by S. J. Reidhead cross posted from her blog The Pink Flamingo
Updated: I think no one picked up on the fact that Ms. Reidhead was speaking sarcastically and everyone believed in the seriousness of her words, leading to many nasty things being said in the comments. This piece is meant to be tongue in cheek and flip. Comments disabled until things calm down. We all owe the author an apology.
Josh Duggar is not gay. It’s okay, he’s just an alleged pedophile who has allegedly molested 4 of his sisters. But, he’s not gay. He likes girls. When he was 14 he molested a few girls. He also resigned from the Family Research Council on Thursday as news of his tendencies finally found their way out of the closet. He told his parents what he had done and receive counseling. He stated if he were to continue down that path of pedophilia, he would have ruined his life.
There are so many things wrong with that statement, including the fact that he was looking after himself, and could have cared less about the girls he molested. He was 14. He was a minor. I heard that one of the girls who was not his sister was 13. That isn’t even statutory rape. From TMZ:
“..There was another reported incident 9 months later. According to the police report, the police were not immediately contacted. Instead, Jim Bob, the dad, met with church elders and agreed Josh should be put in a treatment program. The police report says Josh’s mom, Michelle, said it wasn’t really a treatment center … they simply sent Josh to a guy who was remodeling a building to do manual labor.
In 2006, the family was scheduled to appear on “Oprah,” and before the show someone sent an email to Harpo warning that Josh had molested girls. Harpo forwarded the email to a hotline, which triggered a police investigation….”
“…Named after Shakespeare’s young lovers, “Romeo and Juliet” exceptions are intended to prevent serious criminal charges against teenagers who engage in consensual sex with others close to their own age. In Arkansas, there is a Romeo and Juliet exemption for consensual sex between minors who are close in age; and even when one party is a minor, but the defendant is fewer than seven (or ten) years older than the minor (discussed above)….”
Before the world goes insane, he had just turned 14 when this happened. He was a minor. He did some touching and looking. He was 14 years old.
The reason nothing happened is because he did not break any laws…so far. In fact, in the state of Arkansas, he did not even commit incest. He was a child. He doesn’t even classify as a pedophile or a child molester, or incest. But, because he is a Duggar, there is no compassion for his situation, and, damn it, compassion is needed. Because, his life will break one of two ways.