Caitlyn Jenner's brave decision to go public with her transition from a man to a woman has been celebrated all over the world, but the best friends of the ultra-conservative scandalous Duggar family have spoken out and bashed her sex change.
"My heart is so heavy for our nation that it would be so easily deceived to accept the former Olympian, whose name I won't mention, as a woman," Jim Holt and his wife Bobye Barenberg Holt posted on their Facebook page on Wednesday.
Fellow Arkansans, the Holt family appeared on many episodes of 19 Kids & Counting and have been close to the Duggars for nearly 10 years.
Now, as Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar admit that their son, Josh Duggar, molested four of his sisters and one family friend -- but was forgiven through the power of prayer -- their close friends are now using their religion to slam Jenner.
"My heart aches for the former Olympian, as he is so obviously confused and hurting that he has to mutilate his body so badly as not to recognize the person he was born to be," the Facebook post continues.
As Radar reported, Jenner appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair as a woman for the first time and said that she had to come out in a public way.
"I'm not doing it for money. I'm doing it to help my soul and help other people. If I can make a dollar, I am certainly not stupid. … You don't go out and change your gender for a television show."
But the Holts wrote that Jenner will be condemned for his transformation.
"He will forever be deceived and confused until he comes to the acceptance of the love of Jesus that waits so patiently for him," they wrote. "Praying love prevails before it's too late."
One commenter wrote asking the Holts not to judge Jenner, writing, "Please allow her to worry about her own salvation, just as you and the rest of us need to do. We accept because we know that she is still God's child, and her judgement will be with God not you or I or the world. Live your life the way you see fit and God will guide the rest of us!"
But the Holts responded, "Not judging. Just loving."
The Holts have used their page as a means for bashing Caitlyn repeatedly recently, calling transgender people sinners.
"Christians have been asleep for far too long and have LET this just slip right in," Holt wrote on April 27, 2015.
"We need to be 'more brave' than Jenner and start fighting for our LORD & Saviour Jesus Christ's precepts! LOVE the sinner but HATE the sin!" they wrote. "Yes, homosexuality, transgender ism (if that's a word) is SIN! Romans 1:26-32."
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