Think I'm exaggerating? Today it was disclosed that Josh sued the Arkansas Department of Human Services for investigating the family, despite learning that his "mistake" was not prosecutable because the statute of limitations had run out. It seems that someone in a government position (yes, the guvmint!) realized the perpetrator and victims were still living under the same roof and wanted to ensure that no more "mistakes" were happening.
Because it's all about him. Not about little girls who were violated in their own beds and then taught that girls that have been touched are like a bicycle that's been stolen and then returned as a beat-up wreck.
Although they (the Duggar daughters who wrote Growing Up Duggar) are careful to affirm evangelical theology that God will forgive even the gravest sin, the Duggars think of virginity as a “gift” one presents to a future spouse.
They recount a story their father, Jim Bob tells about parents who bought their child a brand new bike. Before the parents could present the bike, a neighbor child stole it and rode it around, scratched it up, and dented the frame. Although the parents gave the bike to their child anyway, he was understandably disappointed with its condition.
In this construction (a not too subtle one!) the bike is the female body, and the little boy is a future husband. Women’s bodies can be “stolen” by dangerous other men, and if they are, their future husbands will be understandably disappointed. Dating and premarital sex are not expressive in the Duggar construction (and evangelical purity rhetoric more broadly), they render women used and broken.