TV reality star and former Christian activist Josh Duggar allegedly had two accounts on Ashley Madison, a website for cheating spouses, according to reports on Wednesday. Today, Duggar admitted to being "unfaithful" to his wife Anna.
Duggar wrote on his family's website: "I have been the biggest hypocrite ever. While espousing faith and family values, I have been unfaithful to my wife."
However, according to RawStory.com, Duggar also mentioned a porn addiction in his original statement (which does not appear in the current version):
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.
Duggar said that he had lived a "double life," and added: "The last few years, while publicly stating I was fighting against immorality in our country I was hiding my own personal failures."
He asked for forgiveness and for prayers for his wife.
Duggar was the executive director of action at the Christian-based Family Research Council (FRC) where he consistently slammed gay marriage publicly while espousing his own marriage (video below).
Duggar's former boss FRC President Tony Perkins noted Duggar's mention of a porn addiction in a statement to The Christian Post today:
Last night we learned from online reports about allegations concerning Josh Duggar and then read his confession today. We are grieved by Josh's conduct and the devastating impact of his pornography addiction and marital unfaithfulness. Our hearts hurt for his family, and all those affected by Josh's actions.