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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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It's been over two weeks since Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald got married, but the newlyweds still haven't publicly revealed where they went on their honeymoon.

Fortunately, an ambitious Instagram user in France got the Seewalds to pose for a photo and spilled the beans to all the world that they're celebrating their marriage in the City of Light!

Jessa Duggar, Ben Seewald Honeymoon Photo

That's Jessa and Ben with some fans in Paris shortly after visiting the famous cathedral at Notre Dame.

It's understandable that the Seewalds have chosen to lie low in recent weeks. Reports that Jessa and Ben were caught having sex in  a church at their own wedding have made for some awkward social media interactions in recent weeks.

Jessa responded to the rumors with a Bible quote and has since chosen to leave the situation alone. Probably a smart idea.

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For some reason, a photo of Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald kissing after their wedding became an Instagram sensation to the point that it spawned imitators.

First, Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar reenacted the photo for their own social media pages. Now, for some creepy reason they want other married couples to follow suit.

Pucker up, take a pic, and send it their way! As long as you're ...

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar Kiss

"Recently, Ben & Jessa received some criticism for posting a kissing picture," Jim Bob wrote recently wrote on the enormous family's Facebook page.

"We had fun trying to duplicate Ben and Jessa's happily married kissing photo. We challenge all married couples to take a happily married kissing photo and post it here."

"Marriage is where romance belongs!"

Naturally, the Duggar patriarch's call to action resulted in him receiving hundreds of pictures ... some of which were if the TLC stars didn't approve of them.

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It's been just over a week since the Jessa Duggar-Ben Seewald wedding, and judging by Jessa's Instagram account the young couple is fully enjoying married life.

First we had the now-famous Jessa and Ben kiss photo. Then we had the super weird Michelle and Jim Bob reenactment of Jessa and Ben's kiss.

Yes, it seems this whole family is big on public displays of affection, and considering they're not allowed to touch another member of the opposite sex until they get hitched, who could blame them?

That said, we'd like to suggest that Michelle and Jim Bob institute a new family rule stipulating that makeout sessions be kept to separate rooms:

Jessa and Ben, Anna and Josh Duggar Kiss

On the right are Jessa and Ben. On the left is Jessa's older brother Josh sucking face with his wife Anna.

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Whatever happened at their wedding, Jessa Duggar can't stop gushing about - and publicly posting photos of - husband Ben Seewald in the two weeks since.

Yesterday, she shared a picture taken while the two were on a hike, followed by another sweet shot of the cute duo after they returned from the outdoors ...

  • Ben Seewald Kisses Jessa Duggar
  • Seewalds

Jessa Duggar beams into the camera as her hubby closes his eyes and gives her a sweet smooch. Seewald captioned the pic with a kiss face emoji.

Very sweet. Better than a sex at the wedding reception emoji.

The newly-married Duggar also took to Instagram to gush, "I'm married to the best guy in the whole world!" Jessa shared the photo at right to make her point.

Any controversy Jessa may or may not have started since tying the knot November 1 seems like the furthest thing from her mind as she begins married life.

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Jessa Duggar isn’t letting rumors surrounding herself and Ben Seewald get her down, responding to the online uproar just as you might expect she would:

With an inspirational Bible quote.

Ben, Jessa Seewald Photo

“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good,” Duggar wrote on Instagram alongside a screen shot of a Bible passage, which reads as follows:

“Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all."

“Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God."

"For it is written, 'Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.'"

Moving stuff, for sure.

Is it a direct response to rumors that Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald had sex at their wedding and being discovered by her younger sister Jinger Duggar?

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Step aside, Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald. Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar have still got that spark, too, as they showed with a surprising and STEAMY photo.

A week after newlyweds Jessa and Ben eschewed their first kiss at their wedding but locked lips for the camera later, Jim Bob and Michelle have followed suit ...

  • Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar Kiss
  • Jessa Duggar, Ben Seewald Kiss

They sent it to Jessa via text, which is either awkward, adorable or both.

"My parents texted me this picture!" Jessa captioned the Instagram pic.

"This year marks 30 years of marriage, and they're still in that 'honeymoon' stage! It's great to see older married couples still so madly in love! I love you Mom & Dad!"

The black and white image of the Duggar parents locking lips in a passionate embrace, mirrors Jessa and Ben's picture, which became a viral hit, exactly.

Are Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar feeling a little left out, perhaps?

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Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald's alleged wedding day sex romp continues to be the topic of much debate, and a blogger who was present stands by the story.

Not only is she standing by her account of what went on, in fact, but the controversial behavior itself, claiming it was between Jessa Duggar, Ben and ... God.

Jessa, Ben Seewald Photo

The rumor that Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald had sex at their wedding reception November 1 originated on a Christian fundamentalist blog last week.

It left Duggar fans reeling, for obvious reasons.

Some critics declared that the whole story was a hoax, but the blogger, a woman named Ashleigh, says the story was not satire, or meant to be critical.

Speaking out about the uproar she and her commenters have created, she says she had “no intention” of causing any drama by reporting on the event.

That doesn't mean it didn't happen, though.

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In case you somehow haven't heard, Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald were caught having sex at their own wedding reception over the weekend.

We're sure it was an embarrassing situation, but while banging in a church closet might be a celebrity first, Jessa and Ben are actually in good company when it comes to...let's call it public relations.

Some of the stars in this list were caught in the act. Others admitted to doing it in not-so-private settings after the fact.

The important thing is that all of them share Jessa and Ben's taste for spicing up their love lives with some risky business:

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth
Miley and Liam were apparently big fans of public sex. Sources say they were once busted doing it a under a table during a fundraising event.

If nothing else, this list serves as an interesting trip down Celebs Who Used to Sex Each Other memory lane.

Remember when Kirsten Dunst and Jake Gyllenhaal were a thing? Yeah, neither does anyone else.

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Possibly in an effort to distract from the controversy surrounding Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald getting caught having sex at their own wedding reception, the 19 Kids and Counting clan has decided to branch out into the world of music:

Jessa Duggar took a break from posting photos of Derick Dillard n order to promote the above clip on her Instagram page.

It features four of her brothers and several members of the Duggar-affiliated Bates family lip-syncing to Lawson Bates' Christian bluegrass ditty "Happiness."

Bates is a young country star who also has 18 siblings. He recently released a collection of songs entitled Freedom Sure Ain't Free, not to be confused with "Freedom Isn't Free" from Team America: World Police:

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