“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.
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.
Wow I’m sorry they should have told you first. They did not cover it up. This was to be handle privately. The only cover up is that the public was not inform about it. Well tough luck, like I said this is a private matter that should be handle privately and they did.
This happen before they had the show so why bother to bring up the past?
Also what wholesome image? They never said they were perfect. Anyone who watched their showed and think they were perfect got rocks in their head. I enjoyed their show, because they demonstrated self reliance, family, and Faith. I do not recall 1 episode where they said they were perfect.
Reminds me of why I refused to jump on the Newt bandwagon with the rest of the FR back in 2012, after Newt reinvented himself as a devout Catholic from Virginia.
As far I can tell, they are still a wholesome Christian family made up of depraved sinners, just like every other wholesome Christian family. I don't know how much they've made, but they made it, just like the unwholesome and pagan Kardashians, by living in a fishbowl.