It’s worth remembering and noting WHY Josh Duggar’s utter downfall has been so gleeful and heartwarming for many marriage-equality advocates and allies: because Josh Duggar really is a spectacular hypocrite with a long history of LGBT-bashing and anti-equality advocacy.
People Magazine notes that in Josh’s statement after In Touch Weekly revealed all about the child molestation, he claimed that all of his sins were in the past. As we now know, they were not. We now know that for YEARS while Josh Duggar was executive director of the Family Research Council, he was also addicted to p0rn and paying to hook up with strange on Ashley Madison. Speaking of the FRC, FRC president Tony Perkins made a statement about the latest Josh Duggar mess. Remember, Duggar resigned from his position back in May, when the child molestation stuff came out.
Following Duggar’s Thursday confession, Tony Perkins issued a statement to The Christian Post saying the organization is “hurt” by Duggar’s actions.
“Last night we learned from online reports about allegations concerning Josh Duggar and then read his confession today. We are grieved by Josh’s conduct and the devastating impact of his pornography addiction and marital unfaithfulness,” Perkins wrote. “Our hearts hurt for his family, and all those affected by Josh’s actions.”
Perkins continued by stating that Duggar and everyone else who advocates for traditional family morals should be held to a “higher standard.”
“His deceitful behavior harms his family, his friends, his former coworkers, and the cause he has publicly espoused,” Perkins asserted. “Those of us who advocate for family values in the public square are held to a higher standard, and Josh’s failures serve as a painful reminder of the destructive effects of not living with integrity. We are praying for the family.”
— Josh Duggar (@joshduggar) April 25, 2015