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19 Excuses and Counting: Every Excuse the Duggars Made for Their Son

On Wednesday, 19 Kids and Counting parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar confirmed many of the allegations concerning their son, Josh, who molested four of their children and a babysitter by the age of fifteen. But man does that family make a lot of excuses. They make so many excuses. » 6/04/15 8:45am 6/04/15 8:45am

LOL: Duggar Family Favorite Rick Santorum Is Running for President Again

After months of increasingly threatening-sounding emails to people who drunkenly signed up for his mailing list at CPAC, Rick Santorum is announcing today that he’s officially, really, for real, definitely going to waste a shitload of time and money going after a Republican Presidential nomination that he will fail to… » 5/27/15 2:10pm 5/27/15 2:10pm

The Bates Family Is Cable TV's New Duggars and They're Just as Toxic

If you watch the TLC show 19 Kids and Counting starring confirmed child molester Josh Duggar, chances are you’re familiar with the Bates family. From their frequent appearances on the show since 2009, to a 2012 TLC special entitled “The Bates Family: And Baby Makes 19,” to a now-canceled 2012 TLC show United Bates of… » 5/27/15 10:46am 5/27/15 10:46am

Quiverfull of Shit: a Guide to the Duggars' Scary Brand of Christianity

Before this week, when reality star and conservative political activist Joshua Duggar admitted to molesting several underage girls, including his own sisters, what most people knew about the Duggar family could be counted on two fingers: They have 19—19!—kids, and they’re extremely religious Christians.
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Everything You Never Wanted to Know About a Duggar's First Kiss

A dispatch from the lip-locking Duggars beat: Jessa and her new husband Ben decided they might wait until marriage for their first kiss—but that didn't mean it had to be in front of hundreds of attendees, or on camera. Please note the speed with which they book it to the back of the church. » 4/01/15 12:45pm 4/01/15 12:45pm

'Rabid Homosexual Activists' Are Trying to Take Down the Duggars

When last we checked in with the Duggar clan, they had challenged their good-and-Godly married followers to snap a kissing photo and share it underneath that picture of Jim Bob and Michelle locking lips. Well, things escalated and now the American Family Association says they're being targeted by "rabid homosexual… » 11/21/14 6:10pm 11/21/14 6:10pm

The Internet Has Some Paranoid Questions About Jill Duggar's Pregnancy

Jill Duggar was pregnant practically ten minutes after her wedding reception, and now she's publicly tracking her prenatal progress via social media—down to the day. This week's update put her at 93 days pregnant. But she'd only been married 90 days. STOP THE PRESSES, CALL YOUR OFFICE: DO WE HAVE EVIDENCE OF DIRTY… » 9/19/14 12:40pm 9/19/14 12:40pm

Another Duggar Daughter Is Engaged, Will Have First Kiss at Wedding

Hot on the heels of Jill Duggar's wedding to Derick Dillard, sister Jessa Duggar, 21, has announced her engagement to one Ben Seewald—a spiritually-focused, red-flag-free ministry-pursuer who has "issues" with the Catholic idea of the Virgin Mary as a "sinless being.". Though the two plan to save their first kiss… » 8/15/14 2:40pm 8/15/14 2:40pm

Duggars Visit Fertility Doctor to See About Having a 20th Kid

After a life-threatening bout of preeclampsia in 2010, followed by a miscarriage at 19 weeks in 2011, this has been the longest stretch of time that Michelle Duggar has been not-pregnant in 27 years. So the 47-year-old went to a high-risk pregnancy doctor to see if she's able to have any more kids. » 5/20/14 10:20am 5/20/14 10:20am

It Isn't Jim Bob Who Keeps Impregnating Mrs. Duggar--It's CAPITALISM

And so it begins. Duggars: TNG. The first of the Duggar girls—Jill, 22—is engaged to be married and says she plans to follow in her parents' footsteps, "popping out" kids until God decides she's had enough. Oh, and also she and her husband are waiting until their wedding for their first kiss—which is neither here nor… » 4/10/14 6:15pm 4/10/14 6:15pm

Here Is Some Advice on Love and Sex from the Duggars

Romantic relationships, like elderly pets and large boats, require maintenance. Keeping the spark alive is a struggle that's long troubled humanity, often inspiring couples to seek the wisdom of others. Luckily, you live in a time when you can get advice on sex and love straight from Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar. » 2/13/14 4:30pm 2/13/14 4:30pm

Michelle Duggar Sees Nothing Wasteful Whatsoever About Having 19 Kids

Michelle Duggar, she of the 19 kids and counting, has some strong words for people who accuse her and her husband's prolific babymaking of being wasteful or irresponsible in an overpopulated world: overpopulation doesn't exist, because the entire global population can easily fit inside of the Jacksonville, Florida… » 3/28/12 11:55pm 3/28/12 11:55pm

How To Date When You Have 17 Siblings

While the two families have nearly the same number of children (18), you shouldn't dare confuse the Bates family with the Duggars. Sure, they're lifelong friends, and have even appeared on the Duggars' reality show 19 Kids And Counting, but the Bates family lives a much more modest and simple life — far, far away… » 8/24/11 12:30pm 8/24/11 12:30pm