Thousands Petition to Cancel '19 Kids and Counting' Claiming 'LGBTQ Fear Mongering'
By Jackie Willis
In only a few days, over 122,000 people have signed a petition to cancel TLC's reality show 19 Kids and Counting. The reason, to "end LGBTQ fear mongering by the Duggars."
The Change.org petition is in response to the reality show's matriarch Michelle Dugger being featured in a robocall in Fayettville, Ark. urging residents to oppose an anti-discrimination ordinance. The ordinance, according to robocall, would "allow men to use women's and girls' restrooms, locker rooms, showers, sleeping areas and other areas that are designated for females only."
"I don't believe the citizens of Fayetteville would want males with past child predator convictions that claim they are female to have a legal right to enter private areas that are reserved for women and girls," Michelle says on the robocall, according to the petition.
The petition claims that the Duggar family has donated $10,000 to repeal the ordinance if it ever gets passed.
The campaign to get 19 Kids and Counting canceled is headed up by Jim Wissic who said the robocall was filled with "ignorance and fear mongering." His petition reads: "The claim that this ordinance would provide predators with access to women's restrooms in order to assault or leer at girls or women is nothing more than fear-mongering and spreading ignorance and hatred."