Ted Nugent's wingman, Mike Huckabee, is now courting the right-wing pedophile vote:
Those who have enjoyed revealing this long ago sins [sic] in order to discredit the Duggar family have actually revealed their own insensitive bloodthirst, for there was no consideration of the fact that the victims wanted this to be left in the past and ultimately a judge had the information on file destroyed—not to protect Josh, but the innocent victims.Really, Huckleberry? You've spoken to the victims about this?
I have no doubt that the rapist wanted this hushed up, and that the victims didn't want to be raped (a word Huckleberry never uses) in the first instance, but Huckleberry never provides any evidence of what the victims actually want.
(The concept of a judge ordering public record of a crime "destroyed" is also troubling, assuming Huckleberry knows what the fuck he's talking about.)
More importantly, what about people who may not want their children in the vicinity of a rapist? Do we keep them in the dark too, as the rapist's family did, just because the rapist assures us he's been forgiven?
This is even worse:
No one needs to defend Josh’s actions as a teenager, but the fact that he confessed his sins to those he harmed, sought help, and has gone forward to live a responsible and circumspect life as an adult is testament to his family’s authenticity and humility.The rapist "confessed his sins to those he harmed?" Presumably, those he harmed already knew his "sins" as soon as they were raped by him. The rapist calling his rapes "sin" doesn't change a thing.
Duggar's victims were victimized by Duggar, and no one else. If Duggar and Huckabee believe they're the victims of bloodthirsty critics, they need to take a long look in the mirror, break the mirror with a rock and then find some productive use for the resulting shards of broken glass.