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Duggar Family Church: Outraged By Pants-Wearing Duggar Daughters!

Jinger Duggar wears pants. Jill Duggar wears pants. Rumor has it that Jessa Duggar wears pants.

These revelations were shocking to plenty of Duggar fans. 

It turns out that, to members of the fundamentalist church that the Duggars attend, these pants-wearing shenanigans are an outrage.

A lot of people’s parents make controlling decisions about how their children dress. (I still give my mom grief for making me overdress unnecessarily as a kid)

The Duggars take those family dress codes to new extremes. 

The Duggar girls, who are considered their father’s property until they’re married off to their husbands (who then, in Jim Bob’s eyes, effectively become their owners), are required to dress modestly. And that means not wearing pants. It also means always wearing sleeves on their shirts. It means no tight clothing.

And while gender plays an absurdly important role in the Duggar worldview, until recent years, the Duggar boys weren’t allowed to wear shorts.

Those restrictions would be unpleasant just about anywhere. In Arkansas, in the hot and humid southeast, that kind of dress code is tantamount to torture.

In recent years, the Duggar boys have apparently been allowed to wear shorts, baring their scandalous shin-flesh to the world (shins sounds like sins … coincidence?).

But, short of various sex and abuse scandals, has rocked the proverbial Duggar boat like the Duggar daughters who 

Duggar fans were shocked to see Jinger Duggar wearing pants, a display that they saw as a giant middle finger to Jim Bob Duggar and the way that she was raised.

Of course, it’s her husband Jeremy Vuolo who gave her permission to set aside skirts for pants. He’s famously said that he doesn’t believe that Jesus saves people to force them to wear skirts. That’s probably theologically sound.

Months later, Jill Duggar wore pants out in public for the first time, clearly with the permission of her husband. Furthermore, Jill Duggar shocked some fans with her facial piercing … something that no one really expected to see on a Duggar.

We may not know Jim Bob Duggar’s private thoughts (and, if we did, would we ever again be able to get a good night’s sleep?), but it’s assumed that he reluctantly accepts his adult daughters wearing the devil’s leggings because it’s the will of their husbands.

Others in their community, however, are apparently even less tolerant.

Inquisitr reports that the notoriously conservative fundamentalist church that the Duggars attend is less thrilled.

Apparently, an anonymous commenter who claims to be a member of the Duggar church says that the pants-wearing Duggar girls are allowing young women to come into contact with them to be “defrauded.” We can only assume that this means “deceived into thinking pants, which are for devil-sluts, are okay.”

This commenter also claims that the Duggar girls who wear pants force men who see them to lust after them. That’s not how lust works, but it’s basically the thinking behind a lot of school dress codes.

Finally, the commenter believes that pants-wearing is everything that God is against.

This comes on the heels of Jill Duggar wearing pants while addressing students about “leading Christ-centered relationships.”

(Please hold your threesome jokes)

We have to wonder if this, in particular, is what got the Duggars’ fellow church attendees gossiping about 

This isn’t the only incidence of other staunch conservatives within the Duggar social sphere who disagree about major issues.

Jeremy Vuolo may be pro-pants, but he believes that the Duggars don’t use their platform to be sufficiently anti-gay. Clearly, Derick Dillard believes in using his “fame” to bash a transgender teenage girl, and his in-laws did not publicly back him up.

And, like the rest of the planet, several stars of Duck Dynasty were horrified by what they learned about Josh Duggar and thought that it would be totally appropriate and non-heretical for Anna Duggar to leave him.

In the eyes of some of these anonymous and judgmental churchgoers, the Duggar girls may be inviting some sort of divine retribution upon themselves and their loved ones.

Again, we’re talking about married die-hard conservatives wearing pants with the permission of their husbands, but in the world of religious fundamentalism, they’re basically harlots.

And speaking of people who might be branded as harlots by these folks, many fans believe that Joy-Anna Duggar’s pregnancy was pre-marital.

If it comes out that Joy-Anna and Austin Forsyth definitely broke their courtship rules, some of these gossip-mongers might believe that the Duggar family as a whole invited this “sin” (again, premarital sex is fine) by showing off the sinful curves of their (gasp!) legs.

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Duggar Family: “Outraged” Over Derick Dillard Firing?

Earlier this week, we learned that Derick Dillard had been fired by TLC due to his continued harassment of transgender teen Jazz Jennings.

For most, the only thing surprising about the situation is that it took the network that long to give Jill Duggar’s husband the axe.

After all, most employers don’t look kindly on publicly bullying children, and in Derick’s case, the behavior was even more troubling for his bosses, as Jazz is also the star of a TLC reality series.

So for once, a group of powerful men in the entertainment industry made the right decision.

Derick is now unemployed, but don’t waste any tears on the volatile father of two.

He’s been jobless most of his life, and his wife pulls in enough 

(But you might want to dole out some sympathy for the poor souls who are being suckered in by Dillard’s pleas for cash. They could certainly use your pity.)

Anyway, the reaction from the world at large was not one of tremendous shock.

Within the Duggar compound, however, the response has been quite different.

Derick’s famous in-laws are reportedly appalled by his firing and divided on the question of who to blame.

“There’s a lot of outrage between increasingly divided factions,” a source close to the Counting On clan tells Radar Online.

The issue, it seems, is that the Duggars try to maintain a united front at all times, but Jill’s parents and siblings can’t being pissed at Derick for forcing them to deal with yet another scandal.

“Derick is really having a hard time,” says one insider. 

“They are extremely careful to not criticize each other. He wasn’t trying to hurt Jazz. She just conflicted with his belief system and he reacted without thinking it through.”

Jill Duggar is apparently attributing her husband’s insensitivity to the fact that the Dillards have spent much of the past two years living in Central America:

“A lot of times when you live apart from the people you love it takes time to adjust back to your original lifestyle,” the insider says, adding:

“Including family.”

Well, we suppose if you spend enough time in El Selvador, we suppose it’s natural to adopt some of the local customs, such as … hatred of teenage reality stars?

We’re gonna go out on a limb and assume that’s not really a thing.

Watch Counting On online for more from reality TV’s most controversial family.

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Alaskan Bush People Fans: Outraged at Billy Brown!

One photo of Billy and Ami Brown has ignited two controversies.

First, as previously reported, Alaskan Bush People fans analyzed the photo below on Facebook and determined that Ami Brown is in Colorado with her family.

Why would this be cause for controversy?

Because Brown sadly has stage four lung cancer and she had been spending the past several months in California, under the best doctor supervision possible.

Would her loved ones really have moved her away just so they could start filming a new season of Alaskan Bush People?

It’s unclear, but there has been a lot of talk these days that filming will resume shortly.

Elsewhere, meanwhile, other fans who took a close look at the picture above focused less on where Billy and Ami are and more on a certain something in the former’s pocket:

Yes, that’s a pack of cigarettes.

And, yes, as previously mentioned Ami has lung cancer.

Put those two facts together and you can understand why folks are peeved, can’t you?

“He actually has a pack of smokes in his pocket?” one person asked in the Comments section of Facebook in response to the image.

Added another critics:

“Ohhhhh wait…. I thought none of them smoked, and Ami’s cancer is from cooking over all of those campfires for 30 years. I guess he forgot to hide his smokes.”

As you can see below, though, Billy does have his defenders.

We can’t really know what someone in his situation is going through, can we?

We need to be careful when we judge others.

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Earlier this year, Billy opened up to People Magazine about the struggles he and his kids are going through.

Whoile gushing over his sick wife at the same time.

“She’s the strongest person I know, so if she’s saying it hurts, it really hurts,” the reality star said, adding at the time:

“She tries to hide it from everybody but four or five times a day she bends over like a baby and cries. She bends over and tears run down.

“She put out seven babies without a grunt. I’ve always had a lot of respect for Ami, but I’ve got a lot more now.

“She makes me feel like a wuss.”

This is then what Ami said in her own interview with People:

“Worrying about it only makes it worse. There is hope and that hope is having faith in God. You can’t give up. I tell people be happy. Just be happy. It’s a choice.

“Things can be hard and you just want to curl up but you have to shine.”

We wish her nothing but the best.

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Anna Duggar Pregnancy Update: See Why Fans Are Outraged!

Last week, several media outlets speculated that Josh Duggar’s long-suffering wife Anna Duggar may have secretly given birth.

As fans know, Anna is pregnant with her fifth child, and she hadn’t been seen in public or on social media for several weeks.

That led many fans to the conclusion that she may have something to hide … or at least be trying to keep things under wraps.

If nothing else, many fans assumed that the Duggars had an interest in keeping the birth of Josh and Anna’s fifth child a secret.

The presumed motives varied, with some suggesting Josh’s parents were hoping to score a ratings boost by surprising fans.

Let’s face it, withholding information about their family’s new addition until the season premiere of Counting On? Not a big stretch.

Others hypothesized that the family was hoping to capitalize on the birth as the first step in an effort to rebuild Josh’s public image.

Even if there isn’t a wide-ranging conspiracy, they could be carefully coordinating the release of all related information as a result.

These theories would sound ridiculous, but this is family known for exploiting the events of their personal lives for professional gain.

The Duggars have demonstrated in the past that they’ll go to ridiculous lengths to keep audiences tuning into their reality series.

While they’ve never gone so far as to conceal a birth, they basically did so with a wedding, so we certainly wouldn’t put it past them.

Fortunately, we now know that no such steps were taken, as video evidence has emerged showing that Anna is very much still pregnant.

Of course, that’s not the end of the controversy.

To the chagrin of some fans, the 29-year-old has been taking to the skies in her third trimester, as seen in the raw video above.

Published by the Rockford Scanner website over the weekend, it shows a very pregnant Anna deplaning on a runway in Rockford, Illinois.

Some members of Duggar Nation are upset over the footage, as flying so late in a pregnancy is generally frowned upon.

Of course, the reason is primarily that going into labor would force an emergency landing, which is much less of an ordeal on a private jet.

“If you have a normal, healthy pregnancy, it can be safe to fly during most of it,” says an expert from the Baby Center website.

The site adds:

“But don’t fly after 36 weeks,” so either Anna is throwing caution to the wind, or she’s not as far along as we originally thought.

As for why the Anna and Josh made the trip to Illinois, there are several theories, most centering around his past “issues.”

Rockford, fans may recall, is where Josh was treated for sex addiction after he was caught seeking cheating partners online.

Some have speculated that Josh is seeking further rehabilitation, but it seems unlikely that he’d bring his pregnant wife along for that.

The Rockford Scanner reports on another explanation that seems to make more sense than him seeking ongoing treatment out of state.

Writes the website:

“Other rumors have said the Duggars choose Rockford as the place to have their child because of their family ties to the local churches and religion.”

Others have claimed that the Duggars made the trip to Illinois in order to view today’s solar eclipse, which will cover a wide swatch of the U.S.

Rockford is no closer to the path of totality than their home in Arkansas, however, so there may be a giant black hole in that theory (sorry).

We’ll have updates on this developing story as more information becomes available, which could be any day or minute now.

In the meantime, watch Counting On online for more on reality TV’s most controversial family as we await news of Anna’s birth.

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