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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:

James 2:14-26 

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. ...

Matthew 7:1-5 


“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.

Matthew 6:1 


“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.

Psalm 5:9 


For there is no truth in their mouth; their inmost self is destruction; their throat is an open grave; they flatter with their tongue.





7 comments:

  1. The usual Tea Bag evangelicals..nothing is ever their fault, is it? They are never sorry for their sins; just sorry they came to light. I mean, even the ever-forgiving of Christians FLC asked Josh to go. The GOP, other than HuckaJesus finds them toxic. Sarah hasn't even been photographed with one of them since this broke, although she has defended them, of course, from the 'liberals' who she thinks are out to get the downright lovely conservatives again. They truly see no harm. No foul. Just a curious boy acting out his urges with his sisters. Happens every day, right? Um, NO.

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  2. They're not the brightest bulbs in the pack. If they had been, they would have saved and invested lots of the money they were paid, and wouldn't be desperate now

    What I can't understand is that they don't realize how heinous their behavior was. Okay, they're ignorant. But they KNEW their son did this, and they're clueless that society, at its base, disapproves of child molestation. How can they not know that child molestation is wrong wrong wrongity wrong? Then they conceal his behavior until the statute of limitations is up. And they are telling different stories about what happened- it was over the clothes, it was under the clothes, it was when the girls were asleep no it was when they were awake, but the girls are so pure they didn't know it was wrong. Seriously? You raise your girls to be "modest" and they don't know it was wrong?

    Speaking, thank fortune, as not a child molester- but I would think that if you insist your girls wear dresses or skirts or nighties instead of shorts or jeans or pajamas, that makes part of their body very easily accessible. And, per Jim-Bob, it's "very common" behavior. And at that point, my brain just says WTF?

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  3. So Gawker is reporting that Josh Duggar had a paid account on Ashley Madison

    In 2013, conservative reality TV star Josh Duggar—of TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting fame—was named the executive director of the Family Research Council, a conservative lobbying group in D.C. which seeks “to champion marriage and family as the foundation of civilization, the seedbed of virtue, and the wellspring of society.” During that time, he also maintained a paid account on Ashley Madison, a web site created for the express purpose of cheating on your spouse.

    Family Values Activist Josh Duggar Had a Paid Ashley Madison Account

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    1. LevidumpedthepalinsAugust 19, 2015 at 9:55 PM

      I bet he sexually harassed every woman at work.

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    2. I'm LOL because the Family Research Council hired Josh Duggar simply because of his last name and in return got a big hypocrite and a boat load of embarrassment.

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    3. Actually, he had TWO paid accounts, one of them with a money-back guarantee if he did not get to have an affair within three months...

      Also, seems he had an account on a different site, too. (Forgot which one it was, something starting with OK)

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  4. I will have a post re Josh Duggar up in a few days and my take on it.

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