If there’s a family that embodies all that the anti-God, do-as-you-please (as long as they agree with it), so-called liberals (Brent Bozell calls them “libertines”, but that word doesn’t really describe the freakier-than-thou attitude they exhibit), it’s the Duggars. Here’s a family that really does do as they please, and violates just about every single American cultural norm. They are as off-the-trail as any family since the fictional Addams family hit the airwaves.
Reality TV has few series that make it past the Great Barrier of the third year (3 or 4 seasons, depending on who’s counting). Within the subgenre of family-life shows, 19 Kids and Counting is without peer. Over 6 years and 9 seasons, the show has been one of the biggest hits for TLC, drawing a record 4.4 million viewers for the climactic wedding between Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard. So why all the hate?
Like the popular Duck Dynasty Robertson family (Sadie Robertson: It’s an ‘honor’ to be compared to the Duggar family), the Duggars stand for something unacceptable to the progressive left: undiluted devotion to God coupled with the ability to resist, and in fact push back against, the left’s biggest cultural weapons. They just don’t care if the world watches their TV show, and they just don’t care who hates them. I think that’s the most froth-producing, maddening thing of all to the left: that their collective venom, indignity, and accusations would just be ignored as if they don’t matter at all. The left cannot imagine a world where they and their beliefs don’t matter, and they fail to comprehend that the Duggars are not putting on an act—the irresistible force of their cultural change cannot be endured in their universe, where everyone must submit.
So far, 150,000 people have signed a change.org petition, asking TLC to:
End LGBTQ fear mongering by the Duggars. 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.
All this was over a single robocall that Michelle Duggar recorded opposing a proposed local ordinance in Fayetteville, Arkansas. ICYMI, the left considers Fayetteville, indeed the whole state of Arkansas, if they can find it on a map, part of the vast stretch of America between …read more