Jessa Duggar, who has stood by her brother through scandal, has finally made it clear how she feels about Josh’s sins.
And despite defending Josh through his prior molestation scandal, Jessa appears to be (finally!) speaking out against him by sharing on her Facebook page a blog post written by her father-in-law, in which he calls Josh a “pretender.”
“It distresses me to say that Josh Duggar’s greatest sin is a byproduct of the sum total of his secretly sinful lifestyle. That is, that by his hypocrisy, he blasphemed the name of God. 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,” the post reads. “After hearing of Josh’s scandal when he was a teenager, I publicly stated that Josh appeared to be a changed man, was walking above reproach, and living out the faith that he professed. I stood in solidarity, encouraging him to use the scandal to build humility and grace. Sadly, he had deceived us all.”
When Josh admitted earlier this year to molesting underage girls as a teenager, Jessa was one of his most ardent defenders, even telling Fox News’ Megyn Kelly that her brother is not a “child molester or a pedophile or a rapist.”
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“Josh was a boy, a young boy in puberty and a little too curious about girls,” the 22-year-old said in her interview on The Kelly File. “And that got him into some trouble. And he made some bad choices, but, really, the extent of it was mild — inappropriate touching on fully clothed victims, most of it while [the] girls were sleeping.”
Josh is reportedly in rehab and Jessa is the first member of the family made famous by their TLC reality series, 19 Kids and Counting, to speak publicly against him.