Duggars Insist It Is “God’s Plan” For Them To Have A TV Show

Jim Duggar is very upset about the cancellation of “19 Kids and Counting” following the revelation that his son Josh, as a teenager, molested several girls, and that he and the family conspired to cover that up. He is pretty sure that the reason for the cancellation is not that people are horrified by this, but because of a “liberal media conspiracy to bring this family down.”

A source close to the family told People that the Duggars are “heartbroken that they’ve now lost that platform.” The source also stated that “The Duggars want to return to TV because they truly believe it was part of God’s plan for them to spread the word about their faith.”

Um. No?

I mean, I do not believe in God, but if I did, I do not think she’d be sitting up in Heaven planning for these hypocrites to have a reality TV show. I mean, do they really believe in a god that is so terrible at planning that she would choose for her representatives on earth to be some douchebags who got caught molesting children/covering up the molestation of children? I mean, you would just think that an infallible being would be somewhat concerned over those optics and be looking towards figuring out a new plan at this point.

In regards to the “liberal media conspiracy” though—let me get this straight here–being appalled by child molestation/covering up child molestation is a liberal thing? I would assume it was an everybody thing. I kind of feel like that’s an area where there should be some consensus. Right?

Are conservatives treated more harshly in the media when their sex scandals come out? Sure. Because there’s an element of hypocrisy going on there when you are dealing with people who are awfully high and mighty and holier than thou about “family values,” and criticize others for being gay, for having sex before marriage, etc. etc. It’s the hypocrisy that makes it more of a story, not any kind of grand conspiracy.

In this particular case, there are two things going on–the fucked-up nature of what occurred with the molestation and the coverup, which people, by every right, are appalled by, and the fact that there is a lot of hypocrisy going on here. We’re talking about people who held themselves up as better and more pure than everyone else, and then turned out to be way more fucked up than any of us. No one really wants to hear about how very pure and Godly these people are now. Sorry.

I, personally, also don’t want to hear Newt Gingrich talking about family values. I don’t want to hear shit about who is ruining the culture from Bill O’Reilly. Sorry, but no one who has ever sexually harassed anyone with a falafel gets to moralize to me about anything.

If you are going to make a living moralizing to the rest of the country, to tell other people what they are doing wrong with their genitals? Then there are some sacrifices you have to make in your own life. If you cover up your teenage son’s tendency to molest sleeping girls? You lose your “right” to tell the rest of us what to do. You lose your authority in that area. I believe your god made that shit pretty clear with the whole “log in the eye” thing, no?

“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.”

The show “19 Kids and Counting” was, more than anything, about how much better and more wholesome the Duggars were than everyone else. You can’t have a show about how great and wholesome you are when everyone knows you’re full of shit.

[People]