Scandal-ridden former reality star and Family Research Council lobbyist Josh Duggar has kept the support of his family even while his sexual sins have come to light, but one member, brother-in-law Daniel Keller, is not laying out the welcome mat. Keller, the brother of Duggar's wife Anna, has gone public, saying he wants "that pig out of our family."
While the Duggar clan has closed ranks in an apparent effort to salvage what's left of Josh's reputation and their reality show careers, as they did when he admitted that as a teenager he sexually abused at least one of his younger sisters, the latest reports that the married antigay Christian scion had online hookup profiles on OKCupid and spousal cheating site Ashley Madison is a step too far for Keller.
Shortly after Josh's sister, Jessa Seewald, posted a photo of a Bible verse on social media, Keller took to the comments section in a diatribe that left readers with no questions about his stance on the situation.
"You have to confess and forsake your sin to have mercy. Not sin confess and repeat," Keller wrote. "Confessing and getting caught are two different things. You want to know what happens when you cover ur sin maybe you should go read ur bible instead of beating people over the head with it."
Responding to other commenters on the post, Keller said he is "sick to my stomach for her" and revealed that he has encouraged his sister to leave her husband and file for divorce. While Anna Duggar previously said she had no plans to leave the relationship after the molestation allegations were made public, she has not made any comment about the recent revelations.
"I have told her I would pay for her to move out here w me and pay for her kidz. I don't think josh will see that this is a big deal and be truly broken till that happens," Keller wrote. "I told her I would go get her and her children stay w me. She said she's staying where she's at. But I won't stop trying to get that pig out of our family."
Josh Duggar posted a statement on his family's blog on August 20 admitting the allegation of infidelity were true. The statement reportedly was edited twice to remove references to his pornography addiction, Satanic influences, and molesting his sisters.
"The last few years, while publicly stating I was fighting against immorality in our country I was hiding my own personal failures," Duggar wrote. "As I am learning the hard way, we have the freedom to choose our actions, but we do not get to choose our consequences."
The Duggars are currently reported to be pitching a new reality show that would feature Duggar's parents counseling children who have been molested. Two of the Duggar daughters, Jessa Seewald and Jill Duggar, are to appear on an August 30 TLC special about child sex abuse; they have said Josh touched them in a sexual manner but they have forgiven him.