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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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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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Last week, the Duggar family was involved in a surprising controversy as the result of a request that Jim Bob and Michele made on their Facebook page.

The Duggars asked for married couples to send in photos of themselves kissing, which was seemingly harmless and sweet, until it produced an unintended result.

Shortly thereafter, they were accused of deleting pics posted by interracial or same sex couples.

A Duggar Family Pic
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are still working on that 20th kid.

Michelle and Jim Bob defended their decision to remove photos they deem offensive, claiming that they "stand for truth and values" and will continue to do so "without compromise."

Unfortunately for them, life in the spotlight is easier for those who are willing to compromise.

The Duggar family's firm stance on issues such as gay rights and interracial marriage may soon cost them their long-running TLC reality series, if critics have their way.

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Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are speaking out - with the help of scripture - in the wake of the controversy the couple recently sparked on Facebook.

Derick Dillard, Jill Duggar, Ben Seewald and Jessa Duggar

After posting a pictures of themselves reenacting Jessa and Ben Seewald's kiss on Instagram, they invited married couples to submit their own kissing pics.

They reportedly then deleted pictures of same-sex and interracial couples from their official page, a move that provoked serious backlash online.

In response, the TLC stars posted a new message about remaining steadfast in their convictions, using a passage from the Bible to illustrate their point.

Quoting Luke 6:27, they wrote, "But I say to you who hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you."

"This is such a sweet scripture that we hold dear," the Duggars wrote. "We will always stand for truth and the values we hold dear without compromise."

But, Jim Bob and Michelle said, "we will do so in love and kindness - treating others well even if we don't agree with them and we will do so without hateful words."

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With all the hullabaloo over Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald's wedding (and what may have gone down after the wedding), her older sister has been out of the spotlight.

Jill Dillard Wedding Pic

It seems like a lifetime ago in Duggar Land, but Jill Duggar married Derick Dillard not even six months ago in Arkansas. Then the newlyweds quickly got pregnant.

Mom Michelle Duggar, who sparked some controversy herself this week with her deletion of Facebook kissing photos, says Jill is doing very, very well these days.

Her marriage to Derick Dillard has been a “very smooth transition,” she blogs of the cute couple who left the nest, noting that "they have their schedule already."

"They both get up and off to work or Jill works on her studies [to be a midwife]. Sometimes she'll pop by our place since it's awfully quiet at her house."

"She's so used to studying with noise."

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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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Members of the D.C. faction of Duggar family took an RV trip from our nation's capital to the Windy City on Tuesday's 19 Kids and Counting Season 14 Episode 16.

What did they do there? Could the cross-country trek possibly live up to the previous two episodes, which showcased Jill's wedding and Jessa's engagement?

If Anna Duggar is pregnant again, as she's hinting, that could come close ...

Duggar first-born Josh lives in D.C., as longtime fans know, so he and his family played a prominent role in 19 Kids and Counting Season 14 Episode 16.

Josh and Anna Duggar, along with their three cute kids Mackynzie, Michael, and Marcus, are planning a road trip to Chicago to visit Anna’s family.

Anna’s sister, Priscilla, is expecting again, and they're off to the big gender reveal party, where the outfits they wear will coordinate with their guesses.

Mackynzie has selected pink and is SO hoping for a girl cousin, while Michael has chosen blue, just 'cause Mackynzie had already chosen pink. Siblings.

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Michelle Duggar Quotes

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

When you've missed [sex] for seven days, you look forward to it even more! - Michelle Duggar

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