Call it a family feud. One of Anna Duggar‘s brothers, Daniel Keller, apparently ripped his beleaguered brother-in-law Josh Duggar on Sunday, Aug. 23, in the wake of the 19 Kids and Counting star’s Ashley Madison scandal and subsequent cheating confession.
The drama began when Josh’s younger sister Jessa Duggar took to Facebook to share a Bible passage about confessing sins before God. “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us,” the passage from 1 John 1:8 reads. “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
Jessa’s poignant (and very pointed) update prompted a reaction from Keller. “You have to confess and forsake your sin to have mercy. Not sin confess and repeat,” Anna’s sibling wrote, as a deluge of commenters responded underneath his comment.
As Keller interacted with commenters, more revelations were made about Anna’s current situation. “I know that my sin sent Jesus to the cross just as did josh sin,” Keller wrote. “But think for a min about the victims. Tell me how you would feel if someone cheated on your sister and brought so much disgrace to you and ur family. And when you done that. Go to hell you p—-.”
The eldest Duggar child, 27, confessed to cheating in a statement released last Thursday, a day after Gawker linked him to the infidelity website Ashley Madison via the millions of leaked email addresses of its users. “I have been the biggest hypocrite ever. While espousing faith and family values, I have secretly over the last several years been viewing pornography on the internet and this became a secret addiction and I became unfaithful to my wife,” Josh wrote in a statement. “I am so ashamed of the double life that I have been living and am grieved for the hurt, pain and disgrace my sin has caused my wife and family, and most of all Jesus and all those who profess faith in Him.”
Duggar’s admission of guilt did little to appease Keller. “Confessing and getting caught are two different things,” he wrote in response to one person who brought up the affair between King David and Bathsheba. “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.”
One commenter questioned whether Keller had even reached out to Anna. “Yeah bitch I did. I have been thinking of her and sick to my stomach for her for last few days. Why you got a another bible verse to beat over my head?” he wrote, following up with more details. “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. I beat my life on the fact that josh has not co.e to true brokenness yet.”
Keller also called out his own parents for allegedly encouraging Anna to remain with Josh amid the cheating scandal. “Oh I know. But my parents are preaching stay w him,” he shared. “There more interested in how there daughter getting a divorce will make then look then they are in trying to truly get josh some help and getting Anna and the kids out of there till he has gotten that help.”
Anna’s brother also directly called out Josh. “I tell you who I don’t give a s— about is that pig she calls her husband,” 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.”
As Gawker revealed last week, emails and credit cards linking back to Josh were used to pay for two subscriptions on Ashley Madison between February 2013 and May 2015. The user at the time listed interests like “one-night stands” and “experimenting with sex toys.”
In his statement, Josh directly apologized to his family. “I brought hurt and a reproach to my family, close friends and the fans of our show with my actions that happened when I was 14-15 years old, and now I have re-broken their trust,” he noted, alluding to his molestation scandal. “I humbly ask for your forgiveness. Please pray for my precious wife Anna and our family during this time.”
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