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Duggar Family Extortionist Sentenced to House Arrest

by Kimberly Ripley

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The deeply religious Duggar family (as in the 19 Kids and Counting Duggars) were the victims of an extortion attempt several months back. On Thursday a judge sentenced Teresa Hunt to four months of house arrest for attempting the crime.

According to a report from RadarOnline, Hunt claimed that the Duggar’s cousin, Amy Duggar, was having an illicit affair with singer James Garrett. It turns out a grudge Hunt held over a payment dispute for professional photography s19 Kids and Countinghe did for Garrett triggered the senseless criminal act.

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are the parents of nineteen children and the grandparents of a granddaughter and a grandson. They live highly moral lives as does their extended family including cousin Amy Duggar. Hunt very clearly knew her allegations could wreak havoc for the entire Duggar family, but what she didn’t understand was their strong faith in God and in one another. The Duggar’s knew Amy didn’t do what Hunt claimed. James Garrett even came to her defense with a series of photos that showed the only relationship the two shared was a musical one.

Do you think Teresa Hunt’s sentence is harsh enough for the crime she tried committing? After an attempt at extorting $10,000 from the Duggars and Discovery Communications—the company that owns the TLC network on which 19 Kids and Counting appears—it seems she’s been let off the hook very easily.

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what do you think about the duggars?

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John 3:16

“For God so loved the world that he sent hes one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish  but have  eternal life.”

John 3:16

1 Timothy 4:12

Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example in the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.

1 Timothy 4:12

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The Duggars

Jim Bob & Michelle DuggarSo I just got done reading this article about the Duggar family. It ask the question was Jubilee Shalom Pregnancy and Miscarriage a Fake? Now even though the Duggars (in my opinion) have let their go to their heads but I believe that Michelle and Jim bob wouldn’t intenchionly fake something as serious as a miscarriage. Now I know there are people out there that would do something like I honestly don’t believe that the Duggars are those kinds of people. Ok people tell me what do you think about the whole Duggar issue. Please leave a comment. If you would like to read more please go to: http://celebs.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474980927219

Hundreds attend Jubilee Duggar’s memorial

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(PEOPLE.com) — On Wednesday, an unseasonably warm winter day in Springdale, Arkansas, friends and family of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar gathered to pay their respects to the couple’s 20th child, a stillborn baby girl named Jubilee Shalom.

“I feel a great sorrow and grief, and yet at the same time I have a peace in my heart,” said Michelle. “This is so sad, but I have peace. There are people praying for us and angels surrounding our home, and there was peace in the sorrow and the grief. Those feelings are mingled together.”

The reality stars of TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting” discovered on December 8 at a routine doctor’s appointment that their 20th child no longer had a heartbeat. Michelle, 45, miscarried the baby on December 11, the day after their youngest child, Josie Brooklyn, born at 25 weeks gestation and just over 1 pound, turned 2 years old.

A letter Michelle recorded for Jubilee was played at the memorial. She wanted to “pour my heart out to Jubilee, and I knew there was no way I could read this at the service,” she explains.

The Duggars also contacted the nonprofit organization Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep, which helps families deal with the miscarriage and loss of their babies, to take photos the family could keep and use at the memorial service. Some of those photos have been released without Jim Bob and Michelle’s consent, according to a spokesperson for the family, and were intended for private use only.

The Duggars, devout Christians who have left the number of children they have “up to God,” say they will now quietly spend time together with their family.

“We have so much to be thankful for,” Michelle says. “I know that in the days and weeks to come there will be other things that I will walk though, and grief that will come, and there will be times that we will worship and sing praises. I know that God will allow me to continue to release the emotions that I will release.”

Physically, Michelle says she has been resting and feels well.

Jim Bob added: “I really believe that God sees the bigger picture. I hope that her short life can encourage other people who have gone through things like this. It was very healing, and we have precious memories.”

See the full article at PEOPLE.com.

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WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 17: Jim Bob Duggar and Michelle Duggar pose for a photographer during a book signing during the 5th Annual Values Voter Summit at the Omni Shoreham Hotel on September 17, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/WireImage)

Even after a tough week for the hardy Duggars clan, Jim  Bob and wife Michelle are still finding ways to stay positive.

The Duggar parents will be holding a memorial service for their unborn child  on Wednesday, Dec. 14, whom they named, appropriately, Jubilee Shalom  Duggar.

“This is life, and I understand that we are going through something that  many others have,” Jim Bob told  People. “You think about the what-ifs, but God gives us strength to go  on.

“We won’t be able to see this child’s life and the phases that we’ve seen  for our other children, but we know we will see this child in heaven one day. We  are thankful for each child, and we are blessed to have the children we have  here and the ones we will meet someday in heaven.”

Following last Thursday’s devastating  news, Michelle felt  lightheaded and was ordered to stay in the hospital for observation, a  family spokesperson told People.

“Our doctor said it was wise to let this miscarriage happen naturally,”  Michelle, 45, said. “And so that is what we are going to do.

“I am resting and I have felt good physically, which is strange.”

In 2009, the family faced another precarious situation when their youngest  daughter Josie was born premature at just 25 weeks.

“She is a miracle baby and all of us, we are so lucky to have her,” Michelle  said at the time.

The couple, who already have 19 biological children between the ages of 2  and 23, have faith that this recent tragedy is not without reason, however.

“As our whole family is grieving, we also know that God promises to work all  things for good in our lives,” Jim Bob wrote in a letter that he shared with  People. “Our prayer is that Jubilee’s passing will help us all realize that this  life is short, and our relationship with Jesus is the most important thing.

“He gives us peace in our hearts as He guides us through whatever we might  face.”

 

 

Report: Michelle Duggar miscarries

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Michelle Duggar has miscarried her 20th child, People magazinereported on Thursday.

“I feel like my heart broke telling my children,” said Michelle, who announced her pregnancy publicly last month on TODAY.

Michelle and her husband, Jim Bob, were hoping to find out the gender of their unborn child on Thursday; but the doctor was unable to find a heartbeat, People reported. The baby had been due in April, so Michelle was six months pregnant.

Last month: The Duggars announce they’re expecting a 20th child

“After the appointment, we came back home and told the children,” Michelle, 45, told People. “We had just been talking about baby names last night and they were getting excited about naming a boy or a girl. It has been a real sad disappointment.”

The Duggars told People magazine they plan to name the baby, once they find out if it was a boy or a girl, and then they’ll have a funeral service.

“The Lord is the giver of life and he can choose when that life is ready to go on and be with Him,” Michelle Duggar said.

The Duggars star on the TLC reality series “19 Kids and Counting,” which chronicled the difficulties of Michelle Duggar’s last pregnancy with Josie, now 2 years old. Michelle suffered from gall-bladder problems as well as preeclampsia. In order to save her life, doctors delivered daughter Josie three and a half months prematurely – she weighed only one pound, six ounces at birth, and endured a series of health emergencies, including a perforated bowel. Josie eventually went home with the rest of the Duggar family, and is now a healthy toddler who celebrated her second birthday in December.

In an interview with TODAY last summer, Michelle Duggar acknowledged the struggles of the 19th pregnancy, but said she would welcome more children. “The precious life that we see here is not a coincidence,” she said, referring to her youngest daughter Josie. “I just know that it is a miracle. I don’t take that for granted. I know that God is the one who gives life, and I’m just so grateful and thankful. We would welcome another if He saw fit, but we’ll wait and see.”

The Duggars also suffered a miscarriage with their second pregnancy. Originally, they planned to have only one to three children, and Michelle took oral birth control pills. But the miscarriage led them to believe they should eschew birth control.

The couple felt “devastated” by their first miscarriage, they wrote in their recently published book, “A Love That Multiplies”:

“At that point we read in Scripture that children are a blessing from the Lord and a gift from Him. We asked God to forgive us for taking matters in to our own hands and to give us a love for children like His love for them. We committed to letting Him decide how many children we would have and when they would be born,” the Duggars wrote.

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