Those Poor, Heartbroken Duggars

Those Poor, Heartbroken Duggars July 24, 2015

TLC officially canceled 19 Kids and Counting, which showcased the bizarre, patriarchal and misogynist Duggar family last week and People magazine reports that the family is just heartbroken over it because they’re just sure it was turning people into their warped brand of Christian.

The cancellation came two months after a 2006 police report surfaced revealing that Josh Duggar had been accused at age 14 of molesting five underage girls – including two of his sisters, Jill Dillard and Jessa Seewald. (He apologized and said he had “acted inexcusably” after the report became public.)

The source says the evangelical Christian family, who often discussed their religious faith on their TLC show, is “heartbroken that they’ve now lost that platform.”

“The Duggars want to return to TV because they truly believe it was part of God’s plan for them to spread the word about their faith,” the source says.

Apparently not, right? It would be a pretty small and irrelevant God whose plans can be foiled by a shitty cable TV channel, don’t you think? Or maybe you’re misreading God. Maybe he wanted your show canceled.

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