Family Research Council Is 'Grieved' by Josh Duggar's 'Deceitful' Behavior

When Josh Duggar admitted to using the site Ashley Madison to cheat on his wife, he called himself the "biggest hypocrite ever." It seems as though the 19 Kids and Counting star's ex-boss agrees. Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, issued a statement about Josh Duggar and said that as an advocate for family values, Josh was held to a higher standard.


As a lobbyist for family values in Washington, DC, Josh often talked about the importance of traditional marriage in America, and strongly advocated against LGBT rights. He left the conservative Christian group after copping to molesting five underage girls as a young teen more than a decade ago.

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When Ashley Madison hackers released their data this week, Josh was found to have two separate accounts on the site, and within hours, he made a public confession about using the site, cheating on Anna, and being addicted to porn.

Yeah. Now in a statement from the FRC, Perkins said:

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.

It is pretty ludicrous that the 27-year-old reality star was working for a organization focused on family values. He certainly wasn't living them, was he?

Back when he left the FRC in May, he said, "In good faith I cannot allow Family Research Council to be impacted by mistakes I made as a teenager." I wonder if he silently added, "And please God, don't let them find out about the other skeletons in my closet."


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