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Jim Bob Duggar Called Incest A 'Heinous' Crime That Should Be Treated With Capital Punishment Before Josh Duggar Scandal

18 and Counting courtesy of TLC
Source: Star

May 27 2015, Published 6:21 p.m. ET

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18 and Counting courtesy of TLC

18 and Counting courtesy of TLC
Source: Star

Jim Bob Duggar recently called Josh’s molestation incidents “very bad mistakes,” but the 19 Kids And Counting father had a much harsher opinion about incest in 2002.

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In 2002, the same year the Josh Duggar scandal first happened, Jim Bob called rape and incest “heinous crimes and as such should be treated as capital crimes.”

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His comments from over a decade ago were dug up from Duggar’s campaign website when he was running for the U.S. Senate.

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Duggar, Executive Director of the Family Research Council Action, speaks at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa

Duggar, Executive Director of the Family Research Council Action, speaks at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa
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Police documents last week revealed that a teenaged Josh Duggar was accused of molesting five minor females from 2002 to 2003, all of which occurred in the Duggar family home.

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Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson and The Duggars Speak At CPAC

Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson and The Duggars Speak At CPAC
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The Duggar family has released several statements of regret and forgiveness since the incidents were made public, however, Michelle and Jim Bob are reportedly “devastated” over the leak as well as what may become of their TLC show, 19 Kids And Counting.

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"They know that they did the best they could, but it doesn't mean they're not filled with regret,” a source told People magazine.

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