Jill Duggar's husband Derick insists they have LGBTQ friends years after he slammed Jazz Jennings for being trans

JILL Duggar's husband Derick Dillard insisted that they have friends in the "LGTBQ community" years after he slammed Jazz Jennings for being transgender.

Derick, 31, spoke out about his changed feelings in a Q&A video with Jill on their YouTube channel.

After a fan asked the couple if they have non-Christian friends and if they are accepting of the LGBTQ+ community, Derick answered: "Yes, we do have non-Christian friends.

"We have friends who are part of the LGBTQ+ community and I think it's a misconception that just because you disagree with someone, that you can't be friends."

Jill, 29, added: "You can disagree with someone and still be respectful and still be friends."

She said: "As Christians, we believe that there are certain things that are sinful like adultery- cheating on your spouse or something- or sex before marriage, homosexuality.

"Those are things that we believe are sinful, but there's a lot of things, too.

"So it doesn't mean that we might not be friends with people cause ultimately we're all sinners, but it doesn't also mean that what you talk about in one space, you're gonna go continually talk about in another space."

Jill concluded: "If I'm around somebody, yeah they might know what I believe, but that doesn't mean I'm gonna just rub it in their face all the time, either."

The comments come years after Derick criticized fellow TLC star Jazz, 19, on Twitter in 2017.

He replied to a tweet about the teen's gender confirmation surgery, writing: "This kind of thinking should not be encouraged by media. A system that allows this kind of child abuse is clearly broken."

The Counting On alum continued to write about the Being Jazz: My Life As a (Transgender) Teen star: “What an oxymoron … a 'reality' show which follows a non-reality."

He added: "Transgender’ is a myth,” he added. “Gender is not fluid; it’s ordained by God."

Jill and Derick tied the knot in 2014 and share two sons: Israel and Samuel.

The couple are known as the rebellious Duggars and are estranged from Jill's parents Jim Bob and Michelle.

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