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As a Senate candidate, Josh Duggar’s dad said that rape and incest should be ‘punishable by death’

On Jim Bob’s former campaign website, he clearly states that he believes “rape and incest represent heinous crimes and as such should be treated as capital crimes.”

Last week, 19 Kids and Counting reality TV star, Christian activist and former executive director of the Family Research Council Josh Duggar admitted that allegations he molested 5 underage girls, including his sisters, were true.

Duggar’s family, and countless conservative figures, including potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, have vigorously defended him in the press, emphasizing a theme of compassion and “forgiveness.”

But that doesn’t quite square with statements made by Duggar’s dad, Jim Bob, when he was a candidate for the Senate in 2002, where he opined that crimes like rape and incest should be punishable by the death penalty.

On Jim Bob’s former campaign website (captured by Gawker via web cache), the Duggar patriarch clearly states that he believes “rape and incest represent heinous crimes and as such should be treated as capital crimes.”

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Jim Bob lost his bid to Tim Hutchinson of Arkansas. It was during this time (2002-2003) that Josh’s molesting of children as they slept occurred.

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  1. Martin Pollard

    May 26, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    So, this “family values Christian” is a hypocrite and a scumbag for railing against (and covering up) the very crimes his “family values Christian” son has admitted to committing. In other breaking news, water is wet and the sky is blue.

  2. Leron

    May 26, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    These types also start wars and keep their kids from serving. In fact, most all Conservatives do that.

  3. Kristin Carnes

    May 26, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    Hooray for hypocrisy!

  4. Forgiving Feminist

    May 26, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    14

  5. Marlene Moulthrop

    May 26, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    Huckabee is a wicked hypocrite. Was he or his children raped?

  6. Marlene Moulthrop

    May 26, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    Many times the parents know, they just ignore it, and it perpetuates it self.

  7. Marlene Moulthrop

    May 26, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    I tried to leave another reply and it wouldn’t let me.

  8. Ann Rother-Lloyd

    May 26, 2015 at 11:56 pm

    TLC should take them off the air. They are hippocrites. This is so awful it just makes me sick. Why isn’t Josh in jail? Once again fame is the key to getting away with a terrible crime! Will the girls be receiving any counseling? My heart goes out to them because they are victims twice over in all of this!

  9. Deborah

    May 27, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Wait, that was only meant for everybody but us, you know “them”.

  10. pam jolly

    May 27, 2015 at 2:34 am

    Yes Mike Huckabilly, forgive the fundamentalist for their crimes. If it would have been committed by a gay man, there would be an old fashioned crucifixion!!! This selectiveness is so horribly hypocritical. What spell of ignorance has been cast over my country?????

  11. Diane posthauer

    May 27, 2015 at 11:59 am

    my only hope is that now that their show has been cancelled the Duggars will stop having children. It’s quite apparent that they couldn’t even handle their first born

  12. Jean Jennings

    May 27, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    This makes me physically ill. I never watch their show for no other reason than that it is a reality show. A total waste of TV time. But this show is shameful in the way they are portrayed on TV and the way they live their lives. It is hard for me to believe that they are true Christians. They will have to answer for this one day to their only true God.
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  13. Trenton

    May 27, 2015 at 11:33 pm

    Because it happend we he was 14 and legally cant be jailed unless he was 16 and over. Also yes the Duggars paid for counseling for all the girls and took josh to the cops after they found out about it, which was once again 12 years ago. Read the many articles before you start spouting. It makes humanity look dumber than we really are

  14. Susan O'Shea

    May 29, 2015 at 1:19 am

    It’s called “Independent Fundamental Baptist” Look it up and be amazed:
    1) They don’t even remotely resemble Christians; they are a toxic cult, hiding behind the Church’s skirts.
    2) IFB are frighteningly well distributed
    3) The men are not held to account by anybody for anything – observe Josh.

  15. Jo Ann Cote'

    June 2, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    The way I see this, 6 young girls paid a very heavy price for their brothers sexual acts, and they will never get over it. Where as Jim Bob and Michelle tried very hard to cover it over, it would have been much better for them to have Faced the Sin, without a cover-up. I so Blame Jim Bob & Michelle for this, so the MONEY would continue to be paid. All 3 are very guilty. I feel so sorry for all the girls Involved.

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