Derick Dillard asking for donations on GoFundMe now, continues Jazz Jennings criticism

Derick and Jill Dillard asking for donations

Fans of Counting On‘s Derick Dillard can rest assured that the reality star is doing everything within his power to ensure that you can send him your money! After multiple attempts to raise funds to pay for his tuition to a “one-year ministry residency” were shut down by a charity website, apparently because Derick isn’t a charity, he has passed his virtual hat over to where he has upped his fundraising goal more than 50%.

“BIG NEWS!” Derick exclaims in the GoFundMe campaign description. “I am currently serving through a program at my home church, called the Cross Church School of Ministry! I am so excited about this incredible opportunity for further ministry development, and I would like to invite you to share in this excitement with me.”

If that sounds familiar, it’s because it is essentially the same as Derick’s previous campaign description on Pure Charity. The only difference is that Derick is now currently enrolled as opposed to it being something that was going to happen in the near future.

The rest of the description is identical as well, except for Derick’s optimistic addendum explaining where all the cash he raises above the $10,000 goal will go. “Anything raised beyond my goal will go to help other students in the Cross Church School of Ministry program,” he says.

The campaign has already raised $2,699 towards his goal, but $2,694 of that was by a single anonymous donor immediately after the campaign was launched. (Was that you Jim Bob?) If you don’t want to have to go through the effort of doing the math, that means that Derick has received one other donation for $5 so far.

One of the major criticisms of Jill and Derick’s fundraising over the last few years is transparency as naysayers demand that the couple reveal exactly where the funds are going. It seems Derick has heard the complaints as he responded on Twitter by revealing that there is transparency — once you donate:

Yes, we try to be as transparent as possible so that all donors know exactly how the funds are being used. Donors can also contact us (by correct contact info) w/ any questions or concerns they might have. We have tried to use the utmost care in communicating this to our donors.

Meanwhile, as mentioned in his GoFundMe campaign, Derick has started his residency, which is in conjunction with the University of Arkansas. He and Jill recently posted family photos from the University’s campus, and the Dillards were also recently in Washington, D.C. on a trip that included a tour of the White House. The trip was with the Cross Church School of Ministry, so perhaps Derick and his fellow residents (is that what they are called?) were there to bring awareness of the Gospel to President Donald Trump?

Here is a photo of Derick and Jill in front of The Supreme Court steps:

Anyways, if you are looking to help fund Derick’s trips to the White House and Northwest Arkansas (according to his fundraising campaign description), then head over to GoFundMe and send them Dillards your dollar dollar billards! (That super clever slogan will be my donation to the cause.)

In other Dillard news, Derick has doubled down on his criticisms of transgender reality star Jazz Jennings. Here are some of his recent conversations from Twitter — where he has changed his user name from @Derick4Him to @DerickMDillard:

DERICK: I pity Jazz, 4 those who take advantage of him in order 2 promote their agenda, including the parents who allow these kinds of decisions 2 be made by a child. It’s sad that ppl would use a juvenile this way. Again, nothing against him, just unfortunate what’s on tv these days.

TWEETER: Derick I understand that you may think your way is the highway, but I’ll go ahead and say it outright: you are a hateful person. I mean it from the bottom of my heart. You have absolutely no respect for anyone that is not just like you.

DERICK: I think it’s important to have a mature discussion. I am just expressing my concerns, as a Christian. The beauty of the world is that everybody is not like me.

TWEETER: I can respect your views (although I don’t agree) on trans people but, personally, I think what people are most upset about is that she is a child. I’m sure you know that there are Duggar forums where viewers talk about the show. We talk about your views but we do not bully anyone on the show. We dont comment about the appearance or gender identity of ANYONE on that show. It was just really hurtful what you said to Jazz. I mean TLC had to release a statement and you really don’t see what you did wrong?

DERICK: Never bullied anyone, just said I didn’t agree with what is being propagated on tv. I’m expressing my view of what should be treated as reality; if I say I feel like I am Nepali, that doesn’t make me so.

Derick Dillard Jazz Jennings quote If I say I am Nepali, that doesn't make me so

DERICK: Also, has anyone looked into whether a child is capable of making that kind of decision. We can’t vote til we’re 18; our brains aren’t fully developed til around 25

DERICK: Jazz is being taken advantage of, as part of a larger agenda. I really have nothing against the kid and wish him all the best in life. I just hate seeing him used this way.

DERICK: My way is not the highway, but I do use the Bible as my lens for viewing the world. We all need Jesus Christ and he really is our only salvation

TWEETER: If I may express my view, I think it wrong to force your children to go to church and force them to learn about the Bible before they are old enough to make that decision for themselves.

DERICK: I raise my children the best way I know how, just as any good parent should. Is it good for government to “force” kids to go to school before they are old enough to decide what they feel about it?

DERICK: Once my kids are old enough, they can choose for themselves, just as kids choose for themselves whether they want to continue to pursue their education.

TWEETER: I really dislike using children as examples (especially your kids, so please do not take this as me attacking them or anything) but would you be okay if one of your kids came out as trans, gay, or an atheist?

DERICK: I will always love my children, and others, no matter what.

TWEETER: okay cool. I’m glad we had this discussion. If I may ask one more question: I do understand where you are coming from, but can you see where I am coming from? Like, can you see what I am trying to explain and why I (and others) are upset?

DERICK: think too often people make judgements without thoughtful understanding of the facts of a situation. Rash responses are never good. It’s not wrong for someone to gently explain their views of something. Freedom of speech w/ mutual respect are healthy practices we have in the US

UPDATE – TLC has since announced that Derick has been fired from Counting On, and the networks cites his statements on Jazz Jennings in their announcement!

I will wrap up this post with Derick’s version of embracing the YOLO life mantra in his caption for a quote graphic from German pastor and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer:

Are we living for an audience of one? Which audience are you living for? Life is short, live without regrets.

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  • cutitout

    “our brains aren’t fully developed til around 25” ……Should have asked him how old his WIFE was when she married him and got pregnant………Shut that down.

    • It’s me

      Mic drop ?

    • Cindy

      That’s funny!!!

  • L

    This guy does not need the money. He gets paid by TLC network company by every episode that airs on tv. Two,he is a hateful person towards Jazz(A beautiful girl,who is smart,and intellgence). If this guy wants money;get a job. This guy does not need a gofund me account. The only time when you need a gofund me account if you’re in the hospital after surgey to pay you’re fees or when your house gets burned down to the ground or hit by a nasty hurricane.

  • Bebe

    He’s going out of his way to refer to Jazz as “he”. It’s cruel.

    • Cindy

      I thought that too. He is a terrible person. He should be ashamed begging for money again instead of actually working but that would take responsibility and action.

  • Bob Evans

    Not gonna lie. It makes me smile that only two people have donated. One random gave $5 and Jim Bob —- I mean anonymous shelled out 2k.

    • Alisson Leech

      Someone gave $5 under the pseudonym “Jim Bob Jennings”. The only Jim Bob Jennings I found is in prison in Texas. Someone is too funny!! Lol.

    • Jim Bob Jennings

      “Jim Bob Jennings” here… I gave $5 with a snarky comment. It was so worth it.

      • Amy

        That was hysterical!! Another one on there is Yuza Grifter. Almost spit my water out on that one. LOL!
        The Duggars are vile people.

        • Yuza Grifter

          Yuza here. So much fun and well worth the $5 to give him a piece of my mind. I might be willing to $10 more…just for entertainment purposes

          • the Duggars are inbred

            LOL. Love it!! I think Derick should use the Go Fund Me money to go to a real doctor to fully figure out what is wrong with that dirt bag both mentally and physically. He looks like he is rotting from the inside out!

            • Yuza Grifter

              Agreed. He’s such a hypocrite. My $5 is probably going to buy him Starbucks or a new Harley.

              • Jim Bob Jennings

                Jim Bob Jennings here… What did you say to him, Yuza? I laughed so hard at your name. My message was:
                “I was on my way to get my bikini area waxed and stumbled upon a $5 bill. Derick, take this as a token of my sadness that you will no longer be on TV. Never give up on your dreams.”

                • Yuza Grifter

                  I said something to the effect of “I think you are a hypocrite and a physically, emotionally and spiritually ugly person. It’s just my opinion! Isn’t great that we all have free speech?” Something like that…I can’t even remember I was laughing so hard whilst doing it. It was so totally worth the money to have as many people laugh from it. He’s probably gonna spend the money on Starbucks instead of helping anyone. I think honestly he may be a seriously selfish, awful person. I thought about starting a “Educational fund” for transgendered people on GoFundMe in his name. I would have given all the money the Williams Institute at UCLA.

                  • Jim Bob Jennings

                    100% agree. I wish they could just live their lives in peace, or at least entertain us on TV but keep their opinions private. Derick thinks he is a martyr for being pulled off air, meanwhile he has done absolutely nothing to make this world a better place.

                    • Yuza Grifter

                      Totally 100% agree. The general problem is that what he thinks is helping people is to convert them (and particularly international students) to fundie Christianity.

          • love Yuza!

            I think “Ashley Madison”, his Pedo/porn star loving brother-in law Josh’s favorite site should donate $5.

      • Cindy

        what was your comment???

        • Jim Bob Jennings

          “I was on my way to get my bikini area waxed and stumbled upon a $5 bill. Derick, take this as a token of my sadness that you will no longer be on TV. Never give up on your dreams.”

  • Chewy

    What a loser. You fail at life Dillard.

  • Rachel

    Maybe ya shouldn’t have quit your real job eh there Derick? Could have paid for your school yourself instead of being a beggar. Loser.

    • It’s me

      Real job?
      He actually had a “real” job?

      • Hailey

        I was surprised too! He worked as an accountant at Walmart’s corp. headquarters, but quit the job to go on his “missionary” work in Central America. He even has a bachelor’s degree. All of which makes his ranting and cyberbullying of a teenager even more horrible.

  • Charla

    What a bunch a freeloaders. Asking other ppl to fund you’re lazy life. All the while being paid thousands of dollars from TLC. How about you guys get real jobs and fund this call to ministry that you want to enjoy. Pretty sure poor ppl in Latin America don’t need Jesus, they need an education and job opportunities.

    • Cindy

      Theu need Jesus too but I don’t think Derick would really do that!

  • nssherlock

    Derelict holds the same views as ALL the Duggars and all their fellow Gothard cult members.
    TLC needs to take this cult family of grifters, liars, perverts off their line up. They are not Christians, they are fundamentalist, patriarchal Quiver cult.

  • TA

    TLC needs to shut this family down.
    TLC stands for “The Learning Channel” but all anyone learns about watching this family is how cruel and hateful the world can be under the blanket of Christianity.

    • Cindy

      Amen to that

      • Yuza Grifter

        I actually like some of the “little people” stuff TLC has put on. I think these shows have normalize little people so that now you just look at them and you don’t really see anything different.

  • It’s me

    “I pity Jazz”
    Well i pity creepy men who dont want to work & have to beg for money on go fund me.

    There is a lot of things in this world that i dont agree with because i have my own opinion like we all do. Its when you try to shove your belief down someones throat or think they are wrong because you dont agree with them is when we have problems.

    If we all had to believe in 1 way we would be a communist country.

  • twelfthnight

    Just pray for god to give you money you nasty, ugly, hateful piece of shit.

  • Jim Bob Jennings

    Hi everyone, I gave Derick the $5 donation with a snarky comment. Just wanted to clear the air!

  • smithy jones

    Hey, Derick, go fund yourself!

  • Gidget911

    TLC need to take the trash off our tv screens. Any thing Dillards is trash.

  • Jane B

    His crooked face and head clearly holds a crooked brain. This guy has to be a meth addict. What an ugly SOB!

    • Yuza Grifter

      Right? I mean, it is just my opinion and there is free speech. But that palate expansion did NOTHING to fix his face. Can you imagine waking up to him. He probably has really bad BO and breath.

  • Yuza Grifter

    I fear that people are now donating to Derick4Him simply to get us “spurious” donors to not be visible on the GoFundMe page. I am sad if I caused this, but seriously… I had 5 bucks lying around so why not have some fun. Giving $50 to someone besides him could make a difference in their day. I’m now sad that he got someone to give him that. This should NOT become an argument about whether he was right or wrong to call out Jazz or his beliefs. Not donating SHOULD BE a sign to him that he should get a job. Simple as that. I’m afraid that giving him money is going to become the argument over beliefs on transgendered ppl or Christianity. That was never my argument… HE NEEDS TO GET A JOB!!!

    • johanni bananie

      Don’t worry about it. Unfortunately the uneducated fundies that follow this cult family will always support them in one way or another. Just look at The Duggar Family blog run by those freak friends Lily and Ellie. The comments on there are frightening. I never knew there were so many cult like people in this country. I honestly think most of them have borderline mental retardation and the Duggars take advantage of that. The Duggars could do anything and these dirtbags would still follow them, praise them and support them. Just keep bashing this family. They will be kicked off the air for good at some point. Derick will implode to the point of no return too. Something is seriously, mentally wrong with that maggot.

      • Yuza Grifter

        They are of low to average IQ. It’s easy to get swept away in all this BS when you literally don’t have the mental fortitude to think for yourself.

    • Sal

      It’s pretty obvious that the anonymous donations are people in his family giving small amounts under different Anonymous titles just to make it look like people think this grifter is liked and taken seriously. The Duggars are ALL about lies and smoke and mirrors. They are the ultimate grifters and con artists.

      • Yuza Grifter

        Yeah. I think the guy never had a GF before Jill. He would have never found a woman to “worship” him the way she does other than in the fundie sect.

    • good idea

      Ana Teal I filled out the necessary online form for GFM to protest Dillwank’s cause. I stated he was violating the GFM condition of promoting hate due to one’s sexual orientation, it was #7. Perhaps if enough people do that GFM will pull the plug on his latest exploitative venture.

      • Yuza Grifter

        We need troops to do this! I’ve been trying. I also turned him into the IRS. I did find that he has been “working” for the “The Dillard Family Association” for several years. I don’t completely know if he has been filing taxes on the money earned under that entity. Doesn’t hurt to try though

  • Yuza Grifter

    That read wrong…”This should not become an argument about whether he was right or wrong to call out Jazz or his beliefs”. I meant Derick’s belief system. I did NOT mean “his beliefs” as an incorrect pronoun for Jazz. I’m all for Jazz! She looks like a cool chic who could educate a lot of us about tolerance.