The thing with rumors in regards to the Duggar family, though, is that, often, the rumors come about with little to no actual evidence. And that may also be the case with Josiah. That being said, there is no concrete evidence that Josiah took part in conversion therapy or that he identifies as gay. However, over the years, fan speculation about whether Josiah is gay or bisexual has run rampant, as well as speculation that his parents knew this and acted on it to try and change him. One reason some tend to believe Josiah is gay, or once showed signs of being uninterested in either women or just the gender norms the Duggar family instills in their kids, is the fact that he was sent to International ALERT Academy for an extended period of time when he was younger. It's not uncommon for the Duggars or those of their particular faith to use the academy to keep their sons in line.
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Jana Duggar: I'm NEVER Getting Married and It's All Jim Bob's Fault! - The Hollywood Gossip
Merry Christmas ! Being in the public eye means that the Duggars are constant fodder for tabloid attention and public ridicule. The Duggar family's uber-conservative lifestyle and strict religious beliefs are definitely not for everyone, but the family does have a very large fan base as well. That fan base is concerned that there are problems in Lauren and Josiah's marriage that may run pretty deep. Fans of the show know that Lauren wasn't the first young woman that young Josiah courted.
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Is Jana Duggar finally dating? The eldest daughter of the famed 19 Kids and Counting clan sparked rumors that she is in a courtship after setting up her own Instagram page on Jan. The move came two days before her 29th birthday. Fans immediately started speculating that Jana, who is currently featured in TLC's Counting On , could be in a relationship due to the fact that the other Duggar daughters waited until they were courting, engaged, or married to start their own social media accounts. That's been merely coincidence for some," the year-old mother-of-two explained.
She's over it. Jana Duggar is probably long-aware of the rumors regarding her sexuality, and she finally speaking out about it. According to HollywoodLife. And I would like to stop that rumor. I have no interest in girls that way whatsoever.