The Duggar Parents Are Going to Speak Publicly About the Scandal

31 May 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Amid molestation allegations, Duggar family announces exclusive interview with Fox News.

With their popular television program yanked from TLC’s schedule this month and advertisers sprinting for cover in the midst of child molestation allegations, the Duggar family announced that they’ll be sitting down with Fox News reporter Megyn Kelly next week. “Next week we will sit down with Megyn Kelly on Fox News to share our hearts with you about the pain that we walked through as a family twelve years ago, the tears we all shed and the forgiveness that was given,” Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar wrote.Last week, the entire country was fixated on one, and only one, issue: Whether the Duggar clan, who have more kids than they can count, have one kid they couldn’t exactly count on to do the right thing.Fox News Channel’s Megyn Kelly will conduct an exclusive sit-down interview with the parents of reality star Josh Duggar, who has been hit by allegations that he sexually assaulted his younger sisters and another girl. In a separate press release, Fox News confirmed the sit-down interview, which is scheduled to air during “The Kelly File” on Wednesday, June 3, at 9 p.m.

You know the Duggars — they’re everywhere, on TLC 10 times a week, on the “Today” show every couple of months when they have another baby, and on the cover of magazines at the supermarket checkout. The scheduling of the interview, which the Duggars said would center on the time period when their eldest son is suspected of committing the wrongdoing, follows a decision by at least a dozen advertisers to ditch 19 Kids and Counting. Thanks to their ridiculous procreation rate, there are now so many of them that next time you’re walking down the street, shout out: “Hey you, Duggar!” and I’ll bet at least one person will turn around and wave back.

Since the news broke that Josh Duggar admitted to molesting multiple underage girls (including some of his sisters) when he was a teen, his parents have released only written statements. In a statement released by Fox, the network said Kelly will speak with the Duggar parents about molestation allegations brought against their oldest son, Josh Duggar, that occurred 12 years ago. They’ve also made it their business to tell anyone who will listen, and a good number of people like me who would prefer not to listen, how to run our lives.

ET Last week, Josh Duggar and his parents issued statements about the allegations, which date back to 2002, referring to the incidents as a “dark and difficult time” that brought them closer to God. I hurt others, including my family and close friends.” He continued: “I confessed this to my parents who took several steps to help me address the situation. According to a 2006 police report published by In Touch, Josh Duggar, now a married 27-year-old with three children, sexually molested five girls as far back as 2002, when Duggar was 14 years old.

As far as they are concerned, the rest of us are spending eternity roasting marshmallows with Beelzebub, while they’re going to be up in heaven at an invitation-only Duggar Family Reunion Jamboree. TLC later pulled all current episodes of the hit show ‘19 Kids and Counting’ from the air, though the network has yet to outright cancel the series.

Duggar, his wife, Anna, and their three children live in Washington, where Duggar worked as executive director of FRC Action, the nonprofit lobbying arm of the Family Research Council. There are the “preachy” types, who want to dictate to everyone else how to live their lives, and the “preached at” types, who just want to be left the heck alone.

As a card-carrying member of the preached at masses, I can tell you that there are plenty of people out there whom I can’t stand, and want to tell off, but I keep it to myself. But we’re frustrated that it always seems like the folks who walk around parading themselves as paragons of virtue seem to be — big surprise! — the ones with the most skeletons in their own closets.

Preachy types in our society always believe in swift justice, as long as the person swinging at the end of the rope isn’t them, or a close family member. So we sit there while we’re being preached at and nod our heads politely, as if we’re listening, and quietly wait for what goes around to, as it almost always, and most perfectly does, come around.

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