Reality stars ask fans to post couple photos to Facebook, but delete the gay ones
Reality TV family the Duggars are under fire, after they called for fans to post photos to Facebook with their spouse – and then deleted all the gay responses.
The family, who have starred in 17 Kids and Counting, 18 Kids and Counting, and 19 Kids and Counting, posted the challenge to their Facebook last week.
They said: “God designed marriage to be a loving, dynamic relationship between a husband and wife for a lifetime.
“God loves marriage and it is supposed to be full of love, joy, fun and romance. Marriage is where romance belongs!
“We challenge all married couples to take a happily married picture and post it here.”
However, despite leaving up photos of a dog kissing a cat, a woman kissing a teapot, and a toddler kissing a pig, the family have banned genuine same-sex couples from posting photos.
John Becker, who posted a photo with his husband, wrote: “Oh no, I’ve been banned from the Duggar Family Official Facebook page!
“I posted this photo of Michael and me with the following comment: ‘Happily married for nearly nine years; working hard for #MarriageEquality for all loving couples’.
“It was getting lots of likes, but the Duggars must not have liked it very much – they pulled it down and blocked me from posting, liking, or commenting on the page altogether.
“How sad that they feel so threatened by other loving marriages.”
The Duggars responded: “We love these wise words from Rick Warren: Our culture has accepted two huge lies. The first is that if you disagree with someone’s lifestyle, you must fear or hate them.
“Second is that to love someone means that you must agree with everything they believe or do. Both are nonsense. You don’t have to compromise convictions to be compassionate.”