Now that Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard are husband and wife, the general rule is that the bride should leave her family and cleave to her new husband. Does that mean we could see pants, dancing and secular education in her future?
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Duck Dynasty‘s Phil and Alan Robertson teamed up to release an annotated version of the New King James Bible, complete with “30 life-changing testimonials” and “125 Set Your Sights features” from the A&E stars.
OK, so the real star of Kim and Kanye’s wedding was their hot pastor, amirate?
The Duggar family definitely live their lives a bit different than most. They not only believe that a family should have as many children as “God allows” them, but they have strict dating rules for their children prior to marriage. Their oldest son Josh has been married to wife Anna for a while, and before they got hitched they did an official Duggar-style courtship. Now his younger sisters are starting to look for mates, and they are adhering strictly to the family’s guidelines about dating, courtships, and engagements. Are only side-hugs allowed?
Growing Pains’ Kirk Cameron changed his rhetoric about gay marriage this week, saying that “fornicators and adulterers” are bigger issues within the Christian church than gay marriage. He even went so far as declining to criticize gay marriage in general, even though he previously called homosexuality “unnatural” and “destructive.”
The polygamist Sister Wives’ Brown family seem accepting and laid back, but they do have strong religious beliefs (click here to learn more about that.) With so many kids in the teenage age range, dating is kind of a big issue. The Duggar family is another family with focused religious beliefs and lots of teens, and their rules for dating (or, as they call it, courtship) are pretty strict. Hand-holding is prohibited until engagement, and full on-kissing and full frontal hugs are to be avoided at all costs until marriage. Of course, the Duggars make it clear that they are letting the children decide.
19 Kids and Counting‘s Jim Bob Duggar and Michelle Duggar don’t seem to be distancing themselves from the programs founded by Bill Gothard, despite widespread sexual harassment accusations against Gothard. Many victims now worry this is all setting the stage for even more abuse within the institutions.
It’s America’s North West meets Asia’s Southeast as the Kardashian family (including Norie) are currently on vacation in Thailand. As you would expect, the family is keeping fans updated via social media, including Kim Kardashian, who posted numerous photos of her visit to Buddhist temples earlier today. Keep reading for the bootyism meets Buddhism photos as well as Kim’s uncharacteristically serious tweets about the situation in the Armenian-populated town of Kessab in Syria. (Oh, and of course I’ve included a photo from Jenelle Evans’ trip t a Buddhist monastery in 2011 for comparison.)
For the second time in less than one year, international retailer H&M is pulling a culturally insensitive piece of clothing. In this case, the shirt in question is a women’s tank top with what looks to be the Star of David with a skull overtop.
Bill Gothard, the spiritual leader to 19 Kids and Counting‘s Duggar family and United Bates of America‘s Bates family, is accused of sexually harassing nearly three dozen young women.