Learning from the Duggars
The story of Josh Duggar is well known by now. Everyone knows that he has admitted and apologized for molesting five girls during his teenage years. The media has made a big deal of it and TLC has pulled the show for this season. A determination about future seasons has not been made.
The media has claimed that the Duggars are hypocrites because when they found out about the transgression--from Josh--, they failed to take appropriate action. It has been alleged that they did not report it to the authorities. Then they report that the allegations came to light because of a police report. Someone explain where that police report came from.
The media also claims that the Duggars cared nothing for the victims. They were too busy sweeping it under the rug. Josh has reported that his parents called the authorities immediately and then paid for counseling for Josh and all five victims.
I personally believe that the Duggars acted appropriately. Josh confessed the transgressions to Anna (his wife) two years before he proposed. The questions has been asked "How could she marry him knowing that?" Let's see--Oh yes. He was a teenager. He confessed, accepted the consequences, and repented.
I fully believe that Josh Duggar should be forgiven. However, I do believe that TLC did the right thing in pulling the show. Jim Bob Duggar has made waaayy too much of his rules for keeping his children pure until marriage. If his rules work so well, how did Josh have time to molest the girls?
At this time no one knows what the future holds for the Duggars. It might not be time for a reality show. But it might be time for a little GRACE.
Christians are not perfect, just forgiven.
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Duggars are Hypocrites??
The media has dubbed the Duggars hypocrites in light of Josh Duggars confession of molesting five girls as a teenager.
Let's look at what usually happens. If a super-star confessed this, he would be hailed as a hero. His ratings would go up. If he owed the IRS, a fund raiser would be held to help him pay. His movies or television shows would be aired for at least 24 hours and we would hear about every nickel or dime he ever dropped in the Salvation Army bucket.
If a super-star does something, the media calls it brave and heroic. If a Christian does the same thing, he is condemned by the media.
Who are the real hypocrites?
Out of the Mouths of Students
Teachers are always amused when they hear someone say teaching must be boring. There is nothing boring about education. One of the best parts is what the students tell us unbeknownst to parents. Here are just a few.
I teach English classes online to Chinese students. One student had missed two classes in a row. On the third class, she was a few minutes late. When she arrived, I asked, "Where have you been?" She replied, "I went to the toilet." I don't think she understood my question.
A long-time resident of the community had moved away. She and her husband began building a house in her hometown community to be ready before her child began school.. Although the house was not ready when school started, the parent gave that address and enrolled the child in school. One day a teacher asked the Kindergarten student, "Did you move into your new house yet?" He replied, "No, Mom still has to lie."
A teacher was having a conference after school with a parent. She sent the student and his younger sister to the back of the room to play during the conference. After quite a bit of talking, without interruption from the children, the mother said, "I don't know why he is having trouble with Math. We work on it every day." The student stood up and said, "No you don't. I ask you all the time to help me, but you don't."