The Duggar family has once again found itself mired in controversy after their Facebook kissing challenge ended in the alleged banning of same-sex couples!
The Duggar family should probably just stop kissing each other on the internet. In an effort to support daughter Jessa Duggar, Michelle Duggar posted her own kissing photo on Facebook and challenged other couples to do the same to prove their love before God and the world. Unfortunately, as one blogger alleges, the 19 Kids And Counting matriarch began banning same-sex couples from posting their own photos.
Duggar Family Bans Same-Sex Couples: Michelle Duggar Removes Kissing Pics
“God designed marriage to be a loving, dynamic relationship between a husband and wife for a lifetime,” Michelle captioned a photo of herself and husband Jim Bob on their Facebook page. “God loves marriage and it is supposed to be full of love, joy, fun, and romance. Marriage is where romance belongs!”
“Recently, Ben & Jessa received some criticism for posting a kissing picture. We are so grateful they waited to share their first kiss until after marriage,” Michelle continued. “We’ve been married 30 years and are still in love! We had fun trying to duplicate Ben and Jessa’s happily married kissing picture. We challenge all married couples to take a happily married picture and post it here.”
Same-Sex Couples Banned From Duggar Family Page
As of this writing, nearly 7,000 people have commented on the photo — many with photos of their own! However, as John Becker, owner of the LGBTQ blog The Bilerico Project alleged, his photo was taken down and his account banned from posting on the Duggar family page.
John posted a photo of himself kissing his husband, to whom he’s been married for nine years. He hashtagged the photo with “#MarriageEquality,” and many others like him took up the mantel, as well. “Before long, the thread had turned into a beautiful celebration of love and equality,” John wrote.
“Of course, the Duggars didn’t like that, so they started yanking photos of same-sex couples kissing and banning the people who posted them, myself included. It’s their page, of course, so they have every right to do that. But as I noted, the whole episode says something about them and their gay panic-saturated worldview.”
HollywoodLifers, do you think that the Duggar family really would have removed the photos of same-sex couples kissing? Do you think what they did was wrong? Let us know.
— Susan Johnson