Jill & Jessa Duggar: Could Orlando Shooting Comments Lead to Cancellation?!

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Ever since the world learned of the largest mass shooting in U.S. history on Saturday night, countless public figures have shared their grief and offered condolences to the families of those killed in the tragedy inside Pulse nightclub in Orlando.

Reality star Jessa Duggar and her husband, Ben Seewald, were among the celebrities who attempted to share comforting words with the victims' loved ones...

Spurgeon Seewald Photo

Unfortunately, in Jessa and Ben's case, those words came from infamous anti-gay leader Albert Mohler

In case you missed it, Mohler is the president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.

He's best known for encouraging all Christians to boycott the weddings of their LGBTQ friends and family.

Naturally, Jessa didn't mention any of this when she posted this meme:

Jessa Duggar Meme

Along with a caption from of a quote from Mohler, reading:

“This is when we show that Christians mourn with those who mourn. May the Gospel of Jesus Christ be evident as the only power greater than a broken heart.”

Many fans were quick to point out that a quote from a man who has repeatedly and publicly condemned the gay community as a cesspool of sin and encouraged those with LGBTQ friends and family to cut ties is not the best response to a gunman killing dozens of patrons of a gay nightclub.

Given that Jessa's reality show, Jill & Jessa: Counting On, was already facing cancellation, many believe this may be the final straw for TLC execs. 

While the show has consistently received decent ratings, several advertisers have pulled their support as a result of lingering controversy over the Josh Duggar sex scandals.

TLC has not yet announced that the show has been renewed for a second season, which has led many to speculate that they've quietly given Counting On the axe.

However, recent activity in the network's promotion department has resulted in rumors that the Duggars have been renewed, and the network is just waiting for a relatively controversy-free period to make the announcement.

Will this latest dust-up result in a change of heart? Only time will tell, but right now, the future is not looking bright for Jessa and her older sister/co-star.

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