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Jill Duggar Explains Toxic IBLP Organization: It’s a Fear-Driven Cult! on September 15, 2023 at 10:50 pm The Hollywood Gossip



By releasing her memoir, Counting The Cost, Jill Duggar made a brave choice and exposed her awful parents.

She shared more than many had expected. And while a lot of us knew how awful Jim Bob and Michelle are, hearing it from one of their children is reaching more people than before.

One other topic that some diehard Duggar stans have balked at accepting is the characterization of IBLP and the Duggar church as a “cult.”


Well, growing up in this cult defined Jill’s whole life. And she describes it as a cult. Seriously — read it in her own words.

Jill Duggar holds a cup of coffee while looking into the camera for this selfie. (Instagram)

Amidst the launch of Counting The Cost, Jill Duggar spoke to People about the nightmarish religious body that defined so much of her life.

“I really do think that IBLP is a form of a cult,” she explained. This is clear pushback against IBLP apologists.


“I think that even if you remove the person in leadership,” Jill noted. “A lot of those same values and principles are still being taught. So it doesn’t fix the problem.”

Cult leader Bill Gothard resigned from his post in disgrace following dozens of sexual assault and harassment allegations. Here he is with Jim Bob Dugagr in 2017. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

“I think that’s what some people think like, ‘Oh, we’ve removed Bill Gothard from the situation. It makes everything better,’” Jill explained.

“No,” she correctly responded. “It changes and maybe adds a nice storefront to the picture.” Well phrased.


“But,” Jill continued, “it doesn’t change the overall principles that are still being taught and held to.”

Jill Duggar debuted a new hairstyle in September of 2023. (Photo Credit: Instagram)

“I think that’s the scary part,” Jill assessed.

She elaborated: “That you really have to look deeper and see how does this affect people in the long run.”


Jill revealed: “My dad even said somewhat recently on a family group text, he was like, ‘You owe your life to Mr. Gothard.’” Chilling, ominous words.

Jill Duggar shared this photo that was taken in her garden in August of 2023. (Photo Credit: Instagram)

“I’m like, ‘No,’ I think that you just have to not look at the sugarcoating, or whatever,” Jill expressed.

“They try and gloss it up and repackage it,” she described.


“But you have to look at the long haul, how it really flushed out,” Jill asserted. “What do these principles look like.” (They look like abuse, because they are abusive on many levels)

Jill Duggar looks somber in this photo as she prepares to trash her parents. (Photo Credit: Amazon)

She advises people to “be careful not to get sucked into something because it looks great.”

Jill continued: “Or because you see a family that you’re like, ‘Oh, I want to be like that,’ and ignore the warning signs.”


Wise words! Many cults and similarly predatory organizations operate the same way. And, arguably, the whole point of Jim Bob putting his kids on TV was to advertise a sanitized version of their twisted way of life.

Look out, Michelle and Jim Bob! Jill Duggar has come out with a book that exposes just how evil you truly are. (Photo Credit: Amazon)

“I didn’t want to have to write this story,” Jill affirmed about her book.

“I do love my parents,” she stated. Oh, that’s sad. “I love my siblings.” That’s less sad.


Jill admitted: “I struggle with the weightiness of it. But I feel called to do this.”

On July 4, Jinger Duggar marked the 2023 Independence Day celebration by sharing a visit with family back in Arkansas — including sister Jill Duggar. Naturally, she vlogged about it. (YouTube)

“I feel passionate about empowering other people to find their voice,” Jill stated.

“And,” she continued, “if they do that through my story, great.”


Jill concluded by affirming that “I want them to feel like they’re not alone.” That is a very positive motive.

Jill Duggar is still living her best life and breaking her father’s rules every day. We’re guessing Jim Bob won’t love Jill’s latest Instagram pic. (Instagram)

“I’ll call it what I think it is, a cult,” Derick chimed in about IBLP. “A lot of verses in the Bible are taken out of context and manipulated.”

He said that this is “for people who are not desiring to follow Jesus but wanting to control and manipulate and see this as an opportunity.”


Derick added: “The organization has attracted people who have that goal and see the ability to use it for that.”

Jill Duggar is telling her story like never before. (Photo Credit: Amazon Studios)

“It’s attractive to people who are vulnerable or looking to fix certain problems, and it takes ’em down to a completely different path that’s harmful,” Derick explained.

“A lot of what they teach is fear-driven,” Jill described.


“But I think it’s important to make decisions that you feel good about,” she expressed. “As parents, we don’t want to teach them to fear, which is hard to do.”

Jill Duggar Explains Toxic IBLP Organization: It’s a Fear-Driven Cult! was originally published on The Hollywood Gossip.

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Drake Exits the US



Rapper Sells $88M Beverly Hills Estate, Relocates to Toronto Amidst Public Image Crisis
In a shocking turn of events, renowned rapper Drake has announced his departure from the United States, selling his last remaining property in the country, an opulent $88 million Beverly Hills estate. According to insiders, Drake has no intention of purchasing another property in the US anytime soon, instead opting to focus on his hometown of Toronto, Canada.
The 24,260 square foot mansion, purchased in 2022 for $75 million from singer Robbie Williams, boasts breathtaking views of the Los Angeles skyline and features cutting-edge amenities. While Drake stands to make a substantial profit from the sale, he will also owe approximately $5 million in mansion tax due to Los Angeles’ controversial tax on home sales exceeding $5 million.
This sale marks the final divestment from his US real estate holdings, as Drake has already sold his three other Los Angeles homes, two of which were purchased by NFL quarterback Matthew Stafford. The rapper’s decision to exit the US real estate market comes amidst a public image crisis, sparked by his ongoing feud with fellow rapper Kendrick Lamar and unspecified allegations.
Reports suggest Drake has also sent his son Adonis and the child’s mother to France, although the reasons behind this move remain unclear. The rapper’s relocation to Toronto may signal a desire to escape the intense media scrutiny and focus on his music and personal life in a more private setting.
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Revisiting the Value of Film Festivals



As a film industry professional, you’re likely no stranger to the hard work and dedication required to bring a project to life. However, you may not be aware of the crucial role film festivals play in advancing your career and the industry as a whole. Let’s revisit the importance of film festivals and how they can benefit you and your work:

Networking and Community Building
Film festivals offer a unique opportunity to connect with fellow filmmakers, industry professionals, and potential collaborators. You can build relationships, share experiences, and learn from others in the field. These connections can lead to new projects, mentorship, and career advancement.
Exposure and Visibility

Film festivals provide a platform for your work to be seen by a wider audience, including critics, distributors, and industry leaders. This exposure can lead to recognition, awards, and critical acclaim, which can boost your reputation and open doors to new opportunities.

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Career Advancement and Opportunities
Film festivals can be a launching pad for your career, helping you transition from short films to feature films or from indie to mainstream projects. You can also gain recognition and credibility, making it easier to secure funding, distribution, and production deals.
Staying Current and Inspired
Film festivals showcase innovative storytelling, techniques, and technologies. By attending, you can stay up-to-date with industry trends, find inspiration for your next project, and learn from the successes and failures of others.
Reigniting Passion and Creativity
Film festivals can rekindle your passion for filmmaking and remind you why you started creating in the first place. They offer a chance to step away from the daily grind and reconnect with the art and craft of storytelling.
In short
Film festivals are more than just a showcase for your work; they’re a hub for networking, career advancement, and inspiration. By embracing these events, you can reignite your passion, stay current, and propel your career forward. Don’t underestimate the power of film festivals in helping you achieve your goals in the film industry.
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Hailey Bieber Announces Pregnancy in Stunning Maternity Photos



Hailey Bieber, 27, and her husband Justin Bieber, 30, are expecting their first child together. The couple shared the exciting news on May 9, 2024, with a beautiful maternity photo shoot posted on Instagram.

Glamorous Maternity Shoot
The photos feature Hailey cradling her baby bump in a stunning white lace off-the-shoulder Saint Laurent dress, complete with a matching veil. Justin complements her in a shaggy black fur jacket, white tee, and black pants, also by Saint Laurent . The romantic shots were taken during the couple’s vow renewal ceremony in Hawaii .
Tender Moment
In one video from the shoot, the parents-to-be share a tender kiss as Justin caresses Hailey’s growing belly . The announcement comes after years of Hailey shutting down persistent pregnancy rumors, insisting she would share the news when she was ready.
Desire for Family
Hailey has been open about her desires to start a family with Justin, whom she married in September 2018 after years of on-again, off-again dating . Despite expressing concerns about raising children in the public eye, Hailey has said she wants kids “so bad” but is “scared” of the scrutiny.
Devoted Partnership
Hailey and Justin have cultivated a devoted partnership, describing each other as “best friends” who make an effort for their marriage. They have supported each other through health issues and are now embracing an exciting new chapter as parents in the spotlight .

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