Religious fundamentalism in pop culture & politics
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John and Alyssa were married at Salem Baptist Church in Knoxville, TN on May 24, 2014.20140524-Photographybybritton-021

The Wedding Party Included:

Parents of the Bride: Gil & Kelly Jo Bates

Parents of the Groom: Congressman & Mrs. Daniel Webster

Grandparents of the Bride: Betty Jo Miller-Smith, Bill & Jane Bates

Did you know Amy has a tumblr? I'm not sure if it's actually her (but who would impersonate her?) and she rarely uses it; her url is amyduggar

If she does, it’s news to me.  Easiest route would probably be to ask her on IG if you have an account - otherwise, duggars tumblr probably has a better idea than I do. 

My guess is, it’s not her, since all that’s posted seems to be related to things she’s referenced on IG or Amy’s own pictures.  Amy could also just be kind of repetitive, boring and self-absorbed, though. 

Edit: seems that it IS hers and she’s just that “exciting” of a person. 

It’s JimBob’s birthday.  (I didn’t feel like doing the usual picture posts I do for the fundies I more or less like.  Because JimBob is not one of those.)

It’s JimBob’s birthday.  (I didn’t feel like doing the usual picture posts I do for the fundies I more or less like.  Because JimBob is not one of those.)

duggarfan:

Jennifer and Jordyn Duggar
Source: duggar_family ig

*Johannah and Jennifer. 

duggarfan:

Jennifer and Jordyn Duggar

Source: duggar_family ig

*Johannah and Jennifer. 

Probably an odd question, but who do you think are the most attractive (in your opinion) of the duggar kids? Because I just saw a picture of Jed and Jer from recently looking pretty hella, and I was all like damn when did that happen??

I think Jed and Josiah will be the best-looking guys in the family, though they’re a bit awkward at the moment.  Joseph could go either way, I think - he could follow the Josh/JD pasty-bloated look or end up very good looking. 

I think Jana is the best-looking Duggar of the bunch, though; I think she’s absolutely beautiful. 

What makes you think that Jason Duggar is one of the ultimate Kool-aid drinkers?

Just through his behavior - at least when he was younger, he seemed very willing to insult people different from himself.  He may have outgrown that, though; I can’t recall hearing much from him in recent seasons. 

Going back through Derick's Twitter, I found a post from last year about Star Wars Day. How much mainstream stuff do you suppose he's into? I don't know much about his family, so I have no clue how conservative they might have been when he was growing up.

I don’t really know anything about them either.  But if his childhood was full of Star Wars, his family can’t have been Duggar levels of conservative (and probably didn’t have anti-masturbation rules like the Duggars do, because Carrie Fisher in that metal bikini was the genesis of the sexual awakening of pretty much every guy I know.  Granted I mostly know huge nerds.)

Having watched Sister Wives on and off since the beginning (I am TLC's bitch now and forevermore), I don't see Truely as equivalent to Josie. This is only my opinion, but in the beginning she was just another Brown child. Her physical appearance is similar to all Brown infants (bleach blond hair) and she just happens to be a frail child. The Browns are loads better parents than the Duggars. I think it was just a fluke that Truely got so sick.

I really don’t know, since I haven’t seen those episodes yet.  But it does sound like Kody really dropped the ball on taking care of his sick child.  I thought there was something about the kid not passing urine in a couple of days before she was hospitalized, and I can’t imagine that not being a huge red flag for any parent. 

All I know about Truely otherwise is that she was bald for like two straight years. 

Are the Duggar kids allowed to watch Disney movies?

Some - Michelle specifically mentioned the kids watching Bambi at one point.  But they weren’t allowed to meet all of the princesses at Disney because some of them were too scantily clad and would induce lust in JimBob and the older boys or something along those lines.

I think it’s safe to assume that they can’t watch The Little Mermaid (talk about nike!), Aladdin (ditto), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (religion being a force for evil is a theme I doubt they want their kids exposed to in early childhood, especially when the religious figure is a straight-up villain with no redemption),  Hercules (pantheistic themes) or The Princess and the Frog (voodoo), but beyond that I don’t know which are given the go-ahead and which aren’t. 

As for live action, they’ve never said anything about them one way or another, but given how dumbly blank-faced the kids were when asked who their favorite actor was, I don’t think they watch much live-action anything.  I believe Joy asked what they meant by “actors.”  So…yeah.