Jim Bob Duggar may now have joined his wife Michelle on the list of Duggars who may have to eat their words in the wake of the Josh Duggar molestation scandal.
Josh Duggar issued a statement owning up tot he molestation rumors that have been floating around about him. In the end, the public learned that Josh Duggar — who worked for a conservative Christian organization that fights against LGBT rights — had molested five girls when he was 14. Four of the five girls were his own sisters.
Meanwhile, Jim Bob Duggar was issuing strong words of condemnation against incest.
Jim Bob Duggar ran for Senate in 2003, challenging incumbent Senator Tim Hutchison. Duggar lost that race, but his campaign website reveals some interesting opinions.
“Rape and incest represent heinous crimes and as such should be treated as capital crimes,” his website said of Jim Bob Duggar’s position on those issues.
When it came to light that his own son had molested his sisters, Jim Bob Duggar and wife Michelle handled the matter privately, reportedly following the advice of a policeman friend of their’s who is now in prison himself on child pornography charges.
Michelle Duggar has since equated people seeking LGBT rights as “child predators.”
But now that their own son is in hot water for these acts, the Duggar parents say:
“When Josh was a young teenager, he made some very bad mistakes, and we were shocked.”
— Sun Times News (@News_STN) May 26, 2015
Some have questioned whether Josh Duggar’s conservative Christian upbringing, including being part of a faith that stresses that women “submit” to men, may have played a part in his actions.
His own mother reportedly stresses that women should submit to sex with their men, even if they themselves feel too tired to do so.
Some have slammed the Josh Duggar scandal as being politically motivated and challenge that the Left does not demonize Lena Dunham, who admitted to inappropriately touching her little sister when Lena herself was only seven years old.
Sacred feces, a hypocritical christian conservative! How will I pick up the pieces of my shattered reality? https://t.co/7ePqbFRCaZ
— The Normal Atheist (@normal_atheist) May 26, 2015
— Salon.com (@Salon) May 26, 2015
Perhaps someone should tell Jim Bob Duggar about the search engine caches. No, never mind, just leave him be. http://t.co/2i0bW9ggi7
— Cindy Scott (@cindyscott54) May 26, 2015
Jim Bob Duggar called for rape and incest to be punishable by DEATH months after his son abused a minor http://t.co/MR4DfwxnF1
— Daily Mail Celebrity (@DailyMailCeleb) May 26, 2015
— Wonkette (@Wonkette) May 26, 2015
Shorter Jim Bob Duggar: Other people should be killed for incest, but my son should get off with a bit of counseling. http://t.co/Wa74Vj0kdo
— Jason Febery (@JasonFebery) May 26, 2015
Jim Bob Duggar calling for the execution of those who commit incest. Start with your oldest son and put that on TV. Hallelujah.
— Rusty Redenbacher (@rustymk2) May 26, 2015
Jim Bob(!) Duggar once said those who commit incest should be executed; great, he can start with #JoshDuggar
— Laura (@princessomuch) May 26, 2015