An explosive new trailer for a docuseries concerning the Duggar household from “19 Youngsters and Counting” was launched on Thursday and claims to “expose the reality” a few faith that many declare “raises little predators” and “turned each father right into a cult chief.”
TLC’s now-canceled actuality present chronicled the children’ lives as they had been introduced up by mother and father Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar in an ultrastrict non secular group, the Institute in Fundamental Life Ideas.
The restricted docuseries, “Shiny Glad Individuals: Duggar Household Secrets and techniques,” shall be “exposing the reality” behind the household and the IBLP, a company established in 1961 by minister Invoice Gothard, since pressured out below allegations of abuse.
“World domination was the aim,” one man within the trailer alleged.
One other girl even claimed that the institute “raises little predators.”
The sequence will function two members of the Duggar household, Jim Bob and Michelle’s second eldest daughter, 32-year-old Jill Dillard, and her cousin, Amy King, 36. Each Jill and Amy have beforehand spoken out about their upbringings within the group.
“As particulars of the household and their scandals unfold, we understand they’re a part of an insidious, a lot bigger risk already in movement, with democracy itself in peril,” the brand new sequence’ logline reads.
“The largest function of Invoice Gothard’s teachings is authority,” one girl stated within the trailer. “Youngsters obey the mother and father, wives obey their husbands, everybody obeys Invoice Gothard.”
“Gothard turned each father right into a cult chief and each residence into an island,” claimed one other supply.
A number of the faith’s guidelines and teachings included that wives ought to obey their husbands and that members ought to chorus from courting, dancing and consuming popular culture, in keeping with People.
The docuseries is ready to premiere on Amazon Prime Video on Friday, June 2.
The Submit reached out to the Duggar household, TLC and the IBLP for remark.
One other of Jim Bob and Michelle’s youngsters, Jinger Duggar Vuolo, lately penned a memoir about her childhood, titled “Turning into Free Certainly: My Story of Disentangling Religion From Worry,” exploring her journey to freedom from the faith.
“Worry was an enormous a part of my childhood,” Vuolo, 29, stated in a January interview.
“I assumed I needed to put on solely skirts and attire to please God. Music with drums, locations I went or the mistaken friendships might all deliver hurt.”
She additionally revealed that the practices she was introduced up with made her “terrified” of the skin world.
“[Gothard’s] teachings, in a nutshell, are primarily based on worry and superstition and go away you in a spot the place you are feeling like, ‘I don’t know what God expects of me,’” Vuolo alleged. “The worry stored me crippled with nervousness. I used to be frightened of the skin world.”
Vuolo described herself as nonetheless being a “sturdy Christian,” however now not abides by the teachings of the IBLP.
In 2015, TLC introduced that it had canceled “19 Youngsters and Counting.”
The community additionally dropped a by-product of the present referred to as “Counting On” after Josh Duggar was arrested on youngster porn fees in 2021. The 35-year-old is at the moment serving a 12-year sentence after being discovered responsible of possession of kid porn.