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Siblings Taking Sides: Josh and Anna Duggar's Families Clash over Cheating, Porn Scandal

UpdatePosted 08/29/2015 08:30AM

Siblings Taking Sides: Josh and Anna Duggar's Families Clash over Cheating, Porn Scandal

Originally posted 08/25/2015 03:15PM

Anna Duggar's siblings beg her to leave husband Josh after his shocking double life is revealed. Subscribe now for more on the cheating scandal and the Duggars' ultra-conservative lifestyle, only in PEOPLE!

Anna and Josh Duggar's families are getting involved in the most recent Duggar scandal, which erupted on Thursday when Josh confessed to cheating on his wife Anna and having an addiction to pornography.

Since the admission, the Duggars have made no further public statements, but both Josh and Anna's siblings have taken to social media to weigh in on the scandal.

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Anna Duggar's Isolated Life: She Feels It Is 'Not Godly' to Get Mad at Josh

Anna Duggar's Isolated Life: She Feels It Is 'Not Godly' to Get Mad at Josh

Originally posted 08/26/2015 08:00AM

Anna Duggar's siblings beg her to leave husband Josh after his shocking double life is revealed. Subscribe now for more on the cheating scandal and the Duggars' ultra-conservative lifestyle, only in PEOPLE!

Josh Duggar won't be dodging flying dishes any time soon.

When his wife Anna learned that her husband of seven years had been cheating on her and concealing his pornography addiction, it's likely her voice never even raised above a whisper.

"She doesn't get mad," a source close to the Duggars tells PEOPLE exclusively in this week's issue. "You are not allowed to get mad. It's not godly for a woman."

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Inside Josh Duggar's Double Life: 'There Was Always Something a Bit Odd About Josh'

Inside Josh Duggar's Shocking Double Life: 'There Was Always Something a Bit Odd About Josh'

Originally posted 08/26/2015 07:00AM

Anna Duggar's siblings beg her to leave husband Josh after his shocking double life is revealed. Subscribe now for more on the cheating scandal and the Duggars' ultra-conservative lifestyle, only in PEOPLE!

When Josh Duggar confessed to infidelity and a pornography addiction, he didn't just open a window into his own "double life," as he called it – he also drew more scrutiny than ever to the insular world that his family has zealously guarded for years.

"It's hurting everyone involved," a Duggar family source tells PEOPLE in this week's cover story. "Everyone feels betrayed." (The Duggar family did not respond to requests for comment.)

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After Josh, 27, met his future wife Anna at a Christian conference in 2006, both sets of parents – who share a fundamentalist Christian ideology – encouraged a "courtship." At the time, the 2006 police report revealing that Josh had molested five underage girls when he was a teen was not yet public.

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Anna Duggar's Siblings Begged Her to Leave Josh – She Cut Them Off, Says Source

Anna Duggar's Siblings Begged Her to Leave Josh – She Cut Them Off, Says Source

Originally posted 08/25/2015 03:15PM

Anna Duggar's siblings beg her to leave husband Josh after his shocking double life is revealed. Subscribe now for more on the cheating scandal and the Duggars' ultra-conservative lifestyle, only in PEOPLE!

They say blood is thicker than water, but not in this case.

Out of Anna Duggar's eight siblings, two tried to go to her rescue following her husband Josh's most recent heartbreaking scandal. On Aug. 20, he admitted to cheating and having a porn addiction, just three months after admitting to molesting five girls when he was a teenager. But she's choosing to stick by his side.

"Some of Anna's siblings are very angry and want her and the kids to get away from him," a source close to Anna tells PEOPLE in this week's issue. "But they can't make that decision for her, and it doesn't seem like that's what she's going to do."

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Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi Asks 'What the F--- Is Wrong' with Anna Duggar for Sticking by Josh

Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi Asks 'What the F--- Is Wrong' with Anna Duggar for Sticking by Josh

Originally posted 08/25/2015 01:45PM

As news of her husband's alleged Ashley Madison account broke, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi criticized Anna Duggar for not leaving Josh after learning of his infidelity.

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Duck Dynasty Star Sadie Robertson Hopes the Duggars Can 'Forgive' Josh

Originally posted 08/25/2015 12:40PM

Duck Dynasty's Sadie Robertson says she is "praying" for her friends amid Josh Duggar's second sex scandal.

"It honestly makes me really sad that they're having to go through this, because it's one thing to go through it as a family, and it would be just as hard for them if they weren't in the limelight, but ... everybody's talking about it, and that just adds that many more comments, that many more opinions," Robertson tells PEOPLE Now while promoting her new book Live Original. "We've been there, it's hard."

TLC had already canceled 19 Kids and Counting after Josh admitted to molesting five underage girls (including his sisters) as a teen, but the former conservative lobbyist fell from grace again after confessing to cheating on his wife Anna using the website Ashley Madison last week.

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Read the Fiery Feminist Blog Post About Anna Duggar: 'We Have to Teach Our Daughters That They Are Not Beholden to Men'

Read the Fiery Feminist Blog Post About Anna Duggar: 'We Have to Teach Our Daughters That They Are Not Beholden to Men'

Originally posted 08/25/2015 12:20PM

An Ashburn, Virginia, woman's Facebook post about Anna Duggar and her religious upbringing is making waves online.

"Let's talk about Anna," wrote Jessica Kirkland in the Thursday post. "Let me tell you: Anna Duggar is in the worst position she could possibly be in right now. Anna Duggar was crippled by her parents by receiving no education, having no work experience (or life experience, for that matter) and then was shackled to this loser because his family was famous in their religious circle."

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Anna Duggar's Brother Bashes Cheating Husband Josh on Facebook: 'I Won't Stop Trying to Get That Pig out of Our Family'

Anna Duggar's Brother Bashes Cheating Husband Josh on Facebook: 'I Won't Stop Trying to Get That Pig out of Our Family'

Originally posted 08/24/2015 12:00PM

Anna Duggar's siblings beg her to leave husband Josh after his shocking double life is revealed. Subscribe now for more on the cheating scandal and the Duggars' ultra-conservative lifestyle, only in PEOPLE!

One of Anna Duggar's brothers, Daniel Keller, is apparently coming to his sister's defense in the wake of her husband Josh's recent admission that he was unfaithful to her and addicted to pornography.

The comment section from a photo of a Bible verse that Josh's sister Jessa (Duggar) Seewald uploaded to Facebook reveals comments from Keller weighing in on the cheating scandal.

"You have to confess and forsake your sin to have mercy. Not sin confess and repeat," wrote Keller in reference to the quote posted by Jessa, which reads: "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."

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Jessa (Duggar) Seewald Shares Bible Passage About Sin After Brother Josh's Cheating Scandal

Jessa (Duggar) Seewald Shares Bible Passage About Sin After Brother Josh's Cheating Scandal

Originally posted 08/24/2015 10:40AM

Anna Duggar's siblings beg her to leave husband Josh after his shocking double life is revealed. Subscribe now for more on the cheating scandal and the Duggars' ultra-conservative lifestyle, only in PEOPLE!

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