Josh Duggar reportedly had accounts at Ashley Madison for the intention of connecting with people who want to have extramarital affairs.
The Josh Duggar story is not over. Josh Duggar, of 19 Kids and Counting fame, is buzzing all over social media with a new sex scandal. Because of lack of time, I’ll let DailyMail.com summarize the story:
The Ashley Madison hack may have claimed its first high-profile victim.
Gawker is reporting that Josh Duggar allegedly had an account with the site created to help married individuals find people with whom they could have affairs.
The account said that Duggar was allegedly looking for ‘conventional sex, experimenting with sex toys, one-night stands, sharing fantasies, sex talk,’ and more.
One of the accounts was closed around the same time it was first reported Josh had molested four of his siblings as a teenager.
The revelation came hours after users of the infidelity site were sent scrambling to control the damage – and save their marriages – after hackers exposed them and dumped 9.7 gigabytes of personal data about the controversial seduction forum used by 37 million worldwide. (Source)
The DailyMail.com seems to have the most information I have found, so please check out the details here.
I have some thoughts:
- When we heard the Duggar parents defend Josh Duggar’s sexual abuse against 4 of his younger sisters and another young girl from outside the family, we were told that he was not a Christian at the time. It was after this sex abuse scandal against minors, that he became a Christian. If this story is true, I wonder what is going to be said now? He was backsliding?
- There seems to be a pattern of getting caught first, and then admission.
- It’s easy to apologize after you’ve been caught and then talk about God’s grace and shame those who question about consequences.
- How much more can his wife, Anna, take? I feel very bad for her and their children.
- The apple did not fall far from the tree. Bill Gothard, the mentor of the Duggar family, taught strict purity and modesty teachings, and he sexually groomed young ladies. Josh Duggar stood on a morality platform and has fallen morally.
- I believe the modesty and purity culture is harmful, and the accompanying guilt/shame can lead to immoral behavior, the very thing this culture is trying to prevent.
- The Duggars need to be done with any social media or public appearances.
- It’s time for the Duggars to learn how to work like real people, instead of parading their family in front of cameras. They also need to quit asking for donations. It’s time to be responsible and quietly care for their children.
- I hope to never see another 19 Kids and Counting show on tv in my life, including reruns.