Jessa Duggar’s Father-in-Law Michael Seewald Responds to Josh Duggar’s …

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Ben Seewald’s Father Defends Josh Duggar: “I’m Rooting For You”.

Michael Seewald – the father of Jessa’s husband Ben Seewald, 20, and six other children – posted an essay titled “Grace Greater Than Our Sin” to his family’s blog Sunday, explaining why he is rallying around his family members and forgiving Duggar for his actions. “It pains me to see that they are now having to relive the nightmare that had been laid to rest well over a decade ago with Josh’s repentance and reformation,” Seewald wrote, “but I feel compelled to bring some context and reason to the bloodletting that many are engaging in and to come to the aid of our dear friends and family.” Seewald went on to explain in more than 2,000 words why Duggar should not punish himself forever and that the victims involved should “not be lost in all of this.” “Sadly, this type of thing is all too common. Jessa Duggar’s father-in-law has spoken out in support of Josh Duggar and his parents amid calls for the sacking of the police chief who released the molestation report that exposed the TLC reality star.U.S. cable network TLC said on Friday it has pulled all episodes of 19 Kids and Counting, its top-rated television reality show featuring a large Christian family, after reports surfaced that the eldest son had molested underage girls as a teen. While the interview was intended to make the girls seem normal and relatable (even though they are four of 19 and participate in a religious sect which blames young girls for molestation), it’s now eerily sinister.

He posted a 2,160-word essay on his website, explaining that he normally wouldn’t get involved with something like this but felt compelled to because of the criticism his “family” is getting. “Some people act as if it was the Duggar’s responsibility to have made this sad episode in their family public knowledge.” … umm, they’re on a reality TV show, aren’t they? Would you be willing to publicize your own darkest moments?” Seewald, a devout Christian, asked in the blog post. “Yes, we should constantly be learning and growing as parents and change when we see a better way, yet no parenting method is without flaw.

Their private lives are bound to become public at some point! “Many times it is simply lack of opportunity or fear of consequences that keep us from falling into grievous sin even though our fallen hearts would love to indulge the flesh. ” Wait, wasn’t the police report burned? Josh Duggar, 27, the couple’s son, issued an apology last Thursday, acknowledging “wrongdoing,” but did not directly address allegations reported by In Touch magazine and other websites. “Twelve years ago, as a young teenager, I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret. But now that Josh Duggar’s molestation has come to light, there’s something even more creepy about the Duggars’ answers to questions about love and romance. He writes: “As it stands criminal charges were not brought against Josh but I believe that Josh’s parents acted in a way that godly parents should.

Fan the flames of youthful lust and you end up with what we have: unprecedented numbers of unwed mothers, millions of abortions, rampant STDs, and the unraveling of the fabric of our whole society. Josh didn’t sin because he was repressed, he sinned because like all of us he is a sinner.” “There are many of you that are reading these words right now having had thoughts and deeds no better than what Josh had and did,” he said. “Here is a warning for everyone reading this, by condemning a repentant sinner you have placed yourself in the place of God… I want to say to Josh, hang in there, the shame you feel is legitimate, yet Jesus took your shame as he was punished in your place.

On Thursday, a police report emerged revealing that, in March 2002, an unnamed youngster had come forward saying Josh Duggar ‘had been touching her breasts and genitals while she slept.’ A year later, ‘several’ more minors came forward to say that Josh had touched them, and the teen was sent away to the Basic Life Principles Training Center in Little Rock, Arkansas, for treatment. However, authorities only became aware of Josh’s actions in 2006 after Oprah Winfrey’s production team alerted them to an email they had been sent warning the host about the molestation scandal. This corroborates a comment by a person going by the name of Alice on a blog post in 2007, which stated “Oprah was informed that Josh, the oldest son, had been molesting his sisters. Do not keep silent if you are being abused, tell someone you trust, a parent, a teacher, a friend, anyone is better than silence.” Josh has since lost his job and possibly his spot on the TLC show, and you know what? I hurt others, including my family and close friends,’ Josh said in a statement. ‘We spoke with the authorities where I confessed my wrongdoing, and my parents arranged for me and those affected by my actions to receive counseling.’ Jim Bob and Michelle – former Arkansas ‘Mother of the Year’ – released their own statement, saying: ‘Back 12 years ago our family went through one of the most difficult times of our lives.

Oprah turned them over to the Arkansas State Police Child Protection Agency and the Washington County Child Protection Agency.” Springdale, Arkansas police spokesman Scott Lewis told reporters that Judge Stacey Zimmerman, the Juvenile Judge of Madison and Washington county, ordered the destruction of the report according to ReverbPress. “The judge ordered us yesterday to expunge that record. As far as the Springdale Police Department is concerned this report doesn’t exist,” Lewis said. “Josh’s actions when he was an underage teen are as he described them himself, ‘inexcusable,’ but that doesn’t mean ‘unforgivable,'” Huckabee said on his Facebook page. He admitted it,” another said. “A homosexual is a sinner if they are leading a homosexual lifestyle and when they flaunt their lifestyle for everyone to see.” Neither Jessa nor Ben have posted anything to social media since the 2006 police investigation was unsealed last week.

He resigned from his position as Executive Director of Family Research Council Action, a Christian lobbying group based in Washington D.C., and TLC pulled the show from its schedule amid the reports. On Friday night, Arkansas police confirmed that they had destroyed the report on Josh after one of his victims came forward and requested the document be expunged from public record. For most people, I bet the decision not to molest a child probably doesn’t come down to thinking “I’ll get caught” or “man, I wish I could molest, but there are no kids around. As Gossip Cop reported, Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee posted a statement of support on Facebook Friday, saying, “Good people make mistakes and do regrettable and even disgusting things.” Duggar’s parents also released a statement last week saying they were “shocked” by Josh’s “very bad mistakes,” but claimed God had forgiven his sins.

I don’t know about you, but I’d be mighty concerned by anyone who says that we’d all be out there molesting if we just had the chance. “When I was a kid, it was often called ‘playing doctor’, there were just as many girls initiating this kind of behavior as boys. There are many people who will help you if you just break the silence.” Michael then heavily focused on the Christian concept of redemption and hope for sinners. “There are many who seem shocked that a child from a Christian family would do such things. Also, lest we forget, Gawker covered the fact that baby girls are at fault for molestation if boys in the family have to change their diapers or the girls are “immodest.” They think that had he access to sex education by Planned Parenthood, been allowed to watch edgy Hollywood films, been encouraged to experimentation with a girlfriend, or gotten free condoms from the local school nurse, then none of this would have happened.

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