Jessa Duggar is making the most of her time being baby-free and away from her massive family. Meanwhile, it looks like the Duggars have found another anti-LGBT ally in Ben Seewald's father.
According to Us Weekly, Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald recently hopped in the car to make a 200-mile trek to Hot Springs, Arkansas. Jessa is using Instagram selfies to document their trip, and so far their most exciting moment has been eating at a Bleu Monkey Grill.
"Headed to Hot Springs for the weekend! ❤ @seewaldfamily"
"Dinner date tonight at the one and only Bleu Monkey Grill here in Hot Springs! We love their Baja Chicken!"
As the Inquisitr previously reported, Jessa and Ben's last vacation together was their honeymoon. During their romantic trip to Paris, the couple took in sights like the cathedral at Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower, and the Pont de l'Archevêché. Cameras documented their trip for the Duggar family's TLC series, 19 Kids and Counting.
Because Jessa Duggar's sister Jill got pregnant so soon after getting married, many 19 Kids and Counting fans expect Jessa to do the same. There's plenty of speculation that Jessa Duggar might already be pregnant, so perhaps she and hubby Ben Seewald are making the most of their remaining childless days by taking trips together and enjoying their freedom.
Many newlyweds have to worry about in-laws who don't get along, but it looks like Ben Seewald's dad should fit right in with Jessa Duggar's parents. Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have made it no secret that they're not fans of LGBT men and women, and they even successfully campaigned to overturn a Fayetteville, Arkansas, ordinance that protected members of the LGBT community from discrimination. Unsurprisingly, they're also against gay marriage.
Ben Seewald's dad, Michael, also has strong feelings about homosexuality, which he recently shared in a blog post titled "Born This Way" (maybe he's secretly a Lady Gaga fan). You might remember Michael Seewald as the man who labeled Jessa Duggar's critics "Hitler's doppelgangers" after they expressed their disappointment in her for sharing an Instagram post that compared abortion to the Holocaust.
Now Jessa's father-in-law is weighing in on homosexuality, and he basically compares gay individuals to thieves and drunks.
"It is because of the reality of original sin that many homosexuals say 'I was born that way.' It is certainly possible that as a young person becomes sexually aware that they have same sex attraction. Others may not have had same sex attraction at first, but acquire it for a variety of reasons later on. Nevertheless, it should not be surprising that a person is born with a propensity towards specific sins. Some people struggle with telling the truth. Others have a tendency to steal. Many people have a predisposition towards drunkenness."
Seewald goes on to compare LGBT men and women who are out and proud to murderers and wife beaters.
"The problem with the 'I was born that way' mentality is that it is used as an excuse to justify sinful behavior. Someone may have been born with a predisposition towards violence and have a short temper yet that is no excuse for beating his wife. In a murder trial it would be counterproductive for the accused to have his violent temper that he possessed from birth to be revealed. It is no excuse. It is only further testimony in favor of a guilty verdict."
In the comments section of the blog, Ben Seewald's dear ol' dad is asked what he thinks LGBT men and women should do instead of simply marrying who they love and being happy.
"When a person hears the good news that Jesus Christ died a substitutionary death for sinners (including homosexuals) so that they may be forgiven by God for Christ's sake, and respond in faith, believing the good news and repenting of their sins, they have become a new creation in Christ... they will progressively, (as they utilize the means of grace- prayer, Bible reading, attending corporate worship, being baptized, partaking of the Lord's Table, etc.), be enabled by God to overcome their sins."
What do you think of Jessa Duggar's father-in-law?
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