Carrie Hurd, wife of pastor Patrick Hurd of Texas, took a stand in defense of Josh Duggar over the weekend.
Responding to atheist Vyckie Garrison’s Facebook page, she equated Josh with a little kid playing doctor in spite of the fact that he was a 14-year-old kid, who molested four of his sisters between the ages of four and 12 as well as one underage family friend.
Hurd made a special note that when she was a kid, “it was often called ‘playing doctor'” and that “there was just as many girls” initiating the sexually inappropriate behaviors as boys.
A bit more from the actual Facebook post.
“Vyckie, this is actually Pat’s wife, Carrie. You women want parity in the board room and you want equal wages all the way up the ladder, but when it comes to taking responsibility and being equal in other areas, it is always the man’s fault or responsibility. How many women bait, hit first, but are seldom arrested for abuse …? When I was a kid, it was often called ‘playing doctor,’ there were just as many girls initiating this kind of behavior as boys. Most of those never went on to perp horrible things. The Duggers, [sic] who I have never watched — am not a fan, did it properly and the 14 year old boy should probably be left alone to live a good life, just like girls who do the same thing. You troll the news for any little Christian misbehavior. Get a life! Go to Iraq and fight ISIS if you are seriously worried about women being treated well by men and society.”
Here’s a look at Carrie Hurd courtesy of her Facebook via the Daily Mail.
It didn’t take long for Garrison’s followers to come to her defense as well as the defense of the victims that Carrie Hurd appeared to be blaming in her rant.
Just some of the comments below.
“‘Playing doctor’ is consensual, molestation is not,” wrote one commenter.
Commenter Bobby van Deusen agreed.
“Vyckie asked, in an earlier post, about the girls that were ABUSED here. Any attempt, any THOUGHT, any implication that they were somehow at fault here is almost as dastardly as the molestation itself. Also, I’m very concerned about other girls that may have been involved, studies have shown that the recidivism rate among sexual predators is pretty high.”
What do you think about the comments of Carrie Hurd? Share your thoughts in our comments section below.
[Images via the Daily Mail, linked above]