Liberal activists are at it again with another attempt to pressure TLC to cancel “19 Kids and Counting,” the successful cable television show featuring the Duggar family and their pro-life values.
The Duggar family’s central theme is their pro-life, Christian values and Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar and their 19 children have been outspoken over the years in defending human life from abortion and promoting abstinence education.
But now, more than 100,000 people have signed an online petition that calls on TLC to cancel its popular “19 Kids and Counting” series claiming the Duggar family engages in fear-mongering. Jim Wissick, of San Jose, California, wrote a letter to TLC, which was posted on the Change.org petition page, that accused the Duggar family of “using their fame to promote discrimination, hate, and fear-mongering.”
The petition was roughly 10,000 signatures away from reaching its goal of 100,000 by Thursday afternoon.
TLC needs to “separate themselves from this bigotry and put an end to the Duggars’ show,” Wissick argues, and he’s also upset about Josh Duggar’s involvement with the Family Research Council’s legislative group, FRC Action. That’s a pro-life group that has pushed for a ban on abortion after 20 weeks and stopping taxpayer funding of abortions. The petiton claims FRC is a hate group.
“Because 19 kids is irresponsible,” one signer of the petition said. “The big ones raising the little ones. They are having way too many … More importantly, there are other valued things a young woman can do besides get married and be pregnant a month later. I personally think they are sending a terrible message. There is more to life than being a human baby machine.”
A few months ago, when Jessa Duggar from 19 Kids and Counting, linked the Jewish Holocaust with abortion on an Instragram Post, some responded and said her statement was offensive.
She said: “I walked through the Holocaust Museum again today… very sobering. Millions of innocents denied the most basic and fundamental of all rights—their right to life. One human destroying the life of another deemed ‘less than human.’ Racism, stemming from the evolutionary idea that man came from something less than human; that some people groups are ‘more evolved’ and others ‘less evolved.’ A denying that our Creator—God—made us human from the beginning, all of ONE BLOOD and ONE RACE, descendants of Adam.
The belief that some human beings are ‘not fit to live. So they’re murdered. Slaughtered. Kids with Down syndrome or other disabilities. The sickly. The elderly. The sanctity of human life varies not in sickness or health, poverty or wealth, elderly or pre-born, little or lots of melanin [making you darker or lighter skinned], or any other factor.
May we never sit idly by and allow such an atrocity to happen again,” she wrote. “Not this generation. We must be a voice for those who cannot speak up for themselves. Because EVERY LIFE IS PRECIOUS. #ProLife.”