Pastor’s Wife Says Josh Duggar Was Just ‘Playing Doctor’ And Blames Victims
The wife of a Texas pastor took to a noted atheist’s Facebook page to defend Josh Duggar and blame his victims.
Carrie Hurd, the wife of Texas pastor Patrick Hurd, made the controversial comments Saturday on the Facebook page of Vyckie Garrison, who was named the 2014 Atheist of the Year by American Atheists. Garrison posted an interview she gave that was critical of the Christian family’s mentality towards sex which she said can easily lead to abuse because they are not properly educated on the topic or allowed to understand their own sexuality.
“The consequence of this abuse is, to them, a positive – it leads them to be saved,” Garrison wrote on her Facebook page. “To them, the abuse is something that has eternal consequences of great benefit and glory to God. They’re minimizing the harm and damage that’s been done to those girls, and minimizing the guilt that comes from the crime that Josh committed, because of that spiritual benefit.”
But Carrie Hurd took exception to Garrison’s comments and wrote the female victims, some of whom were reportedly assaulted in their sleep, should also be held accountable.
“You women want parity in the board room and you want equal wages all the way up the ladder, but when it comes to taking responsibility and being equal in other areas, it is always the man’s fault or responsibility. How many women bait, hit first, but are seldom arrested for abuse………….?” Carrie Hurd wrote. “When I was a kid, it was often called “playing doctor”, there were just as many girls initiating this kind of behavior as boys. Most of those never went on to perp horrible things.”