The Duggar Family: 10 Shocking Things Everyone Should Know
As of late, the Duggar family just can’t seem to catch a break. Earlier this year, they were on top of the world. They had their hit reality TV series, which raked in an average of 2.3 million viewers per episode in season 10, and landed Neilson’s list of 25 of cable’s top programs. Unfortunately for them, they had some pretty big skeletons in their closet. Now, we’re all seeing the Duggar family in a new, less attractive light. For those of you who love a good scandal or if you thought the Duggars were the ideal family, here are 10 shocking things that you need to know.
10. The Duggar Family Doesn’t Believe in Birth Control
Early on in their marriage, the Duggars used birth control pills; however, that all changed when they had a miscarriage after their first son, Josh, was born. They believe that Michelle miscarried because she had been using contraceptives, so they decided to stop using birth control pills and let God decide how many kids they would have.
In an interview with E! Online back in 2011, Josh said that the number of kids he and Anna have isn’t up to them. “I don’t think you can say we’re going to set out and say we’re going to have five kids or four or three. We have no control over that. God has the control,” he said.
9. The Duggar Family Has Some Pretty Controversial Views on LGBT Issues
In August 2014, Michelle Duggar recorded a political robocall that basically said that allowing trans people to use the proper restroom would lead to pedophilia. “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,” she said.
In November 2014, the Duggars asked married couples to take a picture that showed them kissing and share it on the family’s Facebook page. Several users noticed that the family took down pictures of same-sex couples.