Mike Huckabee Defends Child Molester Josh Duggar In Facebook Rant (IMAGE)
Republican presidential wannabe Mike Huckabee has decided to commit political suicide by defending his favorite conservative “Christian” child molester Josh Duggar.
The “19 Kids and Counting” star admitted to molesting his younger sisters when he was 14-years-old. Duggar escaped prosecution for his actions because his parents Jim Bob and Michelle covered up his crimes and failed to report them to police. By the time police were made aware of the allegations, the statute of limitations had already passed.
Josh Duggar resigned from his position with the anti-gay Family Research Council and his family has rightfully faced a firestorm of criticism because of their past claims that homosexuality is a danger to children. Apparently, it turns out conservative “Christian” cults are the real danger to children.
But Mike Huckabee came to Duggar’s defense on Friday by writing a Facebook post in which he accuses the media of “sensationalizing the story” and portrayed the Duggar family as victims of persecution before suggesting that God has forgiven them.
“Janet and I want to affirm our support for the Duggar family,” Huckabee wrote.
“Josh’s actions when he was an underage teen are as he described them himself, ‘inexcusable,’ but that doesn’t mean ‘unforgivable.’ He and his family dealt with it and were honest and open about it with the victims and the authorities. No purpose whatsoever is served by those who are now trying to discredit Josh or his family by sensationalizing the story. Good people make mistakes and do regrettable and even disgusting things.
No one needs to defend Josh’s actions as a teenager, but the fact that he confessed his sins to those he harmed, sought help, and has gone forward to live a responsible and circumspect life as an adult is testament to his family’s authenticity and humility.
Here’s the entire post via Huckabee’s Facebook page.
And there you have it. Instead of distancing himself as far as possible from the Duggar family, Huckabee has chosen to stand by them and their hypocrisy. If a liberal or a gay person had admitted to molesting children, Huckabee would be standing on his soapbox condemning them to hell. But because Josh Duggar is a conservative “Christian” whose parents support him for president, Huckabee is willing to let a seriously sick crime slide, which only proves once again that conservative “Christians” think they are exempt from following the strict moral code they want to impose upon everyone else.
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