19 Kids and Counting parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are under fire from The View’s Whoopi Goldberg following their interview on Wednesday night with The Kelly File’s Megyn Kelly.
Goldberg took issue with Jim Bob Duggar’s claim that God has forgiven Josh Duggar–the 19 Kids and Counting eldest son, who sexually molested four of his sisters and one unrelated underage girl several years ago. She also brought up Michelle Duggar’s 2014 robocall that opposed a proposed anti-gay-discrimination ordinance in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
“You brought God up, so it makes it OK to say this,” Whoopi Goldberg said. “You’re not forgiving of people who feel differently than you…so if you want to find out about forgiveness, I don’t think that this is the way to do it.”
Goldberg continued, “I know this is your son and I know that you’re trying, and this was many years ago. But don’t downplay this, especially after what you guys have done in the name of Christianity and God to other people.”
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) June 4, 2015
“My point is, don’t play the Christian card like that…don’t bring up God,” Whoopi Goldberg said a bit later. “God made all of us, and God doesn’t make mistakes.”
Neither Jim Bob nor Michelle Duggar has responded via the media to Whoopi Goldberg’s statements, and it’s unlikely they will. They have stayed mum in the media regarding the Josh Duggar sexual molestation scandal, with the exception of their interview with Megyn Kelly. Jill Duggar Dillard and Jessa Duggar Seewald–two of the 19 Kids and Counting sisters and admitted victims of their brother, Josh Duggar–appeared on The Kelly File on Friday.
Josh Duggar of TLC's "19 Kids and Counting" molested four of his sisters, his parents tell Fox News http://t.co/mYai7L96Pl
— The New York Times (@nytimes) June 4, 2015
What’s your take on Whoopi Goldberg’s blasting of the 19 Kids and Counting parents? Do you agree with her that the Duggar family shouldn’t live with such double standards?