Jinger Duggar's husband, Jeremy Vuolo, doesn't think that his fellow Christians should support same-sex marriage, especially if they are church leaders like himself. During a recent sermon, the Counting On star singled out a popular preacher and criticized him for saying that he would perform a same-sex marriage.
Jinger Duggar's husband was preaching at the Grace Community Church in Laredo, Texas, long before he married a young woman with a famous name, but few ears heard him share the gospel. It was previously revealed on Counting On that Jeremy Vuolo's church is a converted house, and he preaches to a small congregation in a cramped room. However, now that he's a reality show star, he can reach a wider audience. His church posts videos of his sermons on YouTube, making it possible for fans of the Duggar family to learn more about his religious beliefs.
In his most recent sermon, Vuolo talked about Christian unity. To help get his message across, he likened Roman legionaries to Christians. He praised the ancient soldiers for their discipline and told his congregation that the legion became the storied military force that it did because the legionaries were united behind two common goals: to defeat their enemies and "for the glory of Rome to be proclaimed." In the preacher's lengthy analogy, the glory of Rome is the glory of God, and the legion's enemies, or "spiritual barbarians," are those who don't follow his preferred brand of Christianity. These enemies can include fellow Christians.
"My friends, like the Roman legion, we as a church are involved in warfare."