Saturday, August 29, 2015

Tony Perkins Speaks About Josh Duggar

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins joined Megyn Kelly on The Kelly File this week to discuss Donald Trump's candidacy and Josh Duggar's confession of the deep sin he committed against his wife and family.

"This is a painful reminder and warning that living without integrity has destructive effects upon people that you care about and people that you love," shares Tony Perkins in the following video clip.




Reminder: Breaking the Silence, the TLC documentary on child sexual abuse featuring Jill Dillard and Jessa Seewald, airs on Sunday, August 30th, at 10pm ET/9pm CT.

78 comments:

  1. Please leave josh alone! If ur real christian's out there u would know only one person can deal with ur actions and thats God above! Ima pray for josh to heal, pray for his wife and four little ones, pray the media will back off! I pray lord, i pray!

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  2. I love the Duggars and praying for all family .

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  3. Try as I might, it's nearly impossible to get my mind around Josh's fall given the degree to which he went to harbor & hide his behavior. I am heartsick for his wife and children; for all those who love him; and for the many who feel he's brought great dishonor to God's name. I'm heartsick for Josh, too, who has a long, long, long road ahead of him.

    Mr. Perkin's comments fit. INTEGRITY: the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness; the state of being whole and undivided.

    It is also true: "Sin will take you farther than you want to go, keep you longer than you want to stay, and cost you more than you want to pay." ~ Unknown

    I pray for healing & restoration; for God's powerful, cleansing, forgiving touch.

    Kathleen

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  4. This is all so very sad for this family! Please don't judge all of them for the sins of one. I miss this family....and wish them peace!

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  5. Praying for you and your family. Until Josh is ready to give his addiction completely over to the Lord and leave it there, his problems will continue. One of my daughters has been through many drug programs and even completed Teen Challenge. But she has not been willing to completely turn her life and her addictions over to Him. She has struggled for years, and is now 50 years old. As my pastor told me, until addicts are willing to surrender whatever the addiction is over to the Lord, and constantly stay connected with Him, they will never be free. Praying that Josh will allow the Holy Spirit to work in him for complete healing of sin. God Bless each of you.

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  6. I am praying for your family in the midst of this trial that has somehow gained national headlines. A family's personal informatiin should be able to be kept personal but unfortunately since a great majority of your family life has been televised, you no longer are able to maintain privacy. I have watched your family's show with my children and we enjoyed laughing and crying when marriages and babies came and cried and rejoiced over baby Josie's miraculous growth! I learned ways to better reach my children by watching Michelle during children's conflicts and my children learned more about being helpful around the house by watching your children. These seemingly small lessons, made a large impact in our lives. So thank you for daring to lead and be examples of what true Christianity is supposed to look like! Thank you for the many lessons I have learned as a Mother by watching your guidance Michelle! Although I don't know any of you and will never meet any of you, I pray for you daily! There's ab old song that says: God will make this trial a blessing, though it brings me to my knees. Though my tears flow like a river, in Him there's sweet releif. There's no need to fear the sunshine there's no need to face defeat, God will make this trial a blessing..that's the grace He has for me.

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  7. Out of all the names on that Ashley Madison list why is Josh Duggers the only one being Talked about?????

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    1. I was wondering the same thing.

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  8. I wish Josh had continued to seek out help all throughout these years. He could have just told Anna and his family that he feels he needs to continue getting help, or that he needs to try different kinds of help, and just say that he doesn't feel strong. He could have gone to one-on-one therapy with a professional that specializes in his particular issues and keep things private between the therapist and himself and maybe he would've stopped, but I'm glad Anna knows now.

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  9. Shocking especially being they're against so many things!

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  10. Hi!!

    Will you be posting a recap on the Duggar part on that???

    Thanks:-)

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  11. The very best to your family.

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  12. Love to you guys....and prayers for hope and healing. May God bring beauty from ashes.

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  13. Jesus said blessed are the utterly sincere. How will Jesus judge many of us? Personally I do not think utter sincerity is all that common even among Christians.

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  14. "This is a painful reminder and warning that living without integrity has destructive effects upon people that you care about and people that you love," shares Tony Perkins. I don't think it's possible to say it any better than that. It's just a shame that Josh only pretended to pay attention when his parents read the bible to him every day.

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  15. My heart goes out to this family Ipray for love and forgiveness for each other Im so sorry your family is in the forfront in this there were 30000 others I am praying for you all God will help you all

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  16. hi
    i wish people need to leave josh alone for god love us

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  17. I think what disturbs me the most is that Josh served as a public leader with his job as well as on tv, proclaiming Jesus Christ but also talking strongly about children, marriage and God's desire for strong families. All the while, living this secret lifestyle. So he is shaking his fingers at others and using his lips to publicly judge others yet also uses his lips to kiss other women beside his wife and to put Christians in a bad name. He didn't just put the Duggar name in a negative light he also put the name of Christians in a bad light. This has just been so hard to hear and see on the news. I still keep wishing this was all not true.

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  18. I think it is safe to say the Duggars TV career is over now.

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  19. I really appreciate what Tony said. Right on! Thank you for sharing.

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  20. I Hate to hear that Josh had not been totally honest with his wife Anna and his family. I hope that he gets the help he needs and I hope Anna knows that she is loved by the Lord and that it was not her fault. Jesus forgives all of our sins when we are honest and repent. My prayers are with you during this time. I love this Duggars and I hope they return to TV.f

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  21. I am really sick of this 'Christians are not perfect, they do make mistakes.' Cheating your pregnant wife is a little bit more than just a mistake, it' s cruel. And even people who are no christians know that and would never call it a 'mistake'.

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  22. enough already - okay josh has sinned but lets stop talking, commenting and spinning this and just PRAY for him and all the Duggars and get on with enjoying this great family for the wonderful fun things they are known for. we want the Duggars back on television and to move on from the last few months of josh drama! LOVE AND MISS THE DUGGARS!

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    1. Betty, Reality check! No credible TV network will reinstate the Duggars to TV. The Duggars need time away from TV & time to heal the family. I pray for Anna & her children she must feel so hurt & betrayed.

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  23. The consequences that Josh Duggar is facing for his actions remind us that many families have betrayal, infidelity, and moral breakdown within their own family. Integrity cannot be purchased it musts be earned along with trust.
    Can Josn rebound from this scandal. That remains to be seen. My heart breaks especially for Anna, because with infidelity often the wife is last to know.
    Josh requires intensive care. Anna canceling. The family needs to proceed with complete honesty, no sugar coating. The truth, as difficult as it may be, is the truth. God send lessons, hard lessons to change our path. Would any family member or fan want to continue accepting and celebrating the lie of double life? All the Duggars stand for is truth, honesty and integrity. Earn them back Duggars, don't minimize. You will gain respect from those that matter by taking this path.
    Prayers

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  24. So sad. I'll be praying for Anna and her kids🙏🏼

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  25. He who is without sin let them cast the first stone

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    1. I've been thinking this exact same thing! No, what he did isn't right by any means. But neither was Mary Magdalen. And if God Himself can forgive us sinners, we certainly should be able to forgive Josh as well. The stipulation that Christ gave her was to "go and sin no more..." Marriages can overcome infidelity, but it takes a serious amount of repentance and forgiveness for that family to be able to move forward together. We all have skeletons in our closets. It's just easier for us to point our fingers and condemn because our closets are not open for the world to see. Prayers for everyone directly effected by this. You are never alone!

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  26. I am offended by Josh' s behavior.Understand I do not hate him But, I can not understand how he could have ever gotten that job in the first place. Were they blind? The man that was speaking on this clip, he was a police officer, a preacher and he could not see Josh s character ? Sorry but it was obvious that Josh was a smooth talker, a proud man, overly confident about himself , judgmental and a loud mouth. And It was all noticed while the Duggar show was aired. There was never a sign of a conversion in Josh s behavior. His mother had one. His grandmother had a conversion. His sister Jinger had one. I resent and am offended when anyone proclaims Christ and there is no sign of a born again experience. Please stop stop excusing Josh !

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    1. Wow! I'm not the only only who loves the Duggars and thinks that! "It
      was obvious that Josh was a smooth talker, a proud man, overly confident about himself , judgmental and a loud mouth."
      I literally had to fast-forward every time spoke on camera. I was hoping to be wrong, though.

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    2. I never saw that.

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  27. I have wondered why so many folks continue to ponder the subject of Josh Duggar's transgressions. I really think the reason is because all of us suffer our own problems and relate whether they admit it or not. People who are critical are saying to themselves, "Well at least I am not as bad as that." People who forgive him have forgiven themselves for their weaknesses. It has to be personal for so many to be so invested. It's probably time to, "Let go, and let God."

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  28. I don't get it. You make what Jesus did so shallow. So Josh sinned and sinned and sinned, never getting caught repeatedly and that's ok because it was forgiven on the cross? I thought at one point a person is to become aware of their sins and repent from them. At what age did Josh repent and turn away from his sins ???

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  29. What message is Josh giving the unsaved ? By sticking by Josh and not really sticking by Jesus what is the family telling the world? I once admired Michelle and Jim Bob but now I feel they are a big disappointment. Is their love for family greater than their love for their SAVIOUR? They have covered up for Josh as a kid and now as an adult. When will it stop.

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    1. I do not agree. I do not see them covering for him. Are you a close friend or family member? If not, you can not discern such things just by a 1 hour show.

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  30. I can see how a man falls. The Bible warns of temptation. But there is a difference here. Josh sought it. Does he really love ? Anna was pure and he brought harm to their marriage.what he must have done to her emotionally. Does he really love? He ruined his father 's name. Does he really love? He could have harmed his children. ....by carry disease. Does he love? He brought evil to his sister's when they were young. Does he really love....anyone...about himself ? He should be on his knees being careful that the Lord did not judge him and take his life as the bible warns when a Christian remains in sin. Does he really love....Christ ?! That is the biggest sin of all, rejecting your Savor.

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    1. My goodness he knows what he has done and that it was not Loving as he should. Pray for his healing. What wrongs have you committed that weren't loving?

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  31. It's not only moral standards, it's honesty and integrity when something as heinous as this comes to light and dealing with the reality without making excuse after excuse.

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  32. Have a question for you. Did you see the old episode of Josh' s wedding? His father presented him with a book. To read to prepare him for marriage. The father tried to make it look like a special moment. Did you see what Josh said in his usual laughing tome? He said something to the affect I don't think I really need this. Check it out. I think the parents always knew what Josh was about and tried to deceive us all along.

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  33. great word from Tony Perkins,.....people need to look up to LOOK UP TO JESUS....sorry for the family but josh is just a man that is in need of the love of our savior and God can do all things...GOD GLORY WILL BE SEEN...

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  34. I was disappointed that Megan cut Tony Perkins short on his comments about forgiveness of sin in regards to Josh Duggar. We all need to understand that people we dearly love are able to sin. Do we shun them the rest of their life or do we forgive them as Christ forgave and continues to forgive us - IF we are truly sorry and keep from doing that same sin again. We all need to remember that God judges us as we judge others. When we point a finger to others, we have 3 fingers pointing at ourselves. Forgive and let live. Way too much chatter has gone on with this and ruining every person involved and actually making it easy for others who hear tend to start judging others. What Josh did could happen to ANY one of us in families. Now we need to pray for all involved and everyone start healing in the grace and mercyof Christ.

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  35. All the years I watched this family on TV, I feel I was lied to. Just like Bill Cosby. His perfect-father image was a ruse.

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  36. If another person speaks up for Josh, I may scream. As christians we must view things in a spiritual way, not in an emotional one. Please be careful using scripture to give yourself more weight concerning Josh. It's not impressive. We christians are not judging Josh, first of all. What he did in his marriage is between him, Anna and the Lord. How has Josh affected my life? By making a mockery out of the full meaning of what it means to be a Christian.and What is means to die and yet live in Christ Jesus.! Once your life has changed you never go back to a life of sin. You are no longer chained to your previous sins. I am so offended by Josh. I am offended by those who stuck by him. Where is your loyality to the truth...to Jesus? I find it hard to believe that Josh ever knew Jesus on a personal level.

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    1. I am in total agreement with this. So many people going on and on about how we are all sinners....and how it's not our place to judge. It just makes me wonder, if someone else in the public eye did the exact same things Josh did, would they be as forgiving?? I'm guessing not! I'm guessing there would be a whole lot of judging going on. Why do so many Christians expect Christ-like, moral behavior from non-Christians, but yet make excuses for inexcusable behavior by someone who is supposedly a devout Christian like Josh Duggar? Makes no sense and is very disappointing and frustrating!

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  37. I know we are saved by Grace. I know we christians are sinners but free of judgment day due to the cross. I understand all that. What I don't understand is I thought once we confess our sins with a sincere heart and really want to be forgiven and we are, isn't those past sins no longer chained to us? Why was Josh still chained to his sins, were they never confessed.? I don't get it. Did he say the sinners prayer and be free of their bondage? I thought it only took one time.

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  38. Hello Duggars! Hope you are all doing well. Praying for each of you especially Anna and the children. They must be so confused. Not old enough to understand what is going on. Perhaps that is good. I'm concerned that we don't hear anything about Grandma Duggar. How is she doing? I miss you all so much. I'm watching reruns of shows that I taped whenever I knew I would miss a show. I started that at 16kids. Take care and God Bless You all.

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  39. I think it's important for people to remember that, while God views all sins equally, the effects of sins on others are not equal. God knows this, which is why He prescribes different punishments for different sins in the Bible. If a man lies to his wife that he did the dishes when he didn't, that is a different thing than lying to his wife about staying faithful to her. Josh, Michelle and Jim Bob have all sinned, and are surely forgiven by the blood of Jesus, but they must face the consequences of their sins. Too often is that side forgotten.

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  40. Hello everyone, I do miss all of you. I am watching some taped shows and reliving the kind wonderful things you did to help others. I am praying for Josh, he has confessed, repented and is backing his words with action by getting professional help. I pray for Anna and all the family as they look to our Savior for strength and healing. You were all making such a difference in peoples lives that the Devil has really attacked you but we all know God has overcome the devil. God Bless you all!

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  41. Josh is a human and human sin. David committed adultery and he later repent; and Jesus forgive a prosittute by the well. Josh is no saint. He was probably another curious minor teenager who was too shelter, can't experience romance, and going through puperty. People sin, but what do they do after they sin and finally waken up? The question is he going to truly repent to God, ask for forgiveness to those he hurt, and change himself. Then hopefully his actions can earn the trust of others back. Time will tell.

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  42. Why do you write "deep sin"? The bible (God) doesn't make any difference considering the severity of sin. There is no "sin, sinner, the sinnest". What you wrote isn't accurate, in the name of the lord. Please correct it. Thank you.
    Love your blog! :)

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  43. It is time for the Duggar family to be left alone. They are all heartbroken , of that I am sure. They should be able to live their lives now without any more ridicule from others. I pray that they will eventually find peace.

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  44. Can we have a statement from Anna? Or did she give one but I missed it?? Because I'm sure she forgives him but it would be really good for the public to hear that...

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  45. time to let this family heal and to let Josh get the help he desperately needs,,,,,,,too bad that this whole family seems to be blamed for one person's behavior. This is a great family trying like all of us to teach our kids a God based value system. Remember God gave us all free will,,,,,,sometimes that free will leads people down the wrong path. Pray for this family and for all the families you know and for yourself,,,,,,no one is perfect.

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  46. @Anonymous

    maybe a mistake but it is not fair to his wife she is after all standing with him i love the duggar family but don't like what he is doing to her love Anna

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  47. A good segment. Kudos to Megyn Kelly for having Tony Perkins on and letting him talk about Jesus.

    About some of the comments here, I wonder about the people who always seem to bring it back to the parents, blaming them for Josh's behavior and sins. Josh is a big boy, and he knew what he was doing. I think the people who blame Jim Bob and Michelle and also say that they are at fault because they "committed the sin" of putting their family on tv, are probably just internet trolls who hate the whole family and always have, and they hate the Christian values that the Duggars promoted. That's why they think it was bad they were on tv. Immoral people who live immoral lives don't like to be reminded of their guilt, because they know they are guilty but they don't want to turn away from it.

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  48. Praying for Josh, Anna, their children and all of the Duggars. God bless each and everyone of one. Just remember everyone as Romans 3:23 states. All have sinned and come short of the glory of God !!

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  49. @Anonymous

    Hey I wonder if you could clarify something for me. You mentioned it was obvious he was a proud, smooth talker and so on. How can we tell the difference between someone who is self-assured, confident (yet humble) and eloquent, versus someone who is a smooth talker, overly confident, a loud moth and the other things you mentioned you observed. I am genuinely asking for your opinion because as a young woman I don't want to be naive in falling for someone who I think has positive qualities when in reality they are not positive qualities.

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  50. I Think the most important now is for Anna to choose herself if she wanna stay or leave
    she should do whats best for her not what others tells her to do
    the Lord stick with her what ever she choose

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  51. I always felt that Josh wasn't right. He came off to me as arrogant and a show off. He has done so much harm to so many people. His family name is ruined. I hope he will sincerely confess his sins and truly seek the Lord. His selfish mind has been in control for so long that I don't know if he can or should ever be trusted again. Anna and her children deserve better and the Duggar and her parents should encourage her to seek the Lord and not listen to anyone else. Including them! Especially them! Anna, seek the Lord and let him be your guide.

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  52. "Let go and let God"? No, repent and obey. Josh needs to repent of his sin and turn from his wicked ways. This part isn't up to God, it's Josh's turn to do the right thing now.

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    1. I did not mean Josh. I think those of us who follow this family need to ,"Let it go." Such obsession with a reality show is not healthy.

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  53. There's also a great quote by Michael Seewald in People magazine. How Josh has blasphemed God's name by claiming to be the epitome of conservative values.

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  54. @Anonymous -- you ask a great question -- how can a young woman seeking to marry tell the smooth talkers from the genuine? I would say one way is to look for humility in a person. Josh did brag that his family was the "epitome of conservative values." As Christians we know that ALL have sinned and fall short, so that was a sign of Josh's lack of humility and misunderstanding of basic Christianity, at the very least. Also, another great way is to be in prayer and seeking God's wisdom about whom to date and marry. The Bible teaches that God gives wisdom -- just ask for it and follow His leading.

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  55. The topic of Josh never leaves us, does it ? Well I never did have respect for Josh and I never will. .I can remember.... Josh had once discussed "his wild youth". "Being a handful" to his parents, and yet, he remained mysterious about it all. I remember him laughing over the kind of kid that he was. He found it so humorous. At the time, I couldn't figure out how anyone could laugh about " being a bad kid" especially when you are an adult with children of your own. That behavior was a clue that told me what Josh was all about. I now can see that. I wonder if this bothered his sisters? You know, One day we will find out if Josh still finds things as humorous. Will he be a changed man? We can only hope.

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  56. While I appreciate and feel everyone has a right to their feelings, my Bible says judge not, lest ye be judged. As Christians, every single one of us has sinned (we were all born into sin) and fallen short of the glory of God. Rather than "judging" we should be praying for the family, Anna, the children and also Josh. He needs prayer the most. I am human, as such I sin. I also ask for forgiveness. Therefore I am not going to comment, but ask for all who are Christians, pray.

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  57. I am so saddened by all of this. I can't imagine the utter heart break and humiliation that his wife and parents are feeling. It goes to show that no one is immune to the pull of evil...no one is so perfect that they cannot be lured away. I wonder if when he was cheating on his wife, was he remorseful at all? Did josh feel guilt? When he spent time with his kids did he feel like a liar then? Perhaps this will stop someone else from destroying their and their family's lives. I will pray that it does. Praying for his wife, parents and siblings... And yes I will pray for Josh too.

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  58. @Patricia Rice
    I had the same impression aout Josh! To me he also came across a little bit arrogant and way to confident. The way he was presented in the show, always as the great, loving and caring older brother, the role model for his siblings who has to check his sisters boyfriends out. After the molestation scandal came out I already felt a little bit betrayed, because obviously Josh has not always been such a great example of older brother. But now his role model funcion is certainly over, that's for sure. I just feel so bad for Anna and the kids...

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  59. @Anonymous
    I think at least his parents new that he was struggling with staying abstinent, that's way they married him off that young, hoping that his physical desires would be fulfilled in a marriage. Unfortunately this wasn't the case. But I don't think anyone of the Duggar family had a clue about him cheating. I think they were just equally as shocked as most viewers of the show.

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  60. @Anonymous You had asked a question about how can you tell the difference between someone being arrogant, and when someone is being confident. I will explain. The Bible supplies us with all the answers we will ever need . If you check Proverbs, it gives you descriptions on an arrogant person and a loud mouth, a proudly person. They boast a lot about themselves and their accomplishments. This kind of character is not pleasing to God. If you check out the book of James it gives to us a lot on character and the use of the tongue. If you remember a Christian who is born again, who is saved has "the fruit of the Spriit" within them. Check that out In Galatians chapter 5. There are signs when one is saved. We are walking with the Lord.

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  61. @Anonymous What??! I don't get it. From what I have read in the Bible. Sin is sin. We have all fallen short of the glory of God. There are no big sin and little sin. Sin is sin. Once we turned to the Lord with that knowledge and confess to being a sinner and are really remorseful, Christ wipes all judgement of sin away. We are given a new life in Him. Heaven awaits us. Jesus's death paid the price for our confessed sins. It takes one sincere prayer. God will call a Christian home if they do not turn away from sin. An unsaved person, someone who has not turned away from sin and has not confessed his sins, he will be judged one day for his sins. And yes, his sins will be judged by set standards based on his awareness of his sin and the seriousness of the sin. Hell has levels.Read your Bible. Not my opinion or interpretation but God's words holds the truth.

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  62. @Jeanne Hall Yes. You are right but that can not be taken lightly. There is a commitment to Christ when one makes a stand for Him. Josh made a mockery out of a born again conversion. Was he ever really saved?

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  63. I believe in prayer. I also believe in Professional Licensed Therapy because its not biased & it's realistic. I am a Christian & when a tragic event occurred in my life, I chose to see a Professional Therapist vs a minister. I needed therapy from a therapist who didn't know me & could help me get to the root of my depression. It was a success. This is why I truly believe Josh Duggar needs to be in a real rehab facility.

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  64. I didn't know what to think about Josh. I read all the reports. And I am so surprised by Michelle and Jim Bob. They hid a lot !

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  65. I do like the Duggars. I really do. I want to believe in them, but I find it is so hard to do. I don't think they see what they are doing. I don't think they are fully aware of what they are doing wrong. I Wonder, Do they know that " lies" can separate a person from God??! .And that God doesn't answer prayers when there are sins in our hearts, (when those sins are not confessed). .

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