Jacob Roloff, who has been the Roloff making the most news among fans and followers in the past couple of months, continued his trend of being the "first Roloff" to ever do something.
Jacob Roloff actually legitimately answered the frequent question about his opinions about gay people - if they are sinners, if they should pray to be cured and how they should live their lives.
As most people know, the issue of gay people and the Roloffs has been one of the most asked and speculated topics about the Roloffs. Gay-related issues or questions about the Roloffs being homophobic is still one of the most searched about subjects regarding the Roloffs.
To give a brief overview and summary...I think it is fair to say that a common opinion among people with some knowledge of the Roloffs beyond the TV show persona's, is that they are much more conservative and much more religious than the TV show portrays. Matt's Facebook followers see just a glimpse of it when he occasionally posts about politics. Jeremy's twitter followers see a religious side to him that is absent on the TV show portrayal.
The general belief among many is that the Roloffs oppose homosexuality. However, because they have the title of "Diversity Advocates" and can make a lucrative career as diversity speakers, the Roloffs do not want to voice their true beliefs about gay people and have it on record. Basically, if you're being paid and invited to speak on issues of diversity, acceptance and equality, having those groups and organizations know that you are "anti" one of the minority groups is bad for your business.
Most of the Roloffs have their own history with it.
Matt Roloff is very careful to avoid the subject like the plague. As stated, Matt's political views are very conservative and the politicians that Matt has publicly supported have been known for being severely "anti-gay" in their political career. However, Matt has always avoided answering about what he believes regarding gay people.
Amy Roloff has been very vague when she has been asked about the issue. Amy was questioned about the fact that the Roloffs support a church that preaches the message that gay people should pray to Jesus to be cured of being gay and seek treatment. Amy gave very vague answers about how supporting a church doesn't necessarily mean they support everything the church teaches. A while later, she was more forceful in refusing to give her opinion, declaring that her beliefs and the beliefs of the other Roloffs were private and she would not share what she believes.
Jeremy Roloff is the family member most associated with this issue. Years ago, as a 16 and 17 year old on social media, Jeremy used gay slurs and used to pose in "gay-mocking" (in some people's opinion) pictures with his friends. Jeremy never apologized or expressed any regret for those thing which further enhanced the belief that he had an issue with gay people. More recently, Jeremy's enthusiasm for the Solid Rock church in Portland and its lead Pastor, John Mark Comer, garnered attention. As mentioned, the church and John Mark Comer has delivered sermons that Jeremy has attended where they've spoken about the sinful nature of homosexuality and promoted the "pray to be cured" message. Jeremy has often voiced his support for John Mark Comer on twitter with re-tweets or quotes and has shared some of those sermons (podcasts) with his friends. A lot of Jeremy's close friends have been very clear about their (negative) feelings about gay people in society. For Jeremy's part, he has never answered. He has never stated his opinion or clarified his feelings. He has received many questions and comments on social media and the internet which ask him for his opinion -- Jeremy has never answered. Again, a common belief is that Jeremy doesn't want to lie, but he doesn't want to have a definitive statement out there to the world that might damage the Roloffs pocket book as diversity speakers.
Molly Roloff, also is a supporter of the Solid Rock church and has attended those church events with Jeremy. Friends of Molly did report that following Kirk Cameron's controversial comments on the Piers Morgan show regarding gay people being destructive to civilization, Molly told her friends that she was very proud of Kirk Cameron for being courageous and standing up for God and stating his beliefs in a non hateful manner (in her opinion obviously) by declaring that gay people are detrimental and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization. Molly does not speak publicly to fans, so obviously she has never made her views known to fans or "the public".
After months of being asked about his views on the gay topic and refusing to answer (about the only subject that Jacob declared was off-limits - Jacob Roloff finally addressed the issue void of the normal sarcasm that often is found on his Ask.fm account and gave his true thoughts and actually had a rather thoughtful exchange with people posting questions and comments. After he discussed the issue, Jacob said that he expected that Matt and Amy would be unhappy with the fact that he expressed his views on the topic. He shared his thoughts on if it's a sin, whether he believes gay people can change and stop being gay and his advice for someone who is gay.
Personally, regardless of what your feelings might be, I think it is very refreshing when someone is willing to be direct and say "This is my opinion and here's what I believe". Everyone is entitled to their own beliefs, but it is nice to see when someone is willing to be honest and upfront about what they think.
The questions posed on ask are in blue and Jacob's answers are in red.
I'm surprised you are homophobic. You don't seem as religious as others in your family and chances are there were probably some gay lpbw crew you knew. It's surprising.
Im definitely not homophobic lol but I doubt that will do anything to change your mind, since I'm fairly positive you're saying this to push my buttons
I like a lot of what you say, but you seriously don't think you're homophobic? Really? You wouldn't even say when asked "Do you think gay people should pray to God to be cured?" That's like asking "Are you in favor of slavery? The answer shouldn't be difficult. But you're uncomfortable with it.
Lol omfg me not answering these questions makes me gay? Okay geniuses. I can tell how smart you are now :-)
Uh, you can change people's minds that you're not homophobic by saying you don't think it's a sin. Oh that's right you'll avoid this question and won't publish it, making people believe you're a homophobe :)
What I heard growing up and I guess still believe is, it doesn't matter if you're gay, it's not a sin. The sin is actually acting on your urges.
Well Jacob, the problem with what you believe is people are really born gay, they can't change who they are and if they didn't act on their urges or constantly felt bad about them, they would lead miserable lives being alone. Can you imagine disliking yourself every time you felt attracted to a girl
They don't have to like girls instead.. And they don't have to be alone forever.. I don't care if they act on their urges but I'm saying, for me, that's when I call it a sin. But it's not like I don't know gay couples.. I don't condemn them to hell like some people. Be gay with whoever, i don't think it's possible to 'become straight' either so if you're gay then be gay and don't feel bad because that's your life you shouldn't let others' opinions make you feel guilty about something you can't change..
So a gay person should go through life alone, knowing they will never love someone, never find a soul mate. Either that or pray to God to be cured and wait. I hope you've really thought about what you're saying and at least understand why so many gay teens kill themselves.
I have thought about it.
Your answer was very interesting. But you do realize what you're actually saying is that a gay person shouldn't do what makes THEM happy, what is right for them because they should please others. And that's totally opposite to your philosophy about everything/everybody else.
I didn't understand the middle part of that very well.. They should do what makes them happy.. And just love whoever
So even though it can't be changed its still a sin? Even a young innocent kid? People know they're gay from like 6 years old. So they were just born in sin by default?
That's a question for whoever you believe made us
I liked your answer Thank you for explaining. But if you advocate that, then I don't understand why you still think it's a sin. If it's because it's in the Bible, well, sex before marriage is a sin, etc, you know the story. But it's your opinion.
Yea I sin/have sinned plenty.. That doesn't mean I still don't believe they're sins.
Every single person on Earth was "born in sin." We all sin differently and none are better or worse than others. (Not a question o well)
This would've been a good answer for that guy.. Hopefully he sees this
Nah it's a question for you, because I'm asking if that's what you believe.
Look at the guy who just asked me a question *before this* that's my answer.
Don't need to publish this, but thank you for finally giving your serious thoughts on "the gay issue". Whether I agree or disagree with you, I appreciate that you gave a serious on it. Thank you.
Yea ill probably get some 'feedback' from my parents about that but oh well hahah.. You're welcome
Seriously bro, I like ur style and all, but ur dumb as fuck when it comes to this gay shit. Its understandable though given ur overkill Christian upbringing, but u need to sit down and form ur own opinion after some serious thought, and not base it off some 2 thousand year old book.
Calling people dumb for believing in the Bible shows how childish you are so I'm not gonna answer this seriously. You're irrelevant to me. Believe whatever you want don't call people dumb for believing whatever religion there's no point.
Imagine trying to repress your sexual urges and hating yourself everytime you have one. (really imagine it) That's what your advocating for gays to do. A. It's impossible. B. It's miserable and leads to suicide. It's ok if you still think it's a sin, but realize this is what you contribute to.
Did you read the answer of mine that was pretty long? Obviously not...
Yes, I echo the "Thank you". Whether people like your view or not, thank you very much for answering the question in a serious way once for all. Now when you get asked about it, all you have to do is "see my answer from 3 months ago". :)
Why are people acting like you're the authority over the gays lol
They aren't they just care about my opinion or something
You don't have to be rude bro. I read your answer. All I wanted to say was that realize that you're contributing to the misery and suicide in the gay community by believing what you believe. You've never come close to experiencing and witnessing pain like I have because of beliefs like yours.
I think maybe you're assuming a little too much because I have. And you obviously didn't understand my answer given what you're saying you think I believe..
Sort of ridiculous that a couple of sentences by a couple of people in a book not written by god can inform your opinion..
lol. Neat opinion. Now let me have mine..
No offense but you really know very little about the bible, so your opinion is pretty uninformed. Don't take offense, it's what it is.
I also don't advertise that I know any more than I say about it
No answer you've given gives the impression that you understand what your beliefs entail and collectively the pain they cause... So I don't know where you're getting that.
Ugh.. Educate yourself then come back and read my answers
I'm a sinner just for being me. Screw you.
Everyone's a sinner for something.. Screw everyone
Not for things they can't control and were born with :)
Even if you didn't consider that a sin you've still sinned so either way you're a sinner.. Why does it matter what you do that makes you one
Some person will read your answer, curl up and cry themselves to death. They will think they are not good for this world, they will think they are monsters, why not take it to brain and end it? Is this what your religion teaches you?
That's not at all what I said so you're obviously fucking stupid lol. I gave my opinion. Done with questions about it now
Jacob, good for you for answering! I don't know why people are confused about your answer. YOU personally think it's a sin, but you don't harass someone who is gay with that and you believe a gay person should live their life how they want regardless of what you or anyone else thinks.
YES. Everyone who's too dumb to understand my opinion about being gay, read this.