So, Josh Duggar’s back in sexual rehab. (Aka, laying low until the heat dies down.) Well, if sexual addiction were an actual thing and the American Psychiatric Association says it isn’t, I might be slightly impressed. I might also be slightly impressed if the rehab facility had some actual psychiatrists or psychologists on staff. But, this isn’t that type of rehab center. It’s a “Christian” rehab center. For $7500, you get the privilege of being an unpaid laborer during the day, and reading the bible at night, for six months. (I wonder if that even includes those 100+ passages on adultery, that are found in the scriptures?)
The “rehab” center, Reformers Anonymous, is run by the North Love Baptist Church. (The juicy juice on them in a few paragraphs.) Thanks to a post on the Inquisitr, I found a few choice tidbits on their application form. From the looks of it, it appears that you and your family, back to grand mama have to be “Christian.” One of the questions asks “Have you, your parents or grandparents ever been involved in any occult, cultic, New Age, or other non-Christian practices?” They also want to know how often you pray and “Are you going to heaven when you die?”
Talking about old habits and lifestyles is against God’s word and not permitted. (Not sure where in the scriptures that little jewel came from.)
You can’t even complain about the food.
Negative remarks about food will not be tolerated. Prayer and fasting are a profitable substitute. (Very profitable! It cuts down on their food costs.)
They do cover themselves from any possible complaints about any of those silly little labor restraints.
I understand that I am not applying to the School of Discipleship for employment, but to the contrary, my application is for help in recovering from my sinful habit(s).
Remember, it’s Biblical that all men work.
For the scripture saith, thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn. And, The labourer is worthy of his reward.
Josh was put to work helping with the renovations and learning about carpentry and on the side being instructed spiritually. (Btw, Josh’s “councilor” was not certified, but he was a “Christian.”)
Once he became a Christian his conscience became more delicate and he wanted to follow and please the Lord. It was a turning point in his life. The incident happened 12 years ago and since then Joshua has lived an honorable life, that speaks for itself, he certainly learnt his lesson and now he will have a whole new respect for young ladies.
- Paul Kingsbury, the senior pastor at NLBC was converted by Dr. Jack Hyles and maintained a close relationship with him over the years. Dr. Jack spent the last decade of his life embroiled in a coverup of child abuse in his church. When he passed away, his son-in-law, Jack Schaap, (Also a close friend of Paul.) succeeded him as pastor of First Baptist Church of Hammond. Jack even set up a chapter of Reformers Anonymous in his church. Fortunately, Jack is no longer the pastor. He’s currently serving 12 years for violating the Mann Act.
- The North Love Baptist Church is the sending church for a missionary in Bolivia named Richard De Vall. When he was a student at Bob Jones University, Richard sexually assaulted a young lady. Later, when the woman went to the authorities and after Paul Kingsbury was informed of the situation, he shipped Richard off to proselytize in Bolivia. If he returns to the U.S., Richard will face possible criminal charges. Meanwhile, claiming that he has “repented,” the NLBC continues to financially support him and resist efforts to call him back.
- Ray Borah was a pastor at NLBC and the Academic Dean of North Love Baptist College. In a previous position in Florida, he allegedly sexually assaulted a teenage girl and became sexually involved with two other teenagers. (Legally you have to say “allegedly” because the church didn’t turn him in.) In 2012, he sinned again, this time at NLBC. He left the church, which had never warned its parishioners about his sexual predator status.
- It was much the same back in the 70’s when, as a youth pastor, he helped cover up the church’s basketball coach’s “peeping Tom” routine. The congregation was kept in the dark about this as well as the Christian school the coach went to next.
On a totally unrelated(?) note, the policeman that the Duggar’s turned Josh into, after the pedophilia issues, (And after the statute of limitations had expired!) went to prison on child pornography charges.
I seem to sense a pattern here!