Skip to comments.Finding Redemption in the Josh Duggar Story
Posted on 05/25/2015 10:05:12 AM PDT by Kaslin
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“1. Jesus really does change people. While critics of the Duggar family want to indict them (along with other, evangelical Christians, especially those with large families) for Joshs actions, and while many seem ready to throw Josh under the bus, the fact is that while he did sin grievously, through repentance, faith and counseling, he became a new man. Jesus really does transform sinners.”
This may be true, but how do we know? The only evidence that he “became a new man” is the word of the Duggar family, and they are the ones who covered this up for over a decade while making millions off of their image as a wholesome, Christian family. So, pardon my skepticism.
Anyone following this story has seen how euphoric the liberals and homosexual activists have been about this story. They are so excited to see the fall of the Duggar family, and the possible loss of their TV show.
I have always heard “once a child molester, always a child molester”. I don’t know if it is true, especially in this case, but I would never let him babysit my grandchildren.
If only he had robbed a liquor store or something.
“4. Josh can be an ambassador on behalf of the abused, even helping the abusers as well.”
WTF? This guy is off his rocker.
I was a big Duggar fan. I overlooked their religious views because I was under the impression that their parenting was yielding good fruit. Obviously I was wrong and now I no longer overlook their religious views. I do not hold them up any longer as examples of good parenting.
You have GOT to be kidding me.
He should have been prosecuted and should be if the SOL hasn’t run. Also, those that covered it up should be prosecuted.
Committed Christian my a**. He’s a guy who got caught and is hiding behind God.
I have no sympathy or empathy. Prosecute.
According to the accounts weve all heard, Josh confessed his sin to his parents as well as to the proper authorities, and as a family, they worked through the issues.
This makes it sound like Josh brought it up when it is my understanding the girl he molested that was not a family member was the one to come to the parents first, which didn’t leave much choice about going to law enforcement — and then lying about the punishment from that point.
Amazing the double standard from the left....
Anybody remember that shank Leni Durham (sp) when she admitted to molesting her younger sister...
Equally disgusting to me is the fawning evangelical crowd giving this perv a pass. This guy should never again hold any position of trust in any Christian organization, especially a family values organization, not should he ever be around children. The Duggars creeped me out years before this ever came to light.
Except the Duggars are not “evangelical Christians.” They’re members of the Gothard cult, which seems to be plagued with sexual abusers, including the namesake founder, Bill Gothard.
The Duggars knew exactly what their son was. They covered up the whole thing, accepted the offer of a show from TLC, and proceeded to set themselves-—and Josh-—up as moral arbiters.
Josh accepted the blame and apologized only when the issue became public.
“Josh accepted the blame and apologized only when the issue became public.”
And the threat of criminal charges had expired.
This family is disgusting.
What was it about the Duggars that creeped you out?
They all have that glazed-eye look on their faces, the women all wearing the same clothes, frankly I think anyone who has 19 kids is crazy. I can’t say I saw much of their show, but only because I would quickly turn the channel.
The Gothard cult material used to counsel sex abusers is all over the web. It places heavy responsibility on the abuse victim for not being modest enough.
I wonder what modesty failings the five year-old had to cop to after they caught Josh Duggar with his hand under her skirt as he was reading her a book?
It smacks to me of the good ole boy “I got a problem with Junior. help me fix it” solution. Gothard gets him out of the house for a while so daddy can get the girls in line. Then, later, they go to the Gothard approved LEO for “reporting”, but only after they make sure it will be reported as 4th degree sexual assault and the SoL has expired.
Pure, unadulterated evil. Those defending them mystify me.
Child molestation is a serious crime. Its disturbing reading people rush to embrace the child molester who never faced justice or got mental health treatment for his behavior.
It really disgusts me when people say don’t judge...josh duggars parents didn’t judge and as a result their daughters were molested.
the Duggars deserve the condemnation. They failed to protect their daughters from a child molester because that molester was family. Sick.
Those defending them mystify me.
These people are contemptible. This sicko blamed his sisters for being “immodest” and the parents cover it up. I would shoot my son (if I had one) if he were to molest anyone...let alone my daughters. Then their weird treatment program, hard labor, somehow was supposed to help him? These people are nuts!! It’s not okay for their daughters to hold hands and kiss their boyfriends, but their son feeling up their daughters is just dandy!
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