Former ‘Counting On’ Stars Jill & Derick Dillard Talk About Birth Control, Being Friends With Non-Christians & the LGBTQ Community

Jill and Derick, knowing these videos are probably stressing the hell out of Jim Bob…

Jill and Derick Dillard, former Counting On couple and noted rebels of the Duggar family, are back with another Q&A video discussing more hot-button issues. (Well, hot-button by Duggar standards, anyway). 

In Jill and Derick’s latest video, they take on topics including birth control, whether they associate with non-Christians, their friendships with people in the LGBTQ+ community and more! 

On birth control:

“Cover your ears, mom… “

“Yes, we use birth control, but we prefer to use non-hormonal birth control methods … just because we don’t want to use anything that could potentially cause an abortion,” Jill said. 

(Derick stated last year that he and Jill weren’t against birth control, though he did not confirm at the time that they were currently using birth control to prevent pregnancy.)  

Jill went on to acknowledge “there probably are uses for hormonal methods of birth control” for “regulating things and stuff like that,” but she and Derick choose not to go that route. 

“ … we just want to be careful about that and we’re also, like, more natural-minded,” she added, noting that they want to “steer clear” of things that may have longer lasting effects because they do eventually plan to have more children. 

Derick also chimed in to let everyone know he and Jill will “probably stop using birth control whenever we want to get pregnant.” 

“Glad you cleared that up for them, Derick.”

On associating with non-Christians and people in the LGBTQ+ community: 

“Yes, we have lots of non-Christian friends, we have friends who are part of the LGBTQ+ community,” Derick said. “I think it’s a misconception that just because you disagree with someone that you can’t be friends … .” 

Jill added that although she and Derick believe certain things are “sinful,” it doesn’t prevent them from being friends with certain people. 

“Wanna invite some of our sinful friends over for game night next week?”

“ … as Christians we believe that there are certain things that are sinful like adultery, so cheating on your spouse or something, or sex before marriage, homosexuality, like, those are things that we believe are sinful,” she explained. “ … It doesn’t mean that we might not be friends with people because ultimately we’re all sinners, but it doesn’t also mean that what you talk about in one space you’re gonna continually talk about in another space.” 

Derick proceeded to provide a quite surprising example, given that he was fired from ‘Counting On’ in 2017 after numerous social media attacks aimed at Jazz Jennings, the transgender teen star of TLC’s I am Jazz

“Like if a friend invites you over to their house and they’re transgender or something – that’s just a hypothetical – and someone were to invite me over, I’m gonna use whatever pronoun they want me to,” he said, adding that he and Jill would, however, still “talk about our faith” if the topic were to come up in that setting. 

Derick stated that to him, the mark of a genuine friendship is being able to have discussions about heated debates “and go have a beer afterwards.”  

” …or three.”

Derick’s comment about throwing back some brewskis comes just weeks after Jill posted a photo of herself enjoying an alcoholic beverage while on a date with Derick – a photo that was met with quite a few negative comments on social media. 

Watch the full video below! 


Click here to read the highlights from Jill and Derick’s previous Q&A!

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13 Responses

  1. On another note, who in their right mind in the LGBTQ+ community would want to be friends with someone who believed they were a sinner and were basically going to hell? I sure as hell wouldn’t debate about it then go have a beer with someone who thinks I’m a sinner because I’m brave enough to love whoever I want to love!

  2. I’m at a loss as to how hormonal birth control potentially causes abortions?
    It’s not like it kills embryos, HBC suppresses ovulation, (when taken perfectly) and prevents an egg from even being released to be fertilized. This is what happens when you don’t get taught sex-Ed in your fundie homeschooling, taught by your mother who apparently doesn’t even know what birth control is.

    1. [* Shield plugin marked this comment as “Trash”. Reason: Failed Bot Test (expired) *]
      Not a fundie – the goal of birth control pills are to suppress ovulation, but when that doesn’t happen, they work by a second mechanism which is thickening of the uterine lining, not allowing implantation of a fertilized egg, which is then destroyed. To be people that believe life begins at conception, not implantation, that’s an abortion. Also, other methods always stop pregnancy by not allowing fertilized eggs to implant such as non hormonal IUDs.

  3. I have a lot of friends who are part of the LGBQT community, my childhood best friend married her now wife two weeks ago. She sadly lost so called “friends” when she began dating her wife, which is so sad. She is a Christian, and has been very much welcomed by the church, thankfully. What I do not understand, how someone would be friends with the Duggar’s, knowing they saw them as “sinners” and “wrong”. Why would either want to be involved, knowing this was how they felt? Very odd

  4. As a member of the LGBT community, I am going to quote Kerry Weaver of ER here. “I don’t want love without acceptance.”

    Saying they can love people/be friends with people they “disagree with”, that’s not acceptance. You are choosing not to accept a part of who they are, a part which, I may add, affects these two in NO way. You know, kind of like how Jazz Jennings, at the time a CHILD, choosing to be who she was affected them in no way, but Derek still felt the need to criticize her.

    Good for them for breaking free of the oppressive cult, but they are no friend to the LGBT community…

  5. She’s still very misinformed, but it’s a step in the right direction. It is nice to see them opening their minds if only just a little bit.

  6. Okay, in this day and age, the excuse, “I associate with gays and/or blacks so I can’t be a bigot” is pure BULLSHIT. I wanna cheer for Jill getting away from her folks but her husband isn’t much different. He just ALLOWS pants, nose rings, and condoms because he, obviously, couldn’t afford to go without birth control. They are smarter financially, that’s about it. The female oppression and bigotry is still strong as ever so… nothing they say matters in the long run.

  7. “I think it’s a misconception that just because you disagree with someone that you can’t be friends … .” — that’s what every homophobe and racist says. These are also people who don’t know what “friend” means. Gutter trash.

  8. I mean, some things are obvious they still hold strong convictions for so I’m not surprised by most of these answers. But I am am surprised that they are using birth control (people believe it’s “just condoms” but I’m sure JB is also against wrapping it up!) since her mother thinks it is evil and the reason why she miscarried Caleb. (how about no)

  9. Derick also chimed in to let everyone know he and Jill will “probably stop using birth control whenever we want to get pregnant.”

    This may be the stupidest thing I ever read.

    stay lit

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