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With critics calling for TLC to cancel her reality show, Michelle Duggar has launched a counter-petition to save 19 Kids and Counting from cancelation.

Michelle Duggar and Jim Bob Duggar Photo

A Change (dot) org petition to cancel 19 Kids and Counting was actually started earlier this year, after Michelle made controversial headlines politically.

She allegedly recorded a robo-call allegedly asking Fayetteville, Ark. residents to vote to repeal a law that prevents discrimination. Yes, that prevents it.

The law in question condemns property and business owners to oust or fire people based on gender identity. In other words, transgender Americans.

Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar then sparked an even bigger public controversy this month when they invited fans to share kissing photos on Facebook.

After they reportedly took down submissions from gay couples, they faced backlash online, and the aforementioned petition began to widely circulate.

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Earlier this week, reports that John David Duggar is courting a "mystery brunette" had the Duggar family faithful preparing for another member of the famous family to be married off.

Now, however, it looks as though there is no chaste side-hugging romance in JDD's life, and to make matters worse, his parents insist on reminding the world that he's a 24-year-old virgin.

John David Duggar

"Just thought we'd set the record straight," Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar wrote on their blog today. "John David is not courting and not in a relationship...and he has never been in one! [He is] still looking and waiting for the right one."

JD, bro - you're 24! The right one is anyone and the right time is now!

We kid! The Duggars have their own courtship process and it seems to be working for them so far. And from the sound of things, John shouldn't have anything to worry about, in terms of finding a mate:

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The Duggar family is at the center of massive controversy this week, with more than 120,000 people signing a petition to cancel 19 Kids and Counting.

It's far from the first time they've faced heavy scrutiny, however.

In many ways, the family's most recent scandal is a culmination of many. The petition was actually started months ago, only to gain traction recently.

Here's a look back at 13 times the TLC stars faced backlash ...

Jessa Gets Strapped
Jessa Duggar and her then-boyfriend Ben Seewald began courting controversy almost from the moment they started dating, posing for photos like this one - a picture that now seems tame considering what they've been stirring up more recently.

The Duggars, as we all know, are conservative individuals.

Staunch ones at that, standing out among today's TV offerings, drawing many like-minded viewers. But their earnest, authentic way of life also has a broader appeal.

As more people watch 19 Kids and Counting online and their fame has grown due to social and traditional media, so has the criticism they face quite often.

The family's views on dating, courting, marriage and child-rearing are noteworthy enough, but they've also proven polarizing on political and religions grounds.

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Back in September, a petition to convince TLC to cancel 19 Kids and Counting was posted on the website Change.org, and began to slowly make the rounds online.

The petition was a response to Michelle Duggar's involvement in a campaign to repeal an anti-discrimination law. Yes, repeal a law against discrimination.

Say yes to sex, even when you're tired!

Be available. Anyone can fix him lunch, but only one person can meet that physical need of love that he has, and you always need to be available when he calls. - Michelle Duggar

Be available. Anyone can fix him lunch, but only one person can meet that physical need of love that he has, and you always need to be...

The law in question prevents employers and landlords from denying jobs and housing to applicants on the basis of sexual preference. The Duggars? Not fans.

Michelle recorded a robocall claiming the law allowed "males with past child predator convictions" who "claim they are female" to enter women's bathrooms and locker rooms.

Well, the author of the petition to axe 19 Kids and Counting claims that Michelle's recording constitutes hate speech, and that TLC is implicitly supporting such beliefs.

Apparently, more than 123,000 people agree with him.

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Derick Dillard and Jill Duggar Dillard of TLC's 19 Kids & Counting fame shared the first photo of their baby son ahead of his anticipated March arrival.

Yes, they posted an adorable ultrasound picture of #BabyDilly!

Jill Duggar Ultrasound Photo

"I am keeping his ultrasound pictures safe ... it is so exciting to look at this picture," Jill tells People, adding that the little one "is moving and kicking now."

"It's crazy to realize I have this wonderful baby boy inside me."

Jill and Derick wed June 21, and just a few weeks later revealed her pregnancy. They saved their first kiss for the altar, and quickly made up for lost time.

The couple, ages 23 (her) and 25 (him), have set up a Duggar-Dillard baby registry and are taking childbirth classes to prepare for a natural home birth.

"I am learning a lot about birth," says Derick. "We are doing our homework together, and I keep reading new things, the medical aspects are fascinating to me."

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With 19 kids (and counting!), it's safe to say Michelle Duggar knows a thing or two about motherhood.

While her methods may sometimes be controversial (the Duggars don't even allow their kids to hug before marriage), when it comes to things like maintaining your sanity and sleep schedule while raising a small army, you'd be hard-pressed to find anyone more knowledgeable than Michelle.

Michelle Duggar Image

Fortunately, as you know if you watch 19 Kids and Counting online, Michelle is more than happy to share her pro tips with the world.

The Duggar matriarch took to her blog recently to dole out words of wisdom to some new moms who had sent her questions. 

Considering we rarely hear Michelle talk about anything that's not related to her church or her family, it's refreshing to hear her stressing the importance of "me time" for new mothers:

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Duck Dynasty and Dancing With the Stars cast member Sadie Robertson isn't shying away from media reports comparing her to the Duggar family members.

If anything, she welcomes being talked about in the same sentence.

The 17-year-old survived this week's Dancing With the Stars results show and is on to the final four, where she will battle for the Mirror Ball trophy.

Given her upbringing and somewhat unorthodox road to stardom, Sadie Robertson is also sparking a great deal of media interest beyond her dancing abilities.

Specifically, some people want to compare her to the Duggar family.

If you watch Duck Dynasty or watch 19 Kids and Counting online, you know that both popular reality shows center around a conservative Christian family.

Both family patriarchs have sparked some controversy, as well.

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Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard have joined the kissing craze.

The 19 Kids and Counting couple shared the steamy shot on Instagram, recreating Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald's passionate kissing photo from earlier this month.

  • Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard Kissing
  • Jessa Duggar, Ben Seewald Kiss

Jill Duggar, 25, wrote no caption alongside their photo.

Derick also offered no commentary, as it speaks for itself. Dillard later about his marriage via Twitter, sharing scripture and feelings for his beautiful wife.

Jill mimicked these same sentiments earlier this fall.

"He is so good!" the pregnant Jill Duggar said.

"He makes sure he gives me snacks before I get out of bed... just so I'll have something in my tummy before I [move] around. He is amazing. Married life is the best!"

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Last night's 19 Kids and Counting Season 14 Episode 17 saw Josh and Anna Duggar arrive in Chicago just in time for the big gender reveal party.

No, it wasn't the reveal of Jill Duggar's baby with Derick Dillard.

One of Anna's relatives is also expecting, and they road tripped it from D.C. for the shindig. What were the results, and what else happened Tuesday?

We picked up right where we left off in 19 Kids and Counting Season 14 Episode 17, with the D.C. Duggar road trip at least reaching its final destination.

Anna’s sister Priscilla Waller and her husband David had all their party guests wear pink and blue to represent their gender prediction at the soiree.

A majority of the party-goers sported blue, but Priscilla and David announced they were expecting a little baby girl to join their 1-year-old son, Paul.

Priscilla gave birth to her daughter, Davia Lynn, November 12.

Obviously, you don't watch 19 Kids and Counting online for updates on Priscilla (no offense). You want to see if Josh and Anna are expecting another!

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With 19 Kids and Counting stars Jill and Jessa Duggar already married off this year, speculation has turned to which member of the famous family may be next.

To wit, it appears John David Duggar has emerged as the #1 contender!

John David Duggar, Girlfriend

John David, for the uninitiated, is tied for second oldest of TLC's 19 Kids and Counting along with his often maligned, put upon twin sister Jana Duggar.

The 24-year-old can be seen in two photos posted by a family friend.

With John David Duggar is an unnamed girl with brunette curly hair, joining him at a recent family book signing. It appears the two are getting close.

In another photo (above), Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar’s son sits next to what appears to be the same young lady, donning a yellow top, at a restaurant.

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