I’ve been following this post on Babycenter ever since Michelle Duggar announced that she and her husband Jim Bob had lost their 20th child due to miscarriage. In the post the author, Sara McGinnis, says:
“Personally I share just about none of the same convictions as the Duggars. I can’t fathom having that many children, nor do I think it is God who “blesses” people with babies.”
The following 226 comments display a litany of responses from people who sadly missed the point of the post entirely. Or maybe they didn’t, but upon reading that excerpt forgot what they were originally going to say. Responders proceeded to rip McGinnis a new one; afer all, how dare she express her own viewpoint regarding Michelle Duggar’s miscarriage in her blog post? Please, people. If you can’t tell I was being sarcastic there, please go play in traffic.
Numerous responders called McGinnis “ignorant”, “snarky”, and if you read between the lines, an atheist. If I may go on a tangent here, when was our right to free speech taken away? McGinnis goes on to say,
“That aside, I am a fan of 19 Kids and Counting and think this particular family is one of the kindest out there. My heart goes out to the Duggars on the loss of their 20th child.”
That’s all that matters. She reported on a story in the news while offering her opinion in her blog post which, if I recall correctly, is what rests at the heart of blogging – her opinion.
And don’t even get me started on the backlash the media has given to The Duggars regarding their decision to distribute these photos at the memorial service for the baby:
I’ll rant about that in another blog post.
Do you keep up with The Duggars? What kinds of things have you read about Michelle’s miscarriage lately? Do you think it’s right for people to impose their own opinions about their lifestyle? Leave a comment below!