Jim Bob Duggar: Rape and Incest Should Be Punishable By DEATH!

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In the wake of the Josh Duggar sexual abuse scandal, the beliefs espoused Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have come under intense scrutiny.

Predictably, the unorthodox nature of what the Duggars often preach to their fans and teach their children is now seen in a different light ...

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Earlier today, materials from the Duggars' homeschool curriculum surfaced online.

The materials appeared to suggest that the children were taught that sexual assault victims are sometimes to blame for their attackers' crimes.

That's just the beginning. We can now reveal controversial statements from Jim Bob's unsuccessful 2002 campaign for the U.S. Senate.

The 19 Kids and Counting patriarch does indeed take sex crimes very seriously. In fact, he believes that they should be punishable by death:

"If a woman is raped, the rapist should be executed," Jim Bob stated on his website. "Rape and incest represent heinous crimes and as such they should be treated as capital crimes."

2002 is also the year that Josh Duggar's alleged molestation of his sisters began, but most reports indicate that Jim Bob did not become aware of the abuse until 2003.

Jim Bob has been criticized for improperly handling the situation by admitting his son to in-patient counseling rather than turning him over to the authorities.

This morning, information from a police report that was leaked online seemed to indicate that Jim Bob and Michelle abused their children in the past.

Their technique? Striking them with a "rod" as punishment for minor offenses. 

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