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So as long as they continue to encourage us to follow their story, we're willing keep snooping.
Even though in a giant extended family like this one, a new baby on the way is hardly unexpected news, after both a sex abuse and cheating scandal like the ones Josh Duggar and his wife Anna went through, introducing a new baby into the world together takes on added meaning.
His apology included the following statement: "While espousing faith and family values, I have secretly over the last several years been viewing pornography on the internet and this became a secret addiction and I became unfaithful to my wife." Get ready to a) get some insight into the questionable reason the Duggar parents treated Josh's molestation crimes the way they did and b) feel extremely creeped out.
It's common knowledge that the Duggars have long chosen to home school their kids.
But even before their many family scandals became public, millions of viewers tuned in every week to see the inner workings of their super sized family life.
Popular episodes have included details about how in the world the Duggars manage to do laundry, dishes, and cook for that many people.
In their press release statement the network stated they were "especially concerned for the victims in this situation, including the Duggar family." In light of criticism that the network continued to air new episodes of for over a year after the scandal was unearthed, and was seemingly using the molestation case as a ratings booster, TLC worked with "victims' rights and advocacy organizations" to produce a 60 minute documentary about victims of abuse.The family and certain members of their religious community knew about the attacks that occurred from 2002-2003, but did not immediately alert authorities.The report notes that rather than be tried by law enforcement, Jim Bob instead "met with the elders of [his] church and told them what was going on." Josh was reportedly sent to a "Christian Program" where he would supposedly undergo "hard physical work and counseling." However, as was also uncovered in the police reports, Michelle Duggar later admitted to police that he had merely been sent to stay with a family friend to help him with his construction business.But did you know that the Christian curriculum they follow has its own share of sexual abuse scandals?(which we're pretty sure is the Duggars' least favorite publication) reported in 2015 that the family adheres to a home schooling program from the Advanced Training Institute, which is "a Bible-based homeschooling program run by alleged cult figurehead Bill Gothard." Gothard himself has been accused of a slew of improper sexual advances on young girls, but that's not where the creepiness ends.
Instead, as Michelle wrote in her blog, the inspiration came from the Bible. They named their first son Joshua (of biblical fame), and things took off from there. John was another biblical name, and wanting to name the girl twin Ana, after a family member, the parents decided to add a J in front (Jana) "for honor." They stuck with the custom into perpetuity, stating that they didn't want any future kids to be jealous that they weren't part of the J tradition.