Jim Bob Duggar called for execution of rapists while he reportedly knew about son’s sex offenses

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Last week, reports surfaced that Josh Duggar, of 19 Kids and Counting fame, had molested five underage girls when he was a teenager. Rumors have since been swirling that some of Josh’s victims included his younger sisters.  Josh’s father, Jim Bob Duggar, reportedly told police in 2006 that he had known about the molestation since July of 2002. This revelation makes it rather … perplexing that during his 2002 campaign for U.S. Senate, Jim Bob claimed on his website that rape and incest should be crimes punishable by death. While explaining his stance on abortion (pro-life, to no one’s surprise), Jim Bob wrote: “If a woman is raped, the rapist should be executed instead of the innocent unborn baby … Rape and incest represent heinous crimes and as such should be treated as capital crimes.”

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