Well, you had to have been living under a rock if you hadn’t heard the news that the wholesome and morally-upstanding uberChristian, Josh Duggar, had, as a teenager, sexually assaulted underage girls. Some outlets are even reporting that some of these girls may have been relatives. What makes this story even more sickeningly tragic is that, although his parents had known about it all these years – they had reported it to the police an entire year after they first found out – it had all been kept hushed up in order to preserve their pristine holier-than-Jesus-himself image. After all, I would imagine that it would be super hard to be chaste up until your wedding night if you’d already indulged in multiple counts of sexual assault.
I feel too much for the victims of this situation to bellow “I knew it” in the direction of this god-awful family, but I would like to bring your attention to this post that went up not even a full year ago! Do you guys remember this? When Lafayette, Arkansas, was considering passing a bill which would make it illegal to discriminate based on profiles such as sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or socioeconomic background, Michelle Duggar was quick to warn the residents of that area that allowing such a law would allow “men” – referring to transgender females – to use girls’ locker rooms. She’d also all but flat out said that convicted child molesters would, with the law, have the right to enter private areas designated for girls. Funny, she didn’t seem so concerned that her football team-sized brood of daughters was being enclosed with a child molester when said molester was her own son. The protection of molestation victims didn’t seem to be much of a preoccupation when she was hiding what her son did for the past ten years. I suppose the fact that he wasn’t transgender meant that his transgressions weren’t cause for alarm.
This is just another example of how those who are loudest in passing judgment against others are those who are often the most morally bankrupt. And so, I would just like to remind all of you who may have felt personally victimized by Michelle Duggar’s disgusting argument, or even those of you who are shamed and bullied by others on a daily basis, of one thing. If the reason you’re being hated on or discriminated against is nothing more than you being yourself, you need to hold your head high, because the likelihood is that your tormentors are guilty of far worse sins.
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