Jessa Duggar isn’t letting rumors surrounding herself and Ben Seewald get her down, responding to the online uproar just as you might expect she would:
With an inspirational Bible quote.
“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good,” Duggar wrote on Instagram alongside a screen shot of a Bible passage, which reads as follows:
“Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all."
“Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God."
"For it is written, 'Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.'"
Moving stuff, for sure.
Is it a direct response to rumors that Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald had sex at their wedding and being discovered by her younger sister Jinger Duggar?
We cannot say.
We don't even know if she's aware that the rumor exists, but given how savvy Jessa and Ben are with social media, we would not be surprised if they knew.
The response also makes perfect sense in this context, refusing to address or respond in kind to their critics, but to leave it up to their Lord to decide.
Jessa, 22, and Ben, 19, decided to have their first kiss in private after their November 1 wedding, to the shock and dismay of her parents Jim Bob and Michelle.
Then the rumor hit the web and spread like wildfire: Seewald and his bride did more than lock lips, according to one blogger among the 1,000 guests.
A Christian fundamentalist blog claims the two consummated their marriage while in a private church room and Jessa’s maid of honor Jinger, 20, saw it.
The blogger stood by the story despite reports that the story was all a hoax, and says that people shouldn't criticize Jessa (except for not locking the door).
Sex, the alleged Duggar Deep Throat muses, is for Man and Wife, so if Ben was getting it in once the marriage was Christened, legal and official, well ...
It was just the couple glorifying God. Deal with it.
As for some other celebrity couples who have supposedly caught having carnal relations in public, the Christian blogger might be somewhat less accepting ...