Christian Pastor’s Wife: Josh Duggar Was Just “Playing Doctor,” So Stop Making a Big Deal About Him

Finally, we know the real reason Josh Duggar molested five little girls. And a Christian pastor’s wife said it so you *know* it’s accurate.

The teenage Duggar was simply “playing doctor.”

That’s what Carrie Hurd (under her pastor-husband’s Facebook profile) said to my Patheos colleague Vyckie Garrison:

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Muslim Televangelist: If You Masturbate, Your Hands Will Be Pregnant in the Afterlife

Mücahid Cihad Han, a Muslim televangelist who hosts a TV show in Turkey, received a viewer’s question last week concerned masturbation. The viewer said he enjoyed it despite being married, even touching himself when he visited Mecca.

In response, a flustered Han said that masturbation is a sin. And if you keep it up, your hands will be pregnant in the afterlife.


Hurriyet Daily News explains:

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Friendly Atheist Podcast Episode 56: Lloyd Evans, Jehovah’s Witnesses Watchdog

Our latest podcast guest is Lloyd Evans, the founder of, a website that focuses on the problems with Jehovah’s Witnesses.

For most of his life, Evans was a Witness. But that changed not too long ago. Now he’s trying to help others leave the faith.

(On a personal note, I’ve learned so much about the seedy underbelly of the religion by reading his work.)

We spoke with Evans about why JWs are suddenly getting more attention, the most painful aspect of leaving the faith, and the awful afterlife in store for those who didn’t make the cut for the “chosen” 144,000.

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I’m the Student Who Spoke About My Jehovah’s Witness Past on YouTube

My name is Brie. I’m 18 and a senior at Lincoln High School in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. I graduate next week. And until I spoke about my religious history in class, in a video you might have seen online, I’d never shared that information publicly. My classmates were shocked that I was ever a Jehovah’s Witness.

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Ray Comfort: Josh Duggar Wasn’t Really a Christian When He Molested Those Girls

Besides the awful acts themselves, I think what bothers me the most about this whole Josh Duggar story is how other Christian conservatives are just jumping to his defense.

Mike Huckabee called Duggar’s molesting of five girls “regrettable,” adding that nobody’s perfect and that Duggar should be forgiven since he “confessed his sins.” (Take a wild guess how Huckabee would react if, say, we found out President Obama did something similar when he was younger.)

That’s pretty bad. But Ray Comfort‘s defense of Duggar will leave you speechless:

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