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Duggar Daughter Quotes Anti-Gay Christian For Orlando

| by Michael Allen
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Jessa Seewald, one of the 19 children of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, quoted an anti-gay Christian leader in response to the mass shooting at a LGBT nightclub in Orlando, Florida, on June 12, that killed 49 people and injured 53.

Seewald wrote on Facebook the same day of the shooting: "'This is when we show that Christians mourn with those who mourn. May the Gospel of Jesus Christ be evident as the only power greater than a broken heart.' -Albert Mohler."

The Hollywood Gossip notes that Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, has said that Christians should boycott same-sex weddings because attending such a ceremony would signal "moral approval" of gay marriage.

Jessa Seewald's husband, Ben Seewald, reportedly quoted Christian preacher and author John Piper: "'Through tears. Followers of Jesus lay down their lives to save others, not to slaughter.' - John Piper #‎Orlando #‎shooting #‎tragedy."

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Ben then wrote, "Let it be said again."

Piper has also said that Christians who go to same-sex weddings are "false" because "there is no such thing as a so-called same-sex marriage," The Hollywood Gossip reports.

Piper has reportedly compared attendance at a same-sex wedding to celebrating sins such as "theft," "drunkenness," "swindling," "greed" or "adultery."

Meanwhile, Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council (where Josh Duggar used to work before his sex scandals), blamed President Barack Obama in part for the terrorist attack in Orlando because the commander-in-chief refuses to say the GOP-coined words "radical Islam."

Perkins said in a press release on June 13:

Unfortunately, the attacks on U.S. soil have only grown in this administration's refusal to call them what they are -- Islamic terrorism. The gunman, a homegrown extremist who reportedly pledged his allegiance to ISIS before his bloody rampage, left little doubt about his motivation -- a motivation the president still refuses to confront. Almost eight years into his now fatal agenda of political correctness, President Obama couldn't even bring himself to say the words "radical Islam" in the speech following the attack.

 ... Perhaps the saddest irony of all is that this is a conflict of the president's own making. By coddling and promoting Islam, the Obama administration has created an environment where people who identify as gay, lesbian, or transgendered are increasingly vulnerable.

Perkins went on to quote Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump who suggested on Fox News on June 13 that Obama might be sympathetic to Muslim terrorism.

Obama has said numerous times in the past that he won't blame a religion for people's acts of terrorism. The president has been waging small wars against terrorism around the world for years.

Sources: The Hollywood Gossip, Jessa Seewald/Facebook, Family Research Council / Photo Credit: Jessa Seewald/Facebook

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