Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Will the Duggar Scandal Ever Go Away? New Evidence Of Politics.

Mediaite has the answer

josh duggar

A new report into the Josh Duggar molestation scandal reveals that at one point, he attempted to sue the Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) after they investigated his crimes.
Why would he sue DHS? Maybe because they wanted him out of that house!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Dumb and Dumber: Crazy Pastor's Wife Would Like To Execute Josh Duggar

Can't get much dumber than these two!

With all the brouhaha about Josh Duggar and his molestations of his sisters, you think that he would receive support from people other than Mike Huckabee. Unfortunately, even the craziest part of the Christian Right is bring faggots to the auto de fe: Zsuzsanna Anderson, sublimated wife of Steven Anderson ("It would be an AIDS-free Christmas if all gays were killed") has said that for years, she has thought the Duggar family too liberal for her taste and that sexual deviants should be executed. 

Raw Story has the bizarre story HERE.

To demonstrate his incredible intelligence, Anderson has memorized substantial parts of the New Testament word for word, but (in his case) an idiot savant is still an idiot savant. 

Maybe it's a good thing for Duggar that he didn't win their support.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Josh Duggar and Osama Bin Laden: One Family Man's Saint Is Another Family Man's Terrorist

And like Osama Bin Laden, we may never know the whole story about the Duggar Family.

One family had 19 children, the other had 20. Both were extremely religious. Both had loving, doting parents. One parent was a professional father, showing America how one large Christian family copes. The other was a professional terrorist, showing the world how Al Queda copes.

(CNN) In his final years hiding in a compound in Pakistan, Osama bin Laden was a man who at once showed great love and interest in his own family while he coldly drew up quixotic plans for mass casualty attacks on Americans, according to documents seized by Navy SEALs the night he was killed.
(ReligionNews)The Duggars, the reality TV family famous for its progeny (19 Kids and Counting) and its conservatism, is reeling now that oldest son, Josh, has been forced to acknowledge he was investigated for molesting underage girls when he was a teenager in Arkansas.

The week of May 18th was a week frought with family values disclosures - going in opposition directions: Osama Bin Laden's image got a slight re-adjustment while the Duggar family's image got trashed. And while not in the terrorist league, the Duggar family is suffering a fall from the Righteous Right pedestal that would certainly amuse Bin Laden.

And while Osama Bin Laden's family values were given short shrift by the media, it was Josh Duggars past exploits that dominated the headlines. It was as if the fall of the Christian Right's poster family was more important to America than the analysis of Bin Laden. Such are the ways of America and its hunger for scandal.

Josh Duggar, Rhetorical Terrorist

Everyone jumped into the fray, from Montel Williams, who called Duggar a "scumbag" and a rhetorical terrorist" to Mike Huckabee who came to the Duggars' defense. Analysis of Duggar values and ideologies came to the fore:

Sarah Posner (Religion Dispatches):
This week, a recap of their television show on their blog discussed how Jim Bob and Michelle “encourage their kids to take a chaperone along on all their dates so they have someone to keep them accountable and ensure that they stick to their courtship standards.” In their family, they police sex outside of marriage. In politics they police sex between consenting adults, sex between people of the same sex; they are “pure” and “godly” because they police and condemn other people’s sexual lives. But now the public knows that this family which enforces “purity” has covered up the sexual predations—against children, even their own children— of their star son.
Posner points out that the "Purity" of the Duggar family never really existed, something that die hard supporters like Mike Huckabee find hard to believe.

In Stumbles Huckabee

The fallout from the scandal is incredibly far-reaching: not only has TLC pulled 19 and Counting, but Mike Huckbee's support of the Duggars has enraged his most ardent fans:·

Karla Jensen As President you will support incestuous child molesters but not gay people. Good information to have prior to the elections
Kristen Blair Bowman What about accountability for Jim Bob and Michelle? They weren't minors and they didn't report this to protect even their own daughters. I have a way bigger problem with that action (or, inaction).
Aimee Bruckner NO NO NO, This family has done tremendous damage not only to their own family, but to an entire group of people in this country. You do NOT get to lobby discriminatory legislation and claim that gay/transgender people are immoral and harmful to children when the WHOLE time, this "religious/traditional" family is doing DIRT and covering it up while profiting from it. That is deplorable and inexcusable Mike Huckabee get a clue!!
Marie Kelichner McCormack My question would be how do we know he's STOPPED??? My biggest worry is that he now has at least one daughter. Hopefully someone is protecting HER!! Pedophiles don't become miraculously "cured"

Perhaps the most hypocritical statement from Huckabee was:
"He [Josh Duggar] and his family dealt with it and were honest and open about it with the victims and the authorities."
Coming from someone who has secreted ten years of sermons for fear of what they might divulge concerning PWAs (People With AIDS) and complicity in evicting them from their homes, it's an egregious statement at best: Mike Huckabee's credibility is shattered. Even Duggar's own Family Research Council is remaining mum, stating only that it accepts his resignation and prays for "everyone involved." This is a far cry from the praise Duggar received when first coming into the FRC fold:
Drawing from his unique experiences in family, entertainment, politics and business, Josh seeks to use his God-given platform to encourage others to be engaged in the political process.
Where's The Focus?

Knowledge (given to him by God, of course) of the "political process" certainly marks Duggar as THE poster boy of a Christian Right lobbying firm. And the focus of the scandal has been on the fall of that poster boy. But what of the victims? Not only those siblings whom he molested, but the LGBT community he steadily attacked and the American public he duped. Where are they in this mess? They are left waiting in the wings, depending upon voices like Montel Williams and disgusted social media.

They are also insulted by the "political process" of the Duggar family:

(Hollywod Life)The record regarding the almost decade-old investigation into Josh Duggar, 27, has been expunged. The news of the destroyed record comes just one day after Josh broke his silence about the allegations that he molested five young girls when he was 14 years old and resigned from his position at the Family Research Council.Judge Stacey Zimmerman ordered the 2006 offense report regarding the case involving Josh to be destroyed on May 21, according to the Associated Press.“The judge ordered us yesterday to expunge that record,” Springdale Police spokesman Scott Lewis said on May 22. “As far as the Springdale Police Department is concerned this report doesn’t exist.”
But scandals involving the unlicensed "treatment center" (for which the Duggars were regular volunteers) may have started to shift focus on Jim Bo's b and Michelle Duggar's roles in all of it:
(Raw Story) The founder of a chain of Christian “treatment” centers Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar sent their eldest son to for molesting five girls — including his sisters — resigned in 2014 under a cloud of accusations that he had “sexually groomed” and harassed young women and teens in his ministry.
Dr. Gail Stalz had an inciteful take on Duggar's "treatment" (or lack of it) and what it meant for the victims (see below). In many ways, Josh Duggar is taking the blame for what the Duggar family failed to do. 


It seems clear that even in the wake of the scandal, the Duggars are manipulating the American public: having records expunged, distracting people away from victims and cover ups, while Josh Duggar is crying mea culpa. It all adds up to a contempt for America owned by terrorists - rhetorical or otherwise. 

Lost Huckabee And The LGBT Community: Did Huckabee's Pastoral Sermons Pack San Francisco With Disowned PWAs?

He was a Southern Baptist Preacher for God's sake!

10 years of Mike Huckabee's sermons have either been destroyed or have been spirited away to some unknown planet.

Mother Jones, December 10, 2007
Is Mike Huckabee the presidential candidate shunning Mike Huckabee the preacher? Before entering politics, he was a pastor at two Baptist churches. Now his campaign tells Mother Jones it won't make his sermons available to the media and the public.

In 1992, when Mike Huckabee was running for the U.S. Senate:
[CNN, 2007)] responding to an Associated Press questionnaire, Huckabee said steps should be taken to "isolate the carriers of this plague" during his failed run for a U.S. Senate seat from Arkansas 15 years ago.
"Now, would I say things a little differently in 2007? Probably so," Huckabee told Fox News. "But I'm not going to recant or retract from the statement that I did make because, again, the point was not saying we ought to lock people up who have HIV/AIDS."

Huckabee did not explain how individuals with HIV would have been isolated. 

Hmmm... Isolation IS a form of 'lock up" isn't it? The lepers of Molokai were not exactly "locked up." Neither was Father Damien, but he certainly could have told us about the problems of such "isolation". Where would PWAs go? A Manzanar-like reservation would need to be funded by the government, and Huckabee opposed federal funding of even the basic HIV medications. One can envision a HIV Trail of Tears leading to a patch in Death Valley, with hopes of gays dying out "because they can't reproduce" as one pastor put it. 

Since the CDC had long since declared that you couldn't get AIDS from a toilet seat, the determination with which Huckabee was willing to "isolate" other human beings may be a clue as to what was in those sermons that have yet to see light since 1992. 

Today, Huckabee goes into a "that-was-then-this-is-now" mode when addressing his stance on AIDS. He has even seemed to soften his attitude towards gays. Today, he asks for tolerance and forgiveness of the Christian Right's sins, even blaming the media for fanning the flames of discontent, as in the recent scandal involving the Duggar family. 

There will be more to come on this subject, since Presidential hopeful Huckabee cannot escape the investigation into his former policies, his coverup of sermons and his statement that the Duggar family were at the start transparent:

"He and his family dealt with it and were honest and open about it with the victims and the authorities."


Jim Bob Duggar waited more than a year after his son, Josh, confessed to sexually molesting several female minors before contacting police, In Touch Magazine is reporting exclusively, based on information contained in the official police report.

What’s more, Jim Bob informed the elders of his church about Joshua’s actions and they waited three months before contacting authorities. The explosive new information is contained in a Springdale, Ark., police report obtained by
In Touch magazine.
 The Duggars hid the scandal from the media since 2006, even when the family knew they were going to be featured in a reality show.

Transparency. Huckabee. Right.