Duggars Backlash: Fans Create Counter-Petition to Save 19 Kids and Counting

19 Kids and Counting family
Michelle Duggar shared a counter-petition to save 19 Kids and Counting after thousands of people signed a petition to get rid of the TLC series thanks to their stance on same-sex couples and LGBTQ rights Courtesy of TLC

Not going down without a fight! A  Michelle Duggar fan page shared a counter-petition to save her family's show 19 Kids and Counting on Thursday, Nov. 19. Earlier this week, a Change.org petition was started to cancel the TLC series after Michelle allegedly asked Fayetteville, Ark. residents to vote to repeal a law that condemns property and business owners to oust or fire people based on their gender identity.

"The Duggar Family is under attack from anti-marriage advocates for standing for traditional marriage," the Ipetitions.com note reads, posted to Michelle Duggar fan Facebook page. "We commend The Duggar Family for their brave stand in defending marriage as ordained by God between one man and one woman. No individual's sexual behavior and chosen lifestyle has the right to redefine marriage."

It adds: "Sign our petition today to let TLC know that you support the Duggars' stand for traditional marriage."

As of Friday, Nov. 21, the petition has received over 6,000 signatures. The Change.org petition, that hopes to get rid of the reality family, has gained over 130,000 supporters since its release on Aug. 20. See the Duggar kissing photo that led to the controversial contest.

Michelle and her husband Jim Bob — thanks again to their stance on same-sex couples and LGBTQ rights — have also come under fire recently in what was supposed to be a fun experiment. After challenging married fans to post a kissing picture on her Facebook, Michelle allegedly deleted those that were sent in by same-sex couples.

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