Luke Parker Starts Religious Twitter Feud With Hannah Brown After Bachelorette Elimination

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After his dramatic elimination on episode 10 of The Bachelorette aired Monday night, Luke Parker took to Twitter to confront Hannah about her handling of their break-up. Though he first took to Instagram in an attempt to clear the air and rid himself of the “villain” status he gained from Bachelor Nation this season, the tweets he and Hannah sent back and forth to one another after the episode show that their relationship is far from mended.

Throughout this season of The Bachelorette, viewers have watched Hannah struggle through her relationship with Luke Parker. She gave him her first impression rose on night one and he was an early frontrunner for the season, but his drama with many of the other contestants and Hannah’s inability to see eye-to-eye with him began to frustrate her, and many of the episodes featured conflict with Luke.

Hannah, both as a contestant on last season of The Bachelor and as this season’s Bachelorette, has been open about her love of Jesus and the importance she places on her faith. Though this was one of the reasons Luke first fell for her, he was clear from the start that he was a very religious person and no longer believed in sex before marriage. During his episode 10 one-on-one date with Hannah in Greece, before the subject of extending their night into the fantasy suite was brought up, he communicated his expectation that Hannah would also save herself and refrain from sex with any of the 3 other contestants. Hannah told him he had no right to expect that of her and eliminated him from the competition, but not before she revealed to him that she had had sex with at least one of the other men.

Previews for next week’s episode show that we haven’t seen the last of Luke, who crashes Hannah’s rose ceremony in an effort to win her back. In the meantime, it seems that Luke has cooked up even more drama with The Bachelorette, this time on social media.

After ‘The Bachelorette’ Aired, Luke Criticized Hannah for ‘Laughing’ at Her ‘Sin’

Before the highly-anticipated overnight episode of The Bachelorette aired, contestant Luke Parker shared his brand-new Twitter account with his Instagram followers, teasing that he was going to live tweet the next few episodes. He didn’t tweet much during the episode and instead retweeted positive feedback from some of his supporters. At one point during the episode, he did explain why he wasn’t live-tweeting more actively, writing “I would love to tweet more, but it’s tough watching something that I take so seriously be made fun of so easily.”

Hannah, on the other hand, was very active on Twitter throughout the episode, and was not shy about tweeting her feelings about Luke and their relationship as she watched it back on television. As their break-up aired for the first time, Hannah tweeted “when it rains, it pours. boy, get gone.” When the episode ended with his exit, she wrote “and that’s how it’s (finally) done. you’re welcome.”

After the episode aired and the full extent of his and Hannah’s dramatic undoing was laid out for the world to see, Luke took to Twitter to address Hannah once again about the subject that caused the breaking point in their relationship. Tweeting at Hannah directly, he wrote “The difference in how we view sin is seen in the response, I’m weeping at mine and you’re laughing at yours. All sin stings. My heart hurts for both of us.”

Hannah responded shortly after, writing “time and time again jesus loved and ate with ‘sinners’ who laughed. and time and time again he rebuked ‘saints’ that judged. where do you fall Luke?” She included the hashtag “#TheBachelorette.”

Unsatisfied by her respond, Luke then wrote “There is a difference between eating with sinners who laugh and sinners who laugh at their sin. Sin is the very thing that put Jesus on the cross and that’s not a laughing matter.”

Attempting to end the tense back-and-forth exchange, Hannah then said “i have never said that i find my sin funny. i’m not going to lectured on appropriate emotional responses by a guy who threw deli meat in a guys lap.” She tweeted at him again, this time writing “the devil wants to shame sin. God dealt with shame when he dealt with sin, so i will not allow someone who comes in the name of God to bring me something that God has taken off me.” In the case of their disagreement, the “sin” both Hannah and Luke are referring to is sex, which he told her he believes is only meant to be had within a marriage just before the fight that ended their on-camera relationship.

Though that was the last she had to say about their difference in opinions, Luke had more to say: “Your tweets about the windmill and the wood were enough, it’s not about the action it’s about the response. If you want to talk about it, you know how to get ahold of me.” His final comment referenced her earlier Twitter jokes about the episode, including her overnight date in a windmill with Peter Weber (as she was sending him home, Hannah told Luke that she had sex in a windmill, and he was visibly displeased to receive that information).

These tweets come after a heartfelt and honest Instagram Luke shared with his over 196,000 followers about his experience on the show, including his goals going into it and the personal flaws he witnessed watching it back. He said that it “hurt [his] heart” that Hannah thought he was shaming her during their final conversation, adding “In our conversation my heart was never to judge or condemn Hannah. I was simply making a decision for myself on what I expected in our relationship, our conversations and our beliefs led me to believe we were on the same page about sex.”

Both Sides Received Back-Up From Supporters on Social Media Following Their Dispute

Since the chose to air out their differences in public on social media, it is unsurprising that observers were quick to take sides. Demi Burnett, Hannah’s friend and fellow Bachelor alum tweeted out her support of how handled Luke’s tweets to her, writing “I was coming in for back up but I see you don’t need it. You’re a queen. I love you.”

Dylan Barbour, who was eliminated by Hannah earlier in the season, tweeted “go get ‘em HB. Your boys got your back.”

On the other hand, fans of Luke were also vocal about how they agreed with his side of things. Samantha Pane wrote “Watching this season has caused me to truly mourn over my sin and praise Jesus for his incredible sacrifice. I’m not laughing either. I’m repenting.” Luke responded to the tweet, saying “That’s my heart in all of this that people would hear biblical truth that comes from love.” He tagged Hannah in his response.

While the “Men Tell All” special for this season has already been filmed, expect that the drama between Hannah and Luke will be a focal point during the live “After the Final Rose” special, airing July 30 on ABC.

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