Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, the parents starring in "19 Kids And Counting," posted a photo to Facebook of themselves kissing and asked other couples to do the same. Some same-sex couples obliged. Guess what happened next?
The Duggar Family. If you're a fan of TLC's "19 Kids And Counting," you probably know all about former Arkansas lawmaker Jim Bob Duggar and his wife, Michelle. They had 19 kids and document their lives in their long-running reality show.
The Duggars advocate for no sex before marriage, no abortion, no same-sex marriages, and profess to lead a very Christian lifestyle.
Recently, Jessa Duggar married her beau, Ben Seewald, and rumor sites claimed they "shared a private first kiss away from the altar immediately after their enormous wedding ceremony last weekend. But according to a shocked guest, the newlyweds may have done more than just smooch— and their steamy tryst wasn’t so private after all!"
So the Duggar parents took to Facebook to defend their good name.
"Recently, Ben & Jessa received some criticism for posting a kissing picture. We are so grateful they waited to share their first kiss until after marriage," they wrote on their official Facebook page.
God designed marriage to be a loving, dynamic relationship between a husband and wife for a lifetime. God loves marriage and it is supposed to be full of love, joy, fun and romance. Marriage is where romance belongs!
We are so grateful they waited to share their first kiss until after marriage. We’ve been married 30 years and are still in love! We had fun trying to duplicate Ben and Jessa's happily married kissing picture. We challenge all married couples to take a happily married picture and post it here.
So, naturally, some same-sex couples joined in the fun:
And guess what? These photos are still there. Not deleted - at least, not yet.
Also, almost none had negative comments.
Sadly, one photo was deleted.
Bilerico Editor-in-Chief John Becker posted what happened to Facebook:
Image, top, via Facebook.