Me? Well, I've never been one to pick just one side of the fence. I'm more of a pot stirrer in all honesty. Most of you know that by now. If you're new here and this is the first post you are reading, I'm sorry not sorry.
Josh Duggar recently stepped down from his position at Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. after reports of his molesting young girls as a teenager became public. There are about five victims, and it has been brought to light that some of the victims were his own sisters. He was 14 at the time of the molestations. He confessed to his parents, who did not go to the police, but instead sent him to a "treatment facility" where he was never actually enrolled in a treatment plan. He only received counseling and says that "he asked Christ into his life." Let it be known that the "treatment facility" was a family friend in Little Rock who owned a remodeling business. Josh worked there for a few months before returning home.
My opinion on the whole crazy thing:
First, this is one of those times where I hate our Judicial system. The statute of limitations is stupid, especially when it involves crimes against children. Josh Duggar and his family have repeatedly said that Josh made a mistake. A mistake? Um. No. You committed a crime against a child and no amount of counseling will ever make up for what you did to those children. And his parents are co-conspirators at this point. They did not immediately call the police and file a report. They did not go to the victims and find out if they wanted to press charges. They did not try to get help for anyone involved. I understand that he is your son and you don't want that scar on him, but when it comes to a crime against a child, you suck it up and do what's right for the victims. Not your precious first born son.
What's best for the family at this point is to get the victims into counseling and Josh Duggar needs to be charged with child molestation.
Here's where things get really upsetting for me. The straight up disgusting amount of hypocrisy. It's sickening. It truly is. And it's coming from everywhere.
- His parents - Are you freakin' kidding me? They claim the same sex marriage is damaging to children but their own son is guilty of molesting children? Really? Please excuse me while I go throw up. That's the biggest load of bull I've ever heard. Talk about calling the kettle black you big old pot!
- The officer that was involved - Right now he is sitting in prison for child pornagraphy. The irony is just astounding. But here is where is gets fun. A new report came out a couple days ago with the officer claiming that Jim Bob said there was only one victim, not five when he asked the officer to have a "talk" with Josh. The officer claims that had he known there was more than one victim, he would have immediately filed a report because molestation is a crime. Ummm... what are you in jail for again? Cause I'm pretty sure you're in there for something similar. You may have never physically touched a child, but you two should be roommates. Josh can fondle you in your sleep and he can lay on the bed naked and crying while you watch. Sound fair?
- Everyone that is so eager to tear Josh Duggar down - It's shocking how many people are already locked and loaded to take the Duggar's down. they finally have a smoking gun to get a highly conservative and Christian family off the air. So many people are crazy excited to finally have some proof that the Duggars aren't what they seem to be. Well duh! No one is. Everyone on the planet has done something they are not proud of. Everyone has a dirty little secret. Everyone has a skeleton in the closet. Does that mean they get a free pass? Of course not. Action needs to be taken. But that doesn't mean they need to be burned at the stake.
It's amazing how quickly the world can unravel over the strangest things. It's amazing the lengths people will go to to protect their family and friends. And it's amazing what some people think is okay.
It's not worth my time to keep putting Josh Duggar in the spotlight or to keep dragging up painful memories for the victims.
All in all, it's a messed up situation that's being dealt with like crap. There's no way around that. But, while I have my own opinions about what should happen to those involved, I know it won't. So I'm not going to waste any more time on it. It's not worth my time to keep putting Josh Duggar in the spotlight or to keep dragging up painful memories for the victims. If they say they have forgiven Josh, cool beans. I will still just quietly hope that he gets thrown into prison so the prisoner can give him a taste of his own medicine.