Josh Duggar’s Dad Jim Bob: Incest Is A “Heinous Crime” And Should Be Treated With Capital Punishment

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Jim Bob Duggar incest

By James Crugnale

Jim Bob Duggar incest

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Josh Duggar’s dad Jim Bob ran as a Republican opponent against incumbent Sen. Tim Hutchinson for Arkansas’ U.S. Senate seat in 2002, and said during his campaign that “rape and incest represent heinous crimes and as such should be treated as capital crimes.” As Gossip Cop reported, his son Josh Duggar acknowledged last week that he had sexually molested minors, including his sisters, when he was a teenager. That admission prompted TLC to pull “19 Kids And Counting” from its schedule.

Now, Jim Bob Duggar’s old campaign website, featuring his stance on rape and incest, has been uncovered and it’s raising eyebrows, in light of his son’s behavior. In a section on Duggar’s positions on several subjects, he was asked, “What is your abortion position, and specifically, where do you stand on rape, incest, and threat to the mother’s health?” Duggan replied, “If a woman is raped, the rapist should be executed instead of the innocent unborn baby. Adoption is an option. Many couples would love to adopt and are waiting for a baby. Abortion has been and always will be the destruction of an innocent child.” He added, “Rape and incest represent heinous crimes and as such should be treated as capital crimes. The developing infant committed no crime and should be allowed to live.”

As Gossip Cop previously reported, Jim Bob Duggar, who lost to Sen. Hutchinson in the primary, released a statement with his wife Michelle, calling Josh’s sexual assaults “one of the most difficult times in our lives.” The couple noted when their son was a teenager he made some “very bad mistakes” and “we were shocked. We had tried to teach him right from wrong.” What do you think of Jim Bob Duggar’s previous position of capital punishment for people who commit incest?

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