Pastor’s wife says Josh Duggar was just “playing doctor” with little girls

“The wife of a Texas pastor incited a major controversy … when she deemed reality star Josh Duggar’s admission of molesting five girls as ‘playing doctor’ …,” the New York Daily News reported. “Carrie Hurd, the wife of Texas pastor Patrick Hurd, made the controversial comments Saturday on the Facebook page of Vyckie Garrison,” a prominent atheist who criticized the Duggar family’s mentality about 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.”

Garrison wrote on her Facebook page, ”The consequence of this abuse is, to them, a positive — it leads them to be saved. 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.”

Hurd took exception to those comments and also sought to blame the victims, some of whom were asleep when Duggar allegedly molested them.

According to Raw Story, Rev. Hurd belongs to the Quiverfull Movement, which Wikipedia describes as “a movement among some conservative fundamentalist Protestant couples … [that] promotes procreation, and sees children as a blessing from God, eschewing all forms of birth control, including natural family planning and sterilization,” drawing on the Biblical exhortation to “be fruitful and multiply.”

hurd26n-3-webhurd_herd-Facebook-800x430 (1)Photos: Carrie Hurd, left, thinks molesting little girls in their sleep is “playing doctor” and no big deal; Patrick Hurd, below, and several of the family’s 11 children proudly display their arsenal of guns.


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