Thursday, August 20, 2015

Josh Duggar, Ladies and Gentlemen

I didn't talk about the Duggar molestation scandal here because it struck a nerve too deep to talk about it without anger, stress, or harsh speech. If you were following on Twitter or Facebook, you know how I feel about it. But I decided not to post my thoughts here.

This, however, is a different story.

Family Values Activist Josh Duggar Had a Paid Ashley Madison Account
(he had more than one, actually)
http://gawker.com/family-values-activist-josh-duggar-had-a-paid-ashley-ma-1725132091

Josh Duggar Admits to Cheating on Wife
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/josh-duggar-cheated-wife-confesses-816596

"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."

Oh, yawn.

Newsflash, Josh Duggar: When you truly regret an action, you repent (the word means "to change or turn away from") and never do it again. You had no intention of stopping, because you kept doing it without confession or remorse. You not only lied and cheated, you stole. You may be the "bread-winner", but you stole from your wife and children. You stole that money when you gave it to a company that served your sickening addiction. You are a liar, a cheater, an abuser, and a thief.

You're not ashamed that you hurt your family, Josh. You're ashamed that you got caught. A forced confession based on undeniable evidence is not repentance. You would have kept doing it. You and I and anyone with half a brain knows that.

Allow me to amend your statement:

"I am so ashamed that I was caught living a double life. I am grieved that my sins were exposed, resulting in my wife, family, and the public finding out that I'm a hypocrite and a disgrace to all who know me. I am in pain because this happened to my family and me. Especially me."

You are a self-absorbed sex addict, and the sad truth is that most people like you are never cured by Jesus nor Psychology. You don't deserve the trust of one person around you, especially that of your wife and children, and no matter how much you apologize, you will never deserve it again. Those are the consequences you and only you have brought upon yourself.

I can only hope and pray that Anna does the right thing for her livelihood and the safety of those four children.