Another day, another Duggar stirring up controversy. The Duggar family recently spent some quality time together at their favorite amusement park, Silver Dollar City, over the weekend. And while the pictures from their big day out seemed wholesome enough, the same can’t be said for Jedidiah Duggar‘s outfit of choice. The 20-year-old sported a super casual T-shirt with a message that angered some fans.
“If you died tonight would you be in heaven or hell?” read the print on Jed’s graphic tee. While the Duggars are not shy about promoting their religious beliefs, some of the family’s Instagram followers were shocked by the blunt message.
“That message on that T-shirt. 😭 Scaring people into faith/heaven is not loving. God isn’t about scaring. He is about love,” one fan wrote, and another agreed, “Nice comment. God is all about love.”
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This morning we headed over to Branson for a family (and friends!) day at Silver Dollar City! We love making memories with our kids! The weather was beautiful, and the lines for the rides were short. A great combo! 🎢😃 Jackson even got to do a drawing lesson! I have a feeling we’ll be carrying at least a few sleeping kids inside when we get home. ☺️😴
Unfortunately, the Duggars are no strangers to controversy. They’re constantly under fire for their beliefs and actions. In December 2018, Jim Bob, Michelle Duggar, Jana Duggar, James Duggar, and Jennifer Duggar traveled to Honduras with a group of their fellow churchgoers for a missionary trip. “We have arrived in Central America and we are so excited about what the Lord is doing here,” the family wrote in their caption on Instagram.
And Duggar in-law Derick Dillard is constantly riling up fans with his controversial comments on Instagram. In August 2017, Jill Duggar’s husband shared his transphobic views in a rant against reality star Jazz Jennings. “What an oxymoron… a ‘reality’ show which follows a non-reality. ‘Transgender’ is a myth. Gender is not fluid; it’s ordained by God,” the 30-year-old tweeted at the time while responding to TLC’s tweet promoting the 18-year-old’s TLC show, I Am Jazz.
But it wasn’t until his second rant against Jazz in November that led to him getting fired from TLC and the Duggar family’s reality TV series, Counting On. “We want to let our views know that Derick Dillard has not participated in Counting On for months and the network has no plans to feature him in the future,” read a statement posted to TLC’s Twitter. “We want to reiterate that Derick’s personal statements do not reflect the views of the network. TLC is proud to share the story of Jazz Jennings and her family and will continue to do so.”