The last time I visited the Duggars of “(Way Too Many Kids) and Counting” fame, it was to take a peek at their religious take on man – Woman relationships. (Very male dominated!)
Btw, if you haven’t been formally introduced, the head Duggar is Jim-Bob. He’s the daddy. The mommy is Michelle, and I have absolutely no idea who all the kids are.
I spent some ink (digitally speaking) on their attitude towards SEX! If you believe the “Official Line”, there’s no canoodling (that means kissing, oh ye of the polluted minds) until the ring is on the finger and the bouquet has been tossed. After that, it’s your duty to make a hutch of horny rabbits jealous.
But, it’s all for a holy cause. They’re trying to out-populate the heathen (aka atheists, Muslims, Buddhists, other Christian sects, etc.) so they can dominate the world. They belong to the Quiverfull Movement part of the Christian Patriarchy, a very conservative bunch of Christians. (Actually, they seem more Old Testament oriented to me.)
Being good religious conservatives, they are not exactly gay (original definition) over the existence of gays (current definition) and other associated “immoral” types. (Quick question: If Big Daddy hates gays so much, why the hell does he make so many of them? Inquiring minds want to know.)
Last August, in between trips to the bedroom and the maternity ward, Michelle took time to record a robocall warning the fine citizens of Fayetteville, Arkansas of the dangers of a proposed law against housing and employment discrimination. It seems, according to Mrs
Stepford, I mean Duggar, that the law would allow transgenders to use the opposite bathroom and endanger the town’s precious children. Because, according to Michelle, transgenders are child predators. Seriously, that’s what she said. Take a listen.
The Duggars’ latest gay episode started with a kiss. (A brief pause, so you can go “Ahhhhh”.) The kiss was between daughter Jessa (She who did not “canoodle” prior to the aisle walk.) and her new hubby. Jim-Bob and Michelle thought that was so downright cutesy, dognabit, they posted one of their own. Then they invited their “married fans” to post some of their theirs.
“God designed marriage to be a loving, dynamic relationship between a husband and wife for a lifetime. God loves marriage and it is supposed to be full of love, joy, fun and romance. Marriage is where romance belongs! Recently, Ben & Jessa received some criticism for posting a kissing picture. We are so grateful they waited to share their first kiss until after marriage. We’ve been married 30 years and are still in love! We had fun trying to duplicate Ben and Jessa’s happily married kissing picture. We challenge all married couples to take a happily married picture and post it here.”
Jim-Bob seems to have totally blanked on the fact that in a number of states, some married couples don’t have different plumbing.
Two of the lip-lock pics submitted were from a pair of nice young couples, all four with prominent Adam’s apples. Well, they did say “all married couples”.
Lickity split (or in a reasonable facsimile thereof) the photos were deleted to avoid offending any more innocent eyes. I’ve seen a report that the senders were also blocked, but I haven’t run across confirmation, so I won’t mention it.
Since the incident, the Duggars are keeping their profile low, other than issuing a statement that sort of says that they don’t hate gays. (They just don’t want their pictures around.)
“We love these wise words from Rick Warren: ‘Our culture has accepted two huge lies. The first is that if you disagree with someone’s lifestyle, you must fear or hate them. Second is that to love someone means that you must agree with everything they believe or do. Both are nonsense. You don’t have to compromise convictions to be compassionate.”
On the other side of the gulf, there is a petition circulating, asking TLC to cancel the Duggar’s show. The petition started after the Michelle robocall, but has picked up speed because of the FB incident. Currently it’s over 6400 names.