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This story has been updated with news of Josh Duggar’s resignation from the Family Research Council, see below.

Wednesday, Wonkette reported that Josh Duggar, who now works for the anti-gay Family Research Council hate group, had been accused of maybe sex criming a minor, when he was 14. Wonkette used a lot of “allegedly” in our report, because there was a lot that hadn’t been confirmed, and people sure do hate the Duggars, with good reason. However, InTouch Magazine, which broke the original story, obtained a copy of the 2006 police report on Josh Duggar through a Freedom of Information Act request (FOIA) and boy howdy, it’s a lot grosser than we thought.

InTouch reports that Duggar was “investigated for multiple sex offenses — including forcible fondling — against five minors.” FIVE. And how many of the victims were his sisters? That would appear to be FOUR. The police report states that “the alleged victims are [redacted] and they live with their parents, Michelle and Jim Bob.” Good redacting, but unless Michelle and Jim Bob have children who are somehow not Josh Duggar’s sisters, that means he molested his sisters. The report states that he “had been fondling [redacted] breast and vaginas when they were sleeping, from the time [redacted] was [redacted]. They said that [redacted] also admitted to fondling [redacted] outside the home on her breasts.”

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The fifth victim was reportedly babysitting at the Duggar home when the incident occurred.

Jim Bob Duggar took his son to see a state trooper at the time, to teach him a lesson of some sort, but unfortunately that trooper, as In Touch explains, is currently serving time for being a sicko child porn enthusiast:

Jim Bob knew [Jim] Hutchens personally. Hutchens did not take any official action and instead gave Josh a “very stern talk.” As In Touch magazine reports exclusively in this week’s issue, Hutchens is now serving 56-years in prison for child pornography. He took no action on the Duggar case.

We guess that stern talk was something along the lines of “Don’t Diddle Kids Ever Again!” (Wink Wink).

Though the Duggars reportedly originally claimed that Josh was sent to “some type of rehab place for 3 months” in 2003, it would appear that it wasn’t a real rehab, but rather, according to Michelle Duggar, “a family friend.” According to In Touch:

He said the program was a “Christian program.” Michelle Duggar later admitted to police that Josh did not receive counseling and instead had been sent during that time to a family friend who was in the home remodeling business.

Asked about the training center that Jim Bob said Josh was sent to, Michelle told police, according to the report, “it was not really a training center. Det. [Darrell] Hignite asked if the guy [redacted, Josh] talked to was a certified counselor. She said no. She said it was a guy they know in Little Rock that is remodeling a building. Det. Hignite asked if the guy was more of a mentor. She said “kind of.”

Because that’s what you do when your kid is diddling his sisters. It’s unclear just how old the girls were at the time, though from the interviews contained in the police report, they seem at least young-ish. One victim reported that she loved “princess stories and adventure stories” and that her favorite subject in school was Spelling, which tends to cut off after elementary school, as far as we know, though we admittedly do not know what the Duggar homeschool curriculum is like. Another victim said she loves coming up with new recipes, and yet another described her breasts as a “private area,” so it seems they spanned a range of ages.

The investigation appears to have lain dormant until 2006, when the Duggar family was in Chicago for a taping of the Oprah Show. At this time, apparently, a letter, written by an “undisclosed person,” was discovered in a book the Duggars had loaned to a fellow church member. The victim describes sexual molestation that happened three and a half years prior. Also, while in Chicago, a letter was sent to Harpo Studios in Chicago, encouraging the Oprah staff that the Duggars are “not what they seem to be.”

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During the 2006 investigation, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar recounted their version of what had happened. For the sake of not typing “redacted” at you eight million times, here, have some more screengrab:

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So Mama and Papa Duggar knew all about it.

People make a hell of a lot of jokes about how people like the Duggars, these cloistered off people who adhere to rigid, bizarre, fundamentalist religious beliefs on sex and sexuality, often are those with the most to hide.

In this case, that seems to be at least partly true. And how grotesque that Josh Duggar now makes his money shilling for a vile anti-gay hate group that accuses gays and lesbians of being pedophiles, child abusers and worse. Perhaps they should clean their own house.

Oh, and Jim Bob and Michelle? Maybe you should stop trying to have more kids. It seems the Lord has already given you more than you can handle.

UPDATE: In the wake of these revelations, Josh Duggar has resigned from the Family Research Council, issuing a statement expressing regret over his actions, and stating that “In my life today, I am so very thankful for God’s grace, mercy and redemption.” Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar also issued a statement, saying that that time in their lives was shocking, their family is not perfect, but that the experience brought them closer to God:

“It is one of the reasons we treasure our faith so much because God’s kindness and goodness and forgiveness are extended to us – even though we are so undeserving. We hope somehow the story of our journey – the good times and the difficult times – cause you to see the kindness of God and learn that He can bring you through anything.”

With additional reporting by Beth Ethier

[InTouch Magazine / police report]

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  • Treg Brown

    No snark on this one. This is the most fucked up thing I’ve read today, and I need a shower now.
    All of my best wishes to each of the girls this morally upright and loving christian standard bearer violated.

  • Joseph

    this is exactly what you get when you have no rational moral touchstone.

    • Zippy

      too busy touching something else

    • Sam Hain

      Nice to see the parents did next to nothing about it…just let him join the Family Research Council.In 2010, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) classified the FRC as an anti-gay hate group,

  • FauxAntocles

    Eww
    also, too
    WTF

  • Gorillionaire

    I’m gonna step way out on a limb and assume that the Family Research Council is still paying this vile reptile’s salary.

  • Leema Raven

    Time to start a ‘go fund me’

    *eyeroll*

    • Sacriligilous

      They’ll wait til TLC threatens to cancel the tv show.

      • Zippy

        which won’t be until the ratings drop

      • Leema Raven

        How many shows is that for TLC now? 3? Honey Boo, the gun dude and now this? No doubt it’ll get cancelled, I just wonder how many more creepers TLC has in store.

        • dshwa

          AOT,K

          (Obligatory)

        • malsperanza

          There is a bottomless supply of smarmy white lunatics eager to go on the teevee and earn lots of money blathering about God and sex and wholesomeness. All people who choose to do that with their lives can be counted on to have reeking cadavers in their closets. They have toxic fungus growing under their pillows. A foul stench emanates from the basement: the mephitic fetor of spurious piety.

          Anyone remember Jonbenet Ramsey, the perfect blond girl-child in Colorado whose mother dressed her in sexy clothes and adult makeup, and who was murdered by, possibly, her brother?

          As the Bible says, “And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.”

        • major_asshole

          To be fair (?), the gun dude’s show was on Discovery…

  • Reddishrabbit

    I need drinks.

  • TxSpinyLizrd

    Your move, Child Protective Services.

    • Angry_Cop

      Yes to this. Time to remove whatever protected status these perverts have and start doing some digging.

      • PubOption

        Indeed, dig into the Duggars.

  • Anarchy Pony

    It’s always fun when the most vocal moral scolds turn out to be deviants.

    • AntiDerpomeme

      If by “fun” you mean “predictable and with stomach-churning details of the disgusting depths of the hypocrisy” then yes.

    • Catstro

      If by fun you mean predictable, yes.

  • sudden_eyes

    I have nothing snide or sarcastic to say. Just, why is this complete douchebag employed, and WTF, parents? Those poor girls.

  • JVisconti

    his FRC employers breathe a sigh of relief that at least no brother to brother love was alleged.

  • ArgieBargie

    Jesus. Fuck. Gross.

    I’ve got nothing. I just hope the girls are strong enough to overcome this and leave the Duggar Fundie cult behind.

    • woodwoman

      I’m just waiting for one of them to come out in the open and start spilling the beans. My bet it will be one of the girls.

  • I try to be skeptical of stories like these, but some families make it hard not to mutter, “That figures.”

  • Ricky Gay

    i smell vomit

    • ArgieBargie

      …and self-righteous religious bullshit.

      • Ricky Gay

        they are similar, come to think of it

    • Enfant Terrible

      I just threw up in mouth a little. A lot, actually.

  • SK

    InTouch magazine reporting on molestation?

    • JoeChristmas

      Incest Touch?

  • Angry_Cop

    I’m not one prone to outrage and can find humor in pretty near anything, but damn, fingerbanging your sisters is not OK, and what kind of sick fuck does that in the first place?

    You know what the worst part is? THERE’S GOING TO BE MORE TO THE STORY. Ye gods.

    • Lascauxcaveman

      Like where Josh learned this sort of behavior? And who was fingering him, when he was younger?

      • Amy!

        And how Jim Bob knew that particular state trooper and decided to go specifically to him?

        • Blank Ron

          That’s the big question at this point, I would say. It canNOT be a coincidence.

    • malsperanza

      Cue the fundie community saying “Hey, it happened when he was 14. Don’t all boys misbehave at that age? What’s the big deal?”

      • dshwa

        There’s a few making that assertion over at TMZ right now. They’re getting hammered pretty good for it though.

      • guppy06

        I’m not thinking “Boys will be boys” or anything, but I personally do feel that 14 is still a child. I believe that, if things had been properly investigated and acted upon at the time, this is the sort of thing that would have been sealed by the court. I’m not comfortable with the idea of wanting to see someone burnt at the stake (metaphorically, with votes, etc.) for something they did at 14.

        However, there are still the issues of Jim Bob apparently covering this all up and of, with the “counseling” Josh got, whether all this stopped at 14 or continued into his (ostensibly) adult years.

  • Lisa Ham

    “In this case, that seems to be at least partly true. And how grotesque that Josh Duggar now makes his money shilling for a vile anti-gay hate group that accuses gays and lesbians of being pedophiles, child abusers and worse. Perhaps they should clean their own house.” EXACTLY!
    Read more at http://wonkette.com/586273/police-report-gross-josh-duggar-allegedly-admitted-molesting-his-own-sisters#hQSO9luh1BfwZGZG.99

  • Zippy

    try scrolling through your channel guide for TLC- it’s basically a virtual carnival midway on that network

    • guppy06

      Needs more hoochie coochie girls.

  • Virginia Dreaming

    If I understand the timeline of this story, he was first caught when he was 14. After Daddy-Bob lectured him, he did it again, so he got 3 months of working for a construction company of a family friend, then he was reported to church elders, and finally Daddy-Bob took Josh to another family friend who was a pedophile cop when Josh was 17. The cop gave him another talk. Why the hell was this kid not arrested?
    Yes everyone plays “doctor” when they are growing up. But not with their sister who is asleep at the time.That is not curiosity, that is a pervert who is on his way to being a serial rapist. I hope someone has kept a close eye on his daughters to make sure they haven’t been molested.

    • FlownOver

      I’m waiting to hear about Justin Harris’s role in this huge pool of sick.

  • Zippy

    19 molestations and counting

    • Anarchy Pony

      That’s a conservative guesstimate.

      • Virginia Dreaming

        Or for some, a conservative fantasy.

        • kindness

          No that’s ‘the loophole’ that we hope Josh didn’t use on his sisters.

    • Virginia Dreaming

      OMG, that is sad, but may well be true.

    • DustBowlBlues

      That sounds like a show Phil Griffin would consider for MSNBC’s prison weekend.

    • major_asshole

      And now my phone is covered in sick.

  • “You gotta put the snip snap Spanish Fly in their flibbity floo drinks before you touch their boobies, son”

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  • PirateCafe

    Knew it!

  • SullivanSt

    We guess that stern talk was something along the lines of “Don’t Diddle Kids Ever Again!” (Wink Wink).

    Sounds like not so much “wink wink” as “without sending me the video”.

    So much gross. All the gross.

    • brbr2424

      I literally laughed out loud at your comment.

  • sonaliraq

    At least he’s not gay, amirite?

    • Virginia Dreaming

      If he had been molesting his brothers, they might have actually tried to stop him.

      • malsperanza

        Exactly. Shout this one from the housetops.

      • jmk

        Yep. It was just girls, so… silence.

    • Enfant Terrible

      I was figuring that at least one member of the Duggar litter would be gay, because statistics. Why couldn’t it have been something wholesome, like being gay?

  • cousin itt

    Next on TLC:
    Duggar, Ark., SVU

    • major_asshole

      Does that mean Mariska Hargitay will be more covered up, or less?

  • He said the program was a “Christian program.”

    And we know how effective those are.

  • Donna Rail

    Oh, boy. Oh,boy oh boy oh boy. :( (vomit)

  • Lascauxcaveman

    Looks like this story found the right publications to to break it.

    Josh was certainly In Touch with his sisters.

    (Yes, i hate myself.)

  • Callyson
    • BadKitty904

      Amen, Cally. Amen. :0(

    • Vecciojohn

      Snort giggle! You need to post that at least once a day from now on.

    • gedjcj

      Okay, in terms of Winning the Internet I upvote this for a “Lifetime Achievement” award!

  • darnyoudarnyoutoheck

    “Counseling” means “going to stay with some guy” good. ( and by good I mean NOT GOOD) Also these people are terrible.

    • Bad Granny

      Jim Bob’s bullshit pisses me off more than any part of this story. He explains to the investigator that he didn’t want his speshul snowflake to get cooties from the REAL troubled kids, so he sent him to a “Christian training center”. Too bad he forgot to tell Michelle what to remember and she spilled the truth.

  • DustBowlBlues

    One of the great things about living a hermit’s existence is that I don’t have to talk to people who know who the Duggars are. But judging by the covers of the crap magazines (like InTouch, actually) that I have read while waiting to check out at the grocery store, the Duggars are white trash (I almost said right wing white trash, but I didn’t want to be redundant) with an instinct for grifting and a uterus to work the Big Con. As the wonket pointed out, this confirms every banjo-dueling stereotype I have for white trash, be they in Arkansas or Alaska.

    • guppy06

      that I have read while waiting to check out at the grocery store

      Just start perusing and grabbing some of the candy and throwing it into your cart instead. It’d probably be healthier for you.

  • PirateCafe

    Schadenfreude is too easy, here.

    I feel bad for the daughters because their parents DID NOT DO THE RIGHT THING! Now they get to relive this all over again, publicly this time.

    For shame, Duggar parents, for shame.

    • Jen_Baker_VA

      They don’t give a rat’s ass about the girls, except to form monetary bonds with young men of prominent families.

      • April

        So true. If this came out way back when it would have destroyed the money-making machine that is (was?) fill-In-the-blank-number Kids and Counting.

  • Enfant Terrible

    Jim Duggar, Justin Harris. Justin Harris, Jim Duggar. You guys need to form a support group or something.

    • major_asshole

      Hell. No.

      Unless by support group you mean “self-confining prison far away from everyone.”

      • HogeyeGrex

        Would you settle for “shackled next to each other on the chain gang digging ditches?” They still do work details in Arkansas, don’t they?

  • sw19womble

    Guess who doesn’t get to act all pompously righteous and nauseatingly self-satisfied with their incessant breeding ever, ever, ever, ever again?

    • Zippy

      that would require self awareness

      • sw19womble

        Oh don’t get me wrong, I’m sure it remains business as usual for these hypocritical self-righteous cunts. But at least now we get to call them hypocritical self-righteous cunts with good reason.

        Ugh. Just ugh.

    • unStunned

      I’ll take that bet.

    • HogeyeGrex

      Surely you don’t think a little thing like being caught red handed as the moral vacuum that they are would stop them, do you?

  • VandeGraf

    The disgusting underbelly of Duggar Christianist Wonderfulness.

  • JoeChristmas

    I adore the way he applies his lipstick.

  • JohnR

    Good fucking grief, the poor daughters have to be in the presence of their violator in jesus name. There truly is no God, not one who gives a fuck about humanity anyhow.

    • VandeGraf

      Well, certainly not the one the Duggars sacrifice virgins to.

      • malsperanza

        Literally, as it turns out.

    • FeloniousMonk

      Per the update, God in his loving kindness has already told the Duggars he forgives them. Christian theodicy has had centuries to come up with magic incantations to reconcile a loving god with evil like this. Mostly, you chant “free will” three times while spinning widdershins and wearing a blindfold.

      • TootsStansbury

        Fuck that shit.

      • frrolfe

        Always thought it strange that “theodicy” and “idiocy” sound so alike. Must both share medieval Viking linguistic roots.
        PS: FUCK DISQUS, with or without votes.

        • Mehmeisterjr

          I would invent a neologism, “thidiocracy,” meaning an idiotic theocracy but the word “theocracy” already covers it.

  • AllupinWard4

    These folks make the Palins look like the Cleavers.

    • Whollyholeyholy

      Well, at any rate, if you had to decide who you would like to have a cold one with…probably the drunken brawlers and not the tea totaling child molesters.

      • Relativicus

        If the choice comes down to the Palins or the Duggars, I’d rather quit drinking. And I really like drinking.

    • ibwilliamsi

      I’m not sure if that’s possible.

    • malsperanza

      For certain definitions of “cleaver,” yes.

  • darnyoudarnyoutoheck

    Wanna bet those girls were instructed to forgive and pray for their poor brother who had been led astray?

    • Spotts1701

      Nope. No bet.

    • Whollyholeyholy

      I would not bet against that. Gross. Sad.

    • nmmagyar

      No bet. The poor girls were probably punished for being filthy hoors that led their bother into sin. I fucking hate Fundamentalists.

      • April

        Fundamentalist Christian are big about blaming the victim.

    • dshwa

      You couldn’t offer me big enough odds to take that bet.

  • JoeChristmas

    I am ████████ totally, ████████, disgusted by this ████████ family. But ████████ not ████████ at all surprised.

    • SterWonk

      For future reference, how did you do the redacting?

      • We could ████ you, but then we’d have to ████ you.

      • JoeChristmas

        For realz, I ████ the trick from Extempor████, just ████████ , html ██, ████ and you’ll be pooping out ████ babies like a Duggar.

        • SterWonk

          That answer was not helpful. :-)

          • Sorry for being so ██████, comrade – that wasn’t very ████ of us.

            Bookmark the following old-ass link, and the next time that you’re feeling ████████-curious, simply visit it and copy & paste █████ █████ to your █████’█ content:

            http://intensedebate.com/people/Extemporanus/132

            ██████!

          • SterWonk

            Thanks Extempor████! Good luck ââ-âââââââââ this, NSA!!!

    • Thank you, ███████ — that was just like ███ █████.

  • Olav_Pompatus

    So that’s why they call it the “Family Research” Council! Makes sense now.

    • ibwilliamsi

      The research results being that Quiverfull families are a bunch of sick fucks.

      • Mehmeisterjr

        Par for the course on TLC

        • dshwa

          Lowest common denominator TV.

        • sw19womble

          The Letching Channel?

  • unStunned

    Evan, I do appreciate it when a writer uses “boy howdy.”

  • LaylaOhGee

    Those poor, poor girls. Can you imagine having to live with him? Even after telling the parents, they did fucking nothing.

    And then he did it again? And the girls STILL had to live with their abuser?

    These fucking people. FFS.

    (Sorry, Calyson)

    • SterWonk

      Today, we are all Callyson. For Fuck’s Sake! :-(

  • ibwilliamsi

    Is it weird that I think that this is possibly the worst part of this story?

    “Jim Bob knew [Jim] Hutchens personally. Hutchens did not take any official action and instead gave Josh a “very stern talk.”

  • Spotts1701

    Being molested by your older brother is bad enough. But then the heaps of emotional and psychological abuse by the parents in essentially letting him continue to be around them makes my stomach turn.
    He should be in a cell, not out there demonstrating day in and day out what a Grade-A hypocrite and creep he is. And their parents should, in a sane and just world, be stripped of every single penny they’ve earned promoting their “happy Christian family” sham with all of it going to get those girls help and the rest of those kids far, far away from this mess.

    • Relativicus

      But Jesus?

  • Virginia Dreaming

    My wife pointed out that a large portion of people who molest someone, where in fact molested themselves first. Well Jim Bob, what have you been up to?

    • Lancelot Link

      He’s been studying Genesis 19:32-19:36

    • HogeyeGrex

      Judging by the company he keeps, like that cop buddy of his…

  • Jennifer O

    “Gaining access to children has been a long-term goal of the homosexual movement.”
    – Robert Knight, FRC director of cultural studies, and Frank York, 1999

    And apparently FRC employee, Josh Duggar.

    • Blank Ron

      Bobby K really needs to get that projector back to the AV room.

  • njcronk

    Who is the reporter of this — Barbra Denney — to the family?

    • njcronk

      Her facebook page shows an elderly woman surrounded by a lot of little girls with comments about them being her family. Apparently, she is one upset grandmother. The page says she lives in Springdale Arkansas. Good for this Grandma for sticking up for her grandchildren (unlike Mrs. Duggar who did not get her son real help, further victimizing her own daughters)!

      • dshwa

        Is she the Grandmother of the babysitter Josh allegedly molested? That would make the most sense.

  • Sephia8

    With a LOT of the pronouns missing I am wondering if we are jumping to conclusions on the “girl/sister” part. Josh had a separate bedroom from the kids, but the boys were with the boys and the girls were with the girls. If James woke up to Josh’s presence several times, I am suspecting Josh was fondling the boys more than the girls now.

    Either way, it explains why the kids didn’t wan separate bedrooms, and my curiosity explodes at what Josh’s media stint would reveal. (remember he had a media room built just for him as he was interested in making movies until one day that seemed to have vanished and he moved on to selling cars and bashing the gays).

    Also, remember Michelle seems to think Transgender people are pedophiles and perverts; but fails to recognize the fact that she raised one herself, and unless Josh is a closet gay or trans (which he could be) her beliefs are debunked!

    • nmmagyar

      But the report specifically mentions “breasts” and “vaginal area”. It was his sisters.

      • Sephia8

        Yes it does. Boys have breasts too, BTW.
        Just making an observation, though.

        • dansezlajavanaise

          yes, but hardly anyone describes boys’ breasts as breasts. it would be more likely to say “chest”.

        • Lizzietish81

          A pretty poor one. Most pedophiles are straight btw

          • dansezlajavanaise

            not that you would know from hearing reports and listening to people’s worst fears.

    • VandeGraf

      Before anyone else does it, let me say…
      Josh might be gay?! GAY LIBELZ !!!!!1111!!1!!!!

    • MilesI

      I think “James” is JimBob (dad) that the kids were going to afterwards.

  • Blackest Noobs

    chickens, they ARE coming home to roost!

    • dansezlajavanaise

      right the fuck now!

  • MrBlobfish

    They’re right. Gay marriage leads to more incest. Slippery slope.

  • dshwa

    And he would have gotten away with it too, if it weren’t for their multi-million dollar preachy TV show. Nobody would know who this creep is and he’d live a life of quiet obscurity and do dog know’s what to his own kids. Also too, maybe not educating your kids to have a healthy attitude and understanding about sex isn’t such a good idea. Reap what you sow, motherfuckers.

  • Bad Granny

    Josh Duggar’s faceplace profile has disappeared. Maybe it got raptured.

    • Bad Granny

      Never mind me, I just found it. Turns out I’m a fail at facespacing.

      • dshwa

        And are the commenters having a good go at it?

        • Bad Granny

          The god botherers spent a day shaking fists at liberal lies. They’ve recently gone silent and some comments declaring any Duggar funny business UNPOSSIBLE have disappeared.

          • dshwa

            Maybe this will shake some of the god botherer’s faith in the notion that Christian always = good. Probably not, but we can hope.

          • HogeyeGrex

            Nah. They’ll “One True Scotsman” it away as his just not being Christian enough.

          • dansezlajavanaise

            it’s so nice when they’re finally quiet.

          • Relativicus

            Actually, that’s when they frighten me the most.

  • Vecciojohn

    You mean that, like the circus, behind the scenes at Jesusland things are grim and tacky and creepy?

    • dshwa

      So not surprised.

    • Dylan Black

      This seems incredibly unfair to the circus, and thats WITH all the awful things I know circuses have been guilty of.

  • dshwa

    Now for the next multi-million dollar question: Will Josh’s wife make a run for it with the kids, and write the tell-all about the quiverfull creeps?

    • karl dubhe

      Only if she’s smart.

      Doesn’t matter if it’s true at this point either.

      • major_asshole

        She married into that family. How smart can she be?

        (Low-hanging fruit and all that…)

  • whatwhomever

    the stern talking to where Josh was told “Don’t Diddle Kids Ever Again! (Wink Wink)” probably ended with “unless Jesus really wants you to. Then, OK.”

    • Hardly Ideal

      Suffer the little children. Suffer ’em good!

    • sw19womble

      “unless I’m allowed to watch”

  • Mehmeisterjr

    Per the Arkansas Times, Josh has resigned from the Family Research Council.

    And what is it, by the way, about Arkansas? The AK Times previously covered that fat fuck who dragooned two troubled kids into his clutches and then treated them liked caged animals before shuffling one off to a rapist/family friend.

    • dshwa

      I have not enough Schaden for my freude.

  • Virginia Dreaming

    It says in the police report that the church elders discussed these issues with the Duggars and helped them find a Christian Counselling Program for Josh. And that several members of the church were aware of what happened and forgave Josh upon his return. So, how was this so widely discussed in the church and yet never a hint of it reached the TV show. Was TLC aware that Josh had molested his sisters and allowed/helped the Duggars keep it from surfacing and maybe hurting the show? I think that question needs to be addressed as well as what the hell where the parents doing when Josh did this more than once.

    • dshwa

      TLC getting taken down for this would be the cherry on top of the sundae.

  • SK

    TMZ reports that his wife knew about it.

    And still married him.

    • dshwa

      I suspect that she was pressured into it. The Quiverfulls are pretty controlling about that sort of thing, as we’ve seen from the older Duggar kids. Now that it’s public she might be able to make a break for it.

      • sw19womble

        Probably too brainwashed by this point, but there’s always hope.

    • nowlo

      Crashing your parents’ car is a “teenage mistake”. Repeatedly molesting your sisters and others is a crime.

    • Vecciojohn

      All things are possible with Jesus. Including a lifetime of denial and enabling. Amen.

    • weejee

      Was she one of his sisters?

  • teddy21

    This makes me extremely sad, angry, and very happy at the same time. How can that be? Well for one it pisses me off that this nasty son of a bitch was ever given a platform to condemn my “lifestyle choice” while all along he was a fucking diddler. Second it makes me sad to wish ill on an entire family but in this case I hope their entire empire crashes and burns. Because then I would be very happy if they were never able to hurt people again.

  • Vecciojohn

    Scratch a puritan, find a sex creep.
    – Old Yiddish proverb

    • weejee

      Dorks with petite schmucks.

    • Relativicus

      Omigod! I can read Yiddish?!? Sweeeeet.

  • Rick Hill

    Yeah, it was Satan that made me do those things. That’s it, that’s the ticket. satan guided my hands and made me commit evil. I prayed and Jeebus said “No problemo, amigo.” so it’s all cool now.

  • Bad Granny
    • Hardly Ideal

      Well, that escalated quickly.

      • dshwa

        As I posted over there he’s got a franchise (the family) and a brand (the anti-gay hate group) he’s got to distance himself from as fast as possible.

      • guppy06

        Quickly for some, years in the making for others.

  • chascates

    He may be the Cosmic Sociopath but you have to admit God does have a sense of humor. Of sorts.

    • nowlo

      Yeah, I bet those girls he assaulted are laughing their asses off.

  • SK

    So will Palin refudiate the Duggars?

    That’s Josh, Sarah, her daughter and Jana.

    • chiefkurtz

      Sarah, which one does Josh have in you right now?

  • malsperanza

    Well, they got the “undeserving” part right. The great thing about Fundamentalist redemption is that you can get it from God simply by saying the words “faith” and “redemption.” Zappo-kablooey! All is forgiven!

    Forgiveness from society is not so easy to obtain, though. The more you rant against the rest of us, the more we will come down on you like the Hammer of Social Media.

    • Spotts1701

      There is nothing….nothing any of these people could possibly say that will change what they did. They deserve whatever opprobrium, scorn and derision we can heap upon them.
      This is unforgivable, and while God may choose to have mercy on their soul those of us here on Earth won’t.

  • data_ninja

    This is looking more and more like the Pilgrim Family at each turn (which in itself is a gut wrenching tale) …

  • diogenez

    These people presume to tell others how to live their lives?

    • weejee

      iokiyar

  • BadKitty904

    Jesus wept.

  • Zippy

    These sorts of stories really rub me the wrong way

  • AnzaSummer

    Well, now that Josh has lost his job, how in the heck is he going to support his growing quiver full?I really don’t want my tax dollars going to support an incestuous, hateful and irresponsible breeder and his spawn.

    • Zippy

      19 grandchildren and counting?

    • dshwa

      Well much of the quiverfulls are on the Wellfares, so it’s already too late for that.

  • shastakoala

    Someone needs to explain to Josh that “Laying on of Hands” doesn’t mean what he thinks it means.

    • Virginia Dreaming

      I wonder if the Duggars and the Bushes are related somehow?

  • bikerlaureate

    • BadKitty904

      *sigh*

  • majii

    ““It is one of the reasons we treasure our faith so much because God’s
    kindness and goodness and forgiveness are extended to us – even though
    we are so undeserving.”

    100% pure bullsh*t. They want mercy for themselves while having none for others as they slander and smear LGBT Americans and all others who don’t agree with them. Furthermore, they use their “celebrity” to advocate against others via their political connections. I knew there was a reason I could never watch their show, and that whenever I saw them on TLC, I couldn’t change the channel fast enough.

    • jayDOTarr

      The whole thing is disgusting but that part pissed me off especially. Disgusting deeds aside, whatever gets you closer to God, right?

      …Jesus Christ.

  • malsperanza

    So, what’s in the water in Arkansas? Chicken poop?

    • cousin itt

      But how did meth get in the poop?

    • guppy06

      Foaming? Exploding? Both? With or without algae blooms?

  • Vecciojohn

    Did you get hazard pay for getting close enough to this goober to take his photo?

  • Lizzietish81

    Bam! I so called it.

    • guppy06

      Now for a nice, long, long shower?

    • nightmoth

      You did, Lizzie. I wish you had been wrong, but you nailed it.

      • Lizzietish81

        I probably shouldn’t be proud of myself.

    • BelligerentBruncher

      Did you “call it” when Lena Dunham admitted to molesting her sister?

      I didn’t. But your molestation radar is probably better than mine.

    • JustPixelz

      You must be psychic. Or is it psycho? The voices in my head get them mixed up.

    • JustPixelz

      Did you happen to also call the lotto numbers?

  • Lizzietish81

    Also for those of you who still haven’t seen it, Cracked has an excellent article written by an escapee of the Quiverfulls

    http://www.cracked.com/personal-experiences-1320-5-insane-lessons-from-my-christian-fundamentalist-childhood.html

    • Bad Granny

      There are also some refugees from qiverfull and associated movements at at freejinger.org.

  • Boba is the Name

    I believe that these things did happen, however I don’t understand why official documents would have grammatical errors, in the first, the word “hot” was used instead of ‘how’ and in the next they spelled ‘about’ as ‘abou’. This is absolutely disgusting however and I don’t know how his sisters could possibly forgive him for this.

    • Lizzietish81

      They’re made too. They have no rights.

    • Relativicus

      Those are typos, not “grammatical errors”. And they’re probably the least relevant matter you could discuss in this context. Unless you’re trying to lead people to question the authenticity of the reports?

  • alwayspunkindrublic

    Twenty one molestations and counting. God help us if one of the whelps from from this dry end of the gene pool ends up breeding with a Palin. Reality teevee gold=human walpurgisnacht.

    • Vecciojohn

      An H. P. Lovecraft story come to life.

      • jqheywood

        Ah, c’mon now … the Old One’s had
        some standards…

  • Incoming Ham

    He apparently has a lot of experience “researching” family.

  • Beaumarchais?

    This “God’s forgiveness” thing sure comes in handy.

    • Enfant Terrible

      Deus ex machina indeed.

  • geoffalnutt

    As has been written in all the great, illuminated works of mankind…translated from ancient Chinese – which had, in turn, been taken from the cave paintings:

    “Ew!” in perpituity

    • cousin itt

      I just knew the Duggars are the work of the Illuminati.

  • BadKitty904

    A horrible, heartbreaking story on so many levels. The only good thing I can see in all this is that the perpetrator has been exposed and can now be prevented from damaging more children. :0(

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      Yes, but tragic that his pathology was recognized nearly a decade ago, and was either ignored or thought to be prayed away.

      • BadKitty904

        For me, that’s pretty well covered by “horrible” and “heartbreaking.”

      • KenRob

        Don’t forget to add criminal. Religious zealots, given free license to abuse, no consequences.

    • Catstro

      He has one daughter of his own and another one on the way (also 2 sons). I hope his wife will DTMFA and make supervised visitation a thing, but you never know. Not even with people who aren’t religious crazies.

      • Karen Marie

        I hope children services interview his kids. You know he’s been touching his daughter inappropriately. Why wouldn’t he? She’s safer for him than his sisters.

    • Blank Ron

      Can be. Won’t be.

  • alwayspunkindrublic

    Let’s hope we don’t see a reprise of the Wingtard Inverse Douchebaggery Effect, where this pyscho’s popularity actually soars the more his venality is revealed.

    • Lizzietish81

      So far it hasn’t happened when kids were involved.

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        It’s a familiar career trajectory for Billo…curious about the reaction of his fanboys to his latest imbroglio.

    • Bad Granny

      GoFundMe in 4… 3… 2…

    • Zippy

      Fortunately, even the wingnuts have a problem with child molesters. There was plenty of good old Xian denial at first on their face derp page (gheys are smearing them, don’tcha know). Now they’re just falling all over themselves to forgive him.

      • alwayspunkindrublic

        How big of them. Cho-mos need incarceration and lifelong therapy, not a prayer circle.

  • cousin itt

    Godammit, where’s that fucking kitten gif again? I need another hit.

    • Portia Elm

      this is one of my favs

    • dshwa

      Cally’s got a great one down below.

    • Portia Elm

      • guppy06

        Pneumatic (“mew-matic?”) kitten arrives just in time, with your bank deposit receipt!

  • Bad Granny

    This isn’t my math, since I’ve never actually seen the show, don’t know one kid from the other, and have no idea how old any of them are, but I’m reading that in 2002 Josh was 14, Jana was 12, Jill was 10, Jessa was 9 and Jinger was 8. Are Jana Jill, Jessa and Jinger the four oldest girls? The police report seems to indicate that the victims were four Duggar girls and one other.

    • cousin itt

      Their baby Jesus was borned 2,002 years ago. And his mom got raped by a sky god.

      • Bad Granny

        It isn’t rape if you don’t make a police report.

      • Relativicus

        Correction: THE sky God.

    • brbr2424

      From what I’ve read in the comments, the 5th was a 14 year old babysitter.

    • major_asshole

      I thought I had read somewhere that one of the victims is still (as of 2015) still a minor. Of course, she could have been (is?) one of his later victims.

  • AllupinWard4

    Resigned? Good! That means the sonuvabitch/baby chute has no fucking reason to be here in DC. I was ready to wait outside the FRC and smoke the walking shithole… (With marijuana smoke – LEGAL marijuana smoke, of course)

    • JohnR

      You’d probably get arrested but the little perv goes free.

  • JohnR

    Have they set up a “go fund me” thing because everyone hates them even more. Oh and amen for fucks sake.

  • KenRob

    “Hey, nothing to see here, he’s been forgiven, move on, forget it & renew our Contract for life.” Pedophiles United is the new Quiverfull Pac. Oh yah, & “send money.”

  • Ergoetal

    Nice of the cops to keep it quiet so no once gets embarrassed.

  • JohnR

    Shit, he’s got a bunch of his own kids now. smh

    • starfanglednut

      Good god.

      • JohnR

        Bad god?

        • Land Shark

          Merciless god?

  • TootsStansbury

    Ew. Gross. I am disappoint though; I was hoping for one of these assholes to come down with The Gay instead of garden variety Perv.

    • sw19womble

      That’s Cement Garden Variety Perv to you.

    • globugg

      Plenty of time – and kids – for that to still happen.

    • Catstro

      Yeah, I was really hoping for secretive (but consensual!) gay sexing. I mean, that would be sad in a way (they would be shunned by the only community he or she knows), but hopefully it would lead to breaking free and living an honest life not in a cult.

      • Playonwords

        Michelle’s sister, Evelyn Ruark, is lesbian in a long term relationship.

  • ez

    How sad.

  • I know this makes me a horrible person, but I feel like I’ve won some kind of bet or something.

    • cousin itt

      Pleased to meet you
      Hope you guessed my name

  • House0fTheBlueLights

    You just really want to believe that these people are misguided, crazy, maybe politically reprehensible, but basically good. You really really do.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      And it’s pretty much impossible to do so.

  • OooShiny

    Hey yoo guyz don’t worry! Josh will just plunk down some Duggar Empire mega-coin to attend his former employer’s pay-to-pray-away-the-sex-crime program and everything will be all better!! You’ll see!

    Wait, whaaa?? You say Family Research Council does NOT hawk any kind of pay-to-pray-away-the-hetero raping, incesting and pedophiling program? And you say that FRC sells NO therapy to pray away any hetero or gayo non-consensual sex attackings that destroy victims’ lives sometimes even to death?

    So does this mean FRC markets only ONE kind of pay-to-pray-away-the-sex therapy and that’s designed exclusively to stop consensual gaymosexual sexings of which 99% of the program is devoted to males because the lady-loving ladies aren’t really serious about same-sex sex, duh, and besides all they do is pillow fights in frilly undies and double-besides it’s all just good old-fashioned porntainment for manly men when they forget about Jesus sometimes? Is that what you’re saying??

    Oh dear. Well that’s a bit awkward, isn’t it?

  • JohnE_o

    I find this story impossible to fap to.

    Ewww

  • Kat Anyperson

    As callous as this will sound, I don’t think anyone is surprised to find a molester in a cult that focuses on reducing women to a walking, talking, sammich making womb.

    • jobbikcelo

      I thought it was going to be a gay, a fecal eater in the FRC would be funny. You can cure horny sister humpers but the only cure for the gay is 1500 degrees in an oven

      • Kat Anyperson

        And here *I* was worried about sounding like a callous asshole. Thanks for keeping it in perspective for me with that display, shit fer brains.

      • Sheepshagger

        Ah what the fuck man? You need to get back to the klan rally fucko.

      • dshwa

        You seem nice.

      • AnOuthouse

        Wow. Really?

      • Enfant Terrible

        There’s a sure cure for trolls, and you are about to receive it. Have a monotonous life!

    • dshwa

      Well, and the horrible sexual repression they espouse doesn’t help the boys or the girls. It’s not a wonder that one of them turned out so fucked up.

      • Catstro

        One SO FAR. The odds are good (and the goods are odd) that more than one Duggar is totally fucked up.

      • Kat Anyperson

        Yup. I was pretty much waiting for it. The indoctrination goes deep.

        “Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar
        began homeschooling their brood in the 1990s using the Bible-based
        curriculum of the IBLP’s Advanced Training Institute, which was founded
        by disgraced leader Bill Gothard. He resigned from the organization last year amid allegations of sexually harassing women at his ministry and failing to report child abuse cases.”

        http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2015/01/duggars-cult-claims-bill-gothard-followers/

        • Jen_Baker_VA

          Wait, the based their children’s education off the word of a sexual predator?
          You don’t say

          • dshwa

            Shocking, I know.

        • cbts

          Oh Christ! I mean phooey. Golly gee. Lordy Lordy. Amen ya’ll?

      • Relativicus

        Yeah, “one” of them…

  • brbr2424

    The real crime is how did a 27 year old man end up with a paunchy 50 year old man body. He’s a couple of tater tots away from fitting into Justin Harris’s suits.

    • dansezlajavanaise

      oh, you’re right, that’s much, much worse than pawing all over your sisters.

      • jobbikcelo

        It’s bad but nowhere near a man having “sex” with another mans filthy exit hole. that’s death penalty stuff

        • Sheepshagger

          In Saudi Arabia, yes. How long have you been into jihad bro?

          • dshwa

            I thought for a moment this guy was a Poe’s law, but a look at his profile proves otherwise.

          • Sheepshagger

            Yergh. People like this make me frowny.

          • dshwa

            Well, the Bannhammer of Loving Correction (and Justice!!!11!) has been swung. Although this one might make the Deleted comments post.

          • Sheepshagger

            All hail the mighty hammer

        • sw19womble

          So, a blow job isn’t out of the question?

          • Sheepshagger

            Hooray!

        • dansezlajavanaise

          poor little thing is scared of his own body functions. that’s sad for you.

        • Joshua Norton

          So how long have you been fighting the urge to suck a dick, Slick?

        • Enfant Terrible

          You’re really *into* anuses, aren’t you?

    • geoffalnutt

      Hell, those aren’t Tater Tots…they’re Tater Teens!!!

      • NationalGalleryofClipArt

        Ephebophilia Libel.

        (It’s like a totally different thing.)

  • jw

    So I just went to the TLC website and the FIRST thing you see is the parents with big smiles on their faces! You have got to be kidding me.

    Here’s the corporate info for Discovery Communications:

    DCI World Headquarters
    One Discovery Place
    Silver Spring, MD 20910

    Tel: 240.662.2000

    Key people Robert Miron (Chairman)

    David M. Zaslav (President and CEO) – david_zaslav@discovery.com

    and this is their viewer relations form which can be filed out online

    http://corporate.discovery.com/contact/viewer-relations/

    Discovery Communications have an “ethics hotline”.

    http://corporate.discovery.com/contact/ethics-hotline/

    Please let them know what you think of them having a child molester and his enabling family as their “stars”

  • Spurning Beer

    Just what sort of “Family Research” does this council sponsor? Hmm?

  • Villago Delenda Est

    These people are so obsessed, all the time, with sex…be it straight, gay, age appropriate, age inappropriate, species appropriate, species inappropriate, phylum inappropriate, whatever. If they’d just come to the (yes, I know, I’m being silly here) reasonable approach that sex is a part of life, is nothing to be ashamed of, is best done one on one, with the full attention to your partner who is also an adult, and is not the only fucking thing you fucking think about on a 24/7 basis, they’d live much more fulfilling lives and not need to prostrate themselves before clouds to somehow absolve them of their sexual thoughts that they have to be guilty about.

    Yes, I know, I’m in the same section of the theater as John Lennon, so sue me.

    • arealbaby

      Thank you for articulating this thought so much better than I did. Omg, did someone let grownups in here??

      • SterWonk

        You must be new here. Most of us are grownups – and even act like it! (most of the time)

        Or at least, we would, if we were allowed to comment, which we aren’t.

        • arealbaby

          Hell no I’m not new around here. I just never comment, because we’re not allowed.

          I hope there aren’t too many grownups though. Need moar dick jokes.

          • SterWonk

            My apologies – I was never good a dick jokes: they always cum out wrong.

          • arealbaby

            I ran out of upthumbs. Thank you.

    • Steverino247

      You may say I’m in the theater. But I”m not the only one.

  • game of thrones! AK style!

    rock on christian red states with your better than us real america values.

    • Catstro

      Hey, at least the Lannisters kept their sibling fucking consentual.

      • Dwight

        mostly.

    • TheBidenator

      Hey I’d fuck Lena Headey….not if I was Jaime Lannister because that’s gross but ya know, just in general….

      • and i’d TOTALLY do jaime and i’m not even closely related.

    • Left Coast Tom

      Alaska Libelz!!

      No, seriously…AR deserves the blame this time…

      • i am horrified. totally messed up abbreviation.

        (actually seriously horrified. that’s a redstate mistake…).

        though i am curious how alaska got the ‘k’ and arkansas got relegated to the utterly forgettable ‘ar’.

        • Left Coast Tom

          I’m guessing ALabama took the first two letters of Alaska. ARkansas got its own two letters…Alaska got leftovers…but yes, it’s not an uncommon mistake (saw the same thing in another comment, below)

  • OrdinaryJoe

    Why do I feel this news is just the tip of a very large iceberg? Or should I call it a duggerberg?

    • TheBidenator

      A Duggarberg would be composed entirely of penguin piss…

    • Virginia Dreaming

      Duggarghazi!!!!!!

  • Antimassacree

    Too bad Josh wasn’t housed with the general prison population long ago. That would have solved his problem right quick.

  • azeyote

    That’s what they call sex ed. in Arkansas

  • dimplasm

    So, what I want to know is, who are the sponsors and advertisers on this show? I think a boycott and media blitz is called for. Wonkette, I know you watch it, how about a list?

    • dshwa

      I suspect the advertisers are going to be like rats of a sinking ship. That’s probably why Josh confessed so quick, trying to save the brand. But the dad’s actions in handling it are a real problem (not to mention the whole sexual repression thing probably being a cause of the behavior) and I suspect that there isn’t any damage control they can do.

      • Can we please fucking stop blaming sexual repression for shit like this? That is SUCH a rapey thing to say. “If you don’t let me read all the porn I want and fuck you on demand, I’ll go MOLEST BOYS!” Bullshit. People molest kids because those people are assholes, full stop. My stepmother was raped by her own father from early childhood til she turned fifteen and ran away from home and he was MARRIED and she was the middle child so clearly her dad had a sex life aside from her at least one more time before her parents were done. I wouldn’t be surprised to someday learn he had affairs with full-grown women too. It’s NEVER about how much sex they get.

        • Dylan Black

          Not to speak for dshwa but I think what they meant is with no open discussion of sex allowed, victims might be less likely to feel safe /capable of seeking help from authority figures.

          • arealbaby

            Also, let’s be honest, living in an environment where everything from masturbation to premarital sex is AN ABOMINATION AND YOU WILL BURN FOREVER IN ALL ETERNITY might perhaps… just maybe? …give certain fucks of the sick variety the idea that the only way to ever get a little bit of action is secretly, and conveniently. Doesn’t for one second imply that all people who are sexually repressed will be perverts, but if you’re a pervert already, and you’re in an environment in which there is literally NO OUTLET for your horndoggedness, your multiple fembot sisters probably look like low-hanging fruit?

          • dshwa

            Thanks, because that’s exactly what I meant.

        • Virginia Dreaming

          Dana, I am sorry for your pain and your mother’s pain. It is terrible and not fair. The repression thing people are talking about is not about the amount of sex a person is having. It is about people being taught unhealthy attitudes about sex. That they should be ashamed of wanting sex, or that the act of having sex is dirty. If you know that it is okay to have sex, that the person you want to have sex with also has feelings and worth you are less likely to do something which hurts that person. If you have someone you can talk with, you may get a better feel for what is healthy sex, and what is not. You are right, people who molest are assholes. But often times they are assholes who don’t have a way to stop themselves from their sick urges, or any help controlling themselves.

        • GreenEagle

          I blame statistics. Given what I have heard about sex crimes, when people have this many children, one of the boys is just about guaranteed to have these inclinations. Having so many kids, however, may very well keep the parents from having the ability to deal with it properly, or maybe even notice it.

        • dshwa

          I wasn’t talking about the amount of sex. It’s the unhealthy attitudes towards it, the treating it as something sick/dirty, the male dominance/devaluation of females that can all contribute to creating a predator. That’s not to say that all predators are created that way or come from that kind of environment. Some are born, some created, most are probably a mix of both nature and nurture, and there’s certainly more than one way to contribute to the nurture one.

      • Mehmeisterjr

        The Komen fraud advertises on this abomination. Figures.

    • malsperanza

      From someone’s blog, dated a couple of months ago:

      Product placement:
      Apple
      Cheerios
      Naked juice
      Keurig

      Advertisers:
      Discover Card
      Disney
      Little Caesar’s Pizza
      Listerine
      Jimmy Dean
      David’s Bridal
      H&R Block
      Geico Insurance
      Ricola
      Quaker Oats
      Monsanto
      Allstate Insurance
      Pizza Hut
      Life Alert
      Crayola
      John Frieda hair products
      Lancaster candy
      Susan G. Komen 3 Day Race
      Bertolli
      Band-Aid
      Skinny Cow candy
      Starburst candy
      Olay
      Swiffer
      Adam and Eve

      • Jen_Baker_VA

        Adam and Eve? Really? On totally wholesome christian no sexy time teevee?
        wtf

        • NationalGalleryofClipArt

          Let the Lord LIBERATE you.

      • SterWonk

        Are the “Product Placement” actual product placement, or just stuff the family happens to use?

      • NationalGalleryofClipArt

        Adam & Eve? Is that real?

        • LaylaOhGee

          Yep. It’s a sex toy site.

          • NationalGalleryofClipArt

            But as a sponsor for 19 & Counting?

  • Incoming Ham

    If you are inclined to the facebook, don’t read any comments on this story unless you want to hate humanity more than you already do. The number of “boys will be boys”, “He was just experimenting,” and my personal favorite “Why is the media dragging this up now? Leave him alone” are astounding. Probably 2/3 of the comments come from women.

    The media has ruined the church ladies wholesome teevee crush by exposing his predilection for underage girls. The comments sound as if the media exposed this just to harsh their mellow.

    • dshwa

      Never misunderestimate the power of the “He’s a Christian he can’t be bad,” mindset.

      • malsperanza

        The flip side of that is “It’s the media; it must be their fault.”

      • Steverino247

        The power of Christ compels you!

        • ZangoCrudmonger

          I yell that when the gauge is on E, but to no avail…..so far.

    • Joshua Norton

      Wingnut “morality” is a very movable feast.

    • TheBidenator

      FFS, I couldn’t wade through those comments without signing in and firing off numerous insults at the disgusting pieces of shit who’d defend this fundabomination. Seriously, dude fondled his own sisters, repeatedly. Dude.fondled.his.own.sisters repeatedly, man fuck these inbred hicks. I hate them now more than ever before, smug self superior ‘family valuhs’ Ozark-style wingnut turdholes…and fuck their stupid fans too.

      • Land Shark

        Tell us how you really feel. With votes of course.

      • HogeyeGrex

        Ah, “Family Values.”

        And let’s not forget “Personal Responsibility.” Like shuttling your sister-molesting son off to some probably-also-a-sexual-predator carpenter you know instead of getting the little shit some actual help. Or sending him to have a nice long talk with some certainly-also-a-sexual-predator cop like you’re signing him up for AAA ball.

        Hell is not warm enough.

    • guppy06

      If you are inclined to the facebook, don’t read any comments on this
      story unless you want to hate humanity more than you already do.

      Conveniently enough, the fact that I already hate humanity a good deal is why I’m not on Facebook to begin with.

  • TheBidenator

    Totally unflappable in their grift, aren’t they? Even when one of their spawn turns out to be a child molester whom they of course hid from everyone they can still claim somehow god done fixed it. Question, do these assholes STILL have a teevee show? Followup: what kind of sad, demented fucktard watches that show?

    • jobbikcelo

      We know dudes who have sex with other dudes digestive systems don’t.

      • Kat Anyperson

        Poor little troll. Compensating for something? You don’t have to hide in the closet you know. It’s ok to come out and love yourself. =D

        “Heterosexual men with the most anti-gay attitudes, when asked,
        reported not being sexually aroused by gay male sex videos. But, their
        penises reported otherwise.

        Homophobic men were the most sexually aroused by gay male sex acts.”

        https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-big-questions/201106/homophobic-men-most-aroused-gay-male-porn

      • TheBidenator

        Given your obsession with what gay guys do I’d say you’re probably a good candidate for the FRC- a group that compares homosexuality to pedophilia and then has a Duggar-pedophile on their board. I’m sure there’s some poor rent boy or other uncloseted gay prostitute who gets to deal with your “sinful urges”.

        • HogeyeGrex

          Let us not forget one of the founders of the FRC.

          Roman “made it clear they met through Rentboy.com”, and denied that he had been hired to carry luggage

      • Treg Brown

        Interesting commenting history you have. You seem fixated on men’s butt’s and anal sex. Reaction formation much?
        I’m guessing you cry after you blow a guy.

        • TheBidenator

          I noticed that and racism, seems to like Larry Pratt that ardent white supremacist shitball who makes the NRA seem sane by comparison….

          • Treg Brown

            So maybe Larry cries too after Joshua’s done? :D

          • jobbikcelo

            queer

          • Kat Anyperson

            Come on out, little one! It’s brighter out in the sunshine where you can love yourself!

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BsLd4Y060Q

        • jobbikcelo

          You guys can never up with anything remotely new, 3 comments and all the same exact tired “you must be gay” pyscho babble. The story is ABOUT the FRC , I comment on the filthy animal niggarz too , does that mean I secretly want to be a pavement ape? what a bunch of queers

          • Dylan Black

            You see that light, up in the sky? That’s the orbital banhammer about to show you how tetsuo lost his arm.

      • Joshua Norton

        Dude, I would just lurve to see what’s in your secret porn stash.

        On second thought, ew, no I wouldn’t.

        • jobbikcelo

          you like Brazilian fart porn too?

    • Bitter Scribe

      They won’t be watching it for long.

  • chiefkurtz

    This Fall, TLC proudly presents Josh Duggar in ‘Five Victims and Counting’.

    • Steverino247

      Winner!

  • Msgr_Moment

    Silver Lining Dept.: for once some guilty sorry-not-sorry asshole resigns without saying that he is resigning to spend more time with his family.

    • Ricky Gay

      some of the family wouldn’t hear of it

    • Joshua Norton

      Spending more time with his family is what got him in trouble in the first place.

      Sometimes the entendres just double themselves!

    • Treg Brown

      Speaking of family, I’m hoping CPS opens two cases. One for Jim Bob’s family, one for his own.

      • starfanglednut

        This kind of thing does not happen in a vacuum. I would not be remotely surprised to find out that Jim Bob has done some diddling of his own.

        • Karen Anderson

          Gawd I hope not! Those girls are so trapped as it is.

  • Beowoof14

    These anti sexing Xtians always seem to be caught with a dick in their mouth, or fondling children. I consider my decision to leave organized religion when I was 17 a move that looks better and better all the time.

  • aureolaborealis
    • Beowoof14

      What an effing nightmare these people are.

  • Helena Handbag

    Is someone missing a child? There seems to be a lost,whiny, snotty-nosed little urchin wandering about the halls of Wonkette. His diaper is soiled and he’s whimpering for his mommy. Will anyone claim him?

    • Kat Anyperson

      They are already on it, it seems. Thanks mods!

    • starfanglednut

      There was a troll? I always miss all the fun.

      • Kat Anyperson

        Just a poor closeted child in need of a hug and some manners. Nothing of value was lost.

      • Helena Handbag

        A few, and not just on this story. The mod had clean-ups on aisles 1 through 5, and a nasty pile of vomit in the check out lane. Just another bunch of fame-seekers trying to get into the wonkette sunday edition of Morans With Keyboards.

      • dshwa

        Meh, I played with the one yesterday, and I’m still full.

    • dansezlajavanaise

      he was quite lost, the poor thing.

  • guppy06

    “We hope this story of God’s mercy and love inspires you and helps bring you closer to Jesus, but we think we know better than God and opted not to voluntarily share this inspiring story.”

    Which I suppose would make InTouch the Agent of God in this story.

  • Joshua Norton

    Aw man. Troll go bye-bye. Now shypixel is going to log on and read us the riot act for being a bunch delicate flowers. You know how he gets.

    • ZangoCrudmonger

      Shypixel is a guy? Whose breasts have I been cyber-fondling in the night here at teh Wonkette?

      • anniegetyerfun

        AOT, K.

      • SterWonk

        You must have missed the part where Shy knocked Trix up, and then they got married.

        • Mehmeisterjr

          And they will never get a show on TLC but that is a good thing. A very, very good thing.

  • MrBlobfish

    This is what they mean by Family Esearch.

  • GreenEagle

    There are limits on the number of cats a single person is allowed to own, because it is not possible to decently socialize them when there are too many to deal with. But these sick perverts think they can actually raise 20 children and be able to give each one the individual attention they need. This is nothing but child abuse, and here is one small part of the result.

    • JohnR

      It’s only 19. they’re sexing like crazy tryin’ for 20 but the lord just ain’t puttin’ out.

      • Mehmeisterjr

        I think He should have pulled his divine plug on this years ago.

        • Celtic_Gnome

          A divine plug could have saved us all a lot of grief.

      • GreenEagle

        I’ve seen these people on TV. I doubt they can even count to 20.

        • JohnR

          Not without taking their shoes and socks off.

          • NationalGalleryofClipArt

            Josh can count to 21.

      • Oh they already made it to 20. Just that one died. But God hasn’t told them to stop or anything…

    • Kat Anyperson

      They don’t think they can raise 20 kids- they brag about making the girls cover child care so they can learn about their future careers as Babby Vending Machines

      • Karen Anderson

        Wonder what they’ll do now that all the older girls are leaving home. No more built-in nannies.

        • Kat Anyperson

          They will just hand momma’s womb fruit off to the young children of their grown siblings to aid in their indoctrination. Those cults exist in pocket communities- not all the children fully leave home.

          It’s too profitable for them to continue to reproduce, otherwise they would have stopped several tiny sick babies ago. This will end when Michelle can no longer give birth- either because she died in the process, menopause hits or her uterus falls out of her like a worn out old tube sock.

      • BackDoorMan

        Because of this article, I actually tuned into 19K&C tonight for the first time… and yes, part of the episode was about bread-baking and how the older girls taught the younger ones how to use a bread machine because she would need to know that for her future wifely duties. This fambly is beyond fucked-up. Now I need a shower – of the Silkwood variety.

    • SterWonk

      This goes back to the difference between “be fruitful and multiply” and just “multiply”. The Duggars do the latter, not the former.

      • Kat Anyperson

        One of my favorite artists did this many years ago.

        • SterWonk

          I can’t quite make out the math at the bottom, other than the Fibbonacci sequence; do you by chance know what it means?

  • JohnR

    What channel are they on, TLN, TLC, oh fuck they’re on right now TLC. I think it’s owned by a couple RWNJ family or at least partly.

    • Bitter Scribe

      It wouldn’t matter if it’s owned by Elmer Gantry. The Duggars are O-U-T out. Jim Bob is going to have to start working for a living.

  • guppy06

    Hoping Editrix will splurge for latex hypoallergenic polyethylene gloves for Dok as he goes through the Deleted Comments Que this week…

  • JParkerSD46

    Well, Ma and Pa got one thing right. They are totally undeserving. Doncha just love posers and hypocrites? Yeah, me either.

  • Walter Wellstone

    Creepy little perverted pieces of shit… all of them. Once again, the more “Christian” you are the more fucked up in the head you are. It’s all a psychological strait jack to try to tame your urges. It’s just fitting that Josh went to work for the FRC: I’m sure everyone there has something to hide. Now, what’s TLC waiting for to dump them? They didn’t think twice to dump Honey Boo Boo when it came out that the mother was socializing with the guy who put his dick in one of the girls’ mouth.

  • Land Shark

    Poor Dok Zoom … there isn’t enough brain bleach to rid his mind of the unabated dipshittery that will be this week’s Deleted Comments.

    • Enfant Terrible

      The upside is a Deleted Comments post that almost writes itself.

      • Land Shark

        The downside is he has to read them first.

  • elpinche

    Mama Duggar’s clown car vagina just keeps on givin’.

  • ca_rickf

    What kind of “God” lets a 14-year old diddle his four sisters? A ‘vengeful’ God, perhaps?

    • Swampgas_Man

      A “neglectful” God, certainly.

      • geoffalnutt

        Absent-minded?

        • Antimassacree

          Absent.

        • NationalGalleryofClipArt

          No, I mean, I lost my mind — I can’t find it.

  • Paperless Tiger

    With shows like this, I guess the people who make TV gave up on entertainment and just decided to torture us without mercy.

  • “In my life today, I am so very thankful for God’s grace, mercy and redemption.”

    See how thankful he is when he goes to prison, gets his teeth knocked out, and is forced to wear makeup by some guy named Wallace.

    • Land Shark

      It is the pure, unadulterated hypocrisy that makes me angry. “Do bad things and pray for redemption.” Clean slate …. now he can go do MORE evil with a clear conscious.

      Perverts who pervert Christianity to avoid blame for anything. Hypocrites.

    • Bitter Scribe

      He’s not going to prison. Blessed be the Statute of Limitations.

      • Did it say that? I thought child molestation was one of those crimes that didn’t run out for like 50 years (I’m not a legal expert but do watch Boston Legal reruns).

        • Kat Anyperson

          Depends on the state. Theirs is 3 years from discovery of abuse, so yes… it’s probably past the statute thanks to the parents covering it up.

          • artem1s

            yea, but the parents’ knowledge of the crime and cover up has just been revealed. Josh was a kid and was gonna get counseling even if he had actually been charged.. The parents would have been subject to intense scrutiny by child services and possible loss of custody for letting it go on with multiple family members. The parents are the ones who should be in jail for not getting their girls the proper mental health care.

  • elpinche
    • Unforgotten

      Honestly, is that ‘guilty by proxy’ what you’re trying to pull?

      • Bitter Scribe

        No, it’s “see what rotten judgment these guys have” that he’s trying to pull.

      • elpinche

        “He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.”

        Proverbs 13:20

        • Unforgotten

          OK, got it.
          But I honestly had to make the question…

          • Unforgotten

            Clarifying, this picture made me remind when they caught that ******** ‘killer clown’ (the guy who killed kids and buried them in his basement, forgot his name) and some Republicans found a picture of him and Mrs. Carter (he was an active and registered Democrat)…

          • elpinche

            Yep, that was John Wayne Gacy. Just saw a doc about serial killer culture. I remember that photo. Steverino said it best up there about these politicians. I would have posted a pic of that piece of shit next to a Dem if it existed.

          • Bubble Genius

            John Wayne Gacy.

          • Unforgotten

            Himself (if there’s a hell…).

          • Mehmeisterjr

            I doubt if Mrs. Carter had any idea who Gacy was beyond his being one of thousands of people she met on the road.

            On the other hand, Hucksterbee definitely knew his fellow Arkansas grifters, the Duggars and is well of Josh’s (former) position with the Family Research Council hate group. Cruz and Walker, too, could not have failed to known his celebrity wingnut status. They would not have been on the inside of his family history but hell, without ever seeing the show once, I could tell from the trailers that this was one sick set of parents and could take an educated guess as to the family dynamics. So more than just a coincidence that these nutjobs get their pictures taken together.

      • ZangoCrudmonger

        Jeremiah Alvesta Wright, Jr., honestly.

      • Mehmeisterjr

        More like shitbirds of a feather.

        • BackDoorMan

          Mr. Lahey shitisms libelz!!!11!!111!

    • Joshua Norton

      Bad hairline? Check.
      Double chin? Check.
      Pot belly? Check.

      With those genes, the only thing he could possibly BE is a junior wingnut.

    • Steverino247

      The pattern is the Duggars are grifters and the politicians want to be seen with success, no matter at what.

      • elpinche

        Exactly…I can’t find a photo of Josh Duggar standing next to a dem. I would have posted that too.

        • bobbert

          Oh sure.

          — Irene

      • BackDoorMan

        Josh himself proudly proclaimed – “Our family is like the epitome of conservative values,” Duggar said. “People connect to us in that way.”

        The pics elpinche provided are ample proof of that connection. Also, too the Palin Posse had a photo-op with the Duggars… make of that what you will.

    • Me not sure

      I think Josh is cupping the Huckabutt and Mikie likes it.

    • Celtic_Gnome

      Josh Duggar likes to get his picture taken with assholes?

      • dshwa

        Like repels like, except in psych. And apparently, assholes.

      • TeenLaQueefa

        He likes to stick his fingers in ’em too, so long as they’re related to him.

    • dshwa

      Chubby guys with receding hairlines and very punchable faces?

    • Mehmeisterjr

      Huckabee knows a thing or two about helping his kid beat the rap.

    • Sharkey

      I see a pattern. Pattern baldness!

  • Santana999

    This is some sick, twisted stuff. The worst part of it is that tyey saw no need to seek counselling for their son or his sisters. What kind of parenting is that? Never mind that the little pedophile grew up to be a self righteous pos who accuses gays of the very crime he actually committed. Maybe it’s time for TLC to take the Duggars and their litter off the air.

    • JohnR

      Counseling sounds like what liberals do to become gay or something, they just prayed a lot and god never said nothin” (he never does) so they figgerd’ all was good. Plus they took him to that cop who gave him a good talkin’ to (how not to get caught, didn’t know what he was talkin’ about) Well he growed’ up alright, got him a job at the Family Research Council (makes you wonder what kind of research) and now some nosy reporter ruined everything.

      • Blank Ron

        ‘Dear God. My son has done something wrong that we can’t hide any more. If you forgive him please say nothing.’

  • geoffalnutt

    As gay men are noted for “buggering”, Christianists shall henceforth be noted (by me) for “Duggaring.”

  • PigDootsMolloy

    The sheer lack of empathy or emotion, for their own flesh and blood, in JB and Michelle’s closing statement is both revealing and horrifying. They speak as though Josh was brought home by the cops for delinquency. These poor kids…victimized and ignored.

  • Joshua Norton

    It is one of the reasons we treasure our faith so much because God’s
    kindness and goodness and forgiveness are extended to us – even though
    we are so undeserving.

    Forget the “forgivness” crap. Try Numbers 32:23 instead.

    • Blank Ron

      Sadly, not soon enough for the poor girls.

  • JohnR

    I’m going to go take a shower and scald myself now.

  • HobbesEvilTwin

    In your face “Christian” family and sexual deviancy. Who’d a thunk?

  • Mehmeisterjr

    So you’ve got an adolescent boy who is doing these awful acts repeatedly. The solution is to:

    Shove him off on a guy they know in Little Rock who is remodeling a building.

    When that therapy fails, take him to meet Pop’s friend the pedophile cop.

    Words fail me.

    • Incoming Ham

      It all feels a little 1 Corinthians 15:56

  • John

    Screw these evil, vile, sick people and their evil, vile, sick God. My only hope is that some day soon all involved are able to get real counseling and support and are given the chance to break from this horrible and perverse cult called Christianity (and hopefully, they don’t fall into some other religious nuttery)

    • Dwight

      These people don’t represent true Christianity any more than the 3 % of scientists that deny client change represent true science.

      • Kat Anyperson

        No Real Scottsman fallacy, Dwight. I think he’s calling the whole religion a cult, not the Duggar’s birdshit covered branch.

        • Dwight

          I know that’s what he was doing, that’s what I meant to reply to. There are millions of religious people throughout the world making the world a better place. They get very little press.

          Yes, this is a disgusting sad, depraved situation, but most christians don’t act like this. Just like most christians don’t have 19 kids.

  • Bitter Scribe

    Does this mean no more sweet reality show cash for the Duggars? Will Jim Bob have to get a real job?

    Does he even know how to do anything? I mean, besides knocking up his wife?

    • Zippy

      Given the way that child abuse is quite often generational, I’m guessing Jim Bob does indeed have one other skill

      • NationalGalleryofClipArt

        He’s like Bizarro Brian Mills.

    • superdave

      Time for some good, old fashioned wingnut welfare: speaking tours, book sales, and maybe a political action committee.

    • Karen Anderson

      Jim Bob was actually a two-term member of the Arkansas House of Representatives (1999-2002). Ironically, he was vice chair of the House Corrections and Criminal Law Subcommittee.

      After ten years of their show, they are quite wealthy ($40-60K per episode). He is also a successful real estate investor.

  • Kat Anyperson

    Thinking about this, it’s not that it happened that surprises me. I fully expected this to happen. I also fully expected the Duggar parents to cover it up, if they weren’t involved themselves.

    What amazes me is that they have the GALL to forgive their son for hurting someone else.

    If ANYONE has the right to forgive a sexual predator, it’s their victims… after they’ve had counseling and been removed from the environment where it happened and was covered up. Until that time, it is likely any forgiveness is a part of the pattern of abuse.

    I still haven’t forgiven my abuser because I *DO NOT HAVE TO*. Neither do those girls.

    • Unforgotten

      Like being (still) the legal responsible for the minors grants them the ‘right’ to act in their names in THIS kind of decision?
      Couldn’t agree more.

    • jw

      They protected this sexual predator at the expense of four of their younger, more vulnerable children.

      • Dee Andee

        Yeah, but, you know…they’re just girls. Girls are not as important. Oh hell, that isn’t even sarcasm because I know that’s how they think. *shudder*

      • Dee Andee

        They were probably asked to pray for Josh and ‘find forgiveness in their hearts’ for him.

        • ToninaMDC

          And if they didn’t forgive him immediately they’d be branded as bitter and unloving. If they showed any signs of unhappiness or trauma (meaning anything other than a smiling face and 100% obedience), that would be viewed as an act of disobedience and a personal offense against their parents. That’s simply how things work in the world the Duggars inhabit.

    • Dwight

      I found I had to forgive mine so that I could live- had nothing to do the other person.

      • dshwa

        I don’t think there’s a right way or wrong way to work past it. For some forgiving is required, for some it’s not.

      • Kat Anyperson

        I’ve found that forgiveness and letting go of anger/resentment are two entirely different things. I no longer hate my molester or feel anger over my attack. I just think there are some acts that are never, ever acceptable and therefore, unforgivable by society.

        If we forgive, we forget… and it happens again. That’s how I came to be molested- my attacker was forgiven. It was forgotten. They offended again.

        I wonder where else we’ve heard this story heh

  • Me not sure

    I’m sure that this is part of a greater master plan to bring people to Jebus, which we as mere mortals are ill-equipped to understand. Either that or Jim Bob Duggar is in fact Satan and his son Josh is in fact the Anti-Christ and his mother is some sort of whore of Babylon and…..Oh just fuck it, they are nothing more than a bunch of modern-day bible thumping scam artists. Buh bye!

  • noen

    The boy was 14. Who molested him? Theses things rarely just happen though that can happen. Sexual abuse gets handed down from generation to generation. There is more. There is always more.

    • ZangoCrudmonger

      Likely, also, too, may have been a trusted adult in the congregation/community. Parents, altho dolts IMO, may have not perpetuated the cycles of abuse.

  • Land Shark

    “Love thy neighbor as thyself.”

    I don’t think he meant the sisters in the neighboring bedroom ….

  • elpinche

    These Duggar people make me sick. I really hope they cancel the show. I really hope Ma Duggar stops the human pollution.

  • sillyclucker

    Those poor Duggar girls. Trapped in a family that believes they are good for only one thing. And Josh ‘s wife.What is their religion’s view on divorce? How could she trust him with their kids? I’d be willing to bet she’ll stand by him and choose him over the children. They disgust me.

    • Jen_Baker_VA

      In their view, a woman makes no choice for herself. She can get a divorce if her husband says she can get a divorce, or, she can be kicked out of the cult, likely losing her children in the process.

      • Blank Ron

        But they’re ‘Christians,’ so it’s not a cult.

    • Henri205

      vile people.

  • jw

    Here’s the corporate info for Discovery Communications:

    DCI World Headquarters
    One Discovery Place
    Silver Spring, MD 20910

    Tel: 240.662.2000

    Key people Robert Miron (Chairman)

    David M. Zaslav (President and CEO) – david_zaslav@discovery.com

    and this is their viewer relations form which can be filed out online

    http://corporate.discovery.com/contact/viewer-relations/

    Discovery Communications have an “ethics hotline”.

    http://corporate.discovery.com/contact/ethics-hotline/

    Please let them know what you think of them having a child molester and his enabling family as their “stars”

  • Mehmeisterjr

    As of right now, 10:31 p.m. eastern time, the Duggars are still on the air. I guess they couldn’t replace it with reruns of the Honey Boo Boo thing because of the child molestation angle on that high-class program.

  • Celtic_Gnome

    So God forgave you for being the shit stains on humanity that you are. Did he also magically make all the redacteds traumas disappear so they won’t be haunted by this for the rest of their lives? If not, it’s kind of hard to see this as Win-Win.

    • Ricky Gay

      IF they were actually clever I would chalk this all up to reverse psychology. Because nothing makes this atheist want to believe in the afterlife more than watching these hateful souls roast in a Honey BBQ pit of Hell!

      • BackDoorMan

        … this atheist would be happy if they experienced that Hell right here on earth. Cancel the show, cut off the revenue stream, put the children in loving non-Xtian foster homes and in secular counseling… and find a way to charge both Pa and Son Duggar. That would be a good start…

        • Mehmeisterjr

          I have a hunch that nothing has changed about the Duggar M.O. in the intervening years and that there are plenty of offenses that don’t fall outside the statute of limitations. Just an educated (non-homeschooled) guess.

  • Zippy
    • BackDoorMan

      … hypocrisy AND hubris:

      “Our family is like the epitome of conservative values,” Duggar said. “People connect to us in that way.”

      Yeah, well, while that might be technically true it sure as fuck ain’t anything to be proud of.

  • SprayedMilkOutMyNose

    My filter is broken today…the guy looks like a fucking prick. A soft, pasty, little dicked fucknuts who repeats the hate-filled bullshit spewed by momma and poppa. I cannot stand this family and the nonsense they peddle to the stupid. I hope one of their kids has a rebel streak and actually goes to college and learns about real life and equality and love and all that shit they clearly never learned at home. I also hope that one of them comes out. No…I don’t…I really hope they are all firmly hetro. Growing up gay in that fucked up family would be a fate I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy.

    This family will say whatever is required so they can keep up appearances in the hate-group speaking circuit. Their spiteful, hate filled vitriol needs to be shouted down. They seriously make me sick.

    • Warpde

      You’re filter ain’t broke.
      Just saying.

  • Me not sure

    A while back I made a joke that in 100 years there would be a country called Duggarstan where
    everyone would look like Pepper from “American Horror Story”. If I had known just what kind of sick fucks these people have been towards their kids, I would never have joked about it. I’d like to say I’m sorry, especially to the Duggar girls.

    • Mehmeisterjr

      We’re feeling scruples and they aren’t. That’s the curse of having empathy.

      • Me not sure

        Usually, easy targets for ridicule have serious character flaws that make them so.

  • TeenLaQueefa

    Good god, I’m speechless.

    This is what happens when a bunch of science denying jesus freaks do what they do when they’re unsupervised.

    • MeanValueTheorem

      It’s beginning to look like the vaulted ceilings of the church were built to hide their lust for children from the eyes of their fake god.

      • Mehmeisterjr

        This is the church,
        This is the steeple.
        Open up the doors and…
        Ugh, yeccch! Can I unsee that?

    • dshwa

      A great argument for outlawing homeschooling. Or at least regulating the shit out of it.

      • O4FSake

        We take tests to get a god damn drivers license. Why do these fucks get to pretend they are capable of educating their kids?

        • Biel_ze_Bubba

          Same reason we need a license to own a dog, while permitting any/every moron to generate and raise unlimited numbers of additional morons.

        • dshwa

          Good point, but you don’t have to take a test to own a gun, so….

  • Henri205

    What about the victims? I guess they don’t matter because they’re just ‘girls’. I watched this show last night and was appalled. The issue don’t have chores, they have ‘jurisdictions’. The litter’s mother doesn’t blink, the parents don’t know what their issue are up to…… They send pre-adolescents as chaperones on dates with older siblings? WTF?

    That is all. Just waiting for the crash and burn so am nuking some popcorn now.

  • Rufus T. Firefly

    Somehow this is the fault of the Hollywood gays and secular humanists.

    • dshwa

      And Obama!!!11!eleven!

    • MeanValueTheorem

      isn’t it always.

    • tcpla

      And witches.

      • Mehmeisterjr

        And ACORN!

      • sw19womble

        and lions

    • Playonwords

      Hillary Clinton orchestrated BENGHAZI!!!11!! to distract the media from this

      • NationalGalleryofClipArt

        Time travelling Vince Foster was going to expose Bill’s use of mind control to compel Josh’s transgression, so Hillary had him killed in 1993. Wake up, sheeple.

  • dshwa

    So if his wife leaves him, will he claim he was right about gay marriage destroying families?

    • Dee Andee

      I read the Washington Post take on this, they state:

      Josh Duggar’s wife, Anna — who is pregnant with their fourth child
      — added that her husband told her of his “past teenage mistakes” two
      years before he proposed to her, and that he had received counseling
      that “changed his life.”

      Except…he didn’t receive ANY counseling–unless you count the house builder or the child-porn cop. Hm…

      • dshwa

        I’m sure he told her he’d gotten the counseling to get past it. He may even believe it was counseling, and by creepy christian standards what he got is considered counseling. (Cognitive behavioral therapy is for squishy liberals and other people who believe in silly things like evidence based medicine) I wonder what she’s thinking now that the truth of that counseling is out.

        • D_C_Wilson

          “Counseling” for the creepy religious = Praying really hard, then claiming Jesus “fixed” you.

          • Warpde

            Pray the molestation away?

          • D_C_Wilson

            Yep.

        • Amy!

          Why do you think she’d have heard anything about it?

          • dshwa

            Well, he was forced to quit his job. That’s pretty hard to hide. The supposed counseling is all over the internet, so she or someone close to her has probably seen the truth. Even as cut off as these guys keep their wives there’s a pretty good chance word will get to her.

      • Chick_Tract_Fil_A

        Even the counseling was home-schooled.

      • BackDoorMan

        … and yet, she married him and had children with him. Did she not consider that this type of behaviour might recur at a later time, perhaps in their own home with their own spawn? Something something leopard changing spots… what does that say about her?

        • D_C_Wilson

          I’m sure he told her that he prayed really hard and Jesus forgave him, so it’s all good and he’d never do it again. Works for Catholic priests who diddle altar boys, right?

        • tcpla

          But she’s not allowed to think for herself, right? Shouldn’t her husband tell her what she thinks?

          • Mehmeisterjr

            The usual sammidge jokes we crack around here are inadequate to the horror of the situation but they do point towards the basic problem: Servility is not the answer to anything, within families, within countries, among nations.

        • Dee Andee

          I’m assuming she was raised in a home very similar to his. Would she even understand recidivism? Doubt it. But would she understand a big damn lie is a big damn lie? Doubt that too.

        • jmk

          This shit is exactly why these girls are raised the way they are.

      • O4FSake

        Nice catch Anna. Please have the balls to protect your children.

  • ExPFCWintergreen

    Speaking of family values, here’s the Duggars with the Palins!

    • ButchWagstaff

      Has Sarah refudiated Josh Duggar yet?

      • geoffalnutt

        Refudiated?! She’s done the nasty with him!!

    • O4FSake

      My God these people suck so hard.

  • Chick_Tract_Fil_A

    It looks as though ’19 kids and counting’ was Josh’s scorecard.

  • ConnieStinson

    Hard to snark on this sad story. Fuck these people, right to hell.

    • Mehmeisterjr

      Yeah, I feel conflicted here because my writing style is deeply rooted in snark but what I feel is immense, inexpressible sadness for the victims, even for the victimiser if he was also a victim and a sense of anger that I have to keep in check to retain any sanity.

  • MeanValueTheorem

    I have no doubt that this bastard did the same to the boys, and that it was likely done to him when he was a kid. Only reason we’re not hearing about it is because these nice Christians who never tire of looking down their noses at the rest of the world, would conceivably think it was beyond forgiveness to abuse same sex victims. Because that would be “gay”.

    Those poor kids.

  • MeanValueTheorem

    “In my life today, I am so very thankful for God’s grace, mercy and redemption.”

    That right there is exemplary of the arrogance I’ve encountered time and again when interacting with churched people. Translation: “Screw all of you, only my god can judge me and he already forgave me, so I have nothing to atone for. Screw you all.”

    • TeenLaQueefa

      As I always say, hiding behind Jesus’ skirt.

      • MeanValueTheorem

        It’s a wonderful contingency plan if you think about it:
        “Do grimey stuff. Get caught doing grimey stuff. => God forgave me! Now get on board with god ya’ll.”

        I’m convinced that the animosity the church has for the secular state is because the secular state won’t abide by this “God is my attorney, Judge and Jury” moralism crap. The secular state won’t license their perversions, but a theocratic one breeds the kind of secrecy and sanctimony that will undoubtedly cover their sick desires.

  • Paul Dietzel

    And these G.D. lunatics wonder why fewer folks identify themselves as “Christian” Jesus Wept and still Weeps.

  • D_C_Wilson

    Knowing they had this skeleton in their closet, why put themselves out there by going into reality TV? Why make themselves into national moralists and making statements like they believe LGBT people are a danger to children? Did they not think this would ever come out?

    Oh yeah. Money. I forgot. The true god of the the religious right.

    • Mehmeisterjr

      I think there is a certain high-wire act thrill that they experience every time they get away with it.

      For an infuriating, but non-sexual, remember the case of the supposed Navy Commander who ran a phony veterans’ charity scam for years in the most flamboyant, attention-catching manner possible? When the St. Petersburg Times (as it was called then) finally exposed him, he disappeared for years. I’m sure he got an adrenaline rush every time he got his picture taken with McCain or St. Ronnie. It’s all a big circus and they’re in the center ring.

  • Warpde

    Looking forward to “19 Years and Counting. Josh meets Bubba.”

  • amindofitsown

    If there’s something that pisses me off more than this whole twisted clusterfuck, it’s the way their deluded fans are defending Josh on Facebook. “The media is just digging, this is between him, God and his sisters, it was all just a mistake, Jeebus forgives”.

    Jeebus may forgive, but that doesn’t mean his sisters have to. As a victim of childhood sexual abuse, I can vouch from experience that it pretty much fucks you up for life. Pray to Jeebus all you want, the scars will still be very much there. Even worse, if Josh was doing this at 14, at some point prior, he himself was abused. That whole family is fucked.

    • AllupinWard4

      I just read the Facebook hagiographic posts… Jesus Christ! The morans are likening this to pilfering a cookie out of the cookie jar right before dinner. Absolutely disgusting. Fuck them – It’s get-the-drink-on-time.

    • Baby_Raptor

      Raping your sisters repeatedly is a “mistake” that’s between you, them and god (with required forgiveness from your victims) but having consensual kinkytimes with someone of the same sex? Abomination! Everyone’s business! No forgiveness!

  • cousin itt

    So I’m watching the show where one of the girls goes to Nepal to see her online suitor. The dad follows them, literally.

    it’s the fucking sickest thing I’ve ever seen. Whichever global conglomerate that owns TLC, in a just world, would be charged with a crime because corporations are perverts too

    • Dee Andee

      He pretty much hand-picked their husbands himself, then chaperoned any ‘dates’ they had, and if I recall correctly, he also monitored any online communications like Skype.

      • cousin itt

        I guess I wanted to think the show wasn’t that depraved but it is.

  • Pinball or Submission

    Get ready to feel extra gross about this creep: The abuse was uncovered in March 2002. His sisters at that time were

    Jana (12 years old)
    Jill (10 years old)
    Jessa, the one from the “atheists are impossible” story (9 years old)
    Jinger (8 years old)
    Joy-Anna (4 years old)

    Ugh. He molested FOUR OUT OF FIVE of his sisters. None were older than 12. The youngest was no older than 8, but I suppose it’s possible that the 4-year-old was in the mix. UGGHHHHH THIS GUY.

    • Baby_Raptor

      From what I understand the non-sister victim was a cousin. Amy, I think her name was?

      It’s also believed that Cousin was the one who caused Jim Bob to go to the police.

      • Mehmeisterjr

        Lucky break that he went to the perviest police he could find. No, not lucky. What’s that other word? Tragic.

        • blaid droog

          not lucky at all. perves tend to hang together.

    • lesterthegiantape

      also, WHY ARE THEIR INITIALS ALL THE SAME

      • Playonwords

        Because J is for Jebus … seriously

        • MeanValueTheorem

          Kills me because that letter didn’t exist back then. Jesus, if he were to return, wouldn’t know how to read his own name.

        • lesterthegiantape

          oh lordy.

    • dimplasm

      Well, since one of them is still a minor…

      http://posting.arktimes.com/media/pdf/expungement.pdf

  • cmh

    And America collectively replied, “Nope not shocked in the least.”

    • Mehmeisterjr

      I can’t say I was shocked that something along these lines came out given the obvious sicko vibes of the whole Duggar phenomenon. This particular thing is shocking in that it is even worse than I feared.

      I am surprised that TLC is still running the show but really not shocked because TLC. Making celebrities of profoundly disturbed narcissists is their business plan. I wouldn’t be surprised to see them bring back bear-baiting and public executions, complete with drawing and quartering, for your entertainment pleasure.

      • Baby_Raptor

        Not just running it; it’s on a day long marathon as we speak.

      • Dee Andee

        Well, now the wingnuts will have “Submissive Wives” to look forward to. *cack*

      • nmmagyar

        I’ve been trying to submit a question about Josh to TLC for over an hour. Each page of the request is tied up for 15-20 minutes before letting me move on to the next. I have a feeling their web traffic might be a bit heavier than usual tonight.

  • Joshua Norton

    I certainly hope no gay wedding cakes were baked while Duggar was molesting little girls because that’s what would really go against his wingnut fans religious beliefs.

  • Mehmeisterjr

    Incidentally, has anybody tried to match up the ex-cop’s kiddie porn stash with, say, minors to whom he might have had access due to his friendship with, say a controlling cultish parental figure?

  • Baby_Raptor

    His wife referred to his repeated molestations as “teenage mistakes.” Said he confessed them to her.

    And she married him anyway.

    Either he lied his ass off or she willingly married a child molester and proceeded to GIVE HIM KIDS.

    • Silver_Witch

      That is the scariest part of the whole thing these woman are so blind they marry these man and provide them with more victims.

      • MeanValueTheorem

        Listen, nearly all the kids I knew being molested when I was growing up had mothers that knew that shit was happening and didn’t care because having a man in their life was more important. When the kid spoke up about the abuse they were usually kicked out by the mother herself. Patriarchy is effed up. Look at Honey Boo Boo’s mom.

        • Mehmeisterjr

          She is now protesting the hypocrisy of TLC throwing her off the air while sweeping the Duggar scandals under the rug. She has a point about the hypocrisy but I don’t want her back on the air, either. Fact is, the whole channel is an open sewer.

        • Silver_Witch

          I don’t know if my mother knew – I suspect she did. I don’t think it is so much the “having a man” as that they agree with the concept that men have the
          “right to have sex with their children”. But I will never know as I haven’t spoken to either of my parents for 29 years.

          • MeanValueTheorem

            You’re right. It can just as well be that. One of my friend’s mother was indignant that she would shame her father. Like he had the right to do what she did and she was being ungrateful. SMH

          • Silver_Witch

            It is funny how a mother could do such a thing…and yet they do. I always hope to believe that it is because they are broken too from something horrible that happened to them.

          • MeanValueTheorem

            Undoubtedly. Many survivors of abuse have had it normalized for them. I’m torn between rage and horror at the thought of what it would take to make a person see something like that and say “no big deal”.

          • Silver_Witch

            Thanks MeanValueTheorum….so very horrifying to see how people think sometimes.

  • blaid droog

    how in hell does michelle know god has forgiven them if they are so undeserving? did he send her a fucking e mail or maybe a tweet?

    • Mehmeisterjr

      She looked in the mirror and the answer came to her, as if on angels’ wings.

      • Dee Andee

        Yep, that’s how it works!

    • MeanValueTheorem

      One of the appeals of that religion is that there’s some Get Out of Hell Card they pass out in church.

      Christian Conservatives, like most monotheistic theocrats, despise their fellow human and relish the notion that an extension of their own egos,God, has a shareholder majority vote when it comes to their forgiveness which makes their fellow human’s judgement worldly and irrelevant.
      Conservative Christianity is an amazing doorway into unbridled sociopathy.

  • SadDemInTex

    This is too sad to snark. It is so messed up I just want to weep.

  • It might help to put this in some perspective:

    Josh Duggar didn’t molest nearly 80% of his eighteen siblings.

    That’s actually pretty good for a fundamentalist Christian!

    • JoeChristmas

      Do the math.

      • Math is hard.

        • JoeChristmas

          The Three ‘R’s of Home Schoolin’:
          Redacting, Raping and ‘Rithmetic

          • actor212

            What? No “Roofies”?

          • BoatOfVelociraptors

            That might require a man with the countinance to tell people to pull their pants up.

    • Pinball or Submission

      If we assume the abuse stopped when it was first discovered, and that it’s full extent is known. I wouldn’t take that bet.

      • Nor would I.

        I considered factoring that sad likelihood into my calculations — as well as his countless molestable cousins — but I suck at calculus.

  • lesterthegiantape

    I’m vomiting into my soul.

  • The Postman

    And you KNOW this is just the tip of the shitstorm of crazy in this family. The vacuous look on Jim Bobs face says so much.

    • ButchWagstaff

      If you have a large enough family, there’s a good chance at least one branch of the family tree looks like it got twisted in a crazy shitstorm.

      • BoatOfVelociraptors

        Watching your parents succumb to *Fox News” is never pretty.

  • SK

    We hope somehow the story of our journey – the good times and the difficult times

    This is confusing. When were the good times? When Josh was molesting his sisters, or when Josh admitted that he molested his sisters?

    • IndianaKevin

      “The difficult times” are those when word came out.

  • ButchWagstaff

    This does not surprise me. One of my best friends grew up in a family that shared the Duggars’ piety & fecundity (her paternal grandparents had 19 kids). On the surface they were good people who were conservative, Bible-believin’ Americans (one of her uncles, his wife, & their kids still remain a popular gospel music group). But the reality was much darker & twisted. Lots of addiction, physical, emotional, & sexual abuse, and covering up/denial of such abuse going back at least 2, maybe 3 generations.

  • E.A. Blair

    Interestingly enough, the age of consent for boys in Arkansas is 14 (it’s 16 for girls). As for getting it on with family, isn’t that par for the course ’round there? (Yeah, I know – cheap shot).

  • Zippy

    Look who’s been palling around with a child molester?

    https://twitter.com/joshduggar/status/599576987909419008/photo/1

  • Zippy
    • Zyxomma

      Snot Wanker (R-Koch Industries).

  • georgiaburning

    This family belongs on midnight cable opposite soft porn and infomercials. Or wearing orange jumpsuits.

    Reconciling crimes these sociopaths commit is a legal matter, but publicly shaming TLC is a good group project for us all. Along with profound apologies to the father of television, Vladimir Zworkin.

  • Zippy
    • ButchWagstaff

      I never thought Santorum could possibly come off as being any creepier.

      • Malaclypse

        I know Santorum’s a little odd looking, but that pic looks like a cardboard cutout….

  • frrolfe

    I hate myself for this, BUT: Was he working as an intern with the FAMILY Research Council as a teenager?

  • ButchWagstaff

    Can Bobby Jindal exorcise Josh Duggar’s child molestin’ demon with the help of the Lesser Limbaugh?

    • Antoinette Herrera

      I think Governor Jindal and Mr Rusty’s Brother are making sure to put distance between Josh Duggar and themselves.

  • ButchWagstaff

    Posted without comment. Because I’m tired of cuttin’ & pastin’.

    • Playonwords

      I’m not normally a violent man but I find myself wishing Ms Ernst would practise her craft on the gentleman in the picture.

      • Antoinette Herrera

        Wouldn’t happen. Professional courtesy.

  • nightmoth

    Damn!—Sickening. I am humbled in my attempt to Not Think the Worst of someone I dislike. When Wonkette broke this, I gently speculated that it was a big party at someone’s house and teenage Josh sneaked off with a teenage girl and they got caught. But it IS the worst and even worse, it wasn’t just one sister and one time but more like AOT,K. I have to adjust my cynicism meter.

  • motmelere

    SEX IS GOOD! This is one of the obvious lessons if you have 18 siblings. SEX IS BAD! If you are unfortunate enough to be a son a Duggar, who glorifies in banging a score of children into the world. I’m having one of those Catholic flashback moments…

  • Kat Anyperson

    I have insomnia and you frackers get to profit off it. I thought of something as I lay there staring at the ceiling… we live in the internet age. States have full records of what asshole politician votes for what. Turns out ol Jim Bob thought molestation was a big nono legally….. until Josh’s little “arrow” ended up his his sister’s “quiver”. THEN it was a question of God’s Forgiveness, not the fraking felony he knew it to be.

    On 3/27/2001, Duggar voted yea on Act 1210, which holds parents accountable if they know about abuse and do not stop it from happening again.

    On 4/5/2001, Duggar voted vea on HB1766, which updated the juvenile
    code. This bill again affirmed that sexual touching of a minor was a
    crime.

    He was listed as “non voting” for several bills within the spring of 2001 with a child abuse theme, requiring police officers to get training pertaining to child sex abuse and medical professionals (and others) to call the child abuse hotline the moment they have reasonable suspicion of abuse. While I was unable to tell if he was present those days, he was actively voting on bills regularly around that period of time. For a “think of the children!!!111” politician, I find this suspect.

    Perhaps if he spent less time trying to introduce “states rights” abortion ban bills he would have been able to save his daughters from being diddled. I guess the wombfruit only matters if it’s preborn or male.

    Asswipe. ~_~

    • sillyclucker

      Well that’s interesting. Did those bills become law? I would love to see him punished by laws he helped passed.

      • Kat Anyperson

        No idea. TO THE INTARWEBS!

  • sw19womble

    Sounds like Antonio Smith has been taking lessons from the Xtian Fundies on how their God is cool with kiddie sex abuse:
    http://www.tmz.com/2015/05/22/antonio-smith-child-abuse-sex-investigation-denver-broncos/
    ‘According to our source … the alleged victim also told investigators
    about a conversation when Smith told her, “God has a plan,” and “some
    relationships are meant to go deeper than just blood lines.” ‘

    • Kat Anyperson

      No shit, that quote made me gag ~_~

  • Alex Grey

    Traditional family values, and traditional sibling molesting…

    • NationalGalleryofClipArt

      None of this would have happened to a dear, dear Arkansas family had not Bill Clinton darkened the State House with his extramarital sexing of legal age, consenting women.

  • Davidjs

    Jim Bob Duggar took his son to see a state trooper at the time. . .

    Why that particular state trooper? Of all the state troopers he could have taken his son to to be sorted out, Jim Bob took his son to a pedophile.

    Was he hoping the state trooper would ‘show him the ropes’ and teach him how to better control and intimidate his victims into remaining silent or what?

    • actor212

      Sometimes, God sends us angels in human form? Something like that I imagine would be her response

    • jmorris

      Well to be fair, Jim Diddly Bob took him to the State Trooper he was close friends with.Who just happened to be into kiddie porn. Oh, and was also the State Trooper responsible for policing used car dealers, Now what line of work is Jim Bob in again?

  • actor212

    Perhaps he took the “Family Research” thing a little too seriously.

  • Alex Grey

    SIN!!!!

    • VirginiaLady

      Burn them.

      • NationalGalleryofClipArt

        With votes.

  • Relativicus

    Boy, that escalated quickly.

    Oh, and Michelle and Jim, that wasn’t God who got you through this (because apparently you’ve been absolved?), it was a pedophile cop.

  • sw19womble

    Have any of the Duggars or their acolytes used “only God can judge me” aka the hypocrite’s favourite get-out-of-jail card yet?

    • dshwa

      I’d say that was the gist of Michelle Duggar’s response as shown above.

      • actor212

        According to her, God handed down a summary judgment.

        I’m guessing she doesn’t really understand how God works.

      • sw19womble

        I was thinking more that aggressive backs-against-the-wall tone, but yeah she’s obviously more cunning than that.

        • Sheepshagger

          Yeah. God can “bring you through anything”.
          Specially if you keep your pinched vicious lying hypocritical platitude spewing mouth shut till the statute of limitations is up. Eh?

    • That_got_me_thinking

      Given that they feel it is their divine right to judge and condemn others because God!, that would indeed be hypocritical.

  • Brewerofbeers

    Molesting young family members is how you gain enlightenment in the Duggar’s religion?

    • TeenLaQueefa

      They prefer the raping and the child sexing in the old testament vs the liberal new testament.

    • NationalGalleryofClipArt

      Didn’t Janet Reno regulate on the Branch Davidians for things similar?

      I miss Janet Reno. The last — only ever? — DC pol.

  • Fartknocker

    I hope my prediction is wrong but I suspect that the Duck Fuck Commanders will offer their support to the Duggars given that they have a new season of teevee shows forthcoming. Senior Duck Fuck Phil will chastise the media and you damn liberals for bringing this issue up because it’s really an issue between Jesus and Josh.

    Nothing like a whole bunch of Southern family wholesomeness and religion to help sell t-shirts, koozies, and animal calls at Walmart, Academy and the Bass Pro Shops.

    • Ranina

      Yep, cuz we Liberals are so obsessed with sex. According to Ted Cruz.

    • PirateCafe

      Eh, Phil probably wishes he had the first shot…

      /S

  • Magic Juan

    When someone else does it they should be punished to the full extent. When someone in our family does it they should be forgiven to the full extent. Hey, works for them!

    • essbird

      Republican DNA.

      • MeanValueTheorem

        The real American Exceptionalism the Republicans are talking about.

  • VirginiaLady

    Has anyone read the victim description? Notice that the victim’s sex HAS BEEN BLACKED OUT?? Now why would they do that……?

    • dshwa

      Well they do leave vagina intact, but it’s possible that the redacted sections mention boy parts. Unlikely though, although since the cop was a buddy of Jim Bob he may have covered up up that part.

      • Antimassacree

        A buddy into kiddy porn. Those religious morons are some twisted pieces of crap.

    • Mahousu

      I’m sure it’s just standard procedure to expunge all personally identifying information, even if it’s easily determined from the rest of the report.

      • VirginiaLady

        Ever see that blocked on any other reports like this? That is a very basic one or the other type field. Unless we are talking unbelievably creepy like the sister is really a herm?

    • Playonwords

      Pity it was rather spoiled by mentioning the parts of the children’s bodies which were touched.

      Also the Arkansas Times has found a 2015 court order that asks that a police report about one of the victims be expunged because she is still a minor. This means that one of the girls molested was Amy who was no more than 4 yo.

      Link to Expungement PDF

      • MeanValueTheorem

        Goddamn.

      • VirginiaLady

        Bloody hell.

      • PirateCafe

        I was thinking one of the victims was Jess (if that’s the one who went to Holocaust Museum) because her newfound celebrity status would be severely fractured with this news.

  • Ranina

    Wonder what Sarah will have to say about it? She obviously needs some fresh material to give her web subscribers their money’s worth. Of course she’s probably pretty busy this weekend what with Bristol’s non-wedding an’ all…

    • NationalGalleryofClipArt

      Josh Duggar (D – AR)

      • Antimassacree

        Fow News (sic) has that graphic already loaded.

        • NationalGalleryofClipArt

          He can join Mark Foley (D – FL) in the COPA Cabana Caucus.

    • Left Coast Tom

      She obviously needs some fresh material to give her web subscribers their money’s worth.

      Palin worrying about whether her subscribers are getting their money’s worth? Good one!

      • Ranina

        No. Of course Sarah’s not worried. I was making an objective observation. I find her whole grifting operation fascinating, though.

  • alwayspunkindrublic

    It’s remarkable, as the photos posted below show, how an FRC flunky like Josh-when he isn’t molesting children-has access to the very top echelon of the Repub clown car. Another wingtard marriage made in hell.

    • MonaLisaFrown

      I want to shout this from the rooftops and post every pic of him with those monsters… “This is who you’re voting for, people.” Seriously….

  • VandeGraf

    Josh Duggar should resign and fess up. Good on him. What we need now is for the entire Duggar clan to decline to continue being celebrities. They get to take care of family business, the rest of us are blissfully free of Duggardom.

    • MonaLisaFrown

      No, what we need is for him to go to fucking prison right along with his enabling parents. I don’t believe for one fucking minute they had no clue. Sorry, they’re absolutely full of shit and this ‘faith in God’ crap to ‘bring them through it’ is sickening. There absolutely needs to be consequences for this, and on no planet at any time is 3 years 5 years, or 10 years an appropriate statue of limitations. Fuck this shit. I’m infuriated.

      • Dee Andee

        I know, I was blown away by that. I thought it was federally mandated that there was no statute of limitations on child sexual abuse.

        • MonaLisaFrown

          I’m just incredulous that the masses are not screaming for and insisting on arrest???? What the hell planet is this that a few short years later, (by the way, I guaran-fucking-tee you he HASN’T stopped, predators don’t unless they get caught) that this is suddenly without consequence, and ‘counseling’ by some fucking seedy minister is the answer? OK. I’ll go rape a bunch of people but hide it for a while and then go seek the advice of the church.
          Fuck this shit! Incredible.

  • dshwa

    well now we know TLC’s new show for after Submissive Wives is going to be Touched by a Duggar.

    • Mehmeisterjr

      Following TLC logic, there is no reason to deny Warren Jeffs his own show.

    • KarenJ

      TLC = Touching Little Children.

  • Ryan Denniston

    Well, it’s a good thing that the Lord has Josh’s back (according to Josh). Glad that’s all cleared up!

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      Yeah, no worries. Two weeks in Jesus Reeducation Camp and he’ll be “cured”.

  • dshwa
  • SullivanSt

    I haz a disappoint that Perkins accepted his resignation. He was just researching his family!

    Ok now I hate myself.

  • Thatsit Fortheotherwon

    Oh, like you’ve never done that.

  • Marie Shannon

    With the constant emphasis In that show on reproduction, girls having to wear skirts, and all the rules about not touching, it is not hard to understand how a teenage boy would have a difficult time with all that.

    • KarenJ

      Skirts are made for reach-ups. Isn’t that why burly Scotsmen wore kilts?

      • lesterthegiantape

        That’s certainly why I wear mine. Churchbell-style, thanks.

  • alwayspunkindrublic

    Any pics out there of Josh with Uncle Ped Nugent?

    • Thatsit Fortheotherwon

      You misspelled “Peg.”

  • Davidjs

    I have just been banned from WND for asking why nobody is praying for the victims in all this, only the perpetrator. I guess the moderators at WMD see nothing wrong with a 15 year old boy FORCIBLY molesting four of his younger sisters and other girl and then
    the family trying to cover it up.

    • Thatsit Fortheotherwon

      You sound surprised.

    • Angry_Cop

      I speak wingnut, let me translate:

      Victim: Josh Duggar, helpless male, victim of liebrul media and his own God-given man hormones.

      Perps: His sisters, especially that 4-year old slut. She totally wanted it.

      • Whale Chowder

        Did you SEE what she was wearing?

    • Logic of Color

      Lucky bastard. I can’t seem to get banned just yet.

      • Logic of Color

        Oh great, now my Disqus queue is full of wingtard. Anyone care for a lecture on forgiveness, or on how we worship Bill Clinton?

        • lesterthegiantape

          no, we’re good

  • BoatOfVelociraptors

    And that is how you wind up doing nitrous in the desert with a bald girl.

    Conservative parents make you a bit crazy.

    • lesterthegiantape

      Hey, good times. Don’t knock nitrous in the desert if it’s the right bald girl.

  • Belasaurius

    I’m glad God forgave you, cause your ass belongs to us

  • RJ (TO)

    But Momma Duggar spoke so eloquently (and frequently) about the threat of trans women in the ladies room fondling children!! She did robocalls and everything!

  • Sjorgl

    Well, super judgey church lady Tony Perkins is having a bad day. HA HA!

  • NationalGalleryofClipArt

    The only way to stop a bad guy with a love gun is a good guy with a love gun.

  • Logic of Color

    God has forgiven him. Why can’t you?

    • Because, unlike God, I actually exist…

      • Logic of Color

        OK you guys know I was snarking, right? I find the whole concept of forgiveness to be reprehensible…at least the Christian version where people are no longer accountable.

        • I just thought you were setting up the joke for us…

    • TeenLaQueefa
    • arglebargle

      Much of the blame lies with the parents for bringing up their litter to believe in magic. But at some point we all grow up and have to decide for ourselves what to “believe”. I prefer Carl Sagan’s take on it when he said, “I don’t want to believe, I want to know.”

      It’s not a question of forgiveness. What does that even mean. It makes no difference to him if I say I forgive him. And even if everyone in the world did he should still not be allowed around children (much less producing them) and then have the BALLS to tell the rest of the world how immoral they are for something beyond their control.

      Fuck him. Fuck his family. Fuck the “Family” Research Council. Fuck this entire class of fuckwits who say they have the pipeline to gods ear and know how we should live our lives. Fuck them all. With votes or without.

      • Dee Andee

        Upvote x1,000

      • Logic of Color

        I should have /snark tagged my comment

        • arglebargle

          No need to apologize. I feel much better now. I’ve wanted to get that out of my system for some time. Thanks!

        • Mehmeisterjr

          I don’t think anybody but a deliberate troll could miss your bitter irony.

        • emjayay

          Yes, it is exactly word for word what a fundie would say. But given the context, I correctly assumed snark.

  • Toomush_Infer

    Billo should have said something sooner…

  • Thatsit Fortheotherwon

    Should we not be near the tipping point for Republican assholiness? Should they not soon collapse under the weight of their own malfeasance?

    • TeenLaQueefa

      Interesting that you mention that as I was thinking the very same thing an hour ago.

    • Angry_Cop

      My honest opinion (FWIW): we’re not even close. These guys have a long way to go yet.

    • Tio_Doidinho

      Given some of my red-state friend’s responses on FB to the allegations, I’d say we’re pretty damn close.

      FRC followers of course are in full-tilt nuclear-powered denial, decrying the reports as a “secular-humanist liberal hit job”.

      • jmk

        Yes, what a hit job!! How DARE people mention his actual actions!!!

        Seriously… do these folks never stop and listen to themselves?

        • nightmoth

          That’s all they listen to—themselves, their leaders, their approved books. I think this is not just a subculture of faux christianists, or of strict fundamentalists, but a cult that preys on people who are psychologically damaged or outright mentally ill. I wish I could rescue my neighbors in North Carolina, or at least their children. They’re Quiverfull and Independent Fundamental Baptists, who won’t even attend any “other” Baptist Church. They’re decent people—-took them a while to speak to me because I rarely wear dresses and I don’t go to church—but I spoke to them first and let the kids play in my yard and now we’re all good neighbors. That’s how I found out that both parents came from bad backgrounds: alcoholism, neglect, hoarding—and I surmise that’s why they’re attracted to rigidity. I worry about them.

  • Antimassacree

    Perhaps if the Duggar daughters had been in an actual school with actual teachers who are mandatory reporters of molestation some of these girls could have been spared from being violated by Josh. Mouthbreathers and religion make a nasty combination.

    • PirateCafe

      I just made a similar comment about homeschooling,regarding the Jacksons.

    • earthey1

      Because kids who go to ‘actual’ schools have the best educations and are never molested while they sleep….or at any other time.

      • Antimassacree

        Unfortunately not, but since he was apparently a serial offender (5 different girls) perhaps he could have been stopped sooner than he was by Jim Bob and Michelle.

    • gene108

      If Josh was in a normal school, with other girls, who are not his sisters, he’d have healthier outlets for his raging hormones than molesting his sisters, while they slept.

      • AuroraErratic

        Yeahno. That’s not why people sexually assault children.

    • Silver Fire

      let us not forget he also now has a young daughter. I fear for her.

  • Biel_ze_Bubba

    Based on how other religious fucknuts handle similar issues, I’d like to put a substantial bet on whether or not they’d “find forgiveness in their hearts” if one of the girls went off the rails sexually . . . or if they’d pitch her out for being a godless whore. Any takers?

    • Incoming Ham

      I would go with godless whore, followed by a repentant tearful (televised) return and mock forgiveness.

  • BillWestern

    Quick before its gone, get thee to itunes, look for Sermon Audio and Josh Duggar. I can’t wait to listen to the podcast episode “Josh Duggar and the Handling of Sexual Sin”.

    • nightmoth

      He handled it all right—over and over.

  • more compost

    We can get away with ANYTHING, as long as we say “God forgives us.”

    Isn’t that cool?

    • ibwilliamsi

      Straight out of “The Catholic Priest’ Playbook”.

    • Bobby P

      Isn’t it truly amazing how that Christian clause works? Apparently you can molest your siblings and still be righteous enough to degrade decent LGBT people. Who knew?

      • Marie Shannon

        It’s all a dodge they have taught many. Or as the person who compounded his victimization of me told me early on (no BS) “the best defense is a strong offense.” Just “offensive” in my book. And BTW, Jesus never had a lobbying position.

    • KarenJ

      Over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over again.

    • MonaLisaFrown

      I know right?! I don’t know why I’m not Purging daily… I totally should be!

    • Marie Shannon

      I’m a Democrat but was offended when Bill Clinton whipped that one out (no joke intended). As a “Christian” (and I try to be), I am offended by all these people. Thank God, though, we are a “Christian” nation…shudder to think what these people would be doing otherwise.

  • Owlseyelash

    Oh, the hypocrisy, the hypocrisy. When does it end?

    • Ardiva

      Your guess is as good as anyone’s.

  • borninatrailer

    Why couldn’t the comments have been capped, purely by broad, unspoken agreement, at 666?

    • Relativicus

      Because that’s not the REAL number…

      [696]

  • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

    I’ve been waiting for one of the sons to be caught manning the glory hole at a dirty book store but this is far worse.

  • JewelD

    What’s the statute of limitations on this sort of thing? Jail time, please.

  • Thatsit Fortheotherwon

    Best thread evah! Longest at any rate.

  • OneDemin EOr

    Oh, what a touching story!

  • DahBoner

    Focus on the “Family”.
    Family “Research” Council.
    American “Family” Association.
    Family “Research Institute”.
    Parents “Action” League.
    “Traditional” Values Coalition.

    How gayer can you get?

  • BelligerentBruncher

    Wonkette really, really hates this guy but for the wrong reasons of being a Republican and a Christian….and then a child molester.

    How about we just hate all child molesters regardless of their political or religious preferences and stop giving people like Lena Dunham a pass?

    • kfreed

      Sincere distaste for these people is perfectly acceptable:

      “The Duggars Seem So Nice Until You Meet Their Terrifying Political Agenda –
      They push their crackpot anti-science beliefs behind the scenes in Washington too.”
      http://observer.com/2014/12/the-duggars-politics/

  • privatechaos

    “Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar also issued a statement, saying that that time in their lives was shocking, their family is not perfect, but that the experience brought them closer to God”
    Yes, because lying in order to CYA is as godly as it gets– oh, right.

  • Melinda Anderson

    I feel sorry for Josh Duggar’s wife. It isn’t likely she knew the whole story if she knew any of the story at all. Once a pervert always a pervert. Keep him away from his daughters please.

  • Charles Wolf

    …but that the experience brought them closer to God…”
    WTFFFF !!!!
    That “experience” needs to bring them closer to Prison.

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