Sunday, August 23, 2015

Family Research Council Responds to Josh Duggar Controversy

As mentioned in prior posts, Josh Duggar has been at the center of raging scandals involving sexual abuse of children and infidelity. Earlier this year, Josh Duggar resigned from his position as executive director of Family Research Council Action, to which FRC president Tony Perkins responded with a terse press release. Now, Perkins has posted a statement about Josh Duggar's Ashley Madison revelations on the front page of the FRC website.
"Last night we learned from online reports about allegations concerning Josh Duggar and then read his confession today. We are grieved by Josh’s conduct and the devastating impact of his pornography addiction and marital unfaithfulness. Our hearts hurt for his family, and all those affected by Josh’s actions. His deceitful behavior harms his family, his friends, his former coworkers, and the cause he has publicly espoused. Those of us who advocate for family values in the public square are held to a higher standard, and Josh’s failures serve as a painful reminder of the destructive effects of not living with integrity. We are praying for the family."
I couldn't be happier that Josh Duggar's infidelity scandal has harmed "the cause he has publicly espoused", a cause devoted to demonizing and denying rights to LGBTQ citizens. LGBTQ equality isn't a threat to marriage and family. Sexual abuse is. Patriarchy is. Arrogant entitlement is. Infidelity is. Hypocrisy is. The so-called "family values" movement is far greater danger the notion of family than same-sex marriage.

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