Jessa Duggar: Ben Seewald's Scathing Instagram Post Seems To Reference Sex Abuse Scandal

Treva Bowdoin

Jessa Duggar's mother-in-law and father-in-law have both shared their thoughts about the Josh Duggar sexual molestation scandal, but does Ben Seewald agree with his parents?

As the Inquisitr previously reported, Jessa Duggar's father-in-law, Michael Seewald, recently penned a lengthy essay in response to Josh Duggar's shocking confession that he sexually molested four of his sisters and one other girl. Seewald's screed was mostly a defense of Josh and Jessa's parents, and he even wrote that Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar should be praised for the way they handled the horrible ordeal that Josh put their daughters through. Michelle and Jim Bob allowed Josh to continue living with his victims, they did what they could to ensure that their son would not be prosecuted for his crimes, and they sent him to a religious institution that has been under investigation by local Child Protective Services.

Jessa Duggar's mother-in-law, Guinn Seewald, also showed her support for Josh, Jim Bob, and Michelle by sharing Mike Huckabee's defense of the Duggars on her Facebook page. Huckabee basically complained about the Duggars' dark secret being uncovered, wrote that Josh should be forgiven, and stated that he still believes the 19 Kids and Counting stars are good people.

However, Ben Seewald might not be quite as forgiving as his parents and Mike Huckabee have been. In an Instagram post that he shared on Mother's Day, Ben hinted that he has a huge problem with parents who don't properly protect their children. He even mentioned abuse in the post.

"A little late in posting, but I had a wonderful Mother's day with my Mom and wife! I want to give a shout out to my Mom and Dad," Ben wrote. "They've been loving, caring, and provided us with a good home and many happy memories. While many parents are abusing their children, earning the condemnation of God, my parents have always been protective of us and by God's grace have made our home a safe haven."

Jessa Duggar's husband went on to share some more words that seem an awful lot like condemnation of Jim Bob and Michelle for letting Josh get away with abusing his sisters.

"They loved us enough to have standards, rooted in Scripture, and stick by them even when it would've been easier for them just to let us do whatever we wanted to. They loved us too much for that. That's a lot to say in this culture where parents who care enough to set standards for their kids are mocked and dishonored and where the ones who yield to their rebellious children in compromise are praised as 'loving.'"

"I still want to know why Josh bought a house in Arkansas recently. Did he somehow know this was going to happen?" one commenter wrote.

According to RadarOnline, Josh and Anna Duggar bought a new house in Siloam Springs, Arkansas earlier this year. Perhaps Josh knew that someone was digging into his past, and maybe he was ready and waiting to resign from his position with the Family Research Council in D.C. Now that he's jobless, he might have to work for his dad back in Arkansas.

Last year, PEOPLE reported that Jessa Duggar's husband was employed by Jim Bob. Ben Seewald did "everything from construction projects to keeping the grass mowed to putting roof on a building." Ben now has a college degree and is trying to become a preacher, so perhaps Josh can take his place doing all those odd jobs.

If Josh somehow knew that his dirty secret was about to be shared with the world, perhaps he tried to give his family fair warning about what was coming. It's possible that Ben and Jessa were alerted earlier this month, and maybe an angry Ben was thinking about Josh when he shared his harsh words for bad parents. If Jessa's husband is upset, it might not just be because the Duggars let their son get away with something terrible -- now Ben and Jessa are in danger of losing whatever money they make on 19 Kids and Counting.

Do you think Ben Seewald's Mother's Day post was meant to be a scathing criticism of Jessa Duggar's parents?

[Image credit: Duggar Family Instagram]

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