Protecting A Monster: Judge Orders Josh Duggar’s Police Record Destroyed


Yes, I said it; Josh Duggar is a monster. It makes no difference to reasonable people that Mike Huckabee stands by him, that conservative “Christians” are okay with his actions because he says God forgave him and so did his wife. What he did was unforgivable.

In a show of good ol’ boy Arkansas support, a Judge Thursday ordered the police report of Duggar’s crimes destroyed. From Talking Points Memo:

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Arkansas police have destroyed the records of the investigation into Josh Duggar’s alleged molestation of five underage girls, a police spokesman announced Friday, a day after the reality TV star resigned his position as head of FRC Action.

Springdale Police spokesman Scott Lewis said Judge Stacey Zimmerman ordered the 2006 offense report destroyed Thursday. Zimmerman didn’t return a request for comment on Friday.

“The judge ordered us yesterday to expunge that record,” Lewis said, adding that similar records are typically kept indefinitely. “As far as the Springdale Police Department is concerned this report doesn’t exist.”

Neither Duggar nor his father, a former state representative, returned calls seeking comment Friday.

Well then.  I guess that’s settled. It never happened. Why are people so eager to protect this guy? Is it because he’s a rural white Christian who says “God” a lot?

Yes, that’s exactly what it is. If Josh Duggar were black, gay, atheist or an immigrant, judges across the south would be in conference calls for days trying to figure out how to bypass the statute of limitations and charge him with a crime.

The Duggars aren’t completely in the clear. Amid outrage from some fans and a barrage of criticism, The Learning Channel has removed all scheduled listings of 19 Kids and Counting. That’s good news for people who despise Josh Duggar’s actions and really bad television.

People like Josh Duggar who are enabled in their behavior don’t tend to change. The real question is, how long will it be before allegations surface of his continued depravity after the first round of incidents were squashed and swept under the rug?

It doesn’t matter how many holier than thou right-wingers, judges, or Presidential candidates jump on the protect the diddler bandwagon, Josh Duggar is NOT forgiven. He got away with it. Big difference.

Maybe at some point people will start talking about the victims. Why haven’t we heard from his sisters? If he’s so righteous and so forgiven, shouldn’t we hear that from them?

A girl whose brothers were convicted of molesting her for nearly a decade, coming from one of these large families in a rural “Christian home,” said of her abusers:

Forgiveness isn’t mine to give. That’s between them and God.

Something tells me the girls Josh Duggar violated feel the same way.

Featured image: Duggar Girls Blog

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