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Josh Duggar releases statement regarding Ashley Madison revelations

This morning, one day after the revelations surrounding his subscription to the infidelity dating website AshleyMadison.com, Josh Duggar released a statement posted to his family’s website.

This morning, one day after the revelations surrounding his subscription to the infidelity dating website AshleyMadison.com, Josh Duggar released a statement posted to his family’s website.

The statement began with an introduction from Josh’s mom, Michelle Duggar, who said the family’s “hearts were broken” when they heard the recent news.

“As we continue to place our trust in God we ask for your prayers for Josh, Anna, our grandchildren and our entire family,” she wrote.

Below is Josh’s statement in full:

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Duggar paid a total of $986.76 for two different monthly Ashley Madison subscriptions starting in February of 2013 and abruptly ending in May of 2015. AshleyMadison.com is a website designed for people looking to have extramarital affairs.

[UPDATE: 8/20/15, 4:04pm PST]: Someone, presumably Josh, updated his statement to exclude his mention of pornography addiction. You can see the updated version in the screenshot below:

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Featured image via NBC News

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  1. millerlynn777

    August 20, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    When will the Duggars realize that their “family values” are damaging their children, not leading them into productive, Christian lives?

  2. katherine norton malek

    August 20, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    Evidenced by how screwed up the oldest Duggar kid turned out, clearly there is much awry in the so-called “Godly” Duggar home. Just proves that having TOO many kids you cannot effectively raise them even if you think God wanted you to spit out human babies like bunny rabbits. Like peeling an onion, pretty sure there’s more to come. Hypocrites are usually exposed eventually.

  3. Susan Barmon

    August 20, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    About time he realized that EVERY action we take in life has a CONSEQUENCE!!!

  4. Paul McGrath

    August 20, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    What is a Christian life? Why would that be better ( in assuming that’s your stance) than anything else?

  5. Dean Davidson

    August 20, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    And this surprises everyone how?

  6. foxfroggy

    August 20, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    It’s not just the dilution of parenting due to promiscuous breeding, it’s the warped version of human sexuality within their bizarre beliefs. These include blaming the vast majority of sexual victims for their harm, even tiny children.

    They teach that molesters and rapist are “sexually defrauded” by victims who deserve what they get for a loose button, a glimpse in a bathrobe or a bunch of other nonsense.

    Even the few who fall outside of there vast criteria for blame are supposed to accept molestation, rape or incest as “gifts from God” to strengthen their character. Failure to rejoice at being sexually abused puts you right back into the “it’s your own fault” category.

    Children raised to think of their bodies as nasty carnal inconveniences, who are urged to marry early because otherwise they are certain to “sin” and who have not the tiniest notion that they are sexually compatible is piss poor parenting and gravely flawed theology.

    I wonder if Duggar family Bibles have the pages of Song of Solomon, a great work of erotic literature whether metaphoric or not, glued together. Or perhaps just like healthy sexual attraction and expression they simply pretend it’s not there.

  7. Andreas Kyriacou (@andreaskyriacou)

    August 20, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    No Duggar, you’re not the biggest hypocrite ever. You failed even at this.

  8. Michelle Watson

    August 20, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    He’s asking forgiveness because he was caught. If he hadn’t been caught, he would not be contrite. I wouldn’t trust him at all. I hope his wife leaves him and certainly takes the children with her. Who knows what he may do/has done to them?

  9. Amanda Mocny

    August 20, 2015 at 10:46 pm

    why are the most conservative the most messed up? and i don’t believe in prayer but i really hope Anna leaves his ass and take the children with her

  10. JoeSchmo

    August 20, 2015 at 10:59 pm

    Independent Fundamentalist Baptists view women as second-class citizens, and they teach their sons and their daughters that this is how things should be. No surprise to me that this young man molested his sisters, viewed pornography, and betrayed his wife.

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    August 21, 2015 at 4:15 am

    Please note how the lying jerk slips in that he was 14-15 when he abused little girls. Uh.. LIAR! He STARTED when he was 14-15… it didn’t stop until he was 17. I’ve noticed he and his family have been trying to downplay his age at the time of his assaulting children since the story first broke. If any of them had any integrity at all they wouldn’t continue to try to cover up the fact he was abusing little girls when he was 17.

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