In 2002, Jim Bob Duggar said ‘Rape and Incest Should Be Punishable by Death’

© AP Jim Bob Duggar and his family listen as Mike Huckabee speaks in 2010.
© AP Jim Bob Duggar and his family listen as Mike Huckabee speaks in 2010.

The Duggar family, from 19 Kids and Counting, has been under the microscope in the past week following allegations that Josh Duggar sexually molested young girls, including his sisters, as a teenager. Now, a statement Josh’s father Jim Bob Duggar made about incest, written during the same time period Josh allegedly molested his sisters, is being brought into the spotlight.

While running for U.S. Senate in 2002, Jim Bob spoke about abortion in the case of rape and incest on his campaign website. He said incest should be punishable by death.

“Rape and incest represent heinous crimes and as such should be treated as capital crimes,” Jim Bob wrote.

Jim Bob’s platform was expressed was in 2002 and Josh allegedly assaulted the young girls in 2002-2003.

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Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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