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Huckabee Defends Duggar Son Accused of Molestation.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — TLC says it has pulled the reality series “19 Kids and Counting” from its schedule, a move that follows reports of sexual misconduct allegations against Josh Duggar from when he was a juvenile. In a statement Friday, the channel said it was deeply troubled and saddened by what it called a “heartbreaking situation.” TLC said its “thoughts and prayers are with the family and victims at this difficult time.” The statement doesn’t elaborate. Duggar admitted late Thursday that he had “acted inexcusably” and said he is “extremely sorry” for his actions, though he didn’t specify what he did. “No purpose whatsoever is served by those who are now trying to discredit Josh or his family by sensationalizing the story,” Huckabee wrote. “Good people make mistakes and do regrettable and even disgusting things.” In 2008, The Huffington Post reported that as governor, Huckabee “aggressively pushed for the early release of a convicted rapist,” ignoring pleas from “numerous women” that they or people they knew had been assaulted by him. It was not immediately clear if the show, which has been on the air for seven years and is one of TLC’s top performers, was canceled or simply going on hiatus.

Huckabee got his way and the man was released, and he then he went on to rape and murder “at least one other woman.” Given Huckabee’s evidently low bar for what constitutes forgivable behavior, it’s somewhat perplexing that, as a public figure, he has chosen to attack lots of people who have not admitted to or been accused of sex crimes of any nature—like President Obama: guilty of “stomping on Christians”; gays who are trying to “criminalize Christianity”; Beyoncé and Jay Z for morally bankrupting our society with their sexy music and dancing. Josh Duggar, a conservative activist whose family has been chronicled in the reality television show “19 Kids and Counting” stepped down from his job at FRC Action on Thursday after In Touch Weekly revealed a 2006 police report that showed him at the center of a police investigation. The outlet reported that the show’s future has not yet been decided, but that the program will at least temporarily be removed as the network deals with fallout from the molestation claims surrounding Duggar.

The network declined to comment further. “Twelve years ago, as a young teenager I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret,” Mr. In Huckabee’s most recent literary achievement, God, Guns, Grits and Gravy, Huckabee suggested the couple had a pimp-whore dynamic: “Does it occur to him that he is arguably crossing the line from husband to pimp by exploiting his wife as a sex object?” Huckabee wondered. That dark and difficult time caused us to seek God like never before.” As The Hollywood Reporter noted, this is the second TLC show in the course of a year to experience controversy that sparked network action. “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” was cancelled after star Mama June was reportedly seen spending time with a man convicted of child molestation.

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