Gay-Hating Duggars Have a Lesbian in Their Family - And She Thinks They’re Crazy

RadarOnline.com confirmed yesterday that the notoriously homophobic Michelle Duggar’s older sister, Evelyn Ruark, is a lesbian.


Ruark has been in a committed relationship with Sharon Callahan for a number of years, and neither she nor her partner fully approve of the Duggar family’s ties to the “QuiverFull” procreation cult.

In 2010, Sharon Callahan spoke to the National Enquirer, saying that she and her “significant other” were “worried about [the Duggar family]. We have often thought that QuiverFull is a cult. It appears to be brainwashing to me.”

Evelyn Ruark appeared in an early episode of TLC’s 19 Kids And Counting, but did so without Callahan, and no mention of her sexuality was made.

Earlier this month, Ruark’s nephew Josh Duggar, a policy director at the Family Research Council, claimed he and his family were fighting a Fayetteville, Arkansas nondiscrimination law intended to protect the LGBT community in order to save gays and lesbians from the “sad, lonely lifestyle.”

“It just seemed to me that one of the cruelest jokes the devil has ever played is to have that lifestyle described as ‘gay,’” he said.

“We still love everyone as Christ commands, we still have compassion, we still have those kinds of feelings, but we also have our convictions,” Duggar added. “We have our beliefs.”

In a 2013 radio interview, Josh Duggar acknowledged that Ruark was, in fact, a lesbian, but insisted she still opposed gay marriage anyway. “I have an aunt who has chosen to live that life and I love my aunt. I think she is an amazing person,” he said, but “she believes that marriage is between one man and one woman.”

#story_page_ below_article

Understand the importance of honest news ?

So do we.

The past year has been the most arduous of our lives. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to be catastrophic not only to our health - mental and physical - but also to the stability of millions of people. For all of us independent news organizations, it’s no exception.

We’ve covered everything thrown at us this past year and will continue to do so with your support. We’ve always understood the importance of calling out corruption, regardless of political affiliation.

We need your support in this difficult time. Every reader contribution, no matter the amount, makes a difference in allowing our newsroom to bring you the stories that matter, at a time when being informed is more important than ever. Invest with us.

Make a one-time contribution to Alternet All Access, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you.

Click to donate by check.

DonateDonate by credit card
Donate by Paypal

Don't Sit on the Sidelines of History. Join Alternet All Access and Go Ad-Free. Support Honest Journalism.