- As of Thursday the petition had more than 80,000 signatures
- The Duggars are known as devout Christians
- The petition also mentions their son’s new job
(CNN) — TLC’s reality show “19 Kids and Counting” has tons of fans, but more than 80,000 can’t be counted in that number.
That’s the amount who have signed a Change.org petition to have the show canceled in light of what the petition calls the Duggar family’s anti-LGBT stance.
According to the petition, Michelle Duggar’s voice can be heard on a recorded call from this past summer urging the citizens of Fayetteville, Arkansas, to vote to repeal a law that forbids business owners and landlords from evicting and firing people based on gender identity.
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“The Fayetteville City Council is voting on an ordinance this Tuesday night that would allow men — yes I said men — to use women’s and girls’ restrooms, locker rooms, showers, sleeping areas and other areas that are designated for females only,” the petition reports Duggar as saying on the robocall. “I don’t believe the citizens of Fayetteville would want males with past child predator convictions that claim they are female to have a legal right to enter private areas that are reserved for women and girls.”
The petition says Duggar’s words “reek of ignorance and fear mongering.”
“Just because someone is transgendered doesn’t mean they are a child predator or a rapist,” the petition says. “The claim that this ordinance would provide predators with access to women’s restrooms in order to assault or leer at girls or women is nothing more than fear-mongering and spreading ignorance and hatred.”
The Duggars are known for being devout Christians who don’t believe in practicing birth control and whose children follow courtship rules that include no kissing until their wedding day.
The petition also says that the Duggars’ oldest son, Josh, has taken a job with the Family Research Center, which the petition says “is such a hate-filled, anti-gay organization that the Southern Poverty Law Center in 2010 labeled it a ‘hate group’ for its ‘dissemination of false and demonizing propaganda about gays and lesbians.’ “
The movement comes on the heels of controversy about a recent posting on the Duggars’ “official” Facebook page.
After their newly married daughter Jessa was criticized for sharing an Instagram photo of herself kissing her husband Ben Seewald, Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar posted an image of themselves kissing and challenging others to do the same.
John Becker, who blogs about LGBT issues at The Bilerico Project,wrote that pictures of same-sex couples were deleted.
A counter petition to support the Duggars has been started and as of Friday had more than 6,000 signatures.
-Duck these stinking Fuggars and their incredibly irresponsible vagina as clown car family of genetic throwbacks! How backward and stupid do you have to be to post and support the shit that these people do. I personally get pissed at the rabid masses that watch these shitty shows and comment on the people as if they have just shared dinner at their house yesterday. “Oh, I know that that’s a lot of kids but Jim Bob and Michelle are sooo great with the kids and they are so well taken care of.” Fucking REALLY? These assclowns are Quiverfull religious nutcases who believe that a magic Jew turned water into wine AND that he actually walked on it without fucking sinking, and if that’s not enough proof that these idiots’ plane overshot the runway, they have absolutely NO fucking clue as to how real science works and are Young Earth Creationists as well!
Believing that the Earth is 8,000 years old definitely qualifies as grossly misinformed if not down right ignorant! I have rocks in my back yard that are way older than 8,000 years and any basic science class taught at the 4th grade level can easily prove this. You don’t need to be Sheldon fucking Cooper to figure this out, you just have to read one peer reviewed article in a science journal to have all the proof that you need, but if you are a religious zealot intent on oppressing further generations of mouth breathing inbreeds than I guess the Duggars are the retards to deliver the message! Their brand of bigotry and misogyny is as outdated as supporting the child-diddling Catholic money laundering system in Rome and needs to be swept into the dustbin of revisionist history from whence it came! The very fact that these assholes ignore sound healthcare advice regarding having stair step kids repels me from listening to any of the twaddle that issues forth from their collective ignorant pie holes, let alone the irresponsible willful act of fucking the environment with an extremely huge genetically flawed footprint, you fucking missing link motherfuckers!
One can only hope that these inbred shitbirds slide back into their morally tepid swamp and leave us all with only the foul taste in our mouths that hate and bigotry bring.