The Duggar family, particularly the patriarch and matriarch of the clan, are speaking out about another sexual matter. Despite the censure the pair has suffered over the handling of their son’s molestation charges, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have seen fit to make yet another moralistic comment about what other people do in their own bedrooms.
In a Facebook post coinciding with the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, the Duggar heads expressed their chagrin that some people they meet might have the same rights their molester son now enjoys.
Their post read, “Praying for our nation today,” and featured a Bible quote from 2 Chronicles 7:14.
“If my people which are called in my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
The implication is that same-sex marriage is “wicked,” and that the United States will experience God’s displeasure if it does not return to a time when LGBT folks were denied the same rights as the Duggar family enjoys.
Needless to say, the reaction to the Duggars’ reaction was not mild. Many people see the SCOTUS decision as having been a long time coming, and they do not want to see a return to pre-Civil Rights-era mentality in the United States.
Lol people boycotting companies that support lgbt rights. Have fun only eating chick-fil-a while watching the Duggars on dvd.
— Kristan Marie (@kristanxmarie) June 27, 2015
Commenters on that Facebook post alone were adamant in their opposition:
“Save your prayers for Josh. The nation doesn’t need them, especially from your family.”
“but its okay for a brother to molest his sisters…bravo duggars…you are disgusting…you are warped and pathetic…love how your platform shows its okay to molest but not to genuinely love…”
“Wow pure ignorance. This post is disgusting.”
“Because what your son did wasnt sinful…rightttt. You are disgusting.”
— Bugs BunnyGirl V 🙂 (@AnimalRightsJen) July 4, 2015