Jill Duggar: Criticized For Bringing Baby on Dangerous Trip!
If you follow her on social media, then you’re likely aware that Jill Duggar is often criticized for her parenting.
Sometimes the complaints are truly asinine, such as the time fans got up in arms because Jill put a tortilla on her baby’s head.
On many other occasions, however, the gripes were more legitimate, such as the time Jill was accused of endangering her children by allowing them to play near a freeway.
We guess the latest complaint falls somewhere in the middle – a bit more serious than “Mexican food as fashion accessory” but not quite as severe as “human Frogger.”
As you may recall, Jill and her husband Derick Dillard perform missionary work from time to time.
Or at least they did, until the allure of reality TV stardom lured them back home to Arkansas.
Now that Derick has been fired from Counting On and Jill has quit the show as a misguided gesture of solidarity, the Dillards have a lot more time on their hands.
Jill and Derick haven’t formally announced that they’re once again traveling abroad in hopes of winning converts, but fans noticed the couple appears in a recent photo posted by their church, which seems to suggest the Dillards are once again headed south of the border.
“Pray with us for our group heading to Guadalajara today,” reads the caption on the photo above.
The trip won’t be as long as Jill and Derick’s previous excursion, which lasted the better part of a year.
It was advertised on the Cross Church’s website as a weeklong trip, but there it seems some members of the congregation are planning to stay a bit longer.
“The week will be filled with street evangelism and building relationships to share the gospel as we help Vida Church continue reaching Guadalajara,” reads the ad.
Jill and Derick have been widely praised for their philanthropic efforts, but they’ve taken their fair share of criticism for their latest trip, as well.
For one thing, the Dillards are not licensed missionaries, a fact they received some harsh criticism for during their previous two travels.
Despite having plenty of time to do so, it does not seem that either Jill or Derick enrolled in a licensing course in the year since they returned to the States.
But the harshest complaints from fans had to do with Jill and Derick’s decision to bring their 8-month-old son Samuel on the trip.
(It does not appear that 2-year-old Samuel traveled with his parents.)
Guadalajara is commonly regarded as one of the most dangerous destinations in Mexico.
Just last month, the city was the scene of 23 murders over the course of 48 hours.
For obvious reasons, many are questioning the wisdom of the Dillards bringing their youngest son along, and some are likening it to Jill putting her son at risk for the Zika virus by remaining in afflicted areas while pregnant.
We guess the problem with criticizing the couple for every piece of ethnic cuisine they place on their son’s head is that they’re that much more likely to shrug it off when the world expresses a legitimate concern.
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