Meet the Innocent Bro Who Became the Face of Josh Duggar's Infidelity Scandal

Matthew James McCarthy is a DJ/producer living in Hollywood and looking to make a name for himself. He is not, in fact, scandal-plagued reality star and former lobbyist Josh Duggar who made headlines last week after his name turned up in the Ashley Madison dump. But good luck telling that to McCarthy’s former high… »8/23/15 10:00pm8/23/15 10:00pm

Family Values Activist Josh Duggar Had a Paid Ashley Madison Account

In 2013, conservative reality TV star Josh Duggar—of TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting fame—was named the executive director of the Family Research Council, a conservative lobbying group in D.C. which seeks “to champion marriage and family as the foundation of civilization, the seedbed of virtue, and the wellspring of… »8/19/15 5:50pm8/19/15 5:50pm

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 8:45am6/04/15 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 2:10pm5/27/15 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 10:46am5/27/15 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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'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 6:10pm11/21/14 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 12:40pm9/19/14 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 2:40pm8/15/14 2:40pm

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 6:15pm4/10/14 6:15pm

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 11:55pm3/28/12 11:55pm