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Duggar Pastor: Scandal Is 'Wrong' but God 'Can Forgive Everything'

By    |   Monday, 01 Jun 2015 01:24 PM

The Duggar family's pastor spoke out about the recent child molestation scandal involving Josh Duggar, saying that God "can forgive everything."

"All of us were surprised by the news because . . . their reputation in Arkansas is that they are a very Christian family," Dr. Ronnie Floyd of the five-branch Pinnacle Cross Church in Rogers, Arkansas, told People magazine.

"Everyone does wrong, and what was wrong was very wrong as to what was testified to and it's completely unacceptable. But I'm thankful, whether it's him or any other one, that I serve a God who can forgive everything.''

Josh's sister, Jill Dillard, and her husband Derick, are active members of Pinnacle Cross Church, according to executive pastor Andy Wilson.

Josh Duggar, the 27-year-old husband and father of three, acknowledged in mid-May that he "acted inexcusably" when he was "a young teenager." Many presumed his statement alluded to allegations that he molested five young girls, some of whom were his sisters, when he was 14.

The statute of limitations has passed since Duggar's assaults, meaning he is very unlikely to be criminally prosecuted.

The revelation about the eldest Duggar kid led almost immediately to the suspension of TLC's "19 Kids and Counting," and Duggar soon stepped down from his high-profile position with the Family Research Council, a socially conservative lobbying outfit.

Duggar's wife Anna said that her husband told her of his misdeeds roughly two years before they married, and it also appears that Duggar's parents previously knew about the molestations as well.

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