Josh Duggar today acknowledged reports of being investigated in the sexual molestation of five girls when he was a teen and apologized for acting "inexcusably." Most of the girls were likely his sisters, some of them were forcibly molested, and some of those acts would have been felonies had he been prosecuted.
Here is Josh Duggar standing with top Republican 2016 Republican presidential hopefuls.
This report isn't about "guilt by association."
But what this does show, however, is one man obsessed with power, and the vast majority of Republican presidential hopefuls being only too happy to oblige, thanks to his celebrity status and his position leading the political arm of a powerful and well-funded anti-gay hate group.
What did Josh Duggar do for a living before becoming the executive director of Family Research Council Action? What qualified him to run a multi-million dollar Washington, D.C. lobbying firm?
He was a used car salesman.
Remember that the next time Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Bobby Jindal, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Mike Huckabee, Ben Carson, or any other the other Republican presidential candidates start talking about the evils of same-sex marriage, or compare gay people to polygamists or pedophiles. And remember how they'll put someone on a pedestal because they talk about their Christian faith all the time, without ever bothering to find out who they are.