When I keep thinking about the timing of this latest Duggar sex scandal, I can’t think of how things could have been planned more perfectly. Jill and Jessa Duggar land the cover of People talking about how the Duggars are coping after TLC canceled their reality TV show, ’19 Kids and Counting.’ Remember the stories about them being “shocked” about how the public reacted to the news that Josh Duggar had sexually molested several girls as a teenager? Yet ONE DAY before that cover hits the newsstands, it comes out that Josh had an account with Ashley Madison. Is this timing divine intervention of some sort or what? Now more is coming out about “Duggarville,” and it’s not exactly flattering to the Duggars.
A source said that patriarch Jim Bob Duggar exerts complete control over the family.
Jim Bob’s favorite word is ‘no.’ He’s like a dictator. He once saw a guy kissing a girl before marriage and confronted him about it. And the guy said, ‘Jim Bob, show me that verse in the Bible that says we can’t kiss. Get out your Bible.’ And Jim Bob was like, ‘Uhhhh …’ because no one ever confronts Jim Bob. No one.”
Another source said:
Jim Bob calls the shots. Always has and always will.”
That’s not exactly surprising, given their beliefs that men rule the household and all.
Sources also said that, in line with their fundamentalist Christian beliefs, sex and sexuality are not discussed in the home.
They don’t talk about sex. They don’t talk about sexuality.”
The Duggars do their best to keep their kids cut off from the secular world, and Jim Bob reportedly even took the batteries out of some of his kids’ toys to keep them from playing music so the kids wouldn’t feel the urge to dance.
… he didn’t want [his kids] to dance or move their bodies that way.”
In the advice book ‘Growing Up Duggar,’ the family talked about using the code word “Nike” to help keep the males from “lusting” after attractive women. They wrote in the book:
That’s a signal to the boys, and even to Dad, that they should nonchalantly drop their eyes and look down at their shoes as we walk past her.”
A family source said:
They say it, and all the boys look straight down to the floor every time. It’s like an automatic military thing. Things like that blow my mind.”
Perhaps Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are rethinking their strategies, given the problems their oldest child, Josh, is having, but somehow, I doubt it.
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