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Chip Gaines Tweets ‘Craziness’ on Church Controversy

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The stars of HGTV’s ‘Fixer Upper’, Chip and Joanna Gaines, are not immune to controversy. But many didn’t expect that controversy to come from going to church. In a post last week from Buzzfeed, sights were set on the pastor at the Gaines’ church, insinuating anti-LGBTQ views.

Too Bold, If You Could Call it That

Chip Gaines Tweets ‘Craziness’ on Church Controversy

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The article has since been updated, both with a comment from HGTV as well as from the Gaines’ pastor. It originally claimed the Gaines’ church was against same-sex marriage. Buzzfeed also alleged in its post that HGTV has in some way colluded in these anti-LGTBQ views through its lack of ‘Fixer Upper’ shows not featuring same-sex couples.

Balderdash!

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Although there was no official response from Chip and Joanna Gaines on the matter, Chip did request through his twitter account that their fans be respectful of the Buzzfeed article author, Kate Arthur, and night editor for Cosmopolitan, Gina Mei.

Pro-Helping People

Chip Gaines Tweets ‘Craziness’ on Church Controversy

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In an official response to the post, Pastor Jimmy Seibert of Waco’s Antioch Community Church commented, “We are not only not anti-gay, we are just pro-helping people in their journey to find out who God is and who He has made them to be.” A statement from HGTV also followed, noting, “We don’t discriminate against members of the LGBT community in any of our shows. HGTV is proud to have a crystal-clear, consistent record of including people from all walks of life in its series.”