Everybody's pretty jazzed that Huckabee took this bullet, I'll bet. pic.twitter.com/7RezoVLgrj
— Bob Schooley (@Rschooley) May 23, 2015
Mandatory serious, constructive links:
At Patheos’ Love, Joy, Feminism blog, Libby Anne — who grew up in a “large evangelical homeschool family highly involved in the Christian Right” — discusses “What You Need to Know about the Josh Duggar Police Report“.
In the Washington Post‘s “Acts of Faith” column, “How do evangelicals view the Duggars? It’s complicated.“:
On Thursday, one of reality TV’s most enduring household names became embroiled in scandal, with news that Josh Duggar, the eldest of 19, had molested several youths when he was a teenager. For a show built around the concept of a wholesome family, and with Josh a high-level staffer with a prominent social conservative D.C. advocacy group, the news triggered a quick plunge from public grace.
For many evangelicals, however, the revelation felt more personal and complicated. Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, who reflected an evangelical faith in their lifestyle – from limitless children to homeschooling to a father-dominated home – had always stirred debate about what it means to be a Christian family and to live out your faith. It was as if their extreme family pushed the question even harder…
As the Duggars became huge celebrities and eventually high-profile advocates for politicians including Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum, evangelicals debated whether it was crazy to keep looking at them as ideals of modest Christian living…
I believe God is trying to send us a message by only letting hypocrites claim to speak for Him.
— Bob Schooley (@Rschooley) May 22, 2015