Family Research Council Responds To Josh Duggar Ashley Madison Controversy

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Josh Duggar Ashley Madison

By Minyvonne Burke

Josh Duggar Ashley Madison


The Family Research Council responded on Friday to reports that Josh Duggar had two accounts on Ashley Madison, a site dedicated to cheating spouses. Council president Tony Perkins wrote on the organization’s website, “Last night we learned from online reports about allegations concerning Josh Duggar and then read his confession today. We are grieved by Josh’s conduct and the devastating impact of his pornography addiction and marital unfaithfulness.”

The Family Research Council statement continued, “Our hearts hurt for his family, and all those affected by Josh’s actions. His deceitful behavior harms his family, his friends, his former coworkers, and the cause he has publicly espoused. Those of us who advocate for family values in the public square are held to a higher standard, and Josh’s failures serve as a painful reminder of the destructive effects of not living with integrity. We are praying for the family.”

As Gossip Cop previously reported, Duggar released a statement of his own earlier this week, saying he was the “biggest hypocrite ever” for cheating on his wife, Anna. According to Duggar’s paid profiles on Ashley Madison, he was looking for women who were interested in “one-night stands,” “sharing fantasies” and open to “experimenting with sex toys.”

This recent backlash for Duggar came just one month after he apologized for molesting a number of minor girls when he was a teen, including his sisters Jill and Jessa. As Gossip Cop noted at the time, Duggar resigned as the head of the Family Research Council as a result.

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