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A man from San Jose, California has started a petition that's gaining a lot of steam!
The petition, written by Jim Wissick (which can be found here), is called End LGBTQ Fear Mongering by the Duggars, and he wants people to sign the petition to get 19 Kids And Counting off the air!
He's doing it because he's sick of the relentless Anti-LGBT sentiments the show's family voice — especially the momma and poppa Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar!!!
[ Related: Michelle Duggar Publicly Alleges That If New Transgender Anti-Discrimination Rules Are Passed ‘Child Predators' Will Frequent Public Restrooms! ]
Mr. Wissick also shared a letter that he sent to the network, and it doesn't mess around!
Here's what he wrote in a letter to TLC:
“The Duggars have been using their fame to promote discrimination, hate, and fear-mongering against gays and transgendered people. You need to take a stand on the side of justice and cancel their show.”
The petition has been gaining a lot of steam and it now has 31,222 supporters. The petition's goal is 100,000 — which doesn't seem so far away!
In the petition, Mr. Wissick lists all of the reasons why the popular reality show needs to be taken down, and he makes the point that the Duggars — not just the parents but the children, as well — seem to use their fame to promote their own views and beliefs.
It's pretty scary!
Check out what the entire petition said down (below) !!!
“Update: The Duggars have thrown massive amounts of money to repeal this law so business owners and land lords can evict and fire people solely over gender idenity and sexual orientation! They need to be taken off the air!
Michelle Duggar of TLC's 19 Kids and Counting is warning Fayetteville residents that transgender people are child predators and that the law will somehow protect that predatory behavior.
Her recorded robocall says:
“Hello, this is Michelle Duggar. I'm calling to inform you of some shocking news that would affect the safety of Northwest Arkansas women and children.”
“The Fayetteville City Council is voting on an ordinance this Tuesday night that would allow men – yes I said men – to use womens 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. “
Duggar words reek of ignroance and fear mongering. Just because someone is transgendered doesn't mean they are a child predator or a rapist. 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 ignornace and hatred.
Transgender people — who are far more likely to be the victims of harassment and violence if forced to use a bathroom that is inconsistent with their gender identity or expression— deserve to have the ability to use the bathroom in peace and safety.
Josh Duggar has also taken a position at the so called “Family Research Council”. The Family Research Center is such a hate-filled, anti-gay organization that the Southern Poverty Law Center in 2010 labeled it a “hate group” for its “dissemination of false and demonizing propaganda about gays and lesbians.”
The Learning Channel & Discovery Networks need to seperate themselves from this bigotry and put an end to the Duggar's show.”
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