The former Counting On star — who was fired from the TLC show in November for his comments on Jazz Jennings — is being accused of using the money he raised for a new ministry on dinner, and people aren’t holding back their opinions. “Did y’all pay for that with your GoFundMe money?” one person wrote in the comment section. Another added, “These people supposedly have money from the show, so why start a GoFundMe page?” A third quipped, “Are you sure you should be eating out? A homosexual may have made the sundae or own the restaurant.”
In November, the reality star alum, 28, launched a GoFundMe page, asking for a total of $10,000. “I am currently serving through a program at my home church, called the Cross Church School of Ministry! I am so excited about this incredible opportunity for further ministry development, and I would like to invite you to share in this excitement with me,” the anti-trans reality TV exile wrote. “I started a fundraiser on gofundme to raise the funding I need for various missions opportunities I will have throughout the year. I have a donations goal of $10,000. This will enable me to fulfill my specific calling to ministry this year, including trips for Gospel-advancement and humanitarian work in Northwest Arkansas, North America, and abroad.”
Unfortunately, this wasn’t the first time Derick begged for money. In August, he and his wife announced they were leaving their El Salvador ministry. The father-of-two took to Pure Charity — similar to GoFundMe — to announce why he needed the extra bucks.
“BIG NEWS! For the next year, I will be serving through a program at my home church, called the Cross Church School of Ministry!” he wrote at the time. “I am so excited about this incredible opportunity for further ministry development, and I would like to invite you to share in this excitement with me.” Sadly for him, people weren’t giving much more than an eye roll to the cause. Yet now that he’s unemployed, we can expect the disgraced star to only continue these fundraisers. Sigh.