Josh Duggar Blasted By Jessa’s Father-In-Law Michael Seewald Over Ashley Madison

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Josh Duggar is getting publicly blasted by a member of his own extended family over his infidelity and involvement in the recent Ashley Madison hacking scandal.

Michael Seewald, whose son Ben is married to Duggar’s sister Jessa, says the former reality star was living a “lifestyle of evil” in a blistering blog post titled “Grief, Shame and Taking the Lord’s name in Vain.” “He blasphemed the name of God,” Seewald writes, adding, “He claimed to be a Christian, but by his deeds he has suggested otherwise. With the name of God on his lips he lived a covert and extensive lifestyle of evil.”

“Josh was a pretender,” Seewald continues, warning his readers to “not look at Josh and justify your own sins by dismissing the reality of genuine faith and a holy God.” Seewald, an auto glass technician, says he felt compelled to make his unfiltered remarks in an effort to “vindicate the name of God.” But it wasn’t that long ago that he said he was proud to be associated with the Duggar family.

As Gossip Cop previously reported, Seewald originally came to Duggar’s defense back in May after it was first revealed the “19 Kids and Counting” star had molested several children, including Jessa, as a teenager. “I want to say to Josh, hang in there, the shame you feel is legitimate, yet Jesus took your shame as he was punished in your place,” he wrote at the time. Now it appears Seewald has had a change of heart.

“I stood in solidarity, encouraging him to use the scandal to build humility and grace. Sadly, [Josh] had deceived us all. The name of God has been blasphemed and God is jealous for his name,” he says. Duggar, in a statement released earlier this month, admitted to being “the biggest hypocrite ever.” He’s currently in an undisclosed rehab center. Tell Gossip Cop what you think of Michael Seewald’s latest comments.

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