Eric Hovind, the creationist advocate from Creation Today, has a suggestion for how Josh Duggar should be punished for molesting four of his sisters and a family friend. Go back to his old job.
“Since Josh molested girls, which could damage their trust of men, which could damage their future marriage, which could damage their future family, we should make Josh Duggar work the rest of his life to help families stay together and help them recognize how twisted the world is and how God offers instruction on how to live righteously!” said Hovind.
But that is exactly what Duggar was doing as the executive director of the Family Research Council, an anti-LGBT lobbyist group who spends most of its time trying to stop same-sex marriage laws from passing in the US.
“He should be forced to push faith, family and freedom in the public showing the Christian worldview has the answers,” Hovind continued. “We should force him to get a job at the Family Research Counsel (whose) mission is ‘to advance faith, family and freedom in public policy and the culture from a Christian worldview.’ That would be a great punishment!”
Hovind is obviously ignorant of the entire Duggar saga and as Duggar stepped down from his position at the Family Research Council once allegations of the child molestation broke out in the media late last week.
Hovind, however, knows what is to blame for Duggars behavior, our belief in evolution.
Hovind, being the windbag that he is, believes that evolution means a lack of morality, a weird statement from someone trying to get a child molester a job working with families. It is worth noting that Eric’s father Kent Hovind is current serving prison time for tax fraud, so his family, which rejects evolution isn’t exactly the pinnacle of moral guidance.
“If evolution is true, then there is no absolute right and wrong,” Hovind said. “If evolution is true Josh should not have admitted his faults over a decade ago because what one evolved bag of molecules does to another bag of molecules just doesn’t really matter. If evolution is true there is no ultimate Judge on the bench who will hold every man, woman, and child responsible for their actions. And if evolution is true you will not give an account for every idle word you speak.”
Hovind even went as far as to claim that Duggar is a victim and that the media is holding him to a double standard which usually celebrates such actions as lust, abortion, and homosexuality. He seems to think this means the media should also celebrate the sexual assault of a toddler.
Hovind is not the only creationist to believe that Josh Duggar is worth defending, as Ray Comfort, known in the science community as the “banana man” for his mistaken belief that artificially designed bananas are proof of God’s creation, came out to defend Duggar.
Standing by my friend Josh Duggar, as a brother in Christ. This was in his BC days. Such were some of us.
— Ray Comfort (@raycomfort) May 24, 2015
Comfort is taking a different approach than most is an implying that when Josh committed the molestations that he was not a Christian. Comfort went as far as to say he was boycotting TLC, the network which aired 19 Kids and Counting –the show that launched Josh Duggar and his family into the spotlight– after the network removed the show from the air the day after Josh Duggar admitted to the charges.
The irony, of course, is that creationists are blaming the “moral-less” belief evolution for Duggars crimes while actually defending pedophilia, which is widely considered immoral, unless apparently the pedophile is one of your own.
Eric Hovind and Ray Comfort now join the likes of Mike Huckabee as public defenders of pedophilia and sexual assault.
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