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Duggar Daughter Stands by Husband After Antigay Slam Against Nate Berkus


The next generation of the fertile family still struggles with homophobia and transphobia.

Reality television star Jill Duggar, 26, offered a lukewarm response to her husband's vile tweets against out design expert Nate Berkus.

Duggar previously starred on TLC's Counting On, which centered on her extremely large and religious family. Her husband, Derick Dillard, was allegedly fired from the show in November after he ridiculed trans TLC star Jazz Jennings and said being transgender is a "myth."

Dillard followed that up in late April by castigating Berkus and husband Jeremiah Brent, who have their own TLC show, Nate & Jeremiah by Design, which features their son and daughter. Dillard responded to a TLC tweet promoting the show by writing, "What a travesty of family. It's sad how blatant the liberal agenda is, such that it both highlights and celebrates a lifestyle so degrading to children on public television as if it should be normal."

(Berkus had a very diplomatic reaction on Twitter: "My hope with having a show like #NandJByDesign on @TLC, where we go into people's homes and welcome viewers into ours, is that we can start to break down barriers & normalize the way our family looks & the way our family loves.")

Duggar appeared to respond to her husband's tweets with a post on Instagram from Monday.

"To disagree doesn't = hate, or judgement. Love doesn't always = approval... You can be friends with, love and care for people you don't agree with 100%."

Duggar was criticized herself just last week for an Instagram post many took as transphobic. The 26-year-old held up a list of "16 Things to Pray for Your Children," with the last being, "That our boys would be glad to be boys and our girls glad to be girls."

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