In Response To Ashley Madison Hack, Josh Duggar Blames Satan For His Addiction To Porn

The former '19 Kids and Counting' star released a statement on his family's website addressing his being outed in the recent Ashley Madison hack.

It has not been a good past few months for serial child molester and ‘family values’ advocate Josh Duggar. Earlier this year, the eldest son of the extreme Christian cultists cum reality TV stars admitted to sexually molesting young family members while he was a teenager. The news of his pedophilia resulted in TLC canceling the long-running Duggar series. Josh also lost his lobbying job with far-right religious hate group Family Research Council.

This week, it was revealed that the first well-known person outed in the expansive hack of cheating website Ashley Madison was none other than our good ol’ hypocritical friend Josh. The entirety of the internet shared a collective laugh at Duggar’s expense as it just seemed way too perfect that the preacher of family tradition and adherent of the Quiverfull lifestyle was two-timing on his wife.

After social media had its fun, Duggar took to his family’s website on Wednesday to explain himself. In the statement, Josh said that he has an addiction to pornography, labeled himself a hypocrite and blamed Satan for building a fortress around him.

Below is his full statement:

 

I have been the biggest hypocrite ever. While espousing faith and family values, I have secretly over the last several years been viewing pornography on the internet and this became a secret addiction and I became unfaithful to my wife.

I am so ashamed of the double life that I have been living and am grieved for the hurt, pain and disgrace my sin has caused my wife and family, and most of all Jesus and all those who profess faith in Him.

I brought hurt and a reproach to my family, close friends and the fans of our show with my actions that happened when I was 14-15 years old, and now I have re-broken their trust.

The last few years, while publicly stating I was fighting against immorality in our country, in my heart I had allowed Satan to build a fortress that no one knew about.

As I am learning the hard way, we have the freedom to choose to our actions, but we do not get to choose our consequences. I deeply regret all hurt I have caused so many by being such a bad example.

I humbly ask for your forgiveness. Please pray for my precious wife Anna and our family during this time.

Josh Duggar

 

Damn you, Satan. Damn you for making me cheat on my wife, touch little girls and peruse the internet looking for spank material. Damn you!

 

ETA: It appears that the Duggar family has removed the original statement that was posted to their website. Prior to removal, the statement was edited multiple times. This article includes the original text of Josh Duggar’s statement.

Justin Baragona is the editor and publisher of Contemptor. Prior to starting the site, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He currently resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.
19 Comments on this post.
  • Holly Baer
    20 August 2015 at 5:39 pm
    • Justin Baragona
      21 August 2015 at 12:25 am

      It appears the Duggars amended the statement after the fact. I noticed that the link doesn’t even show a statement now on the website. Per Gawker, It seems like Josh made multiple changes before taking it down altogether.

    • Anonymous
      21 August 2015 at 12:45 am

      It was deleted from the original. There were more than one revisions. No one is “outwardly lying” to further an agenda.

  • izzy
    21 August 2015 at 12:07 am

    Uh, I think your GOD let all this happen, or maybe just dirty lil’ ol’ you, DUGGAR.

  • Anonymous
    21 August 2015 at 3:28 am

    This fucking dumbass has blamed everyone but himself. You’re a sick and twisted piece of shit Dugger. Your sisters should be granted the right to castrate your disgusting ass. Quit casting blame at EVERYTHING except yourself, douche bag.

  • TShan
    21 August 2015 at 3:33 am

    His ability to blame any and everything but himself proves he’s guilty. I wish the court would grant his sisters the right to castrate him, and also allow the inmates in prison to gang rape his stupid ass until he is sexually satisfied. Sick bastard.

  • NoGodsNoMasters
    21 August 2015 at 5:37 am

    This guy is a representative of the average Christian. They are all perpetual children that never take responsibility for their own actions and unfortunately in this country, because they apologize, the justice system goes easy on them because they are a “Christian”. If an Atheist were to act the way Josh Duggar has acted they would be in jail or worse!

    Jesus does not make you a good person and Satan does not make you bad… Josh Duggar is a sorry excuse for a piece of trash human being.

    • Anonymous
      22 August 2015 at 1:55 pm

      I’m sorry you feel that he is a representative of the “average” Christian. I assure you, he is not. I wish that you could experience more Christians in your life who truly care about our fellow humans.

  • Anonymous
    21 August 2015 at 8:35 am

    Why cann’t he just say he is 1 sick puppy

  • wahela
    21 August 2015 at 9:54 am

    That’s what happens to these young kids that are raised in the rigid fundamentalist home schooling, etc. They can’t express their feelings, because everything natural in a teenager is a sin to them. So they hide it away. But when they get more freedom as an adult, they still have this repressed list of sins. I mean, these people are engaged and cannot kiss or front hug. They have a chaperone on their dates. So these feelings don’t go away or normalize. I sometimes think that is the main reason for the priests becoming priests beause of their repressed “sinful” feelings that they hide away. They believe becoming a celibate priest will take away their sinful feelings and thoughts. And it just doesn’t work that way. Sad to say.

    • Anonymous
      23 August 2015 at 11:52 am

      Hebrews 10:26 ¶ “For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,”

      The word “Wilfully” dissected: Meaning: 1) voluntarily, willingly, of one’s own accord a) to sin wilfully as opposed to sins committed inconsiderately, and from ignorance or from weakness. ~Source

      Now why would God warn us about sinning “wilfully” if we have no “free will”? Why that’s “illogical”

      Here’s another usage of that same Greek word for “wilfully” in the new Testament:

      1Peter 5:2 “Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight [thereof], not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;”

      “Willingly” is the same exact Greek word (hekousiōs) used in Hebrews 10:26

      Here’s another similar Greek word. “hekōn”

      Meaning:

      1) unforced, voluntary, willing

      2) of one’s own will

      3) of one’s own accord

      Be careful what you say for you can make God to look like He’s double minded.

      Jesus has set us free from the bondage of satan so we now can use our free wills to serve God more completely. In other words, God opens the door for us. Doors satan can not close.

  • Bobbie Jo Justice
    21 August 2015 at 7:53 pm

    he needs to quit blaming satan for his own moral failings.

  • sue
    22 August 2015 at 7:21 am

    Sex drive in overdrive! No ability to control himself. That on top of his narcisistic tendencies will always equal disaster!

  • Mike Emery
    22 August 2015 at 10:42 am

    The Duggars worked hard to repeal our anti-discrimination ordinance in Fayetteville, AR. Michelle sent a robocall to everyone in our community saying that transgender persons were rapists waiting to prey on little girls in public restrooms. Please help us undo the damage that they did to our city by making a donation to help us pass another anti-discrimination ordinance to protect our LGBT friend and neighbors. We need all the help we can get fighting the Duggars and their allies. You can read the details and make a donation here: http://forfayetteville.com/about/

  • David Riker
    22 August 2015 at 11:40 am

    Sure Josh blame Satan. What a digusting little worm.

  • celia burke
    22 August 2015 at 12:19 pm

    now josh blames satan for all his problems this is bs satan cant make you do anything that’s against your will we have choices and if we make the wrong choice then we pay the price I just feel so bad for his wife anna

  • lantechguy
    22 August 2015 at 2:31 pm

    This boy (and I do mean “boy” because he’s a long way from a grownup) needs to learn to take responsibility for his actions. Every time he gets caught, it’s something outside of himself that he blames for his actions. Eight-year-olds do that, not grown men.

  • Marie
    23 August 2015 at 12:25 am

    Sure, Josh, blame it on Satan! OR….you could blame it on GOD for not protecting you from your own perverse titillation which molesting children, becoming a pornographic addict, and fornicating with women other than your wife. Darn you Satan!!! When are you going to stop harassing him? Josh….time to grow up and take responsibility for your own choices. We all have choices to make every day; most of us know right from wrong; and hopefully tend to make choices that do not in any way hurt other people. You will have to do a lot more praying and become a decent member of society before walking through those pearly gates Josh. You have to live with the consequences of your actions and I hope you are ashamed and will ask them for their forgiveness also and apologize for the secret life you have been living. Do it for your family at least….you owe them that for supporting you for so long while you lied and made fools of them for standing by you and supporting you and telling the world you are a new man….Not even a man yet, Josh let alone a new man. You have a long way to go Josh and I hope it isn’t too late for you. I pray for your unsuspecting wife who must be brokenhearted. Did Satan do that as well?

  • denise
    23 August 2015 at 10:18 pm

    Has anyone else not noticed all these used cat ads funny The Duggatd own USED CAR LOTS STILL RAKING ON THR BUCKS WOTH DIRT

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