Family values racketeer Josh Duggar had paid Ashley Madison accounts

In the latest episode of social conservative hollering being exposed as a massive exercise in projection, former executive director of the Family Research Council Josh Duggar is reported to have signed up for multiple paid accounts with the extramarital affair site, Ashley Madison. From Gawker:

Someone using a credit card belonging to a Joshua J. Duggar, with a billing address that matches the home in Fayetteville, Arkansas owned by his grandmother Mary—a home that was consistently shown on their now-cancelled TV show, and in which Anna Duggar gave birth to her first child—paid a total of $986.76 for two different monthly Ashley Madison subscriptions from February of 2013 until May of 2015.

The second account is linked to his home outside of Washington, D.C., where he was paid to be an expert in good, old-fashioned, straight, Christian, monogamous marriage. For the second account, Duggar paid a $250 fee for, per Gawker, “what appears to have gone toward the purchase of an ‘affair guarantee.'”

It’s notable that the subscriptions ended in May 2015, as that was the same month news that Duggar had molested multiple members of his own family went viral. It is unclear if he attempted to use Ashley Madison’s Full Delete function after the scandal broke, and it is also unclear if the site made good on their “affair guarantee.” Although, there isn’t a record of Duggar getting his money back on that guarantee, so…

Duggar also reportedly signed up for a series of sex acts that are wayyyyyy different form the family’s positively bonkers sex ed program, listing himself as looking for the following:

“Conventional Sex,” Experimenting with Sex Toys,” One-Night Stands,” “Open to Experimentation,” “Gentleness,” “Good With Your Hands,” Sensual Massage,” “Extended Foreplay/Teasing,” “Bubble Bath for 2,” “Likes to Give Oral Sex,” “Likes to Receive Oral Sex,” “Someone I Can Teach,” “Someone Who Can Teach Me,” “Kissing,” “Cuddling & Hugging,” “Sharing Fantasies,” “Sex Talk.”

And he was looking for the following types of women:

Josh Duggar and Mike Huckabee, via Tengrain / Flickr

Josh Duggar and Mike Huckabee, via Tengrain / Flickr

“A Professional/Well Groomed,” “Stylish/Classy,” “Casual Jeans/T-shirt Type,” “Muscular/Fit Body,” ”Petite Figure,” “Tall Height,” “Short Height,” “Long Hair,””Short Hair,” “Girl Next Door,” “Naughty Girl,” “Sense of Humor,” “Imagination,” “Creative and Adventurous,” “Relaxed and Easy Going,” “Aggressive/Take Charge Nature,” “Confidence,” “Discretion/Secrecy,” “A Good Listener,” “Good Personal Hygiene,” “Average Sex Drive,” “High Sex Drive,” “Dislikes Routine,” “Has a Secret Love Nest,” “Disease Free,” “Drug Free,” and “Natural Breasts.”

While it’s unclear what the full range of options that Duggar could have selected from were, it’s at least worth noting that “Christian” doesn’t appear anywhere on his list. Because when you’re making Jesus cry on a salacious escapade in Washington, D.C., it doesn’t matter who you’re making him cry with.

Ashley Madison’s user data was made public following a hack conducted by a group called The Impact Team, which said it wanted to prove that Ashley Madison had lied to its users when it claimed they would remove users’ personal data from the site for a $19 fee. As the group wrote, quoted by Krebs On Security:

“Full Delete netted ALM $1.7mm in revenue in 2014. It’s also a complete lie,” the hacking group wrote. “Users almost always pay with credit card; their purchase details are not removed as promised, and include real name and address, which is of course the most important information the users want removed.”

While exposing the full list of the company’s users probably wasn’t the best way to prove this point, and publicly shaming people for cheating usually wouldn’t be in good taste, Josh Duggar is different. This is a guy who made his career on shaming and demonizing people who weren’t having one and only one particular kind of sex. As Wonkette explained, this means Duggar deserves all of the public shaming we can throw at him:

…you don’t out some private person who never hurt anyone, just for prowling for sex on the sly (GAWKER!). And the private information of millions of Ashley Madison users should not have been hacked and exposed by hackers. But Josh Duggar isn’t a private person who never hurt anyone; he tried to hurt lots of people, because of how they have sex, which is why it is 100 percent A-OK to take this information and use it to grind that arrogant, fundamentalist prick’s nuts into a fine powder so that we may snort it and trip holy karmic balls.

When news of Josh Duggar’s molestation broke, he and his family insisted that he had been punished, had asked for God’s forgiveness and was back on the path to righteousness. Social conservative icons like Mike Huckabee came to his defense, since child molestation is apparently fine in those circles as long as it was heterosexual and you say you’re sorry when people find out about it.

But now we know that all of that repentance talk was bullshit of the highest order. Josh Duggar continued to rail against un-Jesus-like sex while having un-Jesus-like sex long after he reportedly stopped molesting his sisters.

Because of course he did.

Jon Green graduated from Kenyon College with a B.A. in Political Science and high honors in Political Cognition. He worked as a field organizer for Congressman Tom Perriello in 2010 and a Regional Field Director for President Obama's re-election campaign in 2012. Jon writes on a number of topics, but pays especially close attention to elections, religion and political cognition. Follow him on Twitter at @_Jon_Green, and on Google+. .

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21 Responses to “Family values racketeer Josh Duggar had paid Ashley Madison accounts”

  1. DoverBill says:

    And verily it was commanded to adhere to all that is accessible on these tablets I bring before ya all today.

    I mean the stone tablets, dumb fuck, not the IPad ones!

    Never mind… why did I create conservatives?

  2. DoverBill says:

    Are all fine, fine Christians so incredible fuckin’ stupid beyond comprehension not to realize that one does not have to cheat on your spouse to view all the free porn available on the Internet tubes today?

    Oh, and this fuck-face (in this day and age) never learned how to use the Goggle machine? To wit:

  3. DoverBill says:

    Why did God decide to keep this secret f,information rom The Huck?

    Does He have any idea how fucking stupid this makes them both look after this revelation that, for whatever reason, He chose to reveal?

    Why would an all-knowing, all-powerful, all-whatever-the-fuck supreme being let his prime cheerleader down?

    Is this why we invented faith?

  4. leliorisen says:

    The Family Research Council has a blog. While they are not posting about this story, some of us have taken to their comments section to spotlight their hypocrisy, when they have posted other stories. It obviously is not moderated, because our posts stay up.

  5. The_Fixer says:

    This is further proof that those who would deny others the opportunity to have sex, because their version is wrong, are themselves absolutely obsessed by sex. You don’t create an account like that because you’re “curious.” You do it because you want to cheat. Which, apparently, is much more pure and forgiven than, say, gay or premarital sex. A pattern has been established by Duggar, that of a person who is obsessed with sex.

    It’s also clear that those with the most maudlin and Puritannical values concerning sex do not measure up to their own standards. Another obvious statement of course, but it needs to be repeated as often as possible.

    Anybody the least bit surprised by this? Next act of the show: A tearful confession and begging for his god’s forgiveness. And then there will be the frequent appearances on the religious shows on cable TV and YouTube. Because he’s forgiven, don’t ya know?

  6. Indigo says:

    There’s no fun like Schadenfreude fun.

  7. Quilla says:

    Ha, ha, ha, ha, snorkle…

  8. Baal says:

    This is pretty funny. No that’s not right. This is REALLY fucking funny.

  9. woodroad34 says:

    None of this is particularly surprising to me, having grown up in a very religious environment. Oddly, it was the female missionary exchange students who stayed at our house for the summer who wanted to have sex or the pastor’s daughter who was an unrestrained nymphomaniac/bad girl. There were a couple of pastor’s who had gay sons. But the Duggar’s high-handedness, self-righteousness, escape from reality mentality, plus the outright bigotry and smugness makes this a delicious schadenfreude.

  10. Eatin’ ain’t cheatin’!

  11. MoonDragon says:

    Josh Duggar, by all accounts, was raised to consider himself privileged, entitled, special, and immune from consequences in a culture that views men as entitled and women as accessories. He’s always lived his life with the knowledge that he is one of the elect. If one considers the world view of The Family (the C Street Christian Cabal) the elect (the Chosen of the Lord) can be forgiven for any actions, much like the adulterer and proxy murderer David was forgiven and invested with the leadership of the Lord’s people. I expect nothing less of this whiny, selfish, irresponsible punk.

  12. BeccaM says:

    What I found remarkable — and compelling in terms of believing this is genuine — was how very vanilla (and kinda desperate) Duggar’s AM profile was.

    Normally, I’m morally opposed to the practice of doxxing. But when what’s being exposed is total hypocrisy, I have to make an exception. The Wonkette summary is exactly why.

    Further worth noting is the time period in question, February 2013 up until May of this year coincides precisely with Duggar’s most intensive lobbying against the ‘evils’ of same sex marriage, promoting himself and his breeding-like-rabbits fundamentalist extended family as paragons of sexual virtue.

    More schadenfreude, via an update to the Gawker article:

    Update 8/20 2:21 p.m.: The Duggars have released an official statement from Josh on their family’s website, in which Josh admits to being both “unfaithful” and to having developed a pornography addiction over the past several years.

    Seems pretty obvious that the more obsessed someone is with other people’s sexual preferences (and orientation), the greater the likelihood the person in question is pervy and unfaithful themselves.

    As an aside: Ashley Madison sure does seem to have been one of the skeeziest, sleaziest operations out there. Somehow, I’m not surprised they became a hacker target.

  13. dcinsider says:

    If you put aside the cheating and the child molestation and the sheer hypocrisy by which he lives each day, he seems like a decent guy.

  14. nicho says:

    He was only there doing research so he could lead these people back to Jesus.

  15. nicho says:

    If it weren’t for schadenfreude, I’d have no freude at all these days.

  16. Indigo says:

    Puritanical or not, I’m enjoying this round of Schadenfreude.

  17. douglas01 says:

    There is only one word to describe this family. . . SCUM!

  18. Jonah says:

    Ooh, I love the sweet smell of social conservative hypocrisy in the mornin’.

  19. sonoitabear says:

    Has anyone checked if HuckaJeebus’ name is listed?

  20. gratuitous says:

    I’m guessing that Gov. Huckabee won’t be racing out to comment on this development, but who will be the first reporter to buttonhole him and ask him about his good friend Josh? Huckabee has a very curious case of lockjaw: He’ll prattle on and on ad nauseam about all kinds of things, but when the subject goes sour, he’s got nothin’ to say.

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