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Petition by Gay Lobby to Cancel Duggar Family Show Backfires, Our Family Advocate Gets Even More Exposure

Washington Post is Reporting:

A petition urging TLC to cancel "19 Kids and Counting" over the political views of the Duggar family "won't succeed," according to family patriarch Jim Bob Duggar. In fact, he said recently, all of the attention around the effort is working in the family's favor, giving the Duggars even more exposure.

The petition, which currently has more than 180,000 signatures, began as a response to the family's recent comments against LGBT rights. It gained traction quickly and drew a lot of attention to some of the family's recent activism.

But Jim Bob Duggar probably has good reason not to be worried about the petition: The effort to raise awareness about the family's political views prompted its conservative supporters to launch a counter campaign, urging TLC to keep the show . A "Defend the Duggars" petition on LifeSiteNewscurrently has almost 210,000 signatures - more than the petition telling TLC to scrap the popular series.

In a speech to the Booster Banquet at Hannibal-LaGrange University late last month, Duggar said: "Our show is the number one show on TLC. We love everybody. It's a small group creating this fuss. All it has done is give us more exposure.

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