23 Biggest Duggar Family Scandals: How Low Can They Go?!

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The Duggar family has come under some very heavy scrutiny in recent years, ever since the Josh Duggar sex scandal broke online.

Compared to those allegations, everything else is downright tame by comparison ... although they continue to raise (lower?) the bar.

In August 2015, it was revealed that Josh used multiple dating sites to cheat on Anna Duggar, making him an adulterer an a molester.

Given that he devoted the bulk of his personal and professional life to criticizing others' sexuality, it's downright astonishing, honestly.

While Josh has set the global gold standard for hypocrisy, the former 19 Kids & Counting stars have been ruffling feathers for years.

Let's take a look back at the Duggars' most notable scandals ...

1. Josh Duggar: Revealed to Be Ashley Madison Client!

Josh Duggar: Revealed to Be Ashley Madison Client!
A new Josh Duggar scandal is brewing. It seems very likely that the reality star was a client on adult website Ashley Madison.

2. Josh Duggar Admits to Molestation

Josh Duggar Admits to Molestation
Josh Duggar has confessed: when he was a teenager, he felt the private parts of multiple young girls; including, according to reports, his sisters.

3. Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar Accused of Child Abuse in Shocking Police Report

Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar Accused of Child Abuse in Shocking Police Report
A recently released police report accuses Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar of disciplining their children in abusive fashion. The report is part of the investigation into molestation claims against Josh Duggar.

4. Jim Bob Duggar: Rape and Incest Should Be Punishable By DEATH!

Jim Bob Duggar: Rape and Incest Should Be Punishable By DEATH!
Statements made by Jim Bob Duggar during an unsuccessful 2002 political campaign reveal that the 19 Kids and Counting patriarch regards sex crimes as a very serious matter. In fact, he believes they should be punishable by death.

5. Jessa Gets Strapped

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.

6. Free Jana!

Free Jana!
The plight of maligned, put-upon sister Jana Duggar has hit home with fans in recent months, with 19 Kids and Counting episodes showing her doting on Jessa and Ben, and amid rumors that she is not allowed to marry because Jim Bob and Michelle force her to take care of all the younger kids.

7. Birth Control Does What?

Birth Control Does What?
Jim Bob Duggar of 19 Kids and Counting doesn't just not believe in using birth control, he feels it's something that actually causes miscarriages and abortions.

8. The List

The List
The Duggar family's courting rules are well established, but you won't believe some of the specific things they don't allow.

9. Stop the Baby Holocaust!

Stop the Baby Holocaust!
It's no secret that the Duggars are pro-life, but Michelle has been incredibly vocal about stopping what she says is the glocal Baby Holocaust.

10. Ben Bashes Catholics

Ben Bashes Catholics
Ben Seewald's Facebook page is again a source of controversy. Jessa Duggar's boyfriend found himself the target of a barrage of criticism after psting a status update in which he criticized Catholicism.

11. Covenant Marriage

Covenant Marriage
Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard have entered into an extreme sort of marriage. Under the terms of a "covenant marriage," it's almost impossible to get a divorce.

12. Hitler's Doppelgangers

Hitler's Doppelgangers
Ben Seewald's father is weighing in on some of the criticism Jessa Duggar recently endured, calling her critics "Hitler's Doppelgangers."

13. Jessa and Ben Consummate Their Marriage ... IMMEDIATELY

Jessa and Ben Consummate Their Marriage ... IMMEDIATELY
A guest at the wedding of Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald claims the newlyweds were caught having sex at their own wedding reception. The guest has called the couple out on her blog.

14. Down With Evolution and Atheism!

Down With Evolution and Atheism!
Jessa Duggar took a trip to the Creation Museum in Kentucky recently. Unfortunately, she then shared her version of scientific facts with her many Instagram followers.

15. Michelle Fights Anti-Discrimination Law

Michelle Fights Anti-Discrimination Law
Michelle Duggar expressed her shocking views on the the transgender community in a recent audio recording. The Duggar matriarch conflates transgender people with sexual predators.

16. Show Us Your Kissing Pics (If You're Straight and White)!

Show Us Your Kissing Pics (If You're Straight and White)!
Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar have asked married couples to post photos of themselves kissing to the family's Facebook page. They've been accused of deleting photos from gay and interracial couples.

17. Duggar Family "Does Not Approve" of Extended Family Members' Lifestyle, Sources Say

Duggar Family "Does Not Approve" of Extended Family Members' Lifestyle, Sources Say
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar do not approve of their daughter-in-law Anna's sister Susanna Keller and her liberal lifestyle, according to reports.

18. Anna Duggar Uses Black History Month to Promote Pro-Life Agenda

Anna Duggar Uses Black History Month to Promote Pro-Life Agenda
Anna Duggar has been tweeting about her anti-abortion views. Nothing new there, but Anna's latest tweets have generated a fair amount of controversy.

19. Duggar Cult Damaging Kids? Former Followers of Religious Leader Say Family May Be in Too Deep

Duggar Cult Damaging Kids? Former Followers of Religious Leader Say Family May Be in Too Deep
The Duggar family is a symbol for wholesome family values. However, several former cult members have now come forward to claim the Duggars are involved in something far more dangerous than they realize.

20. Jessa Duggar: Secretly on Birth Control?!

Jessa Duggar: Secretly on Birth Control?!
Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald are waiting to have kids. Could she be defying her family's rules and taking birth control?

21. Josh Duggar Endorses Authors Who Condemn "Demonic" Homosexuality: Report

Josh Duggar Endorses Authors Who Condemn "Demonic" Homosexuality: Report
Josh Duggar of 19 Kids and Counting fame claims to love gay people, but his endorsement of a pair of controversial authors would suggest otherwise.

22. Evelyn Ruark: Michelle Duggar's Lesbian Sister Speaks Out on Famous Family

Evelyn Ruark: Michelle Duggar's Lesbian Sister Speaks Out on Famous Family
Michelle Duggar has a lesbian sister named Evelyn Ruark. They rarely speak, but have very strong views on one another.

23. Susanna Keller, Sister of Anna Duggar: Blackballed For Getting Pregnant Out of Wedlock!

Susanna Keller, Sister of Anna Duggar: Blackballed For Getting Pregnant Out of Wedlock!
Susanna Keller, the sister of Anna Duggar, is reportedly being shunned by the famous family for getting pregnant outside of wedlock, according to reports.

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Duggar Family Quotes

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

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 on saying yes (yes, and more yes) to sex