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Hulu pulls '19 Kids' after allegations against Josh Duggar

By The Associated Press

This article was published May 28, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.

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Josh Duggar, executive director of FRC Action, speaks in favor the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., Friday, Aug. 29, 2014.

NEW YORK — Hulu has pulled the reality series "19 Kids and Counting" from its lineup, following reports of sexual misconduct allegations against one of the stars, Josh Duggar, stemming from when he was a juvenile.

Although the streaming-video service didn't confirm removal of the TLC series, episodes weren't found Thursday on the Hulu site, where they had been available as recently as Wednesday.

The show's banishment follows TLC yanking the series from its program schedule last week.

The 27-year-old Duggar is the oldest of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's 19 children. The family is featured in the show, whose 10th season concluded May 19.

TLC hasn't addressed whether its popular show will return for a new season.

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JakeTidmore says... May 28, 2015 at 5 p.m.

From Cosmopolitan: (excerpts from Jill Filipovic article posted yesterday)
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But why only now have we started to question whether this particular family should be famous and well-paid beacons of virtue and righteousness?
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Duggar family values are as follows: While they don't necessarily use the term themselves, they are loosely part of the Quiverfull and Christian patriarchy movements, where the man is the head of the household and has ultimate authority over his wife and children. Women are helpmeets, finding their ultimate calling in submitting to their husbands as wives and mothers. Girls are treated differently than boys.
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Women's bodies don't belong to them, and are also inherently sinful and tempting and must be covered up lest they cause an otherwise good man to slip up. Women shouldn't ever say no to sex with their husbands. Birth control is tantamount to abortion and is a sin against God. Women should not work outside the home or get much in the way of higher education. Because a woman's fundamental purpose is not to live her own life but to have children, she should have as many children as God gives, even if it means she dies in the process.
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"There's an emphasis on sex as a woman's obligation to her husband and also to God," Kathryn Joyce, author of Quiverfull: Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement told Cosmopolitan. "Any sort of previous experience or even fantasizing or masturbation is infidelity against either your current husband or your future husband.
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Anything that would make a woman feel more independent in that realm and would separate sexuality from her marriage, even in ways that a lot of people would consider very healthy and very normal, are seen as things that would make her too independent, and that wouldn't be good."
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In other words, they're extreme misogynists.
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The Duggars' daughters are not allowed to date or engage in any romantic touching with potential husbands before their wedding nights. That's out of step with the vast majority of Americans — nearly all of us have sex before marriage — and yet many who watch the show think it's at best a nice throwback to simpler times and at worst a quirk of this religious family.
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In reality, it's remarkably disturbing and cruel. Imagine your entire sexual trajectory happening in the course of a few hours (if you're lucky): Going from never having kissed someone and believing masturbation is a sin to penetrative sex in one shot.
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Not only is it a recipe for bad sex, it's a recipe for sexual trauma. Of course, pleasure isn't the point of Christian patriarchy movements. But even a marginally enlightened society should be able to reject making celebrities out of people who are OK with the female sexual experience being painful, traumatic, and shameful.
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That's a moral achievement about as virtuous and praiseworthy as the Duggars.

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mrcharles says... May 28, 2015 at 5:18 p.m.

ISN'T IT ENOUGH THAT JOSH GOT A STERN TALKING TO BY AN ARKANSAS STATE TROOPER SWORN TO UPHOLD THE LAW. SURELY THAT TRAUMA FOR YOUNG JOSH IS SEVERE ENOUGH PUNISHMENT.
I AM WAITING ON WHO THE DUGGAR FAMILY WILL SUPPORT BETWEEN REV. HUCKABEE WHO HAD THE COURAGE ALONG WITH HIS WIFE TO RUN TO SUPPORT JOSH IN TIME OF THIS WITCH HUNT BY THE LEFT, COMMUNIST, DEMOCRATS, ATHEIST, ABORTIONIST, AND MILITANT GAYS WITH THEIR COUNTRY DESTROYING AGENDA. OR MR. SANTORUM , WHO PREACHES CHRISTIAN LOVE AND SELF RELIANCE EVEN THOUGH HE IS NOT A PREACHER. I THINK ONCE MR. COTTON MAKES HIS THOUGHTS KNOWN ON WHICH ONE TO SUPPORT I WILL JUMP ON THAT BANDWAGON. I ALSO NOTICE MR. COTTON HAS NOT SAID ANYTHING ABOUT THE PERSONAL TRAGEDY JOSH DUGGAR IS GOING THROUGH, WHICH I GUESS CONFIRMS LIKE REV HUCKABEE SAYS FORCES OF EVIL ARE DESCENDING ON THE DUGGAR FAMILY BECAUSE THEY FOLLOW GOD'S LAWS.
WOULDN'T IT BE PRUDENT TO WAIT TILL ALL THE FACTS ARE IN BEFORE THE CONTINUED ATTACK DUGGAR CLAM CONTINUES. SO FAR I DONT SEE THE ARK DG OR FOX MAKING A BIG DEAL OF THIS MATTER. SOME FAIR AND BALANCED IMPUT WOULD BE WELCOMED .

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edo1962 says... May 28, 2015 at 5:30 p.m.

JT - This magazine and this extreme liberal women's opinion of ( A Worldly View ).
Are just that. Someone's opinion that is frankly un-wanted and Un-Godly.
She is the extreme opposite of the Duggar's.
She has no credibility.

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mitchstoner says... May 28, 2015 at 5:36 p.m.

Some would say the sexual revolution has been a major train wreck that has been a primary cause of much that's wrong with society today. I personally believe that to be so.

We once held an ideal of one sex partner for life, which in truth was never achieved by 100% of society, but nevertheless honored and respected by most. Millions had happy and fulfilled lives doing this.

Now the ideal seems to be get all you can, everywhere you can. Consequences? Regrets? Shouldn't be any, according to the advocates.

But I beg to differ. If your revolution indeed could be the dawn of humanity's Golden Age of Happiness, the ideal has been severely compromised, perverted even, by STD's, millions of unwanted and neglected children, millions more murdered before birth, the psychological consequences of abandonment of trusting partners, the sale of sex including forced sale of the unwilling through human trafficking, drug addiction fed through sale of sex--I could go on and on. And for myself, I know if I had had a daughter, I could never have been proud of her having multiple sex partners, and there's some evidence that deep inside, a woman's multiple partners become a source of reduced self-value and shame. That of course is vehemently denied by those holding the attitudes as espoused by Mr Tidmore, just as the known long-term negatives experienced by women who have abortions are loudly and angrily denied.

Plus, I have to question the true motives of any MAN who advocates the total sexual "freedom" of women.

And Jake, you'll have to debate someone else in this. I've said my piece, I'm done.

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nwar says... May 28, 2015 at 5:48 p.m.

mitchstoner -- you are completely ignoring the important issue here: The Duggars and others of their ilk basically mistreat girls and women -- they are brainwashed into thinking there is nothing worthwhile for them except being a baby factory. It is cruel and sick behavior and no wonder that sexual predation is common among them. These people are more than creepy and should be reviled, not revered. And it is starting to happen, and that, in my book is a moral victory.

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nwar says... May 28, 2015 at 6:03 p.m.

One more question for you Mitch: If a male has multiple sexual partners, do they suffer from reduced self-value and shame?

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mrcharles says... May 28, 2015 at 6:17 p.m.

AS EDO1962 PROPOUNDS, UNBELIEVERS WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A FAMILY LIKE THE DUGGARS WHO PUT THEIR FAITH IN GOD AND THE FAMILY THAT LOVES ONE ANOTHER IN THE FACE OF ADVERSITY THEY ARE NOW GOING THROUGH. JUST AS THE POPE SAID ABOUT THE CHILD MOLESTATION SCANDAL JUST RECENTLY POINTED OUT, THE CHURCH STOOD READY TO GIVE THE VICTIMS THE CHURCH'S GREAT PASTORAL CARE AND BLESSING TO ATONE.
THE UNGODLY HAVE WORLDLY VIEWS AND UNWANTED VIEWS FROM THOSE LIKE THE DUGGAR FAMILY AND REV. HUCKABEE WHO RAN TO THE DUGGAR FAMILY'S SUPPORT [ HOPE EVERYONE KEEPS THIS IN MIND WHEN THEY DECIDE TO SUPPORT HIM OR NOT] AND MR. SANTORUM WHO HAD THEIR PREVIOUS SUPPORT IN PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN. AND THOUGH I DONT WHO DID THE COSMO RAG OF A PUBLICATION , HOW COULD HER CREDIBILITY COMPARE TO A GODLY FAMILY LIKE THE DUGGAR'S. RIGHT OR WRONG I STICKY WITH SOME ONE WHO HUCKABEE SUPPORTS AND WHO ARE AGAINST MILITANT GAY RIGHTS. ST PAUL SAYS WOMAN SHOULD SUBMIT, AND THOUGH TALIBAN GOES A LITTLE TOO FAR I AM SURE THEY ACCEPT PARTS OF THE BIBLE THAT SAYS WOMAN SHOULD SUBMIT AND BE QUITE IN CHURCH.

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JakeTidmore says... May 28, 2015 at 9:16 p.m.

Eddy - considering what the so-called "godly" chumps have done, you can take those bozos a million miles away and it still wouldn't be far enough. This country has had enough of the trash spewed out by phony Christians spouting their hatred and promoting their anti-women agenda.
Way too many jerks are using religion as a nasty weapon. That's what truly is unwanted and unneeded in this country. This country is waking up to the foolishness and ugliness that these self-righteous hypocrites are spouting.
In 2002 the father of the Duggars went on record about how evil incest was. When his own son molests 4 of his sisters and another girl, he tries to cover the crime up.
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"Fundamentalism means never having to say 'I'm wrong'."
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"Faith is often the boast of the man who is too lazy to investigate." — F.M. Knowles.

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JakeTidmore says... May 28, 2015 at 9:38 p.m.

Mr Billy said it best:
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"I don't want to see religious bigotry in any form. It would disturb me to if there was a wedding between the religious fundamentalists and the political right. The hard right has no interest in religion except to manipulate it." - Billy Graham, 1981

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It's why I laugh at the idiots who start their arguments by ranting against "liberals."
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Scripture for religious nuts to use: "Kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman who has known man intimately. But spare for yourselves all virgin maidens." — Numbers 31:17-18.
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Unknown author: "If the Bible proves that God exists then comic books prove the existence of Superman."
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Joke of the week:
3 good arguments that Jesus was Black.
1. He called everyone 'brother'
2. He liked Gospel
3. He couldn't get a fair trial." —

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mrcharles says... May 29, 2015 at 11:38 a.m.

Jake that is a very insensitive remark about Jesus. My great grandmother had a photo of Jesus and he was white with blue eyes.
God will last forever, but this world and its worldly view will not. For as we speak the galaxy Andromeda is heading our way and will collide with earth in the center of the milky way and destroy our earth centered world unless the sun turns into a red giant before that- which will envelope the world with fire, which maybe what the bible told that God would destroy bunnies, orangutangs, electric ells, elk, coral, gerbils, ducks, toasters, man , woman and child next time by fire instead of drowning, a most horrible way to go. I feel a little uncomfortable with these scientific theories as i heard they are based somewhat on Algebra which as we know was a tool Arabs helped develop and expand and probably is a tool of the devil as even one of their own said, Al Ghazali. YOu cant have unproven science question the bible which contains all that man needs to know.
I lost all respect for Rick Santorum when I heard his disgusting comments about Josh Duggar.

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