Wednesday, August 19, 2015
The Duggars just don't get it
From Raw Story
The Duggars remain shocked that they lost their reality TV show because the public didn’t just forget about their eldest son’s “mistake” of repeatedly molesting his sisters and at least one other girl.
A source who “worked closely” with the evangelical Christian family told People magazine that the Duggars are having a hard time adjusting to life after TLC canceled their popular reality show, “19 Kids and Counting,” after revelations that Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar helped cover up sex abuse by their then-teenage son more than a decade ago.
“They are still stunned that this is how it has all gone down,” the source said. “I think they are still trying to absorb the fact that their life has so radically changed.”
Josh Duggar, now 28, resigned from the anti-LGBT Family Research Council in May, shortly after the revelations were made public, and the cable network suspended broadcasts of the long-running program before eventually ending production.
The Duggars are desperate to get back on TV, according to other recent reports, including a possible spin-off where the parents counsel sex abuse victims that would capitalize on a one-hour TLC special, “Breaking the Silence,” set for Aug. 30.
“The better part of the last decade has been doing their show, and to have that removed – and instead for there to be this intense scrutiny of their every move – just isn’t something you get used to overnight,” the source told People.
The Duggars are reeling from the public backlash to their reaction to the sex abuse revelations, the source said, because they “truly felt people would understand and eventually be okay with it.”
The couple sent their son to stay with a Christian counselor — an acolyte to the disgraced founder of the Institute of Basic Life Principles — who taught the teen to control his “lust” by doing carpentry work.
It’s not clear that he received any counseling for his pattern of sexual abuse, and the parents did not report the crimes to police but instead told a law enforcement acquaintance who was twice convicted later on child pornography charges.
Many viewers were appalled that the Duggars claimed during political debates on marriage equality that LGBT people were child molesters after their son molested their own daughters.
“Jim Bob and Michelle love their son, and they love when they can spend time with his family,” the source said. “But every time they’re photographed with him, a story gets made out of it that rehashes the whole mess – and it’s painful for everyone.”
You see Duggar family, people do not like hypocrites! If you actually read the whole bible, and no I don't mean just Leviticus, there are several examples of God condemning hypocrisy:
What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. ...
“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye.
“Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.
For there is no truth in their mouth; their inmost self is destruction; their throat is an open grave; they flatter with their tongue.