CLICK HERE to read an article about the Duggars' cult/religious sect, written in response to the controversy surrounding the "Taliban Dan” political ad aired in 2010 by an opponent of then-candidate, now-Congressman Daniel Webster (R-Florida).
CLICK HERE to visit the blog Galatians 4 and read a lengthy post covering several issues related to the Duggars' cultic beliefs, including the truth behind the Duggar family's happy façade, the pitfalls the Duggar children will likely encounter as adults, and the Duggars' support of the controversial (and arguably abusive) parenting techniques (including blanket training) advocated by Michael and Debi Pearl. For more on the Pearls, view #1 on THIS LIST, and watch THIS VIDEO.
CLICK HERE to visit AlterNet and read a post explaining the Duggars' views on dating/courtship.
CLICK HERE to order A Matter of Basic Principles: Bill Gothard and the Christian Life, the seminal text on the Duggars' cult/religious sect. CLICK HERE to order the Kindle edition. CLICK HERE to order the NOOK edition.
CLICK HERE to order I Fired God: My Life Inside---and Escape from---the Secret World of the Independent Fundamental Baptist Cult (Kindle version, Nook Version), Jocelyn R. Zichterman's account of surviving the institutionalized child abuse endemic to the Independent Fundamentalist Baptist (IFB) denomination/cult. The Duggars' cult (Gothardism) is merely one branch on the IFB tree. CLICK HERE to watch an ABC 20/20 exposé on the IFB. Learn more about the IFB at BaptistDeception.com.
CLICK HERE to visit a website created by and for survivors of the Institute in Basic Life Principles and the Advanced Training Institute. The Institute in Basic Life Principles, or IBLP, is the organization behind the Duggars' cult/religious sect. The Advanced Training Institute (also known as the Advanced Training Institute of America and the Advanced Training Institute International), or ATI, is the homeschooling division of IBLP.
CLICK HERE to visit the Duggars' official website and see pictures of the family at a regional ATI conference (episodes 31, 79, and 128 of 19 Kids and Counting show the Duggars attending these conferences). A few of the Duggars' ATI conference photos are particularly noteworthy: THIS picture shows family patriarch Jim Bob Duggar with ATI/IBLP founder/cult leader Bill Gothard. There are also a few pictures (EXAMPLE 1, EXAMPLE 2) of the Duggar boys wearing ALERT Cadet uniforms. ALERT (Air Land Emergency Resource Team) is ATI/IBLP's paramilitary program for male graduates of the ATI homeschooling program (CLICK HERE to watch the official ALERT promo video). The ALERT Cadet program is a Boy-Scouts-like program that introduces younger boys to the skills they'll need as full-fledged ALERT members.
CLICK HERE to find more information about the Duggars' cult/religious sect on Google.