Surprise, surprise, Derick Dillard is getting backlash for his homophobic comments once again. On June 4, the disgraced Counting On star praised the US Supreme Court for ruling in favor of a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple because of his religious beliefs.
“Today’s 7-2 Supreme Court decision is a huge victory for religious freedom,” Derick tweeted. “Government cannot and should not discriminate against religious faith; it is a constitutional right.”
Today’s 7-2 Supreme Court decision is a huge victory for religious freedom. Government cannot & should not discriminate against religious faith; it is a constitutional right. https://t.co/KmH18W9iVm— Derick Dillard (@derickmdillard) June 5, 2018
Fans obviously called out Derick for his controversial views. “Love is love is love,” one person wrote. “People should love thy neighbor even if their sexual preference is different than their own.” Another commented, “Just guessing you’ve never been denied service because of the color of your skin or the person you love because if you had, you’d know how it feels to be told you’re not the ‘right’ kind.”
This isn’t the first time, or even the second time, the reality TV exile has been in hot water for his comments on the LGBTQ+ community. Back in April, Derick called Nate & Jeremiah by Design stars Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent “a travesty of family.” He also attacked I Am Jazz star Jazz Jennings on Twitter last August.
"What an oxymoron... a 'reality' show which follows a non-reality," he wrote in response to a tweet about the TLC show. "'Transgender' is a myth. Gender is not fluid; it's ordained by God." He later claimed that he has “nothing against” Jazz, but referred to her using the wrong pronoun.
Derick’s nonstop Twitter rants are even making Christians upset with him. “As a Christian, I can’t just sit back and watch your judgemental ways,” one person said. “We serve not only a loving, forgiving God, but have also been instructed not to judge. You will never reach people spreading hate. The bashing who you think are sinners will get you nowhere in reaching people.”