I saw about half of the Duggar sisters’ interview on Fox last night, and it was revolting. It turns out that Josh Duggar did nothing wrong and the Duggar parents did nothing wrong, and the real perpetrator here is the wicked secular agenda-driven news media, for reporting on Josh Duggar’s sexual abuse of his younger sisters.
The Washington Post has highlights.
“We are victims,” Dillard tearfully told Kelly in another portion of the interview. Explaining her reaction to the moment when allegations against her brother came to light last month, she said: “They can’t do this to us.”
“I see it as a re-victimization that’s even 1,000 times worse,” Dillard said.
As their parents had in an interview with Fox News on Wednesday, Dillard and Seewald questioned the legality of how In Touch obtained a police report detailing the allegations. “You can’t FOIA juvenile cases, everybody knows that,” Seewald said.
However, legal experts told The Washington Post on Friday that under Arkansas law, the release of the reports — with the victims’ names and relevant pronouns redacted — was likely within the law.
But because other details were given it was obvious that the sisters were the victims.
I can certainly see why the sisters hate that…but at the same time, I don’t think they should minimize the sexual abuse while maximizing the journalistic intrusion.
In another portion of the interview, Seewald defended her brother’s work at the Family Research Council, which included lobbying against same-sex marriage.
“It’s right to say, ‘Here’s what I believe, here’s my values,’ even if you’ve made stupid mistakes or failures,” Seewald said. “If you’ve had failures in your past, it doesn’t mean you can’t be changed. I think that’s where, I think the real issue is people are making this sound like it happened yesterday.”
Oh, I see. LGBT people are evil, but a boy groping his younger sisters is just stupid mistakes.
Josh Duggar and the other Duggars don’t just say “here’s my values”; they say more and worse than that. They do their best to harm people.
But then I have “an agenda.”