Saturday, July 16, 2016

TLC Calls Reports Regarding Josh Duggar 'Absolutely Untrue'

Earlier this week, multiple tabloids released articles with headlines indicating that Josh Duggar would join his siblings on season two of Counting On.

TLC quickly spoke up, as a source from the network told PEOPLE Magazine that the rumors are "absolutely untrue." As we reported last year, TLC announced that Josh would not be part of any future programming.

Season two of Counting On premieres later this summer. We will let you know as soon as the network nails down a date.


Photo courtesy duggarfamily.com

92 comments:

  1. I wish the Duggar haters would just back off. There are many viewers that enjoy following the Duggar Family and enough of the nasty rumors and comments. Please stop ruining it for the rest of us. If you don't like the show please just turn the channel, you aren't obligated to watch us but don't ruin it for the rest of us. The Bible tells us that whoever is without sin cast the first stone. I don't know one person who has never sinned so let's just back off.

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    1. TV shows come and go all the time. They are the victims of public opinion and ratings.
      No one is guaranteed one and neither are you assured that your favorite programs will remain on the air indefinitely. That is the reality of the business.

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    2. Well....I mean shouldn't the Duggars not cast stones either, then? To be honest, people who defend them mindlessly always seem to forget that members of the Duggar family did "cast the first stone". Liking a family or a show doesn't mean you have to instantly accept everything they do! And I agree with the other anon, at the end of the day, TLC is a business and their interest in the Duggars depends on what is profitable for them.

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    3. Exactly, move on if you don't like them.

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    4. Prayers for wisdom for everyone. American society is very abusive in today's world. There is only one sin that God will not forgive when someone repents & that is the sin of blasphemy of the holy spirit. Which is calling God & his holy spirit evil because he can't be evil because he is holy. If we want forgiveness God tells us in his word to being forgiving. I forgave my birth mom for mistreating me because I was a part of my birth father who beat her. My son & spouse would tell you that I tried to have a relationship with her before she passed away but she still pushed me away. I am thankful for the handful of memories that I have with her that are good. Blessings. TLC had an opportunity to teach forgiveness & how to deal with a negative maturely & blew it by rejecting when they wouldn't want to be rejected if they made a mistake no matter how negative it was.
      Matthew 12:31 (KJV)

      Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.

      Matthew 6:14 (KJV)

      For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:


      James 2:10 (KJV)

      For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.


      Romans 3:23 (KJV)

      For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

      We all have our faults. which can help us all be more tolerant of each other & more forgiving.
      God in today's world would be arrested. Why? Bible scholars believe that the mother of Mary was 14 years old. Yes, 14. Not a typo. In the Jewish world people were called adults at 13. That is why there is the Bar Mitzvah. A young boy has a ceremony into manhood. The Royal family has married their own relatives for 1000's of years & are loved & adored world wide. Even Prince William & Kate are cousins. Prince Charles & Diana were cousins. Prince Charles & Camilla are cousins. Many boys in history have bothered their sisters when curious about girls. An episode of Dr. Quin Medicine Woman in the 1990's had the young male son of Dr. Quin spy on his sister while she dressed out of curiosity. They didn't label him as a bad kid. She talked to him about it & taught him not to do it. Today we are too busy demonizing people to seek solutions to challenges. I am thankful that the Duggar family has been working on their challenges for many years. Prayers for healing for the Duggar family. No offense intended. Hoping to show support & encouragement. We all are God's children. He loves us all even when we disappoint him. God's ways can heal society & heal us all no matter how many mistakes we have made or how bad they were. I agree with the Duggars that mistakes before 18 should have stayed private.

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  2. What no birthday wish for Meredith?

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  3. There will be those out there that will NEVER leave this family alone now. So much hate and unforgiveness in people's hearts. So much evil!

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    1. 🤗🤗🤗You are exactly point on...to the max!!!

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  4. I think Josh should be allowed on the episode's I personally love the whole family and feel that people need to grow up and let them be. I love the shows and wish there was more foe them . I can watch you all every day .

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  5. That's good. I would have been completely done with the Duggars if they ever let him get screen time again.

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  6. well i see it this way God forgives and we all need to follow his leading...... i love all the Duggars and i think everyone should stop talking and start forgiving everyone in the world makes mistakes and if u azsk he will forgive and rebuild ur life and will return to u what the devil stole from u like ur famly......so forgive and let it go.......

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    1. I truly agree with you. People should start forgiving others. God does forgive your sins.

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  7. I can't wait to see the show and plz pray for my family bc my dad passed away and we are not doing so good and I love u guys
    Love marissa turanik

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    1. Will pray for you, Marissa.

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  8. I cant wait to see the show and can you guys please pray for my family bc my dad passed away and we are not doing so good and I love you guys
    Love marissa turanik

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    1. As a fellow reader of the Dugger Blog, I am so sorry for your loss, Marissa. You know your dad is in a better place, but you still grieve because an essential part of your life is gone. It will take a long time to adjust to the new normal. Hang tight to the memories of your dad and the knowledge that he rests with Jesus, as promised.

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    2. Marissa, I wrote the other day that I will pray for you. Not sure why my comment didn't show up.

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  9. I don't understand. Josh has paid dearly for his sins. He has asked for forgiveness. has been given forgiveness, so why if we are supposed to forgive why is he still being punished. God says forgive to be forgiven!!

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    1. I hardly think that not being on a TV show is a punishment. If Josh were to come back into the public eye, he would only draw more ridicule. His young children do not need this in their lives.

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  10. Which is why I've quit watching the show. Show it real and how they are handling what MANY FAMILIES IN AMERICA are handling and I will watch again. Lost respect for them that they've stayed with TLC.

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    1. Many families in America do not have to handle what Josh did to his sisters, if that's what you're implying. Perhaps many families in their circle are dealing with similar issues ( JimBob seemed to imply that in one of his interviews), in which case they need to consider why that is and take real steps towards solving those problems. But personally I think having cameras follow around people who are dealing with those issues is incredibly exploitative.

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  11. Don't forget that today is Meredith's birthday!!!!

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  12. Wow! I know what happened was horrible but they act like he's a serial killer. God help him.

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  13. So sad that this will follow Josh the rest of his life now...

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    1. He should have known better.

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    2. We all should know better, every time we sin.

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    3. Ellie Lampl, You said , "So sad this will follow Josh the rest of his life now...." To that, I say, So sad it will follow those 5 girls the rest of their life!

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    4. This seems to be a common comment when a male does something very wrong to a female. Yes, it will follow him for the rest of his life. It will also follow the other people he hurt for the rest of their lives. They didn't get a choice in that. But he made his choice and the fact that this will follow him forever is called a consequence of his actions. I certainly understand why people forgive him, but you can forgive someone without having to feel sorry about the consequences of their actions.

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    5. So sad for his kids and any other kids it has affected. He should be ashamed and stay in hiding.

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  14. Why can't they just leave this family alone?

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    1. If the family truly wanted to be "left alone" then they shouldn't be on the air. They chose to be in the public eye and are financially compensated for it. When you decide to be on TV, you give up privacy. You can't have it both ways.

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    2. Thank you! This is something that so many people with fame don't seem to comprehend. If you invite the public into your lives, then you sacrifice privacy. You can't put yourself in a spotlight and then decide that people don't have a right to have opinions about you.

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  15. Do you know if the episodes will be available online after they air?

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  16. THATS SO SAD I WISH PEOPLE WOULD LEAVE THE DUGGARS ALONE THEY HAVE NO RIGHT TO JUST START BULLING THEM I REALLY WANT TO MEET THEM I CHECK THERE BLOG EVERY SINGLE DAY LIKE FIVE TIMES A DAY I LOVE YOU DUGGARS
    WANT TO MEET YOU AND WISH I WAS YOUR NUBER 1 FAN CAN I HAVE YOUR FULL ADDRESS PLEAS THANK YOU LOVE YOU GUYS MAY GOD BLESS AND SAME WITH THE BATES LOVE YOU ALL

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  17. Wishing you a birthday of fun and blessings.
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY MEREDITH
    Joan,Marion and Marilyn

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  18. TLC has been known to outwardly lie to & deceive their viewers many times in the past. As a consequence, I consider them an unreliable source.

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  19. I guess I understand why people wouldn't want to see Josh back on. But I have to say I miss so much seeing Jim Bob and Michelle and the rest of the family. I always felt so inspired to be a better mom after an episode of 14 and 15 and 16 and counting:)

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  20. Thank you for your accurate information I never believe anything those tabloids say

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  21. Glad to hear. Just the mention of his name causes my insides to turn. Forgiveness is for the one injured, but forgetting can cause the same behavior to bring injury again. Been there, done that too many times.

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    1. You should probably never read the paper or watch the news. Sounds like your stomach couldn't take it.

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  22. God forgives and we are not his Judge The Lord is. Sure miss them on TLC

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  23. Give it a rest. The show is on, then it isn't, then it might be. People are tired of waiting.

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  24. I am looking forward to seeing the TV. show counting on. I miss the Duggars.

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  25. Lily and Ellie, I have a question. Often, but not always, when I scroll down your site, I see this symbol: /n I don't see it on other sites. I had no idea what it meant so I looked it up on Google. The only explanation that seemed feasible was that the "n" is representative of the symbol Christians put on their doors as the minority religion in countries where they are persecuted, much like the "fish" symbol was used in the fledging Christian Church. Can you tell me if I am making the correct assumption here?

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  26. I'm pretty disappointed in this decision. I think the world could use an example of what forgiveness looks like in a Godly family. Let's be honest those who want the show canceled are going to harp on about it whether Joshua is on the show or not. Oh well, all I can do is pray for the Duggar family and the families watching on TLC.

    God bless yall.

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    1. You have absolutely no idea how this family is dealing with their issues after the cameras stop rolling. I think the best thing for the Duggars is to stay off of TV entirely and try to regain some sense of privacy. The minor children deserve at least that.

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    2. You are quite right "Anonymous", I surely do not know how they are dealing with issues off camera. If you do, please feel free to enlighten all of us. Forgiveness does not often mean forgetting. Now considering I've seen no such public statements from the Duggar family that they wish for Joshua to remain off camera. I'm going to go ahead and assume they practice what they preach.

      As for their presence on television, again, unless you know otherwise, it is the choice of the family. What the family does and does not deserve is up to the parents. Now I believe that we ought to respect with wishes of Mr. and Mrs. Duggar in their decision making to raise up their children in the environment they believe is most suitable to them.

      God Bless you.

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  27. i love watching the show .through all the stuff the family has been thru ,god is always there .

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  28. Please bring back 19 and counting and I miss seen all the kids growning up and please put.them.back on air

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  29. I am looking forward to seeing your family later this summer.
    Blessings,
    Renae Clark.

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  30. Sure he won't be in it but it won't stop them from mentioning him and the scandals everywhere single episode like last season.. just my opinion

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  31. I don't think what josh did was in anyway right but I really think josh should be given the the chance to give his side of the story! Why he felt the need to touch those girls or cheat on Anna! We have only heard one side and statements from his parents! I want to hear what was going on in Josh's head! I've always wondered what drives people to do things like this!

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    1. I think Josh has been given the chance to give his side of the story repeatedly! He chooses others to speak for him, repeatedly! So, don't say he should be given that chance, he was!

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    2. I think that would be rather exploitative of all parties involved- including Josh. People don't need to watch him struggle to explain himself for entertainment (and TLC doesn't need to profit off of it). Not to mention, his victims, his wife, even his children when they get older, might not want to have their pain and private life indirectly exposed like that.

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  32. I am having a hard time with the fact of TLC continuing anything regarding the Duggars. Just seeing Josh as well as Jim Bob makes me uneasy. I wish TLC would drop them and move on.

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    1. Interesting because for someone who is having a "hard time" with anything regarding the Duggars, you took time to come to a fan-based blog centered ON the Duggar's to make this comment... "Just sayin'"

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  33. Us fans knew it was untrue, it was just the disgruntled that are having a fit that the show is coming back so they have to stir things up.All I can say is,get ready for the next wave of upheaval and hold on tight,cause it's gonna be a doozy! Blessings y'all 😉

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    1. The next wave of upheaval? What do you know that we don't know?

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    2. Sorry, I meant, when the show comes back,then so will the haters in full force, it happends every time, they won't let it rest and they get angrier every time they get renewed.

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  34. how come you didn't post a birthday message for Meredith's 1st birthday yesterday? would of thought you would have!

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  35. I remember TLC lying/breaking their promise/whatever you want to call it before the start of last season so they've lost my trust. They're a reality show company, for them all publicity is good.

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  36. That's the Tabloids for you they can print anything they want true or not. Can't believe people actually pay money to buy those "trashy" magazines.Sad....sad. Definitely play on the minds of those people who already have trouble seeing the truth.Where do they get people to work for them? Who would want to be part of that deceit? Either way printing it or reading it? Ugh!

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    1. ...but don't the Duggars use those same tabloids to promote themselves? To be honest I think it's a little shameful for all parties involved. The tabloids hate the Duggars, the Duggars hate the tabloids...until they need something promoted for them and all of the sudden everyone's best friends.

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  37. i have read many pages stating that the duggar parents are planning to separate . They are finding it difficult to keep the love and companionship between them alive anymore , after Josh deeds came out in public... IS IT TRUE????

    i so hope these are just random rumors flying around..i love the family. A family that prays together stays together.

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    1. I don't believe the divorce rumors, but I would believe that both parents reacted to the Josh problems differently, and may not be in agreement about what happened or how it was handled or what to do about Josh now.

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  38. EHi, Ellie, didn't Meredith just turn 1? Did you forget her birthday post?

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  39. Bring back the whole family

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  40. Drama always sells.
    I do wish the rags would drop the topic and let the blossoming lives of those girls shine.

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  41. When is merediths actual birthday

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    1. Click on the Birthday tap at the top it will tell you.

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  42. Now I haven't heard if Josh has truly repented and had a heart change... but I also don't understand why people are so against seeing his face... if you don't want to see what someone who has committed since looks like, don't look in the mirror either!!!

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    1. My mirror shows nobody who did what Josh did and it never will.

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    2. What mirror?

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    3. Sin is sin. Just as "8:03 PM" says, look in the mirror and A sinner looks back.

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    4. It stands to reason that the best interests of Josh's children would best served if he and Anna avoided any kind of publicity at all. If they are determined to remain married and try to salvage a life together, it should not be fodder for the tabloids. Their kids deserve better than that and it doesn't matter if the fans want to see his face. By the way, I may be a sinner, but I have never even entertained the idea of committing the heinous acts that Josh has. For the sake of his family, I sincerely hope he is addressing his serious psychological issues with professional help.

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    5. I'm hearing a lot of pride here. Sin is sin. We are all guilty of sin, and it's ALL wrong.

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  43. Now I haven't heard if Josh has truly repented and had a heart change... but I also don't understand why people are so against seeing his face... if you don't want to see what someone who has committed sin looks like, don't look in the mirror either!!!

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    1. Very well said. Thanks for that. So true.

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  44. You know that is untrue. They got way too much flack for it the first time around. Their hands are totally tied on that! Good for them for responding immediately though. *

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  45. No one is ready for Josh yet. It is my opinion that Anna for her own sake and the sake of her children should also stay off television until they all heal as a family. She exposes herself and her children to ridicule every time she appears. She needs to protect her children from the public eye.

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    1. For the sake of their children, Josh and Anna might consider removing themselves from the public eye forever.

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    2. That is great advice for them. When people talk about wanting Josh back on the show, they are thinking about what they personally want to see not what is best for this family. It is good to think about WHY you want to see them on TV. They are a real people not a sitcom.

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    3. Very true
      They need their privacy and already paid dearly being in public view.
      Focus should be on those precious children, supporting council for both marriage and Josh treatment.

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  46. I think part of the reason fans (and others) didn't want Josh appearing on any television show is because he would be benefiting financially from the publicity of what he did to his sisters. With the show continuing to pay his family, including Anna, he is still directly receiving money from the show through household income and also from my understanding is being helped by his parents who are also receiving money from the show. I don't think removing Josh from episodes addresses the concern for him earning money from the publicity of abuse.

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  47. So many people have made so many good comments, I feel like I'm repeating them, but I do think this is a good decision because
    1. Josh and Anna and his children need time to heal together. I've never heard of somebody whose healing was improved by the pressure of the public eye.
    2. At this point, the conversation is still about what Josh did and if he is allowed to address it on the show he will be profiting off of it. Allowing that sends a message that if you do what he did you will be rewarded in some way for it.
    3. Many people seem to be concerned that he will always be punished for his actions...not having a TV show is NOT a punishment!!! The majority of the people in this world don't have TV shows and we're clearly all fine.
    4. The Duggars chose this, the fame, the publicity, the TV show. No one forced them to sign on again. If they wanted privacy, they could have chosen it. When you invite the public in, everyone will have a different opinion and some of those opinions will not be positive.

    I hope they will all heal from this, I hope they will not be afraid to step away from the spotlight if they need to, and that all the minor children as well as Josh's victims will not feel exploited by all of this.

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  48. Did anyone notice amongst all of this scandal and whatnot that July 16 was Meredith's first birthday?
    No one even noticed or posted anything about it.

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  49. I am in agreement with so many others... It's time to leave it alone already. If you don't like the slow or have a problem watching. No one is forcing prior to watch.. I seen a picture yesterday with the caption "People are outraged over new Duggar family photo with Josh from and center..." Well my opinion is simple this. It doesn't matter what the rest of the world thinks Josh is still their Son, Husband, Father, and Brother so obviously is going to be in their FAMILY photos.. He had made mistakes but it's their business so people need to get over themselves....
    I wish you well and will keep you in my prayers;

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