In Wake Of Orlando Shootings, Celebrities Show Their True Colors
Hint: Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald’s colors are not rainbow. By now you have to have been living under a rock if you haven’t heard about the devastating hate crime that took the lives of 50 and injured more than 50 more at Orlando gay night club Pulse in the early hours of Sunday, June 12.
As details of the largest mass shooting in US history unfold, celebrities, politicians, and millions of social media users have expressed their outrage and sadness in the wake of this tragedy. Gun control laws, terrorism, and LGBTQ discrimination are at the forefront of the conversation, but some are more gracious in their responses than others.
The Duggar family is known for their conservative social and political views, but after second-oldest daughter Jessa and her husband Ben Seewald posted anti-gay quotes from religious leaders, fans are left outraged at the lack of consideration or compassion they’ve shown in the face of a threat to humanity.
Keep Reading too see just how harsh Jessa and Ben’s comments really are!
Jessa Duggar Quoted an Anti-Gay Southern Baptist Scholar
“This is when we show that Christians mourn with those who mourn. May the Gospel of Jesus Christ be evident as the only power greater than a broken heart.”
The quote seems harmless enough; there’s nothing wrong with a little faith in the face of evil. But when you consider that Duggar took the quote from Albert Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, the picture isn’t as warm and fuzzy as it may appear.
Mohler is a well-documented anti-gay activist, whose teachings have included the advice to reject invitations to gay weddings, because to attend such an even would be to acknowledge that the marriage of a same-sex couple is morally upright, and that, says Mohler, is a big no-no.
Hubby Ben Seewald Raised Her One Better (Or Worse…)
“‘Let it be said again. Through tears. Followers of Jesus lay down their lives to save others, not to slaughter.’ -John Piper #Orlando #shooting #tragedy.”
Again, the dirt is in the details with this one. John Piper is a Calvinist Baptist preacher whose anti-gay position is just as strong as Mohlers. Piper goes as far as to preach that, because gay weddings celebrate same-sex couples, a sin according to the Bible, attending celebrations like these elevates a sin to the level of sacred. Blasphemy is the word Piper’s looking for.