Back last year when there were rallies outside the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Norfolk Division, as the Court considered the case of Bostic v. Rainey, among the anti-gay hate mongers outside the courthouse was now confessed molester Josh Duggar (pictured standing next to Victoria Cobb of The Family Foundation, one of Virginia's leading hate groups and enemies of equality for minorities of all races and sexual orientation). Duggar has admitted to multiple molestations of minors in the past and has resigned from his position with Family Research Council, another hate group, and adopted the usual Christofascist bullshit defense/faity tale that "I sinned, but God has redeemed me." Here's the line that made me want to grab a vomit bag:
I am so thankful for God's grace, forgiveness, and redemptive heart that allowed me to transform into a man of faith and testimony.
Joe Jervis has details on Duggar's disingenuous resignation letter here. How anyone with over a 70 IQ believes such crap amazes me. But, then again, studies have shown a correlation between low educational/intelligence levels and adherence to fundamentalist Christianity. Meanwhile, TLC seems to have finally recognized the reality that the Duggars and their family freak show are toxic and out of the sane mainstream. As Towleroad reports, TLS has pulled "19 Kids and Counting" from its schedule - hopefully, the move will be permanent. Here are highlights:
Wrote the network on its Facebook page:The hypocrisy of the Duggars, who have been active in opposing gay rights and denigrated LGBT individuals is stunning, given that Josh Duggar and his parents knew that he was a five time molester of underage girls. If anyone is a threat to families, it is the Duggars themselves.
Effective immediately, TLC has pulled all episodes of 19 Kids and Counting currently from the air. We are deeply saddened and troubled by this heartbreaking situation, and our thoughts and prayers are with the family and victims at this difficult time.Last November, a petition calling on TLC to cancel the show over the Duggars' "LGBT fear mongering" caught fire on the internet and amassed over 100,000 signatures.