Jinger Duggar isn’t pregnant and trying to hide a baby bump in a photo that has gone viral.
Duggar fans recently freaked out over another photo of Jinger, and this time their excitement had nothing to do with the Counting On star wearing pants. As In Touch Weekly reports, they believe that Jinger Duggar is using a thick coat to conceal a baby bump in an image that Jeremy Vuolo recently shared on his Instagram page. The tan, double-breasted coat that Jinger is wearing in the photo only has one button buttoned, and some fans believe that she left the others unbuttoned to accommodate a growing baby bump. According to Jeremy, the picture was snapped at the Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California.
“Jinger and I couldn’t be more grateful for our dear friend Pastor Michael Mahoney of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, CA and his amazing family. We love you guys!” Jeremy captioned the image.
Fans are assuming that the picture was taken recently, but this doesn’t appear to be the case; Jinger is wearing the same outfit in a video that Jeremy Vuolo posted on Facebook back in January. The video shows Jinger playing piano at the Grace Community Church in Sun Valley.
Everyone in the photo is dressed for cold weather, making it more evident that the picture was taken during Jeremy and Jinger’s January visit to Sun Valley. Jinger Duggar’s “bump” isn’t visible in Jeremy’s subsequent Facebook snaps, so what fans are seeing in the image above is in illusion created by the fit of her bulky of coat.
When People asked Jinger whether she and Jeremy Vuolo planned on starting a family soon, she said that she and her husband “are just enjoying our life together” for now. She also revealed that she plans on helping Jeremy with his ministry in Laredo, Texas, where he preaches at a small Grace Community Church plant. She and Jeremy may use their Counting On fame to convince local Catholics to convert to evangelical Protestantism.
In a recent video sermon titled “Human Responsibility in Establishing God’s Church,” Jinger Duggar’s husband revealed that one of the goals of his ministry is to convert Catholics.
“Just as Paul and Silas encountered the demonic in Philippi, so we encounter that here in Laredo,” he said to his congregation. “In this city, we have the pagan religion of Catholicism gripping the souls of the majority.”
Many Duggar fans think that Jeremy Vuolo’s religious views differ greatly from those of his in-laws because he “allows” Jinger Duggar to wear pants. As the Hollywood Gossip reports, he has even preached about the topic, telling women it “is your liberty as to whether you dress modestly with a modest pair of pants or with a skirt.” However, he does seem to share his in-laws’ views on Catholicism.
Before Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo tied the knot, Jim Bob Duggar married two of his other daughters off to men who have been criticized for holding anti-Catholic views. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Jessa Duggar’s husband, Ben Seewald, once accused Catholics of making “deadly errors.” He and Jessa later named their first son, Spurgeon, after an anti-Catholic preacher.
As Entertainment Tonight reports, Jill Duggar and her husband, Derick Dillard, have been accused of trying to convert Catholics in El Salvador. The couple was harshly criticized for trekking to the majority-Catholic country to do mission work, and Derick eventually responded to the backlash by claiming that converting Catholics wasn’t the main goal of his ministry.
“God has not called us to convert Catholics,” he wrote on Instagram.
Even though Jeremy Vuolo has made his own feelings about Catholicism abundantly clear, somehow he’s managed to escape the high level of scrutiny that Ben Seewald and Derick Dillard have faced. This may be because he’s only expressing his views during his sermons, and it appears that few Duggar fans are seeking them out on YouTube; the aforementioned video only has 231 views.
What do you think about Jinger Duggar’s husband speaking out against Catholicism?
[Featured Image by Jeremy Vuolo/Facebook]