It appears that the Duggars, from “19 Kids and Counting” have not shunned a member of Anna Duggar’s family, Susanna Keller. Keller gave birth to a daughter out of wedlock, which is certainly against the Duggar family rules. According to a Friday, Dec. 12 report by The Epoch Times, it appears there is no Duggar family feud and Keller has not been shunned.
Photos of Josh and Anna Duggar have been posted of them spending time with Susanna Keller and her illegitimate daughter. Those photos show the children dressed up for a Christmas play the family put on. From the photos, it appears that everyone is getting along quite well.
Susanna Keller does not follow the strict teachings of the Duggar family. Her sister, Anna Duggar, embraced the Duggar’s rules when she started courting and, eventually, married Josh Duggar. Now, she is living her life according to the Duggar’s strict rules.
It had been reported that Jim Bob Duggar did not want to have anything to do with the unwed mother. It was also reported that he had forbidden any members of the Duggar family to have anything to do with Susanna Keller. Based on the photos, it appears that report was not correct.
Jim Bob Duggar has been working overtime to protect the “Duggar brand” the past several months. The Duggar family has taken several hits from the media recently. From the reports that his daughter had sex with her new husband moments after they were married and still in the church where the ceremony took place to the petition circulating for TLC to take “19 Kids and Counting” off the air, Jim Bob Duggar has being doing a lot of damage control. There was also the ugly story about Josh and Anna Duggar going to Sea World, an animal park accused of abuse and neglect.
The Duggar family just can’t win. They are constantly under attack. Anything that Jim Bob Duggar does to maintain his tight-fisted control of the family can be taken different ways. Fans of “19 Kids and Counting” see it as him protecting his family and living their lives as they see fit. Others see it as Jim Bob Duggar protecting the Duggar brand to keep “19 Kids and Counting” from being canceled.
At the moment, it appears that all is well between the Duggar family and Susanna Keller. It is possible that she had never been shunned and there is no feud. It is also possible this is Jim Bob Duggar’s way of back pedaling from his harsh stance on having babies out of wedlock and protecting the Duggar family brand made famous by “19 Kids and Counting.” Everyone will have to make up their own minds.