Update 08.20.2015: Josh Duggar outed in the Ashley Madison data dump
"I have been the biggest hypocrite ever. While espousing faith and family values, I have secretly over the last several years been viewing pornography on the internet and this became a secret addiction and I became unfaithful to my wife," Duggar said in a statement Thursday.
Josh Duggar has resigned from Family Research Council after his child molestation 'allegations' became known:
Duggar resigns from Family Research Council
Mike Huckabee, super-patriot and super-'Christian', is a great fan of Family Research Council, often citing them in his war on gays. That they are usually wrong doesn't faze Huckabee in the least. Meanwhile, he has come out in defense of Duggar:
"He and his family dealt with it and were honest and open about it with the victims and the authorities. No purpose whatsoever is served by those who are now trying to discredit Josh or his family by sensationalizing the story."
Actually, Duggar and his family did not deal with it, and were not honest and open about it.
From this article on TLC dropping the show:
"The [police]report states that Jim Bob Duggar was first alerted by one of the alleged victims in March 2002."
Yet the police didn't investigate any of this until 2006, because:
"Jim Bob told police, when he was interviewed in 2006, that the Duggars sent their son to a Christian program at the advice of their church elders. However, later in the report Michelle Duggar states where their son was sent was "not really a training center," rather he was sent to stay with an acquaintance and do manual labor."
Jim Bob (dad) lied to the cops in the report, and was outed by Mom ... they never sent Duggar to a 'Christian training center' at all. They hid it. Did they do so with the advice of the 'church elders?' If so, then that church is complicit in covering up child molestation. If not, then Joe Bob is lying about that, too. But wait! It gets even better, all this 'honesty' and 'openess:'
"Jim Bob told police he spoke with an Arkansas State Trooper in 2003 after another incident occurred. The trooper, who the police report states knew the Duggar family, explained to Josh what could happen if he continued this behavior."
We have a state trooper - law enforcement - with knowledge of this, and who did not report it, but 'as a friend' told Josh he should, like, you know ... stop feeling up his sisters when they were sleeping. But the cop, who had a duty to report, did not. The Arkansas State Trooper was complicit in all this 'openess' and 'honesty.'
Huckabee and these people could give lessons to Archbishop Robert Carlson.
Huckabee has a funny concept of 'openness' and 'honesty. He's willing to forgive anything ... unless you're gay, lesbian, or a Democrat.
He also has a strange view of "American values" as well, especially for a Man Who Would Be President. Here's his infamous 'hold 'em at gunpoint' video:
This was at the 'Rediscover God in America' confabulation a few years back. This part was edited out of the 'official' videos of the shindig.
A timeline of the molestation allegations against Josh Duggar
The cop that 'explained' what could happen? He should have taken his own advice:
That officer, Joseph Truman Hutchens, is currently serving a 56-year prison sentence in an Arkansas Department of Correction facility for child pornography offenses.
And the fellow who handled the 'counselling'? At that 'Christian counselling center? That was Bob Gothard.
In 2014, Gothard resigned from the Institute in Basic Life Principles following allegations of sexual harassment, molestation and failing to report child abuse. A spokesman for the Institute couldn’t confirm or deny to the Democrat-Gazette whether a youth treatment program was in place at the building in 2003.
Huck certainly seems to have some strange bedfellows, and an even stranger view of what is 'honest' and 'open.'