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Does this Duggar cartoon go too far?

duggar comic
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Columnist Matt Walsh asked are the Duggars being punished for the acts of their son or is it because they are Christians?

Read the linked story and share your thoughts.

http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/the-duggars-arent-hypocrites-progressives-are/

Mike Huckabee says Josh Duggar made a mistake, but wasn’t this mistake a crime?

Mike Huckabee’s response to Josh Duggar’s confession:
Janet and I want to affirm our support for the Duggar family. 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. The reason that the law protects disclosure of many actions on the part of a minor is that the society has traditionally understood something that today’s blood-thirsty media does not understand—that being a minor means that one’s judgement is not mature. 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. Those who have enjoyed revealing this long ago sins in order to discredit the Duggar family have actually revealed their own insensitive bloodthirst, for there was no consideration of the fact that the victims wanted this to be left in the past and ultimately a judge had the information on file destroyed—not to protect Josh, but the innocent victims. Janet and I love Jim Bob and Michelle and their entire family. They are no more perfect a family than any family, but their Christian witness is not marred in our eyes because following Christ is not a declaration of our perfection, but of HIS perfection. It is precisely because we are all sinners that we need His grace and His forgiveness. We have been blessed to receive God’s love and we would do no less than to extend our love and support for our friends. In fact, it is such times as this, when real friends show up and stand up. Today, Janet and I want to show up and stand up for our friends. Let others run from them. We will run to them with our support.

The one word he did not use was “crime”. Josh Duggar committed a crime and he was not prosecuted for it. We often have heard the phrase”no one is above the law”, but the problem is the law is not applied the same way to everyone. This is not a case of a blood thirsty media. The Duggars over the years have cultivated a brand and that brand is purity, goodness and godliness. They have held themselves up as an example. So when you do something that contradicts that brand you are going to have to take the heat. The Duggars are not the victims in this scenario. They received special treatment. Josh Duggar did make a mistake but this mistake was a crime and I wonder would Huckabee extend this same level of forgiveness to a kid from the southside of Chicago.

Jim Bob Duggar failed to report for 1 year that his son Josh was a child molester

The Duggar family portray old fashioned family values on their TLC show. They are Christian and hard core right wingers. Father Jim Bob is the head of his family and in that role he rules the roost, but he is not the law. In Touch magazine is reporting that their oldest son Josh confessed to molesting his sisters and another girl. He is now 27 and these acts happened when he was 14. His father did not report the crime for an entire year and when he did report it it was done to a family friend who is in law enforcement. The Duggars say they prayed and God has forgiven him. I believe He has, but Grace is given by God, but when you molest a child you break man’s law and your punishment should not be determined by your dad even if he is Jim Bob Duggar.

http://www.intouchweekly.com/posts/bombshell-duggar-police-report-jim-bob-duggar-didn-t-report-son-josh-s-alleged-sex-offenses-for-more-than-a-year-58906