Derick Dillard: Pissing Off Jim Bob Duggar AGAIN?!

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We don't know if Jim Bob Duggar has a favorite son-in-law, but if he does, you can bet it's not Derick Dillard.

Even before Derick got fired by TLC and put the family media empire at risk by bullying a teenage girl on Twitter, he and Jim Bob were reportedly not getting along.

Jill's Husband Derick

Now, it seems Derick and JB are once again butting heads thanks to an initiative that Derick thought would help him to rebuild his public image.

In a tweet posted earlier this week, Derick invited members of the LGBT community to attend services at his church in Springdale, Arkansas.

Obviously, such a gesture doesn't give Derick a pass for his many insensitive comments directed at that community, but if his goal was to begin rehabilitating his damaged reputation, there are worse ways to kickstart the process.

Apparently, it wasn't Derick's invitation to gay and lesbian youths that outraged Jim Bob.

Jill Duggar, Derick Dillard Picture

After all, the Duggars are proponents of  "conversion therapy," a practice so hateful and damaging that it was recently outlawed by the state of Washington.

Derick recently promoted a speaking engagement by a homophobic pastor, and the invitation to LGBT young people is likely connected to the event.

So it stands to reason that Jim Bob wouldn't object to that aspect of Derick's online apology tour.

What JB does have a problem with, it seems, is the fact that Derick also invited atheists to attend the service.

Now, as fundamentalist Baptists, the Duggars are supposed to try and convert non-believers.

Jim Bob Duggar: Father of the Groom

So technically, Jim Bob shouldn't have a problem with what Derick did.

But apparently, the Duggar patriarch is more accepting of the theory of conversion than the actual practice.

Sources say Jim Bob is not thrilled with the idea of sharing what he thinks of as his church with a bunch of strangers who don't even share his beliefs.

And not surprisingly, he blames Derick for unleashing this plague of atheists upon his house.

Now, Jim Bob clashing with his sons-in-law is nothing new, but he seems to butt heads with Derick particularly hard.

Derick Dillard, Jill Duggar Throwback

It could be the fact that Derick isn't much of a provider and he and wife Jill Duggar are currently relying on monetary donations from fans to get by.

Or it may have to do with the fact that Derick is clearly not cut out for life in the limelight, and thus, represents a threat to the media empire that Jim Bob worked so hard to build.

All we know for sure is that it's not Derick's bigoted beliefs that irk Jim Bob.

On that, they see eye-to-eye.

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