It often seems that not a day goes by without some sort of Jill Duggar parenting controversy.
More often than not, mountains are made from molehills, and Jill is criticized or praised for behavior that’s not all that different from what most moms do on a daily basis.
See, for example, yesterday’s debate about Jill’s parenting that centered around her decision to let her son watch television.
However, today’s mini-scandal is actually legitimate and serves as a reminder that even the most modern Duggars are still holding onto some very outdated ideas.
Back in November of 2017, Derick Dillard was fired by TLC after he launched a transphobic tirade at fellow network star Jazz Jennings.
Jill quit the show in a gesture of solidarity and was slammed by fans for standing by her man’s bigotry.
This week, she reminded those same fans that she very much shares Derick’s beliefs:
Jill posted the above photo to Instagram yesterday, along with a caption reading:
“I got this at a #MOPS meeting my amazing momma was speaking at a few months ago.
“Not sure where she got it from, but it’s super good.”
Fans zeroed in on the last item on the list, which reads, “that our boy would be glad to be boys and our girls glad to be girls.”
As In Touch Weekly points out, many interpreted the prayer as a shot at the transgender community.
“The last one was totally a dig at transgender people. Not good,” wrote one commenter.
“Wow… the last prayer blatantly asking to not have a transgendered child. What the f–k,” remarked another.
Others defended Jill by insisting that she’s not necessarily transphobic … she just hopes she doesn’t have a trans kid.
“What is so wrong with being happy with the gender you’re born with? Isn’t that ultimately the goal?” questioned one supporter.
“It never said ‘pray you don’t have transgender children’ It said pray that your children are happy to be who they are.
The commenter continued:
“Being transgender is often a tough thing for many people and causes them damage because they struggle with identity for a while.”
We understand the argument, but we also think it’s abundantly clear that Jill and Derick would not be okay with raising a transgender child.
This might not be the most blatant instance of Duggar bigotry, but it’s a troubling reminder that some of the family’s most backward beliefs live on in the next generation.
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