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‘Hypocrite’ anti-gay marriage campaigner on Ashley Madison admits porn addiction and affairs

Published 21/08/2015 | 13:44

The homepage of the Ashley Madison website
The homepage of the Ashley Madison website

A leading anti-gay marriage campaigner in the US found to be on cheating website Ashley Madison has called himself ‘a hypocrite’.

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Josh Duggar’s credit card was found to have paid for an account on the site, details of which were leaked by a massive hacking attack.

Now Duggar has admitted to being a member of the site – and said he has an addiction to internet porn.

He was named an executive director of the Family Research Council in 2013 - before resigning earlier this year.

The conservative lobbying group’s mission statement says it seeks to “champion marriage and family as the foundation of civilization, the seedbed of virtue, and the wellspring of society.”

In a statement on the Duggar family’s website, he said:

“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.”

“I deeply regret all hurt I have caused so many by being such a bad example,” he said.

“I humbly ask for your forgiveness. Please pray for my precious wife Anna and our family during this time.”

The statement was later edited to remove reference to a porn addiction.

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