Sunday, June 7, 2015

Preachers Of LA to TLC: You have a responsibility to stand with the family that you exploited

 From All Christian News:

  •  “You have a responsibility to stand with the family that you exploited,” gospel singer Haddon said in reference to the relationship between TLC and the Duggars, who star on the popular family program, “19 Kids and Counting.”

    “You’ve given them that platform, so you can’t be that quick to walk away from them,” Haddon continued. “I don’t agree with that. That’s not cool, and that’s not loyal.”

    “It is reality. You want to not only cover the flaws and the mistakes, you also want to cover the road to redemption,” Chaney, pastor of Antioch Church of Long Beach, chimed in.

    According to a police report that has gone viral, the oldest Duggar son, Josh, molested at least five girls living inside the family home. Sources say the molestations took place when Josh was as young as 14 years old. Many are debating whether or not Josh faced proper discipline for his actions and whether his family’s television show should be cancelled as a result of the offenses.

    “For me, when it all broke, it saddened me for everybody. Mostly, for the people that were the victims in the situation,” Pastor Chancey continued. “I don’t want to defend the situation at all.”

    “Like Pastor Jay mentioned, it’s obviously wrong … he admitted it was wrong,” Pastor Haizlip said. “We definitely don’t want to be the group of people that send the message, if you have a past or if you’ve made mistakes in your past, particularly in your early teens, that you’re labeled or stigmatized for the rest of your life.”