The Duggars, who are famous for no good reason, were embroiled in controversy recently over their “kiss challenge.” After asking for pictures of married couples locked in a kiss, the boisterous baby factory removed pictures of same sex couples.
The move enraged the LGBT community and apparently some of their fans. In response, Jim Wissick of San Jose started a petition on change.org to have the waste of television space cancelled. In a letter to TLC Wissick wrote:
The Duggars have been using their fame to promote discrimination, hate, and fear-mongering against gays and transgendered people. You need to take a stand on the side of justice and cancel their show.
The petition has more than 12,00 signatures so far of a goal of 100,000.
The kissing controversy isn’t the first time bigotry has been attached to the Duggars. Michelle Duggar lent her voice to a robocall sent to residents of Arkansas opposing an anti-discrimination bill. The transcript read:
Hello, this is Michelle Duggar. I’m calling to inform you of some shocking news that would affect the safety of Northwest Arkansas[‘] women and children. 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. 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. I doubt that Fayetteville parents would stand for a law that would endanger their daughters or allow them to be traumatized by a man joining them in their private space. We should never place the preference of an adult over the safety and innocence of a child. Parents, who do you want undressing next to your daughter at the public swimming pool’s private changing area?
Note the clever use of “child predator.” Gender reassignment is a long and intimate process, and not something doctors take lightly. To presume that pedophile men are changing genders so they can be closer to young girls is more than ludicrous.
Josh Duggar, oldest son of the discriminating Duggar duo, is no stranger to hate and bigotry, either. He’s the executive director of FRC Action, a group that makes claims that link homosexuality to pedophilia and advocates “ex-gay therapy.”
The Duggars’ ignorance makes one thing perfectly clear. It is most definitely possible for a couple with 19 children to be the world’s best argument for birth control.