Duggars Shun Relative Because of Her Baby

duggarsThe Duggars have very strict, fundamentalist Christian beliefs -- and not just when it comes to their own children. The family is reportedly shunning a relative because she had a child out of wedlock.


According to OK!, Susanna Keller has become persona non grata. She is no longer welcome in the Duggar home. Fans of the show will recall that Susanna, who is the sister of Josh Duggar's wife Anna, was once a beloved member of the extended family. She was even Anna and Josh's courting chaperone before they married.

It was bad enough that she didn't adhere to all their fundamentalist beliefs, but the reality TV clan just couldn't tolerate the fact that she got pregnant before marriage and then decided not to marry the father of her child. So, they turned on her and the baby girl she gave birth to in 2013. According to the magazine, Jim Bob won't even allow her name to be spoken on the show. “It would be bad for the Duggar brand,” said a source. “She broke away from everything his family represents, so viewers shouldn’t expect any televised trips to visit this in-law.”

This must be a painful situation for Anna. Susanna is her sister after all. Sounds a bit harsh to us, but that is the code that they live by. Those who do not abide by it are shunned as though they never existed.

Do you think Susanna deserved to be shunned?


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