Jinger Duggar is unloading on her convicted pedophile brother.
The "19 Kids and Counting" star appeared on the Relatable podcast this week, saying Josh Duggar "claimed to be a Christian and had all these outward things that made him look good" but was really a religious fraud.
Josh was sentenced to more than 12 years in prison for his child pornography possession conviction. He also had an infidelity scandal and molestation scandal several years ago.
"It's really hard to talk about… but I see with my brother it is the same heart of going to these [Christian] standards, putting up all of these outward things to make your heart look good before others and I think that is really why I wrote this book," she said of her memoir, "Becoming Free Indeed: My Story of Disentangling Faith from Fear."
"In that time when my brother was about to be arrested I was looking at all of these and thinking, man the glory of God is going to be dragged through the dirt because people think this is what it is," she continued. "He's claimed to be a Christian and he's had all these outward things that made him look good but when everything falls apart and no one saying anything, we have to speak out for the glory of God. So that's where I thought we want to make a distinction between like putting on roles and what the heart of true Christianity is."
Josh, the eldest son of the devoutly-religious reality TV family, was found guilty in December 2021. His release date is set for October 2, 2032.
Ironically, Jinger said one of the family's biggest principles was "purity," something Josh didn't adhere to.
"[There was] talk about purity about keeping yourself pure. Almost viewing talking about sex with your kids, all of that at appropriate ages, and like about how your bodies are changing, that's totally pushed out," she said. "There's not even a healthy view of like, 'OK, marriage is a gift from God. Within marriage you're to be able to enjoy this.' There's such a focus on pushing out all of that as almost like evil – even attraction."