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originally posted by: Tusks
Boys can and frequently do things that are senseless. They simply haven't learned correct behavior. Unless actual physical or psychological harm was caused , this should have been ignored by a responsible press---something we haven;t had in ages.
Are people just willfully ignoring all the information we've dug up since the story broke?
But they're also against hand-holding, kissing and actually dating. The Duggar daughters prefer to be courted with their parents chaperoning as they "focus on the spiritual and emotional aspects of their relationship."
None of them have replaced their purity rings with wedding bands yet because they don't feel marriage is "God's will or God's timing," right now.
But if he was someone else and his parents and the trooper friend they reported it to (who is in prison for child porn) hadn't kept it undercover, he'd probably be in a lot more trouble than he is.
Like what? Their show is temporarily cancelled. What other consequences is he or the family paying?
This is the recently civilized town square executions of old.
originally posted by: Spiramirabilis
I could give a crap about their show. They're being hanged in public - consequence enough I think. I am not a fan of the Duggars - they're ignorant and malicious. But, seriously - enough is enough
I told you I didn't think he should be punished anymore because of what he and his family are already suffering. What do you want from me?
originally posted by: mOjOm
Give me a break. They guy sexually abused multiple girls. Don't give me the "Playing Doctor" or "Boys being Boys" crap either because even when that is the case it's not with your own damn Sisters.
It's the entire Repressive Religious Hate filled brood that continuously claim such moral high ground and attack others while having dark secrets up to their eyeballs while doing it.
originally posted by: Benevolent Heretic
a reply to: burdman30ott6
Agreed. That attitude considers only the perpetrator's innocence and leans heavily toward "boys will be boys". People keep saying that he was young and kids do this kind of thing. But no one seems to consider the girls and the damage they will suffer all their lives.
If Josh's "counseling" was inadequate, which it appears it was, given it was performed by a man whose in prison for child porn and a minister who is a sexual predator, I doubt the girls' counseling was any better, if they got any at all. The Duggars wanted to keep it from authorities and in "in the church", but thankfully, it's out now. I hope these girls (women?) can get the help they need.
According to the Associated Press,
Springdale police spokesman Scott Lewis said Judge Stacey Zimmerman ordered the 2006 offense report destroyed Thursday. Zimmerman didn’t return a request for comment on Friday.
“The judge ordered us yesterday to expunge that record,” Lewis said, adding that similar records are typically kept indefinitely. “As far as the Springdale Police Department is concerned, this report doesn’t exist.”
So Josh Duggar is getting special treatment from an Arkansas judge who is connected to Mike Huckabee who in turn is a close friend of the Duggar family.
Huckabee even referenced the judge’s order in his Facebook post yesterday.
“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.”