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Josh Duggar and Hope

An Old Hope – A Preacher’s Position on Josh Duggar and Hope

After my piece on Caitlyn Jenner, I was asked to give a response to Josh Duggar who has admitted to, as a young teen, to the sexual mistreatment of several girls some who are his sisters. My heart breaks for all involved in this story. First and foremost, my thoughts are for his victims. No girls deserve that treatment. I don’t care how they are dressed. My thoughts also go out to Josh’s parents who had to deal with a son who was involved in a dark sexual sin, daughters who were victimized, and knowing that Josh hurt others too. I can’t fathom being in their shoes. Lastly my heart does indeed go out too, to Josh Duggar.

Obviously, the protection of the victims and future potential victims should take precedence in this case. It saddens me to learn that people investigated and revealed several of his victims. I wish the victims identity were kept private, if that is the victim’s choice, so these girls would not have to relive this again. I, think we should pray for these girls, and I hope Josh Duggar is a strong enough Christian to put into place safeguards into his life to protect himself from this dark temptation.

Billy Graham kept a roommate with him in his travels, preaching, when his wife Mrs. Ruth couldn’t attend. This was to protect himself from temptation. If Billy Graham places safeguard to protect himself from temptation, I think we all should, especially myself as I will get to in a moment.

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