Duggar madness

duggars 2014

The Family Research Council is one of the more extreme right-wing orgs, and even they couldn’t tolerate this. I don’t think this guy was unusual; from what I’ve read, such behavior is very common in these sexually-repressed, fundamentalist families — and the Quiverfull people are even crazier than your typical fundies:

Josh Duggar has resigned as Executive Director of the Family Research Council, acknowledging he sexually molested underage girls including some of his sisters, calling his conduct inexcusable.

Josh just told People, “Twelve years ago, as a young teenager. I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret.” He continues, “We spoke with authorities where I confessed my wrongdoing, and my parents arranged for me and those affected by my actions to receive counseling.”

The molestations occurred in 2002 and 2003, when he was 14. He fondled the genitals and breasts of the girls, some of whom were sleeping.

Josh’s wife Anna says he confessed his “past teenage mistakes” to her 2 years before he asked her to marry him.

The incidents were not reported to police until 2006, and the statute of limitations has now long since passed. But Josh says he believes God has shown him mercy and given him redemption.

One thought on “Duggar madness

  1. God is, indeed, merciful . . . (sotto voce) now that the statute of limitations has passed . . .

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