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Friday, August 28, 2015

Guess who is OK with Josh Duggar's affair


Long before the world ever knew about the sexual abuse that had transpired in the Duggar family household – where former 19 Kids and Counting stars Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's eldest son Josh, as a teenager, had molested five underage girls, including his sisters Jill and Jessa – that dark secret was shared with the woman who was soon to be his wife. 

"Anna did know," a source close to Josh's wife tells PEOPLE in this week's cover story. "Her whole family knew something had happened."

After Josh and Anna, now both 27, met at a religious conference in 2006, the two began courting, to the delight of the Duggars and Anna's own ultra-conservative parents, Mike and Suzette Keller. But before they said "I do" in 2008, the Duggars revealed their dark secret to Anna and her family. 

"It definitely wasn't portrayed in its entirety," says the source. "I don't think she understood the entirety of what had happened. It was kind of something that was swept under the rug and nobody made a big deal out of it." 

Furthermore, the source says Anna wasn't well equipped to truly comprehend what Josh had done. With her strict religious upbringing, "She was very sheltered with anything that came to physical relations or anything like that. She knew the words 'rape' or 'abuse,' but I don't think she really understood what that even meant." 

When it came time to process the information, she looked to her parents. "They still gave their blessing," says the source. "How she was brought up, if your parents gave their blessing then you pretty much marry the guy and that's what God's will is for you and what's best for your life. So much of her belief was based on what her parents told her and not in the actual truth. She looked to her parents and they were okay with it, so she was okay with it." 

Now, blindsided by Josh's second sex scandal this year, Anna's parents are still controlling her choices, says the source. When one of Anna's siblings reached out to their father about the situation, "His response was, 'Well, King David had an affair,' " the source says, adding, "I just wish she could be left alone to figure out her own feelings on this matter." 


Most fathers would take their son in laws to the woodshed if they were screwing around, but not Mike Keller.  God wasn't too pleased with David either, in fact he smited his son Absalom as payback for committing adultery with Bathsheba:  First, that the "sword shall never depart from your house" (2 Samuel 12:10); second, that "Before your very eyes I will take your wives and give them to one who is close to you, and he will sleep with your wives in broad daylight", and finally, that "the son born to you will die" (2 Samuel 12:14).

Perhaps God will take Michael and Marcus at a young age as payback for Josh's affairs.  The sins of the father are cast upon the sons fits pretty nicely.  I am not wishing death at all for those little boys, but according to Mike Keller's analogy that is perfectly acceptable.


  1. LevidumpedthepalinsAugust 28, 2015 at 3:20 PM

    "It was kind of something that was swept under the rug and nobody made a big deal out of it."

    1. Child molestation is a big fucking deal. That's why the greedy Duggar parents and Josh lost their livelihoods.

    2. Josh, Josh's parents, and Anna's parents lied to Anna. They are still lying to Anna. King David? Are they serious? Josh broke the fucking seventh commandment, "Thou shalt not commit adultry.".

    What do they teach in that church?

    3. Anna is a victim. Period.

  2. Here's warped.

    "When Anna, now 27, met Josh at a Christian homeschooling convention back in 2006 when she was a teen, she wasn't allowed to gush about him to her siblings. "That's not something that's shared amongst siblings," says the source. "They always got 15-minute, one-on-one sessions with their mom every week. That was the time to share their feelings, but other than that they had to keep their feelings to themselves."

    So yeah she might be able to figure out her feelings better if she hadn't had it beaten into her to hide them!


  3. This is why JimBob and other families do not want the girls to get an education. They are afraid of reality. However, if Anna had an education, she could kick Josh out and not worry about supporting her children. Right now, she's a mother with 3 young children and an infant, not exactly in a place to support herself and her kids. I hate what these alleged Christians do to keep women down. If there is a God, I don't believe for one minute their behavior would be condoned. Unfortunately, they've re-written the Bible to suit themselves and their power over women.

  4. Anna is going nowhere. She has no education, no skills, and has been taught to do nothing but wait upon her mentally ill husband and keep birthing know, they might get a TV show! Oh wait. Probably not. Now, since no one in their right mind will hire the used car salesman with no education, will the family start a GOFUNDME for Anna and the kids? Will the rubes fall for yet another Duggar scam? Let's hope not. Let's unveil this cult for once and for all, and get the kids some help!

    1. Having women being uneducated and untrained is part of the fundy plan; that keeps the women dependent on the man.

  5. I just finished The Bookseller of Kabul, true story, written about life in an Afghanistan home. The similarities of attitudes toward women and education are remarkable.


  7. It occurs to me that since the "purity" of the daughters is valued so highly, Anna may very well NOT have understood what they were telling her, and they probably told her very little, if they told her anything at all... and I freely admit that I think they are lying liars who lie. Come to think of it, being so "pure" means she may not have figured things out until after the wedding.

    In fact, I'm real curious now, as to who suggested to Josh what ought to happen on a wedding night... besides prayers, of course. I doubt they told Anna anything except "do what he tells you." You don't imagine they were married and went to bed that night without any clues? Because that is some sick stuff.


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