Former Counting On star Jill Duggar doesn’t seem to have any problems breaking her family’s strict rules, but she hasn’t given fans any reason to believe that she is no longer a hardcore Christian fundamentalist – until now. Could Duggar be an LGBT+ ally?
Last week, Duggar posted a series of pics that featured shirts from Oliver & Otis so she could make a little money from the product endorsement. And, fans quickly noticed that one of the tees Duggar shared had a large rainbow with the text “Love without end, amen.”
For decades, the rainbow has been one of the most widely recognized symbols of the LGBT+ community, and some fans thought that Duggar promoting the shirt was her way of saying that the love in the community is valid.
Of course, this is opposite of the Duggar doctrine.
Fans immediately started to praise the mom-of-two for sharing the rainbow shirt, and for having more tolerance than her notoriously homophobic husband, Derick Dillard.
“I love the rainbow shirt,” commented one follower. “Love without end…for everyone regardless of their sexual orientation.”
Another fan added, “Omg love the LGBTQ shirt!!”
“Jill I am soo proud of you supporting the LGBTQ community,” commented a third. “I’m happy Der is not hate filled anymore towards Jazz. That’s what Jesus would do.”
That was a reference to Dillard’s hateful comments on Twitter about transgender teen Jazz Jennings which led to TLC firing him from Counting On late last year.
But just because Duggar posted a picture of a t-shirt with a rainbow on it, that doesn’t mean she supports the LGBT+ community. The rainbow is also an important image in both Christianity and Judaism because one appeared at the end of the Noah’s Ark story as a promise of peace from God to Noah.
According to The Hollywood Gossip, this isn’t keeping fans from believing that Duggar is stepping away from her husband’s controversial beliefs and starting to think for herself.
Jill Duggar Chooses Her Husband Over Her Kids! But Why? https://t.co/8oKiOK7jRs
— StarzSevenz (@StarzSevenz) December 8, 2018
Not only did Dillard lose his job after attacking a teenage girl, but since then he has doubled down on his bigotry. He has called parents of trans kids “child abusers” for accepting their children, and he also called Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent’s family a “travesty” because the married gay couple is raising children.
The rest of Jill Duggar’s famous family will return with new episodes of Counting On in 2019.