So, I admit that Josh Dugger is not like Ted Nugent. Josh, at 30, did not adopt a 17 year old girl so he could have sex with her as his daughter. Josh only molested his real sisters and other children. Josh, admittedly, was not yet a legal adult when he did this, so unlike Nugent we can't hold him completely responsible.
And some may say that 17 is old enough, so Nugent really did nothing wrong, except the creepy aspect of having sex with one's adopted daughter. And some may say that advocating sex between consenting 10 year olds, as much as a 10 year old can consent, is not something anyone should complain about because kids have sex, so we should be concerned that they do it safely, not try to push failed policies such as abstinence.
And certainly forgiveness is the basis of all civilized society, not just christian society. So I agree that when someone makes decisions with which we disagree, we should, as much as possible forgive. We should not, for instance, celebrate the death of someone because they choose to love someone we would not.
And youth is a factor, so when a young person makes a tragic choice, maybe forgiveness is the key, and maybe you don't execute, especially when you have forgiven 12 other murderers. I mean, ask Huckabee has said, sometimes one does something in one's youth, and maybe help and forgiveness is what is needed.
I have no issue with anything Huckabee has said in defense of his latest child molester friend. Kids do stupid things. The law is set up to protect kids from having their lives ruined by doing stupid things. We do need to forgive those that have done stupid things. We do not need to sensationalize this, except to the extent to say that no matter how many time Christians want to tell us how to live out lives, they make the same mistakes as everyone else, they are going to protect criminals in their families just like everyone else, and they are going to expect everyone to forgive their trespasses, even if they do not have the grace to forgive ours.
That said, Christians have a child molester and pedophile problem. In modern parlance, there is an optics problem when Huckabess does not come straight out and say that Josh is pervert and, though we forgive him, such behavior is not accepted in the community. It is the same optics problem that occurs when a Christian kills doctor and blows up abortion clinics and instead of simply saying that such behavior is not part of the Christian faith, most just say that that person was not representing mainline Christianity, leaving it open that some Christians do believe in terrorism