Father Of TLC’s Duggar Like “Reality Show” Replacement The Willis Family Arrested For Child Rape

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Coming  just shortly after the cancellation of TLC’s 18, 19, 20 and Counting over the Josh Duggar sexual abuse/incest scandal comes another slam for TLC with the show they used to replace the Duggars with which happens to be another “Christian” family with 10 children who belong to the same “Quiverfull” cult.

Via  NBC News reports:

The patriarch of a family featured on the TLC reality television show “The Willis Family” was arrested Friday and charged with rape of a child stemming from an alleged sexual encounter around 12 years ago, authorities said. Toby Nathaniel Willis, 46, was arrested in Greenville, Kentucky, by agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the bureau said in a statement. The TBI said Willis traveled to Kentucky “in an effort to avoid law enforcement.”

The law enforcement agency said authorities began investigating Willis on Aug. 29, and agents “developed information Willis had a sexual encounter approximately 12 years ago with an underage female.” More details were not released. The TBI said the investigation remains ongoing. Willis is featured in the TLC show about a musical family in Nashville. The network apparently removed the show’s page from its website Saturday. TLC did not immediately return requests for comment.

Via Raw Story:

Willis and his wife Brenda — like Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar — are Quiverfull parents, adherents to a Christian dominionist sect that encourages married couples to produce as many offspring as possible in order to raise an army of believers. The word “Quiverfull” comes from the Old Testament Psalms of the Christian Bible. Psalm 127 says, “Children are a blessing from the Lord…happy is the man who has his quiver full of them.”

The Duggar family has had problems of its own, with eldest son Josh confessing to molesting underage girls — including his sisters — as a teen. Then Josh was revealed to have cheated on his wife through the website Ashley Madison. When reached for comment about Willis’ arrest, a spokesperson for TLC said, “We are shocked to hear this news.”

A spokesperson for TLC said, “We are shocked to hear this news.”

Shocked, shocked I tell you!

TLC really does stand for Touch Little Children, doesn’t it?

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1 Response

  1. Sara says:

    I wish these stories would quit comparing this family to the Duggars! The Willis family are Christians but in no way act like the other family. They don’t pretend to be holy and pious. They don’t hide behind their faith. It is not a dominant part of the show. They don’t have chaperoned dates and certainly kiss before marriage. They also listen to/perform modern music.

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