Disgraced family values advocate Josh Duggar has checked out of a Christian “faith-based” rehabilitation center.
The eldest son of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar and star of TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting had been undergoing treatment for what he describes as an addiction to Internet pornography.
The 28-year-old former reality TV star and anti-LGBT activist spent six months at a facility in Illinois after admitting to multiple infidelities. However, the facility, Reformers Unanimous, is not a medical institution, but a faith-based scam that preys on gullible conservative Christians like the Duggars.
Thus Duggar received no legitimate counseling, only religious propaganda that conforms to his family’s conservative Christian extremism.
Duggar entered the long-term, “faith-based treatment center” in August 2015, just after confessing to cheating on his wife Anna, using the website Ashley Madison, and being addicted to porn.
Concerning Duggar’s departure from rehab, the Duggar family website issued the following statement:
Josh has completed his residential rehabilitation program. We are so thankful for everyone who worked with Josh in this program. It was a crucial first step in recovery and healing for Josh. Josh has now returned to Arkansas, where he will continue professional counseling and focus on rebuilding relationships with his family. We look to God for help and guidance and place all of our trust in Him. We are forever grateful for the love and prayers offered by so many and hope you will continue to pray in the days ahead.
Compounding and contributing to the crime, a “conspiracy to “forgive and forget” forged by the Duggar parents and church leaders allowed Josh Duggar to escape criminal prosecution for sexually assaulting his underage victims.
Last year, while speaking with Megyn Kelly on Fox News, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar denied their son Josh was a pedophile and blamed the media for targeting the family in an anti-Christian conspiracy.
However, before entering the faux rehab Duggar admitted to living a “double life” in a statement confirming his involvement with Ashley Madison, the infamous website for individuals interested in arranging extramarital affairs.
In that statement Duggar confessed to his hypocrisy and his betrayal:
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.
Last month porn actress Danica Dillon quietly dropped a lawsuit against Josh Duggar. In that lawsuit Dillon alleged that Duggar “assaulted her to the point of causing her physical and emotional injuries” while they were having consensual sex after he propositioned her in a Philadelphia strip club last year.
Yet despite the scandal, the hypocrisy, and the odious reality of the Duggar family. the prodigious evangelical Christian family will return March 15 to TLC with the first full season of “Jill and Jessa: Counting On,” a new reality show focusing on the two eldest married daughters — who each admitted that their eldest brother Josh molested them as children.
In promotional videos for the new series Duggar’s sisters/victims claim they have forgiven their brother, while his wife Anna Duggar discusses her ongoing public humiliation.
Bottom line: With the Duggars returning to TLC, it is only a matter of time before Josh makes an appearance. Let’s hope they protect the children.