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Josh Duggar Admits to Molesting Girls, Family Grateful Since It Brought Them Closer to God

Who in this picture has Josh Duggar not molested?

Josh Duggar of 19 Kids and Counting fame, or infamy now, just admitted to molesting several girls as a teenager. It came out recently that back in 2004, his dad, Jim Bob Duggar, caught him coming out a young girl’s bedroom. Roh roh. But there’s more, so, so much more.

In a statement on Facebook, Josh remorsefully apologizes for his ‘wrongdoing’. Oh, that’s all it was? Ok.

Twelve years ago, as a young teenager I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret. I hurt others, including my family and close friends. I confessed this to my parents who took several steps to help me address the situation. We spoke with the authorities where I confessed my wrongdoing and my parents arranged for me and those affected by my actions to receive counseling. I understood that if I continued down this wrong road that I would end up ruining my life. I sought forgiveness from those I had wronged and asked Christ to forgive me and come into my life. I would do anything to go back to those teen years and take different actions. In my life today, I am so very thankful for God’s grace, mercy and redemption.

What ‘wrongdoing’? According to a police report, as a teenager, Duggar fondled the breasts and vaginas of young girls while they slept. That’s…not very Christian. The molestations occurred in 2002 and 2003, and were never reported until 2006. So, statute of limitations baby! Duggar was never charged and parents Jim Bob and Michelle were free to build up their TLC empire.

Jim Bob (seriously, ‘Jim Bob’. That name wasn’t a clue??) and wife Michelle wrote on the same Facebook post:

Back 12 years ago our family went through one of the most difficult times of our lives. When Josh was a young teenager, he made some very bad mistakes and we were shocked…

Even though we would never choose to go through something so terrible, each one of our family members drew closer to God.

Those Duggars probably prayed at night: “Thank you Lord for Josh putting his hand on them young girls. We can feel your power through his touch.” It’d be pretty wretched to see what would happen if they wanted to get even closer to God. It’d be like Eyes Wide Shut in that house.

Papa and Mama Duggar also wrote:

It is one of the reasons we treasure our faith so much because God’s kindness and goodness and forgiveness are extended to us — even though we are so undeserving.

*Facepalm* Stop right there. Even God heard about what Josh did years ago and said, “Oh hell no! I forgive people who steal when they’re hungry and give help to those who are poor and in need. You, you motherfuckers are sick and your kid can go to hell.” Then he slammed his pearly gates and screamed “NOT IN MY HOUSE!” and started barking like Ray Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens.

Duggar has resigned from his executive position at the Family Research Council, a Christian lobbying group. Bet that group’s not gonna lobby too much in the near future.

In good faith I cannot allow Family Research Council to be impacted by mistakes I made as a teenager, so I am resigning as Executive Director of FRC Action. I will continue to pray for the advancements of the causes we believe in and I hope that in the days ahead you will pray for me and Anna as we seek God to discover the next chapter of our lives in His service.

Well, lemons give you lemonade, right? Maybe this Family Research Council can put money behind helping victims of molestation instead of lobbying for prayer in public schools and discriminatingg against gays and lesbians. You know, stuff way worse than molestation.

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