Note to the Duggars: If Your Brand is Purity You Better be Pure

Last week In Touch magazine broke the story of Josh Duggar molesting some young girls when he was a young teenager. His parents handled the matter as a family matter. They talked to a friend in law enforcement but there was never any formal adjudication of this matter. The parents protected their son maybe to the detriment of his young victims. The Duggars show 19 Kids and Counting is on hiatus with the possibility of cancellation looming. Over the weekend the big question was would TLC keep the show on the air, but the sponsors prompted by the consumers are speaking loud and clear. They are jumping off the show like rats abandoning the Titanic. No sponsors no show. Ever since we met the Duggars we have been served a heaping helping of purity on all levels. Well, if purity is your brand you better be pure. Christians are not perfect they are just forgiven. Questioning the Duggars is not an attack on Christianity. They are human and their actions deserve to be questioned. I believe Josh Duggar was forgiven if he asked for it, but forgiven in the eyes of God, and not guilty in the eyes of man are two truly different things.

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  • Spanish Inquisitor  On May 27, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    Good example of what Christian “purity” can lead to….

    http://www.alternet.org/how-christian-purity-culture-enabled-my-stepfather-sexually-abuse-me#.VWH5s2nd4Yc.facebook

    Sexuality is biologically driven. If you try to impose some arbitrary religious system to repress it, it’s only going to result in it manifesting itself in aberrant ways.

  • LPM  On May 28, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    Following this line of logic (If your brand is purity, you better be pure), no one who is a Christian should EVER brand him/herself as pure, because, according to the Book, no one is pure in and of him/herself. “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” – Romans 3:23. I’ve never really followed the Duggars, but I wonder if THEY actually branded themselves that way, or if the NETWORK did.

    • Spanish Inquisitor  On May 28, 2015 at 2:18 pm

      Exactly. Judge not, lest ye be judged…

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