People magazine reports
INTO REHAB: Sexual habits send Josh Duggar, once a public defender of "traditional marriage," to rehab.
that Josh Duggar
has checked into rehab for "recovery," apparently for sex-related issues.
"We are so thankful for the outpouring of love, care and prayers for our family during this most difficult situation with Josh," reads the statement posted to the Duggar family website Wednesday. "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," continues the statement. "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."
Best of luck. But some cynicism is in order. Do families really need to post all their intimate business on a public website? Is a return to the riches of reality TV world part of the motivation? Haven't there been enough family headlines — whether sexual molestation in the "19 and Counting Home," or Ashley Madison membership or fake social media websites? He HAS called himself the world's biggest hypocrite for working for a national hate group that has said gay people would be the end of moral family life and marriage.
UPDATE: Gawker sleuthing speculates that Josh was flow to a "Christian-based" treatment facility in Illinois. The family's last use of a Christian-based outfit to help Josh didn't work out so hot, we seem to recall.
PS: And, In Touch reports that Duggar
paid several thousand dollars for a fling with a porn star in March, when his wife was pregnant with their fourth child.
PPS — OK, make that "rough sex" with a porn star
. Traditional family values, right?