Michelle Duggar has a sister who reportedly is a lesbianÂ â€“ and she has some concerning words abut her.
Michelle Duggar,Â the matriarch on TLC's reality TV show "19 Kids and Counting," has an older sister whose reportedly is a lesbian in a long-term relationship. 63-year old EvelynÂ Ruark lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her partner,Â Sharon Callahan.
On their website, the Duggars posted a photo, "Michelle with her siblings - Evelyn Ruark, Freda Benderman, Garrett Ruark, Cathy Arnold & Pamela Peters - Spring 2011."
It's the only photo of Evelyn, and a search of the site produced no other mention of her at all.
In fact, aside from a reported appearance on an early episode, the Duggars andÂ Evelyn Ruark seem to have virtually no public appearances or commentary about each other.
But Ruark's partner,Â Sharon Callahan, 52 says that the couple is worried about Michelle.
Many believeÂ the Duggars subscribe to the beliefsÂ of the Quiverfull Movement, a smallÂ conservativeÂ evangelical often-Protestant sect found mostly in the U.S. Quiverfull adherents belief in using absolutely no form of birth control, including family planningÂ â€“ hence, probably, the "19 and counting."
The Duggars, however, have stated they do not. 'We are simply Bible-believing Christians who desire to follow God's Word and apply it to our lives."
Those who subscribe to Quiverfull also believeÂ that the role of a woman is as a mother, child-bearer, and servantÂ to her husband.
Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD:
and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man;
so are children of the youth.
Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them:
they shall not be ashamed,
but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.
But sisterÂ Sharon Callahan seems to believeÂ they do.
And it's no wonder then that Radar reports Sharon told the National Enquirer several years ago,Â â€œWe are worried about them," and that they "have often thought that QuiverFull is a cult."
"It appears to be brainwashing to me," she added.
Meanwhile,Â Josh Duggar, who is theÂ head ofÂ Family Research Council Action,Â recently spoke of hisÂ Aunt Evelyn being a lesbian.
â€œI have an aunt who has chosen to live that life and I love my aunt. I think she is an amazing person,â€ he told listenersâ€” before assuring fans that she also is opposed to gay marriage. â€œShe believes that marriage is between one man and one woman.â€
Josh also recently held a "Rally for True Marriage" in Arkansas. Here's a short clip from the rally:
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