Josh Duggar’s mom, Michelle — the one who thinks transgenders are child molesters — announced via the family blog that her molester, cheater son is headed to rehab.
The Duggar matriarch announced to the family’s legions of die-hard supporters that Josh had brought great difficulty and insult to their world.
“We are so thankful for the outpouring of love, care and prayers for our family during this most difficult situation with Josh. As parents we are so deeply grieved by our son’s decisions and actions. His wrong choices have deeply hurt his precious wife and children and have negatively affected so many others. He has also brought great insult to the values and faith we hold dear. Yesterday Josh checked himself into a long-term treatment center. For him it will be a long journey toward wholeness and recovery. We pray that in this he comes to complete repentance and sincere change. In the meantime, we will be offering our love, care and devoted support to Anna and our grandchildren as she also receives counsel and help for her own heart and future. During this time we continue to look to God—He is our rock and comfort. We ask for your continued prayers for our entire family.”
IM SO TIRED OF HEARING ABOUT THE DUGGAR FAMILY 🙉🔫🔫🔫
— Megan Forsyth (@meglit503) August 27, 2015
When Josh Duggar first admitted to cheating on his wife, he also did so with an announcement to fans.
“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 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.
“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.
“The last few years, while publicly stating I was fighting against immorality in our country while hiding my own personal failings.
“As I am learning the hard way, we have the freedom to choose our actions, but we do not get to choose our consequences. I deeply regret all the hurt I have caused so many by being such a bad example.
“I humbly ask for your forgiveness. Please pray for my precious wife Anna and our family during this time.”
Why the Duggar family continues to air their dirty laundry publicly is a source of much puzzlement for many. Are they still looking for an audience? Why not go away and heal like a normal family?
"Dear LGBTQ Families, we are so very sorry. We're going to be quiet now. Enjoy your lives." – The Duggar Family (in a perfect world)
— John Pavlovitz (@johnpavlovitz) August 21, 2015