Happy halloween? Derick Dillard revealed that he used to go trick-or-treating as a child, but now that he’s a fundamentalist Christian, it seems there’s no candy or costumes allowed when it comes to his children. The former Counting On star responded to a fan’s question via Twitter.
“@derickmdillard I’m curious did you go trick or treating as a child? (I know you don’t condone that now since you’ve condemned your former life),” the fan asked, before adding: “Also what do you tell Israel when he sees and asks about all the cute Halloween decorations on houses and at the store?” Derick responded to the first question clearly, writing: “Yes, I did.” The 29-year-old continued: “Do you mean my former life, before I was a Christian? I gave my life to Christ 20 yrs ago, and I’ve sought to live for him every since. I’m not perfect, but I’m trying to be more like Christ every day.”
The Duggar family also doesn’t seem to be into celebrating Halloween, as Michelle indicated in a 2011 blog post. “While we do go to pumpkin patches and corn mazes, we don’t do the Halloween thing,” the matriarch wrote. “From the beginning of our marriage we just kind of felt like we didn’t want to celebrate that holiday. But we enjoy the harvest celebration. Our church fellowship has had different celebrations through the years that we’ve been a part of, ones where the children can play games and receive candy and toys and do all kinds of fun things, like a cake walk.”
According to the Inquisitr, the brood will dress up on certain occasions, but that’s only if “they are participating in a play or pageant at church or allow the children to dress up for fun. But they are not allowed to do so on Halloween.” It looks like they’ll be doing their own thing on Oct. 31!
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