Liberal website BuzzFeed is trying to destroy famous television couple chip and Joanna Gaines just because they are Christians.
The stars of HGTV’s “Fixer Upper,” the talented couple fixes old houses in Waco, Texas and turns them into beautiful homes. The show is entertaining and teaches their millions of viewers about home renovation.
But now, the Gaines are under fire simply because their Christian church happens to oppose gay marriage.
The article is entitled “Chip And Joanna Gaines’ Church Is Firmly Against Same-Sex Marriage.” And while their show isn’t about faith, they are noting their pastor Jimmy Seibert is a defender of traditional marriage:
They are also, as they detail in The Magnolia Story, devout Christians — Joanna has spoken of and written about her conversations with God. (God told her both to close her store to spend time with her children, and then to reopen it a few years later.) Their church, Antioch Community Church, is a nondenominational, evangelical, mission-based megachurch. And their pastor, Jimmy Seibert, who described the Gaineses as “dear friends” in a recent video, takes a hard line against same-sex marriage and promotes converting LGBT people into being straight.
So are the Gaineses against same-sex marriage? And would they ever feature a same-sex couple on the show, as have HGTV’s House Hunters and Property Brothers? Emails to Brock Murphy, the public relations director at their company, Magnolia, were not returned. Nor were emails and calls to HGTV’s PR department.
But Chip and Joanna are fighting back. Joanna wrote about her conversations with God and have appeared in videos for Antioch Community Church, along with Pastor Jimmy Seibert.
Instantly, the feedback has been negative. Here is the most popular comment on the BuzzFeed article:
Someone else commented, “You can’t group someone based on a pastors believes as we are all different. Just because their pastor says something doesn’t mean that the Gaines’ agree. Ultimately, it is their personal beliefs and who cares.”