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‘Boys are curious’: Meet the Duggar defenders using religion to excuse fondling your sleeping sisters

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Supporters rallied around the Duggar family after they admitted to keeping quiet about their eldest son molesting young girls – including his own sisters.

Josh Duggar, his wife, and his parents issued statements Thursday confirming reports that he had engaged in “inexcusable” behavior more than a decade ago, when he was 14 years old, and he resigned his job with the anti-LGBT Family Research Council as calls poured into TLC to cancel the long-running “19 Kids and Counting.”

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However, the Duggars’ defenders offered prayers and messages of support on social media.

“This shouldnt even be in the news,” said Stephanie Truesdell in a Facebook comment. “Its not current. Its done, over, and hes been forgiven. None of us, as fans/viewers, whatever, have any need to say anything. It was reported, and its been handeled. Its over.”

TLC has canceled all airing of “19 Kids and Counting” as the network ponders the show’s long-term future.

“Give them a break,” said Amy Blaydes Wilson. “He was a child himself. Everyone makes mistakes, but it is how you deal with it that makes you better or worse. They are human. We all are human.”

“Love y’all and Josh I admire you for admitting to your parents and getting help and again admitting it to Anna before you got married,” said Leah Maxwell McCool. “You are no different than anyone else who have sinned and changed their ways. I’m standing beside you 100%!”

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“Love the whole duggar family you are so blessed!!!!” said Amy McGarvey.

“Everyone makes mistakes but our God is a forgiving God,” said Angela-Angie Nichols Long. “When we ask for forgiveness, he forgives us. He died on the cross not only for sins of that time but for future sins as well. Keep your head up and remember whose you are. :)”

“Um. Really? I can totally understand what happened,” said Kristy Marie. “Not excusing doing it without consent, but, teenage boys are curious. How many of you messed along & experimented before 18? Before marriage. Glass houses people…”

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“It’s the contrast of who we are today verses yesterday that sets Christians apart,” said Jefanda Ward. “I’m so glad I serve a God who saves me because of who He is in spite of who I am. Praying for you Josh, He will keep you.”

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“We are all good for nothing low life sinners that’s all we will ever be saved by the grace of god!” said Rachel Hayes Quinn. “Everyone makes mistakes and thank God for his forgiveness and for washing away our sins! You owned up to your actions payed for your mistakes and came to know the Lord as your savior that’s an amazing girl testimony not that your proud of your action but you overcame by the power of the blood and the word of your testimony. Praying for your family as you all receive harsh judgement and are being called hypocrites keep your head up. I would allow my future kids to stay with you and your wife anyday bc through the show yalls light really shines through and I can tell what a awesome family you all are mistakes and all we are all human.”

“God forgives all who admit their sins!” said Laura Loftiss. “#StandbytheDuggars”


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‘They want their civil war’: Far-right ‘boogaloo’ militants have embedded themselves in the George Floyd protests in Minneapolis

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Young, white men dressed in Hawaiian-style print shirts and body armor, and carrying high-powered rifles have been a notable feature at state capitols, lending an edgy and even sometimes insurrectionary tone to gatherings of conservatives angered by restrictions on businesses and church gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic.

Just as many states are reopening their economies — and taking the wind out of the conservative protests — the boogaloo movement found a new galvanizing cause: the protests in Minneapolis against the police killing of George Floyd.

A new iteration of the militia movement, boogaloo was born out of internet forums for gun enthusiasts that repurposed the 1984 movie Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo as a code for a second civil war, and then modified it into phrases like “big luau” to create an insular community for those in on the joke, with Hawaiian-style shirts functioning as an in-real-life identifier. Boogaloo gained currency as an internet meme over the summer of 2019, when it was adopted by white supremacists in the accelerationist tendency. In January, the movement made the leap from the internet to the streets when a group boogaloo-ers showed up at the Second Amendment rally in Richmond, Va.

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WATCH: Man holds black DoorDash driver at gunpoint for delivering food to an Arizona apartment complex

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A man in Mesa, Arizona, is facing assault and weapons charges after he allegedly held a delivery driver at gunpoint this Sunday, 12News reports.

Police say Valentino Tejeda pulled a gun on 24-year-old Dimitri Mills in the parking lot of Tejeda's apartment complex, and when Mills and his girlfriend tried to explain they were making a food delivery to a neighbor, Tejeda still insisted that Mills, who is black, was somehow a threat.

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Trump became enthralled with presidency while watching balloons drop on 1988 GOP convention stage

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Donald Trump became enthralled with the presidency while watching balloons drop for George H.W. Bush at the 1988 Republican National Convention.

The celebrity real estate developer had been taken to New Orleans by his longtime pal Roger Stone, a Republican political operative hoping to spark an interest in Trump to run for the presidency, reported Politico.

“I got the definite impression that Roger Stone was preparing Donald Trump to run for president,” said Michael Caputo, a Stone associate who worked for Trump's 2016 campaign. “I didn’t know when it would be — but it was very clear to me that he wasn’t there for the cocktails.”

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