But that doesn’t mean we’re going to stop calling them out on their unacceptable, bigoted ways.
Their latest transphobic act was a little sneakier than usual — they buried a little dig at LGBT kids at the end of a blog post on their family website.
The blog was about things Jim Bob and Michelle pray over for all their 19 kids — things like their desire for their kids to be “morally pure,” to have “the heart of a servant,” to “trust God with their parents and not allow rebellion to set in.” Then, at the bottom of the list, they pray “that our boys would be glad to be boys and our girls glad to be girls.”
So they’re basically asking for holy intervention to prevent any of their kids from being transgender, as if that’s the worst thing that could happen to their family. Ugh.
There are plenty of other instances of the Duggars being openly transphobic, though, so this isn’t an isolated incident. The most extreme example has to be when Michelle Duggar recorded a robocall that went out to voters in Arkansas comparing trans women to child molesters. That one was especially ironic, since her eldest son, Josh Duggar, was outed as a child molester soon after.
While every child should be who he or she truly is inside, I can’t help but hope that Jim Bob and Michelle’s prayers are answered, because being a gay or trans child in that bigoted family would be a kind of hell no child should have to endure.
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