by Suzanne Titkemeyer
For several days now I’ve been sitting back and watching many in the Christian community defend the indefensible – what Josh Duggar did as a 14 year old young man. It’s mind boggling some of the leaps of faith and thought that have been expended to rationalize the sexual abuse against his young victims. This very afternoon I had a long phone conversation with a close personal friend that spent the entire time defending Josh Duggar and blaming this on evil liberals trying to besmirch God and God’s people. There’s just no reasoning with this mentality, refusal to think, or consider that any born again Christian might possibly do something so evil.
Many other and better writers have covered the insane laundry lists of defenses, such as Hermant Mehta of The Friendly Atheist here at Patheos did on his blog.
But one of the most breathtakingly bad defenses appeared on the Twitter feed of Ray Comfort, Christian writer and founder of Living Waters Publication. Here’s a screen cap of his Tweet.
Got that? He’s saying that the incidents we’re talking about occurred before Josh Duggar accepted Jesus into his heart and became a born again Christian. There’s just one problem with his assertion.
From Josh Duggar’s own website on the very first paragraph and second line….
“Josh was raised in Arkansas, the first child born to Jim Bob & Michelle Duggar. He accepted Christ at the age of seven“
Math was not my best subject in school, but correct me if I’m wrong, isn’t 7 years old younger than 14 years old? It’s exactly half of 14, the age that Ray Comfort says that Josh Duggar wasn’t yet a Christian. Is Ray using some new fangled New Math to confuse me, or is he just straight out and out lying to cover up things like everyone else defending the Duggars?
Food for thought this summer evening.
Suzanne Titkemeyer is the admin of NLQ and also the wife of a man who had sense enough to recognize their church as a cult before dragging her out. She is a crazy old cat lady keeps busy with her grown children, her rescue animals, foster care animals and her love of all things art. Contrary to Fundy-Belief she’s usually smiling, laughing or smirking while swilling diet coke and dispensing sarcasm. She blogs at What Would Roger Sterling Do? and True Love Doesn’t Rape