I hope it does discourage them. If you belive in fairy tales, you should not be in public office. I hope the separation of chuch and state does intensify, and America has had one of the worlds highest divorce rates for decades now. Kim Davis likes divorces as most do in her state. Look it up.
 September 2, 2015 at 5:00pm
Cops, 1. Rotten brat with no shame, a Big, Fat Zero.
 August 26, 2015 at 5:43pm
And there are now reports that a porn star is singing like a bird about that jerk.
More than plenty of reason for Anna to get counsel. LEGAL counsel.
 August 26, 2015 at 5:00pm
The best counsel Anna should get is the one she’s NOT receiving. The LEGAL kind.
Oh, and here’s another thing to point out. One of the younger siblings, I don’t remember his name right now, had just begun courting a girl right before all Hell broke lose. And what happened a few weeks ago? Both families (his and hers) announced online they had broken up the relationship, on the grounds that “this was not what the Lord had in mind for us right now.” I’m sure God had given the girl and her family the wisdom to think all of it through. But I venture to say, sadly and with no feeling of glee or schadenfreude, that the Duggar name, at least in a few Bible-church circles, is becoming radioactive.
August 20, 2015 at 4:36pm
I will not say anything to you re: ignorance, because I know you want to understand. But every person at church who knows his Bible well knows this: the ONLY grounds accepted for divorce, according to the teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ, is “fornication” – in Greek, the language first used to write the New Testament, the word used here is “porneia.” “Porneia” involves by its definition, any sexual contact outside of the marriage contract. (A woman or man dish on the side, any sexual relation of the same sex, incest, bestiality, prostitution – temple-related or otherwise-, or anything graphic. Yes, ANYTHING graphic. “If you look at a woman to lust after her, you already committed adultery with her.” Jesus Himself said so. There were paintings and drawings long before photos, videos, TV and the Internet)
So yeah, Anna has a properly justified reason to divorce. I understand she would think of it as an earth-shattering decision, affecting her children as much as it would affect her. But with forgiveness, sometimes, and many times, JUSTICE must come as well. The eldest daughter of my old pastor married a very nice and caring man. He brought two daughters with him to the marriage. Our pastor told us later that his son-in-law’s first wife had committed adultery, and that he was properly and Biblically justified to divorce his first wife. Oh, did I mention that she and her father are both graduates from Bob Jones University?
 August 20, 2015 at 4:13pm
The whole world is witness to the fact that Anna has been the “attentive and loving wife”. NO ONE, not even in church circles, could place any blame on her for her husband’s sins. He, however, is not blameless at all.
I grew up in fundamentalist Christian circles (Independent, Fundamental Baptists). When something like that appeared in the picture, there were efforts to “keep it together”. But when people saw though and realized there was “no setting straight that which was crooked” (Ecclesiastes), there was no other choice but to accept divorce as the only choice. But that doesn’t mean some couples didn’t fight and survive the whole thing intact… with a few scars, of course. There was no lack of single moms or dads in these circles. The pastor at my home church had an affair with one of the members, I found out years after it happened. The pastor was booted from the place and the woman’s husband worked like heck to keep the marriage together – and they are still together, believe it or not, and had another child to boot. I don’t think the pastor, however, was that lucky: his wife was the smarter one in that marriage, and had plenty of education to start over with her kids. Another couple at church, of whom I knew in my youth group, couldn’t keep it together after they married. Everyone thought it was a tragedy that they did break up.
 August 20, 2015 at 3:45pm
And Anna has Biblical grounds for divorce there.
She should get full and physical custody of the kids, and just about anything that could be taken from him. If he could muster enough money for an Ashley Madison account, he could surely fork over half of anything he owns to maintain four kids and a woman with no higher education – current or prospective.
As for visitation: his family, OK, but limited to certain times and places, and heavily supervised. But him, not just No, but HELL NO!
 August 20, 2015 at 3:33pm
Do you honestly think her father, mother and siblings would just look on or sit down while their daughter or sister is facing so much humiliation and pain? Sooner or later, someone in her family will assert to them all that “The Emperor Has No Clothes”, and that something must be done to save her from further suffering. She already gave up her youth and freedom to someone who LIED to her. She has a recourse, which is openly stated in the New Testament, and if she is smart enough, she should use it.
 August 20, 2015 at 3:08pm
Ecclestiastically speaking, Anna now officially has grounds for divorce. In most Bible-based churches, sexual sin is the one absolutely justifiable reason to break it up.
You may ask, “But what about the kids?” The fact is that they are in a situation not of their making, and that they will face hardships – one way or another. The best they can hope for is a maternal family which will love and defend them totally against anything that could come to them. As for their mom, if she does this, she must muster the strength to go through the whole thing – and the wisdom to know the difference between deciding her destiny and have others decide it for her.
I have to agree with you. Am sorry this won't sit well with people. But the vanity I see out of the selfi generation is a absolute joke. Men Women of his Grandpa's generation would have looked at these people as delusional goofs.
 June 11, 2015 at 10:30pm
I think a SWAT-ting is coming next.
 June 5, 2015 at 12:23pm
That’s what makes this even more impressive.
 June 3, 2015 at 11:45pm
Questions that need answers:
1. What does Arkansas law say about this situation? What does it say in regards to the offender being a juvenile?
2. Did the appropriate law officers exercise all procedures properly, based upon same law? (Not based upon what was added to the law after that time, if anything).
3. At which age are juvenile records sealed for offenders? Are there any exceptions to sealing records, based on extreme circumstances? What does State law dictate to the fate of such records – expunge, burn, etc?
4. Does anyone have the right to unseal juvenile records, and under what circumstances? What is done to those who break the law in unsealing juvenile records?
And, most importantly,
5. Has he done it again?
Answer these questions, and then we can make a judgement. Not before.
All that has been answered, did you even listen to the interview!? Details have been provided extensively.
 June 3, 2015 at 11:33pm
I agree. They don’t need the public scrutiny. Enough.
 May 27, 2015 at 10:20am
I wouldn’t be surprised if that was the case. There are some greedy women who would not divorce unless they stripped the man of everything but the underwear they’re wearing… and drag the whole divorce fight for years and years, until one of them gives up. Only the lawyers benefit from that.