When the Duggars were at the top of their game, the people in their home town of Fayetteville bent to their will. When the condom-free family said Leviticus should rule their lives, the people listened. When a vote came around to pass civil rights protections for the LGBT community, the people shot it down.
They had to. Michelle, Duggar was famous for having a healthy ovum and she sent out a robocall demanding the town continue to discriminate based on sexual orientation:
I don’t believe the citizens of Fayetteville would want males with past child predator convictions that claim they are female to have a legal right to enter private areas that are reserved for women and girls. I doubt that Fayetteville parents would stand for a law that would endanger their daughters or allow them to be traumatized by a man joining them in their private space.
The argument was ridiculous, but she had a reality show and an army of children. Certainly God must be on her side. The initiative to give LGBT people protection under Civil Rights law was shot down, with a solid majority voting to allow discrimination to go on. The Duggars, champions of all that is righteous, were elated.
Fast forward to this past Tuesday and my oh my, how things have changed. That first vote was in December. A mere nine months later the same number of people who voted against the measure this time voted for it. It seems that when you raise a child molester and keep him hidden from authorities and your adult children prove to be useless drones of your particular brand of idiocy, the people stop giving your ignorant opinion any weight.
Who was going to listen when Michelle Duggar called this time, asking for a no vote on an issue that only concerns her because Leviticus says it does? Nobody cares about Michelle Duggar’s opinion. Nobody wants to hear her holier than thou preaching about men molesting young girls while parents stand by helplessly. Nobody believes this family was chosen for anything but failure.
That’s what happens when you decide to build your own baseball team from scratch, using only the glory of the Lord to guide you. A few of them are bound to be morons. In this case, it seems all of them are predisposed. Josh is in hiding. Jessa still defends him. Jill is scamming the fans for missionary donations so she can be anywhere but at the mission. Jim Bob and Michelle want a new show counseling sex abuse victims.
Unfortunately, the people want none of it. They want the girls and their husbands to shut up and get jobs. They want Jim Bob and Michelle to stop preaching and start parenting. Most of all they want this ridiculous brood to finally just disappear into obscurity.
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