it's about men needing to be men. Gentlemanly behavior is cultivated as they learn to serve others and treat ladies as ladies.  We encourage these e … [Read more...]

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...]


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