Is 19 Kids and Counting Anti-Gay? Thousands Sign Petition to Get the Duggars Canceled for LGBTQ "Fear Mongering"

More than 6,000 people have voiced their disapproval for the TLC series online

By Mike Vulpo Nov 19, 2014 12:17 AMTags
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Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar may have 19 kids. But according to one website, they have a whole lot more critics.

An online petition on urging TLC to take the family's reality show 19 Kids & Counting off the air immediately is gaining momentum.

"End LGBTQ fear mongering by the Duggars," the letter states. "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."

TLC had no comment on the petition that had close to 7,000 signatures Tuesday afternoon.

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Just last week, the family found themselves in hot water after Michelle and Jim Bob posted a message about marriage on their official Facebook page.

"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," the caption wrote. "We challenge all married couples to take a happily married picture and post it here."

One fan named John Becker decided to follow through and post a picture of him kissing his same-sex spouse. But according to Becker, his photo was "banned" from the Facebook page.

According to the creator of the petition, that's just one example of how the family doesn't show support for the LGBT community.

In a series of updates, creator Jim Wissick cites reports that the family donated $10,000 to repeal equal housing rights for LGBTQ members. He also alleges Josh Duggar is a member of the Family Research Center that Wissick calls a "hate-filled, anti-gay organization."


Fans can judge for themselves by reading the entire petition here