Even though the Duggar Family speaks out on abortion and refers to it as murder in pretty much every episode of their TLC show 19 Kids And Counting, apparently murder is a-okay when you’re an adult and it comes from an automatic rifle. You learn something new every day!
This particular lesson came from Ben Seewald, who’s currently courting Jessa Duggar. Jessa doesn’t seem that into Ben, but Ben loves Jessa very much, a fact that he reminds us of almost every day on his Instagram. Usually it’s just selfies with the two of them, but a few days ago, he put up the one I have at the top of this page. It’s of Jessa by herself, holding an assault rifle, with the caption “My AWESOME girlfriend. #DontmesswithJessa”. Sigh.
Is that…really something Jesus would do? Given, that’s not a question that usually comes out of my mouth, but when you make that dude as big a part of your life as the Duggars have, it bears mentioning. If history and experience have proven one thing, it’s that guns like that aren’t for hunting animals, they’re for hunting people. A point that’s driven home even further by the warning ‘not to mess with Jessa’. Or what? She’ll shoot you up? Holding hands before you’re engaged is dangerous, but brandishing an automatic weapon is fun and games? You guys gotta get your message straight, because you really can’t have it both ways.
…a fact that Ben apparently figured out, as the photo is now gone from his social media, replaced by anti-abortion screeds and reminders that Jesus loved his enemies:
Well in that case, I guess it’s a good thing Jesus never had access to an assault rifle, because Ben and Jessa have a pretty scary way of loving their enemies.