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  • Josh Duggar resurfaces at golf course with dad after rehab stint

    05/07/2016 9:10:29 AM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | May 4, 2016 | BY Melanie Dostis
    “Three families with young girls were unhappy Josh was so close to them and left the golf course when they saw him and Jim Bob,' a source told the magazine. 'The parents were not comfortable.” Still, there reportedly wasn’t much Old MacDonald Farm could do to stop the two from hitting the golf course. 'The staff tried to be as polite as possible to the angry parents, but it seemed there was little they could do to stop Josh from being a customer,” the source explained. “I don’t know if Josh and Jim Bob were aware of the problems their...
  • Josh Duggar has 'no remorse' about being unfaithful to wife Anna and even 'JOKED about [tr]

    09/09/2015 7:40:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 9, 2015 | Chris Sparago
    Josh Duggar is reportedly not sorry at all about cheating on his wife, and has been making light of the recent revelation that he molested five minors when he was a teenager. A source close to the Duggar family reveals in an explosive new interview that Josh has shown 'no remorse' about having affairs while married to his wife Anna and joining the adultery website Ashley Madison. 'He is not the person everyone thought they knew,' said the source.
  • Where Is Josh Duggar? '19 Kids And Counting’ Star ‘Missing’ From Christian Rehab, Source Says

    09/02/2015 9:44:59 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 40 replies
    International Busines Times ^ | 09/01/2015 | By Maria Vultaggio
    Former “19 Kids and Counting” star Josh Duggar went into a Christian rehab after he was exposed for cheating on wife Anna in the Ashley Madison hack, but now his whereabouts might be unknown, Radar Online reported Tuesday. Duggar reportedly entered the Reformers Unanimous treatment center, in Rockford, Illinois, which his parents publicly have supported, to treat his admitted porn addiction, but the eldest Duggar sibling has not shown up to church services and meetings mandated by the program. Duggar, 27, reportedly skipped services Sunday. “Josh definitely wasn’t there,” an anonymous source said. “It was very strange.” The self-described hypocrite...
  • Josh Duggar enters rehab, family says

    08/26/2015 6:28:10 PM PDT · by Morgana · 48 replies
    cnn.com ^ | August 26, 2015 | Todd Leopold, CNN
    (CNN)Josh Duggar, the eldest of the Duggar children, is going into rehab, the family said in a statement Wednesday. "Yesterday Josh checked himself into a long-term treatment center," the family said in a posting on duggarfamily.com. "For him it will be a long journey toward wholeness and recovery. We pray that in this he comes to complete repentance and sincere change. "In the meantime, we will be offering our love, care and devoted support to Anna and our grandchildren as she also receives counsel and help for her own heart and future," the statement continued.
  • Josh Duggar enters faith-based rehab to be treated for sex addiction

    08/26/2015 6:18:23 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 11 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | August 26, 2015 | LIZZIE SMITH
    Josh Duggar has entered a 'faith-based rehab' to be treated for sex addiction in the wake of further revelations about his sordid private life. The decision comes after the family values lobbyist confessed to having a porn addiction and being unfaithful to his wife after being outed as a user of the Ashley Madison affairs website. It was revealed earlier this year that Duggar was previously treated at a faith-based rehab center as a teenager after admitting molesting five of his underage sisters. In a statement the reality star parents Jim Bob and Michelle wrote that their oldest son would...
  • Anna Duggar's Brother Daniel Keller Rips "That Pig" Josh Duggar: He "Brought So Much Disgrace" to..

    08/25/2015 2:42:02 PM PDT · by Morgana · 55 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | Aug 25, 2015 | yahoo
    FULL TITLE: Anna Duggar's Brother Daniel Keller Rips "That Pig" Josh Duggar: He "Brought So Much Disgrace" to Family The drama began when Josh's younger sister Jessa Duggar took to Facebook to share a Bible passage about confessing sins before God. “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us," the passage from 1 John 1:8 reads. "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." Jessa's poignant (and very pointed) update prompted a reaction from Keller. "You...
  • Josh Duggar’s brother-in-law wants him booted from the family

    08/24/2015 2:38:16 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 93 replies
    Page Six, New York Post ^ | August 24, 2015 | Lindsey Kupfer
    Anna Duggar‘s brother is lashing out against Josh Duggar and his family. Following revelations that Josh, 27, has been unfaithful to his wife via the infamous cheating website Ashley Madison, his brother-in-law Daniel Keller will not be forgiving the infidelity. After Josh’s sister Jessa Seewald took to Facebook to post a cryptic bible verse about how if you “confess your sins” God will “forgive” and “cleanse us from all unrighteousness,” Keller responded to the post, “There’s a difference between confessing and getting caught.”
  • Family Research Council Slams Josh Duggar's 'Deceitful Behavior' Amid Cheating Scandal

    08/21/2015 3:43:22 PM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    .people.com ^ | 08/21/2015 | Aurelie Corinthios
    The conservative Christian organization for which Josh Duggar was a lobbyist has released a statement following his confession Thursday that he cheated on his wife Anna and was addicted to pornography. "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," reads the statement from Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council. "Our hearts hurt for his family, and all those affected by Josh's actions. His deceitful behavior harms his family, his friends, his...
  • Josh Duggar Removes Pornography Addiction Confession From Ashley Madison Statement

    It appears Josh Duggar has had a change of heart when it comes to his candid statement on Thursday, which revealed that he had become addicted to watching pornography on the Internet. The 27-year-old 19 Kids and Counting star has edited his original statement on the Duggar family's official website, so that it now has no mention of watching pornography. The original statement read, "I have been the biggest hypocrite ever. While espousing faith and family values, I have secretly over the last several years been viewing pornography on the internet and this became a secret addiction and I became...
  • Anna Duggar 'partially blames herself' for husband Josh cheating and using porn

    08/20/2015 7:04:09 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 51 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 20 August 2015 | SOPHIE JANE EVANS
    Anna Duggar partially blames herself for her husband Josh's admitted infidelity, it has emerged. The 27-year-old - who shares four children with Josh - will likely 'on some level.... absorb some of the blame' for her spouse's cheating and addiction to online porn, a Duggar family insider says. And she will 'no way' leave Josh for his actions - which the 19 Kids and Counting star confessed to after he was named as one of the 37million spouses to allegedly have Ashley Madison accounts. 'Anna will not leave him. As with her in-laws, she is turning more to her faith...
  • Josh Duggar Confesses to Cheating, ‘Porn Addiction': ‘I Have Been the Biggest Hypocrite Ever’

    08/20/2015 11:22:58 AM PDT · by maggief · 87 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 20, 2015 | Matt Wilstein
    EXCERPT Read the full statement below: I have been the biggest hypocrite ever. While espousing faith and family values, I have secretly over the last several years been viewing pornography on the internet and this became a secret addiction and I became unfaithful to my wife. I am so ashamed of the double life that I have been living and am grieved for the hurt, pain and disgrace my sin has caused my wife and family, and most of all Jesus and all those who profess faith in Him. I brought hurt and a reproach to my family, close friends...
  • Josh Duggar admits to being unfaithful, having porn addiction

    08/20/2015 11:57:00 AM PDT · by Morgana · 163 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | August 20, 2015 | August 20, 2015
    After reports surfaced that former “19 Kids and Counting” star Josh Duggar had an Ashley Madison account, the disgraced reality star has admitted he cheated on his wife Anna Duggar. Ashley Madison is a website that claims to pair up men and women looking for extramarital affairs. Its database was hacked, and the e-mail addresses and other information from its members was leaked. In a statement posted on the Duggar family’s website he wrote: “I have been the biggest hypocrite ever. While espousing faith and family values, I have secretly over the last several years been viewing pornography on the...
  • Reports: reality star Josh Duggar paid nearly $1K for Ashley Madison accounts

    08/19/2015 7:34:19 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    WTOP.com ^ | August 19, 2015 | WTOP Staff
    WASHINGTON — Ashley Madison, the website for people searching for extramarital relationships, was hacked last month, and the personal information of many of its users was posted online. Today, the hack claimed its first celebrity reveal. Gawker is reporting that one of those users is former 19 Kids and Counting star Josh Duggar, who Related Stories Sister of reality TV star Josh Duggar says he victimized her Entertainment Cheating website Ashley Madison hacked, personal info posted Lifestyle reportedly spent $986.76 on two accounts between February 2013 and May 2015. Duggar’s first account was opened in February of 2013, while the second was opened...
  • REVEALED: Josh Duggar 'paid almost $1,000 for multiple Ashley Madison accounts in search of oral

    REVEALED: Josh Duggar 'paid almost $1,000 for multiple Ashley Madison accounts in search of oral sex, one-night stands, sex toy experimentation and more' A report claims that Josh Duggar had multiple Ashley Madison accounts Duggar was allegedly looking for 'conventional sex, experimenting with sex toys, one-night stands, sharing fantasies, sex talk,' and more Among the type of woman he was allegedly looking for were 'naughty girl, aggressive / take charge girl, high sex drive and creative and adventurous' The second account was reportedly 'paid on a monthly basis until May of 2015,' which is when reports broke Josh had molested...
  • TLC cancels 19 Kids and Counting in wake of Josh Duggar scandal but will feature two female [tr]

    07/16/2015 7:32:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    AP ^ | July 16, 2015 | Staff
    TLC is officially canceling 19 Kids and Counting. The hit reality show "will no longer appear on the air," the network told The Associated Press on Thursday. The show featuring the Duggar family had been in limbo since May after revelations that 27-year-old Josh Duggar molested five children including four of his sisters.
  • Josh Duggar 'facing civil suit from victim of his molestation

    07/01/2015 2:04:47 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 1, 2015 | Chris Spargo
    Josh Duggar and his family may be heading to court as a victim of his molestation is reportedly planning to file a civil suit. InTouch reports that the individual is a non-Duggar victim, and according to a law enforcement insider is not happy with the way the family presented the scandal to the media after it was revealed what Josh had done to minor girls as a teenager. 'I have heard that the [non-family] victim is preparing to sue,' said the insider. 'This whole sordid affair with Josh rattled a lot of people, including the victim, who had to relive...
  • Rachel Dolezal: Her Parents “Outed” Her Because Of Her Brother’s Child Molestation Charge

    06/14/2015 4:27:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    Newsone ^ | Jun 14, 2015 | Angela Bronner Helm
    And so the plot thickens. If anyone wondered why Rachel Dolezal’s family chose to out her as white last week, Dolezal suggests it is because of a sex assault charge against Dolezal’s older brother, and a plan by her parents to damage her credibility, according to the New York Daily News. Apparently, Rachel had been assisting a victim who had accused her biological (i.e. white) older brother of child molestation in Colorado, and previously suggested the timing of her Montana-based parents’ media interviews about her performative racial identity was connected to the case. The News reports that Joshua Dolezal, 39,...
  • THE NEW PRUDES? In the Duggar Scandal, Leftists Re-Discover Sexual Purity and Self-Control

    06/12/2015 10:16:24 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 9 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 6/12/15 | Steve Pauwels
    Chiropractors have gotta love the cultural Left – I mean, an attentive observer could suffer whiplash tracking the whipsawing, confused, self-contradictory tenets of modern, libertine Liberalism. Consider the purple-faced reaction to the revelation that twenty-seven-year-old Josh Duggar (of TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting) had inappropriately touched a number of young girls twelve years ago (his sisters and a babysitter among them). Demands were seething: the now-married father of three should have been jailed for his malefaction; his openly Christian family — all of them, mom and dad, throng of offspring, their spouses, grandchildren — should be drummed out of enlightened...
  • How photo of a lesbian kiss led to the downfall of the Duggars and exposed their darkest family [tr]

    06/12/2015 1:11:21 PM PDT · by C19fan · 163 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 12, 2015 | Daniel Bates
    The Duggar family sowed the seeds for their own downfall nearly a year ago when they sent out a hate-filled robocall to their entire town, Daily Mail Online can reveal The sequence of events which ended with son Josh being revealed as a child abuser began last August when they sent out the message to all the residents of Tontitown, Arkansas. The call urged them to vote against new laws preventing anti-gay discrimination laws and among those who heard it was Tandra Barnfield, a lesbian whose family know the Duggars. In protest Barnfield posed outside the Duggar home kissing her...
  • Recent 911 call made regarding Duggar family in midst of alleged new investigation

    06/11/2015 8:18:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    fox.com ^ | June 11, 2015 | Tribune Media Wire
    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — A new investigation has reportedly been launched against the Duggar family, just days after molestation claims surfaced involving Josh Duggar. A report by In Touch Weekly says the family was being investigated as recently as late May when a Washington County Department of Human Services worker called 911 claiming they were being denied access to a minor in the Duggar family. On May 19, news broke that Josh had molested five girls when he was just 14. It later came out that four of the victims were his sisters, and in an interview that aired this month...
  • Mike Huckabee continues vocal defense of Duggars

    06/10/2015 7:50:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Yahoo ^ | June 9, 2015 | Dylan Stableford
    Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee is continuing his vocal defense of the Duggars, stars of TLC’s top-rated reality show “19 Kids and Counting,” in the wake of the molestation scandal that has enveloped the Arkansas family. “In every family we deal with crises, we deal with issues,” Huckabee, a former Arkansas governor, told Fox News’ Megyn Kelly on Monday. “I was just stunned and shocked that, number one, the victims were exploited in this by the media for their own purposes — there was no interest in the media to protect those girls.”
  • How Should Christians Respond to Abuse Situations Like the Duggars'?

    06/10/2015 9:08:32 AM PDT · by Morgana · 46 replies
    Relavant ^ | June 5, 2015 | Boz Tchividjian
    We’ve been hearing about the issue of sibling abuse lately because of the Duggar situation. How should Christians handle issues of abuse? First and foremost, it’s important for parents to not ignore the suspected abuse. Sometimes the thought is almost too much to comprehend, so it’s easier to just assume the best and hope it’s not happening—and that’s a big mistake. The best thing parents can do is address the situation head-on. I would encourage parents to speak to a qualified child psychologist in their area. Then I always recommend that when it doubt, always contact law enforcement. This is...
  • The Gay Community's Contribution To Bringing Down The Duggars

    06/08/2015 1:16:50 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 252 replies
    Multiple | June 8, 2015
    In a minute, I will get to the two gay persons involved in exposing this and the porn history behind the magazine In Touch. First, I of course want to say that Josh Duggar’s actions were inexcusable, lest anyone accuse me of supporting what he did. I realize the media would have had no “dirt” on them had this not happened. That said, I listened to the interview with his parents, and I listened to the interview with the victims. I do believe the parents tried to do the right thing. They ultimately did get him help and contact the...
  • New Duggar police report reveals Josh confessed THREE times to his father that he had molested....

    06/07/2015 8:40:09 AM PDT · by Morgana · 53 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 3 June 2015 | Chris Spargo For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: New Duggar police report reveals Josh confessed THREE times to his father that he had molested girls in the home - and Jim Bob and Michelle could have faced prison for the cover up An explosive new police report has been released that further details the sexual molestation of minors by Josh Duggar. The report, obtained by InTouch, reveals that Josh told his father Jim Bob on multiple occasions that he had assaulted minors, once going from one girl to the next while they were asleep. What's more, one of these girls was only five-years-old when Josh, 15,...
  • Duggar Parents Lying to Protect Son Josh? Expert Says '19 Kids and Counting' Parents were Untruthful

    06/06/2015 7:27:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 323 replies
    ibtimes.co.in ^ | June 6, 2015 | Keerthi Mohan
    Here are five times where Glass felt the "19 Kids and Counting" parents were trying to hide the truth, according to Radar Online. Michelle Duggar volunteers too much information – Watch closely the entire interview and one would easily note that Michelle is constantly giving away more information than required. This, according to Glass, is a form of deception. Michelle Duggar looks for reassurance – All throughout the interview Michelle looks at her husband for reassurance. This and the fact that she gives away too much information are hints that the whole thing was rehearsed, believes Glass. "Michelle Duggar it...
  • Sarah Palin Calls Lena Dunham A 'Pedophile,' Blasts Media Over Treatment Of Duggars

    06/05/2015 8:21:55 AM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 46 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 6/4/15 | Ed Mazza
    Sarah Palin is lashing out at the media for how it has covered the sexual abuse revelations about "19 Kids And Counting" star Josh Duggar while giving "Girls" star Lena Dunham a free pass. Writing on her Facebook page, Palin compared the media storm over Duggar, whose parents confirmed on Fox News this week that he had “improperly touched" some of his sisters when he was a teenager, to that of Dunham, who wrote in her book "Not That Kind of Girl" that, as a 7-year-old child, she gave candy to her 1-year-old sister in exchange for kisses and a...
  • Does Jimmy Carter along with Josh Duggar (Both Baptists) Have Eternal Security (OSAS)?

    06/04/2015 2:31:32 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 145 replies
    6/4/2015 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Jimmy Carter severed his ties with the Southern Baptist Convention, but apparently is still a Baptist (Maranatha Baptist Church). Josh Duggar and the Duggar family are Independent Baptist. Some will say that neither of them go to the right Baptist church or the correct one and thus neither of them are truly Baptist, just as some Methodists will say that other Methodists don't go to the right Methodist church and thus truly aren't Methodist. Some Jewish people may say that other Jews, (although quite orthodox in their beliefs) aren't quite Orthodox enough and thus aren't truly Jewish when it comes...
  • Jim Bob, Michelle Duggar Open Up to Megyn Kelly About Their Son Josh Molesting His Sisters

    06/03/2015 8:34:42 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 310 replies
    mediaite ^ | June 3, 2015 | Megyn Kelly
    Fox News’ Megyn Kelly finally aired her big, much-anticipated interview with Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, in which they opened up about their son Josh Duggar‘s public confession that he molested several young girls, including his own sisters, when he was a teenager. The first time it happened, they explained, was when their son came to them, crying and saying he had touched his young sisters when they were asleep. Michelle Duggar said, “We had one ray of hope in that Josh had a tender conscience.” There were more instances afterwards, Jim Bob Duggar said, in which their son had...
  • JOSH DUGGAR CHILLING MOLESTATION CONFESSION IN NEW POLICE REPORT

    06/03/2015 9:47:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 120 replies
    In Touch ^ | June 3, 2015 | Staff
    Josh Duggar confessed to his father Jim Bob Duggar on THREE separate occasions to multiple acts of sexual molestation against his sisters and a family friend, according to a new police report obtained exclusively by In Touch magazine. The document also makes clear that Josh was 15 years old when he molested his 5-year-old sister and committed at least SEVEN acts of sexual molestation.
  • If Josh Duggar Did Certain Things & Had Salvation Can Someone Do Homosexual Acts & Have Salvation?

    06/01/2015 11:54:08 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 127 replies
    6/1/2015 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    I am not equation homosexuality or heterosexuality with pedophilia, nor am I saying that Josh Duggar ever committed homosexual acts at any point in time in any way, shape. form or fashion. The point of this thread is like all of the others threads that I have written, and it is not meant to bash Josh Duggar. The point is to look at this situation and use it as a catalyst to continue on with other threads that I have started that deal with the following: "What constitutes salvation?" "Who is truly saved?" "Do we go by Arminianism or Calvinism?"...
  • From Gellar to Bush to Duggar Exclusive, Megyn Kelly Enjoying a Good Month

    05/31/2015 11:30:32 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 34 replies
    mediaiite ^ | May 31st, 2015 | Joe Concha
    Megyn Kelly is having a very good month. And we’re not talking from a ratings perspective, either. Comparing Kelly to her competition at 9:00 PM is now a pointless exercise. The May numbers show her beating CNN’s taped programming (Bourdain, Rowe, etc.) and MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow many nights by a 3-to-1 ratio or more. It’s actually been that way for some time and Kelly’s dominance appears to only be getting stronger. All of that said, what this column will focus on is all the headlines/buzz the program is generating long after the 44-year-old Albany Law grad signs off at 10:00...
  • Duggar parents preparing to answer questions in Fox interview

    05/30/2015 11:30:28 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 153 replies
    CNN ^ | 05/30/2015 | Brian Stelter
    The parents of the famous Duggar family will answer questions about the Josh Duggar molestation scandal in an interview on Fox News this week. Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar will speak with Fox anchor Megyn Kelly at their home in Arkansas, and the interview will air on Kelly's 9 p.m. program on Wednesday, Fox announced on Saturday. Josh Duggar and the other children on the family's reality show "19 Kids and Counting" will apparently not be a part of the interview.
  • Christian PR Expert Says Josh Duggar's Apology Is Not Enough to Satisfy Sexual Molestation Scandal

    05/29/2015 12:44:38 PM PDT · by Morgana · 44 replies
    christianpost.com ^ | May 28, 2015 | Sami K. Martin
    Josh Duggar, Executive Director of the Family Research Council Action in Ames, Iowa August 9, 2014. Hunter Frederick, a Christian public relations expert once rumored to have been hired to help manage the fallout from the sexual abuse allegations surrounding Josh Duggar, star of "19 Kids and Counting," by the Duggar family, says the recent apology from the embattled Christian figure and his parents is not enough to sate the effects of the scandal that has engulfed the family. "I have no reason to think their apology wasn't sincere, but an apology is one small thing that needs to happen...
  • Police: Duggars Used A Rod To Spank Their Kids

    05/29/2015 10:31:11 AM PDT · by Morgana · 149 replies
    inquisitr.com ^ | May 28, 2015 | inquisitr
    A 2006 police report detailing Josh Duggar’s molestation of his sisters has caused a media firestorm, yet the document has also revealed another detail that the Duggar family has yet to address: namely, the assertion by one of their children that Jim Bob and Michelle use a rod to spank them. The allegations surfaced in the police report, which was released in a redacted form last week by In Touch Weekly. The report includes a summary of a conversation which occurred between an investigator and one of the Duggar children, who remains unnamed. “Inv. Taylor asked [redacted] about getting spanked....
  • Hulu pulls "19 Kids and Counting" after allegations against Josh Duggar

    05/29/2015 10:18:57 AM PDT · by Morgana · 30 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | May 29, 2015, | CBS
    Hulu has pulled "19 Kids and Counting" from its lineup, following reports of sexual misconduct allegations against one of the stars, Josh Duggar, stemming from when he was a teenager. Although the streaming-video service didn't confirm removal of the TLC series, episodes weren't found Thursday on the Hulu site, where they had been available as recently as Wednesday.
  • Update: 19 Kids and Counting Loses 8 More Advertisers, Including David's Bridal, .....

    05/27/2015 8:22:53 PM PDT · by Morgana · 70 replies
    usmagazine.com ^ | May. 26, 2015 | Anna Chan
    FULL TITLE: Update: 19 Kids and Counting Loses 8 More Advertisers, Including David's Bridal, Pure Leaf, ConAgra, and Others UPDATE: Eight more companies have pulled their ads from TLC's 19 Kids and Counting on Wednesday, May 27. David's Bridal, Pure Leaf Iced Tea, Ace Hardware, ConAgra, Party City, Crayola, and Behr all made their announcements on social media. "We share your concerns and it is our understanding that TLC has pulled the show from their lineup," David's Bridal wrote on its Facebook page. "Should TLC reinstate the show, we will take steps to have our ads removed from future episodes."...
  • Huckabee’s Anachronistic Brand of Progressivism

    05/27/2015 1:14:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The National Review ^ | May 27, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    Mike Huckabee doesn’t have a lot of prominent defenders, and I am not volunteering for the job. Huckabee has always struck me as a right-wing populist-progressive. A deeply religious — and by all accounts decent — man, Huckabee nonetheless has a view of the state that would have jibed almost perfectly with such forgotten titans of the Progressive Era as Richard Ely, Josephus Daniels, and even William Jennings Bryan. Ely, a mentor to Woodrow Wilson and Teddy Roosevelt and the founder of the “Wisconsin school” of progressivism, believed that “God works through the state in carrying out His purposes more...
  • "19 Kids and Counting" losing advertisers

    05/27/2015 10:02:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    ET Online ^ | May 27, 2015 | Rosayln Oshmyansky
    The backlash continues for "19 Kids and Counting." Following Josh Duggar's molestation admission last week, TLC not only pulled all airings of the Duggars' show, but General Mills removed all their advertising as well. Now, more advertisers are joining in on pulling their commercials. Choice Hotels tells ET, "We have decide to remove our advertising from the show."
  • Duggar Girls Victimized … And It Wasn’t Over 10 Years Ago Like You’ve Heard!

    05/27/2015 9:41:01 AM PDT · by Theo · 92 replies
    Mad World News ^ | May 23, 2015 | Christy Lee Parker
    As we’ve all heard by now, the Duggars have some skeletons in their family closet. While the news is buzzing with the very bad things Josh Duggar did to some of his sisters over a decade ago, what people aren’t talking about is the fact that the girls have recently been victimized … as recent as today. You’ve seen it in your own social media news feed — and you may even have participated. Before I go on, let me explain that this isn’t about Josh. This isn’t defending Josh. I don’t even want to talk about what Josh did...
  • Duggar patriarch Jim Bob called for rape and incest to be punishable by DEATH

    05/26/2015 3:36:08 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 20 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 26 May 2015 | DAVID MCCORMACK
    While Duggar patriarch Jim Bob has remained relatively silent concerning his son's admission to molesting five young girls, he was abundantly clear about his hardline views on punishment for rape and incest perpetrators during his failed 2002 run for the U.S. senate. During his campaign Jim Bob stated his belief that 'rape and incest represent heinous crimes and as such should be treated as capital crimes', according to a web cache of his campaign website. His extreme view is stated in a section in which he explained his position on abortion.
  • Remember when Jim Bob Duggar said incest should be punishable by death?

    05/26/2015 7:39:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 86 replies
    suntimes.com ^ | 26 May 2015 | Scott Sutton
    After last week’s shocking admission that he’d molested his sisters as a teenager, former “19 Kids and Counting” star Josh Duggar has put his parents in quite a pickle. While Josh has (deservedly) received plenty of backlash from his admission, his parents have also come under heavy scrutiny for how they have handled the situation. ..... However, it’s worth noting where Jim Bob, a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2002, actually stands on the issue of incest and rape — or at least what he told the public while he was running for office. According to Gawker, who...
  • Josh Duggar, Atheists, and Pedophiles

    05/26/2015 4:07:33 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 36 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Tim Dunkin
    So while Josh Duggar may be a hypocrite who needs to face up to the consequences of his actions, the radical "freethinker" community is really the last group of people who have any business pointing it out By now, many readers have probably heard about the recent revelation that Josh Duggar, the oldest son of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar of 19 Kids and Counting fame, has admitted to molesting some young girls a decade ago when he was a teenager. The information about this came out recently when a heavily redacted police report from 2006 was released by In...
  • Cruz to join Gov. Abbott at flood briefing in Houston

    05/26/2015 3:41:41 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 40 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | May 26, 2015 2:25 pm | Todd J. Gillman
    WASHINGTON — Sen. Ted Cruz — who lives in Houston and has his presidential campaign headquarters there — will join Gov. Greg Abbott this afternoon for a briefing on storm damage, a Cruz aide said.They’ll hear from emergency officials and law enforcement, and attend a news conference at 4pm CT at the Houston Office Of Emergency Management.Abbott announced earlier that he would survey flood damage and meet with local leaders to discuss state recovery resources. He spoke a few hours ago with President Barack Obama, and a federal emergency declaration of some sort seems likely.
  • Rose McGowan half-apologizes for misquoting Ted Cruz

    05/26/2015 1:05:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/26/15 | Nick Goss
    Actress Rose McGowan offered an apology — of sorts — this week after sharing what appeared to be an inflammatory quote from Texas Sen. Ted Cruz on Josh Duggar’s departure from the Family Research Council last Friday. Duggar’s resignation followed his acknowledgement of reports that he sexually molested younger children as a teenager, including his own sisters. Story Continued Below “While there may have been an age difference, Josh Duggar’s transgressions are far less an affront to God than what gays do with each other - Ted Cruz, 5/22/15,” read the text next to the photo of Duggar and Cruz...
  • Josh Duggar Cracks Molestation Joke Dating Family Is What We Do!

    05/26/2015 6:42:07 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 58 replies
    tmz.com ^ | May 26, 2015
    Josh Duggar is from Arkansas ... so it's totally cool if he dates his siblings. Back in 2008 -- long before Duggar's molestation past came to light -- he made a quip during an episode of what was then called "17 Kids and Counting." Josh describes a double date scenario with his then-fiancée Anna ... he ended up going with 2 of his siblings. Josh explains, "We chose Jana and John David. We thought why not, have a double date ... We are from Arkansas!" He then broke out in laughter. Not so funny now ...
  • Online Commenter Warned About Josh Duggar Molestation Accusations 8 Years Ago

    05/25/2015 1:50:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 194 replies
    people.com ^ | 5.24.2015 | Michele Corriston
    Eight years ago, Alice gave a thorough and detailed account of events that are nearly identical to those outlined in the police report that became public this week: "In January, the whole family went to Chicago and taped Oprah Winfrey show... As you may have noticed, that show never aired and it never will," Alice posted before delivering the bombshell that The Oprah Winfrey Show staffers had been told that Josh had molested five minor girls. Alice then wrote, "Yes, this is the truth ... They have been investigated to some length..." On the subject of Josh's parents Jim Bob,...
  • 19 Kids and Counting taken off the air by TLC in wake of revelation that son Josh...

    05/22/2015 2:22:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 229 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | 22 May 2015 | Chris Spargo For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: 19 Kids and Counting taken off the air by TLC in wake of revelation that son Josh molested young girls and his parents Jim Bob and Michelle covered it up 19 Kids and Counting has been taken off the air. The show has not been officially cancelled at this time, but has been removed from the network's lineup. The move comes one day after Josh Duggar, the oldest son of the family featured on the program, admitted that he molested young girls when he was a teenager. Making matters worse, it was also revealed that his parents worked...
  • Huckabee backs Josh Duggar, slams those ‘sensationalizing’ molestation allegations

    05/22/2015 1:14:29 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 70 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 22, 2015 | Elahe Izadi
    A day after Josh Duggar apologized amid allegations that he molested several underage girls while he was a teenager, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee criticized “those who have enjoyed revealing this long ago sins.” “Josh’s actions when he was an underage teen are as he described them himself, ‘inexcusable,’ but that doesn’t mean ‘unforgivable,’ ” Huckabee said in a statement posted on Facebook Friday. “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...
  • ‘19 Kids and Counting’ pulled from TLC lineup

    05/22/2015 11:04:14 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 267 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 22, 2015 | Derrick Bryson Taylor
    Prepare to say goodbye to TLC show “19 Kids and Counting.” The family-centric reality show is being pulled from the network’s TV schedule one day after Josh Duggar issued an apology following molestation allegations, Page Six has learned. It’s unclear if the network has made any permanent decisions regarding the show’s future but information about the show remains on the network’s site as of Friday.
  • Josh Duggar apologizes amid molestation allegations, quits Family Research Council

    05/22/2015 4:45:51 AM PDT · by MadIsh32 · 99 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 22nd 2015 | Elahe Izadi
    In the wake of a tabloid report alleging that he molested several underage girls while he was a teenager, reality-television star Josh Duggar said Thursday that he “acted inexcusably” and was “deeply sorry” for what he called “my wrongdoing.” The 27-year-old Duggar, a high-profile member of the evangelical Christian family that stars on TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting,” also resigned his post with the Family Research Council, a conservative lobbying organization. “Twelve years ago, as a young teenager, I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret,” Duggar said in a statement posted on Facebook on Thursday....