Someone did not like my previous Duggar post:
“like them or not you are commanded by Christ to love them - your words do not exemplify that - no matter how loathsome you may find their words or deeds you are called to love them - you do not have to accept them or approve of them - but you do have to love them - call them to task for what you see as their faults or failures but you have to do it in a spirit of love - not in a snarky sarcastic way - THAT is how others will know you are a disciple of Christ”
As my late aunt was wont to say, I am bumfuzzled.
First off, I don’t see any snark in what I posted previously.
Josh Duggar is a sexual predator.
The Duggar clan are sexual deviants.
The Independent Fundamentalist Baptist churches, the Bill Gothard led faction of same, and the whole Purity Movement have perverted the gospel of Christ.
These are inarguable facts.
Pretending these facts are not true by refusing to call them what they are is not going to help anybody.
Josh Duggar has checked in to “rehab” for treatment of his “sexual addiction.”
I use quotes because addicts can’t self-diagnose themselves; they may indeed have that particular problem, but it takes trained professionals to recognize all the symptoms and help locate the root of the problem.
I use quotes because the “rehab” facility is is attending has no medically or legitimately trained personnel; it is yet another extension of the same basic mind-warping / soul-killing / child-abusing IFB cult that both directly and indirectly made Josh Duggar what he is today!
Sending him to that facility is like trying to conduct an AA meeting at a bar during happy hour.
They will do nothing to fix his problem, because they are the problem: Their grossly distorted, domineering, sexually deviant, soul crippling theology that attracts the spiritually and intellectually fearful.
It would be bad enough if their toxic nonsense was just confined to their own group, but that’s not the case: They crowd themselves in front of microphones and cameras, determined to shout down all attempts to try and present the genuine gospel of Christ at work.
They are modern day Pharisees, concocting an ever widening network of laws and rules and regulations and rituals and practices that are guaranteed to make worse the lives of anyone who tries to follow them.
They are precisely what Christ championed against in his brief ministry on earth.
And it’s not just the IFB; they’re merely the particular flavor of the Duggar clan sickness.
People are leaving Christianity, and they’re leaving it because we are letting the moral imbeciles and the con men and the slickee boiz get away with their crimes and perversions.
The Duggars, at least Jim-Bob and Michelle, are not victims but perpetrators. He’s a hack politician who couldn’t even please the undemanding electorate of Arkansas. She’s his enabler. Together they milk the system to enrich themselves without regard to any havoc they wreak.
Wanna see the Duggar true colors?
After their “we’re a wonderful family and you’re not” show was canceled (because they hid the fact their son had molested his kid sisters while they were away pressing political flesh), they tried to crawl back on TV by pitching a show where they would “counsel” victims of sexual abuse.
This after Jim-Bob blithely asserted child molesting by older teen sons goes on all the time in fundamentalist families.
Good lord -- these people have no shame!*
Do not try to protect these people. They cannot be forgiven and loved until they stop harming others, and by that I mean shutting the fnck up and getting out of the public conscious and acknowledging the system they embrace causes far more problems than it purportedly solves.
You wanna love and forgive ‘em, fine; just don’t let them keep spewing their nonsense out to the world at large.
* I don’t, either, but then I’m quick to point that out to people. They don’t; in fact, they hide behind a false mask of pious humility.