Are the Duggars a toxic stain on true Christianity? Some of the family’s followers are beginning to think so. Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar and their 19 kids have been in the spotlight for years, giving fans a glimpse into their lives. Now, fans are learning more about them than they ever knew. So, what has been exposed? And how might it taint true Christianity? Keep reading for all of the details.
The Duggars are exposed in a new docuseries.
As TV Shows Ace has reported, Shiny Happy People: Duggar Family Secrets premiered on Amazon Prime Video on Friday. The four-part docuseries exposes many of the harmful beliefs held by those in the IBLP (Institute in Basic Life Principles). In the docuseries, the IBLP is described as a cult.
The Duggar family was heavily featured in the series because they are a part of the IBLP. Jill Dillard, Jim Bob and Michelle’s daughter broke her silence on the manipulation and pressure placed on her by her family and by TLC.
In the series, IBLP survivors and experts shared about the toxic practices within the religion. For example, children and women are often hit. Abuse and control also seem to be prominent in the IBLP, as shown in the series.
Are they a toxic stain on true Christianity?
On Reddit, a fan started a new thread about how the famous family members impact Christianity. Because the family holds Christian beliefs, this particular fan feels that they give the religion a bad name. They explained, “God is love. He does not condone abusing, hitting, controlling, or humiliating women or children. He sometimes broke religious rules with his disciples because his focus was on love and compassion.”
They added, “The religion preached by the Duggars and Gothards of this world is false Christianity, and toxic to true Christianity.”
In response to this post, fans and critics have mixed feelings. While some agree with this sentiment, others think that religion, in general, can be harmful, regardless of how extreme it is. Of course, this is simply fans’ opinions. Many do seem to think that the Duggars are a stain on true Christianity. But there’s no way to prove whether they are or not.
So, do you think that the Duggars are a toxic stain on true Christianity? How do you feel that the new Shiny Happy People: Duggar Family Secrets docuseries paints Christians? Sound off in the comments section below, and come back to TV Shows Ace for more news about the former TLC stars. Below, you can watch the trailer for the docuseries, which is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
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