Duggar Family Under Fire For Expressing Biblical Views


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Petition calls on TLC to drop their hit reality show, ‘19 Kids and Counting’

Here we go again.

Last December it was Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty, who was suspended from his hit A+E show—under pressure from those determined to stifle his freedom to express his deeply held, Bible-based views. Christians and fair-minded Americans nationwide rallied to his defense and A+E reinstated Robertson to the show after a nine-day media firestorm.

Then this spring it was David and Jason Benham, who faced a similar fate with the abrupt cancellation of their HGTV show when activists discovered that the telegenic twins had publicly expressed their biblical views on life and sexuality. Although the outcry in their defense did not persuade HGTV to reinstate the show, it did cause Suntrust Banks to reconsider punitive actions it had announced against the twins—a significant victory for those who hold to a biblical worldview.

Now one of America’s most beloved television families, the Duggars, are under attack for openly living out their Christian faith and expressing their values in the public square. A petition calling for The Learning Channel (TLC) to drop their hit show, 19 Kids and Counting, is gaining steam—fueled in large part by media coverage in outlets sympathetic to the homosexual and transgender political and social agenda.

The Duggars’ crimes?  Daring to proclaim that God’s created intent for human sexuality and family is based on the one-man/one-woman model of marriage, publicly weighing in on a state-wide referendum in their home state of Arkansas involving public restroom access to transgender-identified individuals, and, in the case of Josh Duggar, working for the pro-family Washington-based, advocacy group, Family Research Council Action

Only time will tell whether or not TLC caves to pressure from activists seeking to stifle the free expression of biblically orthodox Christian views in the marketplace of goods, services and ideas, and stay tuned here for updates.  

Also, we want to hear from you — do you watch the show and support the Duggar family?       

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  • I am very happy to see Christian base TV show because children are not taught Christian values when young and the cycle goes on many generations. Satan is real, and so many are drawn into his evil, until they confess that Jesus is the Son of God, and he died for our sins.
  • Well, with millions watching the show, I think TLC would be wise to allow the show to continue.
  • Don’t back down Duggars! A lot of people out here admire & respect your family …
  • I love these shows and proud of them standing for their Christian beliefs. I am strong I my faith, and I can not understand why some people like rocking the boat. It seems to me this is what is wrong with the world these days. Then there is wanting to stop people from saying Marry Christmas, which is hog wash if someone tells me happy holiday I will reply Marry Christmas.
  • There are plenty of shows “they” can watch that don’t have any kind of religious references. I love the Duggars and watch it regularly. It’s this century’s Walton’s.
  • If you don’t like the show don’t watch it. I happen to like it and a Christian family would not make homosexuals part of their everyday discussions as this is not something they would think about. On the show How to Get away with Murder, if I see one more sexual scene with two men kissing I will not watch it anymore. But, I am not going out and start petitions to take the show off the air. Live and let live!
  • It seems that Christian get crucified all the time. God has created all of us and set some guidelines, the Bible for us to live by. It’s OK if you don’t believe, but don’t beat the ones who do.. you know tv has so many shows that have gays/lisbeans, and no one is protesting those shows? So why do you want to make such a big deal about people doing what’s right? If someone has a problem with the show, then turn the channel….