Did Jim Bob Duggar bust son Josh Duggar out of rehab in the Duggar family plane for Thanksgiving? ET Online said on Nov. 12 that that’s what it looks like And if that’s what happened, it exposes even more troubling issues about this secretive, dysfunctional family of “19 Kids and Counting.” The Duggar plane (yes the family has a private plane, apparently, so much for the Biblical simple life) was spotted at an airport in Rockford, Illinois. This is near the faith-based rehab center where eldest son Josh Duggar is getting therapy for sex addiction. The plane is the same one that was seen dropping Duggar off back in late August. The Duggar plane was on the ground for several hours before heading back to the Duggar home in Springdale, Arkansas.
In the plane were Jim Bob Duggar, one Duggar son and two passengers that were unidentified. Was one passenger Josh Duggar, being taken back home for Thanksgiving? If so, the rehab facility has pretty lax policies–typically, patients are not allowed to go home until they have demonstrated a certain level of progress. Given Josh Duggar has only been in treatment a little over two months, it’s doubtful that he has demonstrated the requisite recovery. And isn’t it a little early to be going home for Thanksgiving? The holiday is two weeks away–employees don’t get two weeks off for Thanksgiving. So why should an incestuous child molester, porn addict, adulterer and cyber-cheater get time off? Josh Duggar admitted to sexually molesting four of his sisters. His dad Jim Bob Duggar covered it up. When the Ashley Madison extra marital affair site was hacked, two accounts belonging to Josh Duggar were uncovered. Duggar admitted to having multiple online affairs and one with porn star Danica Dillon.
There’s a lot of solid evidence that people who engage in those types of behaviors can’t or won’t be rehabilitated. The recidivism rate for sex offenders is crazy-high. If Josh Duggar is going to be that rare person who finds recovery, he won’t do it by going home for every holiday. It also won’t help to be back among his parents who allowed the sex abuse to happen. The Duggar parents are known for being very controlling and Jim Bob Duggar led. They behave as if they operate above and beyond the law (busting their kid out of rehab would be the kind of bombastic thing the Duggar parents would do). A lot of dangerous behavior goes unchecked in those restrictive, repressive, clandestine households. Look at the Lucas Leonard beating death, for example. So being back in the family nest may be the very worst place for Josh Duggar.
It can’t be healthy for his wife Anna Duggar and his four children to see daddy yet either. It probably won’t be a Happy Thanksgiving for the other 18 Duggar children either. It doesn’t make sense that Jim Bob Duggar could bust Josh out of therapy. He’s not Josh’s guardian anymore. Did wife Anna actually approve taking Josh out of rehab and sign him out? Josh may have been able to check himself out of rehab, but if so, he can’t be very serious about being rehabilitated. Either way, it proves that the Duggar parents are even more in denial, dysfunctional and delusional than anyone knew.