Jill Duggar’s pastor has responded to the Josh Duggar molestation scandal, and he thinks that Josh should is a very lucky man. However, it’s not because the 19 Kids and Counting star avoided prosecution after molesting his sisters.
PEOPLE recently asked Dr. Ronnie Floyd, the pastor at Pinnacle Cross Church in Rogers, Arkansas, to share his thoughts on the Josh Duggar molestation scandal. Jill Duggar and her husband Derick Dillard are active members of Cross Church, and they held their wedding there last year. Instead of sharing his own thoughts on what Josh did, Floyd revealed that he’s leaving Josh’s judgment up to a higher power. Luckily for Josh, Jill Duggar’s pastor believes that Christians can be forgiven for anything that they do.
“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.”
As the Inquisitr previously reported, Jessa Duggar’s God isn’t quite as loving — he’s an angry deity who is more than happy to send sinners to hell, and people like Josh Duggar should be terrified of his wrath. Jim Bob Duggar has also said that incest is a crime deserving of the death penalty.
Like many of Josh’s supporters, Dr. Ronnie Floyd failed to mention any concern for the victims of the 19 Kids and Counting star. It’s unknown whether Jill Duggar was one of the Duggar girls that Josh “forcibly fondled” over a decade ago, but In Touch Weekly obtained a police report documenting the molestation that reveals that Josh sexually abused four of his sisters. Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar only had five daughters at the time Josh committed his crimes.
According to the Daily Mail, Josh complained about Jill Duggar being a “tattletale” in the 19 Kids and Counting special titled “All About Jill.”
“She was quick to go and tell mother if there was something that wasn’t quite lining up,” Josh said during the episode. “Normally, that involved me being talked to and making sure that I was doing what was right.”
Perhaps Josh had the molestation and its aftermath in mind when he said this.
The Mail also points out that neither Jill nor her younger sister Jessa asked Josh to be a part of their wedding parties. However, Jill has never cut her brother completely out of her life and she even helped his wife, Anna Duggar, with the birth of all three of her children.
According to PEOPLE, Jill Duggar’s pastor didn’t mention her family’s scandal during his latest sermon — instead he decided to preach about another big pop culture story. Floyd shared his thoughts about Bruce Jenner’s gender transition and the public’s reaction to the unveiling of Caitlyn Jenner.
“What’s remarkable about this is the world is applauding. Gender is not fluid,” Floyd said.
So, only God can judge Josh Duggar, but it’s okay to complain about Caitlyn Jenner.
The Duggars have also made their thoughts on transgender people perfectly clear. After the Josh Duggar molestation scandal became front-page news, Michelle Duggar’s anti-trans words came back to haunt her — she was branded a hypocrite for comparing trans women to child predators. Michelle and Jim Bob had allowed a child predator to live under their own roof for years, and they even protected him from being prosecuted. Perhaps, Fox News host Megyn Kelly will ask Michelle Duggar about her hypocrisy when she interviews the Duggar family this Wednesday. Jill Duggar and her sisters won’t be there to share their thoughts about Josh’s actions, but Jim Bob and Michelle will probably speak on the girls’ behalf.
Do you think Christians like Jill Duggar’s preacher are being too easy on Josh by simply saying that he’ll be forgiven for what he did?
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