Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that Josh Duggar’s infidelities were outed as part of the Ashley Madison hacking. Duggar, one of the stars of the former Christian reality show 19 Kids & Counting, was revealed to have been a client of the online dating service that is designed for illicit extramarital affairs. And, of course, you’ve seen the wholesale condemnations of the Duggar family, Christianity and “the right” that have followed from left-wing pundits.
Josh Duggar, of course, was the subject of intense scrutiny just months ago when it was revealed that he molested several children — including some of his sisters — when he was himself a child. His parents, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, were accused of sweeping the incident under the rug with help from friends in Arkansas law enforcement.
I wrote a piece in May about how I cannot condemn the Duggars — including Josh Duggar — for what happened years ago. I do not regret writing that in light of these new revelations about Josh Duggar, because the basic truths of his misdeeds as a juvenile still stand. Folks who continue to insist that he should be in jail for the molestation years ago don’t understand even the basic concepts of the juvenile justice system.
But we do now know that Josh Duggar’s transformation from misguided child who committed heinous acts to supposedly upstanding Christian adult was a sham. His infidelities through Ashley Madison don’t mean Duggar isn’t a Christian; they simply mean he’s a hypocrite. Still, it’s difficult to defend the guy.
But one of the basic points of my post in May was that many people lashing out at the Duggar family in light of the molestation revelations were doing so simply because of who the Duggars are and what they claim to be. That has been proven again in light of the latest revelations.
Case in point: this steaming pile of drivel from the Huffington Post which insinuates that Duggar was cheating on his wife through the online dating service because of his upbringing. The author asserts that it’s all the fault of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, because their son “was kept form a normal life, a normal childhood, a normal upbringing,” and taught very “sick” and “dangerous” things about sexuality.
But if Josh Duggar’s Ashley Madison account is all the fault of his parents, what does Hunter Biden’s account on the dating service say about the parenting skills of Joe Biden?
If Josh Duggar turned to Ashley Madison because of the way his parents saw fit to raise him, Joe Biden must be a terrible parent as well.
Funny, though, Hunter Biden’s Ashley Madison account doesn’t generate the headlines from the liberal blogs and news services like Josh Duggar’s Ashley Madison account.
So while Josh Duggar is clearly a hypocrite, all of the pundits on the left who are attempting to use Duggar’s actions to condemn his family and Christianity in general are even bigger hypocrites.