Mike Huckabee Just Wrote A Love Letter To Josh Duggar Defending Him After Allegations

After the allegations of child molestation surrounding Josh Duggar of 19 Kids and Counting fame came to light, you would think people would start to distance themselves. However, GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee was quick to jump to Duggar’s defense.

His defense reads from Facebook:

“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.

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So basically, Duggar fondling his siblings without consent is all well and good, because the Lord will forgive him. It’s in the past, so, you know… we should just let bygones be bygones. The Duggars were protecting the victims! Yeah, that’s it! They cared about the victims. Not their own self-interest of trying to put together a reality show and Jim Bob’s run for State Senate.

If anything, the cover-up and ignoring of an apparent ongoing issue with their son going after their other children is just as bad as the alleged fondling itself. By not doing anything about it, the Duggars condoned this abhorrent behavior, and now a man running for the highest office in the land is standing up and passionately speaking out in defense of these horrific actions. In fact, he’s running to them with his support.

This is more disgusting than words can even describe. Shame on you, Huckabee, for rushing to the defense of a child molester.

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