duggar-familyMore than 40,000 people have signed a petition created by LifeSiteNews and backed by a number of prominent conservative activists urging The Learning Channel to keep the Duggars’ show, 19 Kids and Counting, on-air. Now LifeSiteNews is organizing a Tweetfest, using the hashtag #DefendtheDuggars, from 12:00 p.m. EST to 12:00 a.m. EST today. The petition—launched 18 hours ago—and Tweetfest came after gay activists launched a Change.org petition demanding that TLC take the Duggars off the air. The anti-Duggar petition, which was launched in August, earned about 120,000 signatures after news agencies such as E! News and Huffington Post reported on the effort this week. More