BuzzFeed targets famous TV ‘Fixer Upper’ couple for belonging to the wrong church

by WorldTribune Staff, December 1, 2016

The “tolerant” Left is at it again. BuzzFeed is on a mission to take down the stars of an HGTV series because of their choice to attend Antioch Community Church in Waco, Texas

Fixer Upper's Chip and Joanna Gaines
Fixer Upper’s Chip and Joanna Gaines

Chip and Joannes Gaines are the stars of “Fixer Upper” — the HGTV series that revolves around repairing dilapidated houses and reviving outdated neighborhoods. They are also devout Christians who often talk about their faith and attend Antioch, a church that believes gay marriage is sinful.

In a Nov. 29 article titled “Chip And Joanna Gaines’ Church Is Firmly Against Same-Sex Marriage”, BuzzFeed attacks the couple because the pastor of Antioch, Jimmy Seibert, “takes a hard line against same-sex marriage and promotes converting LGBT people into being straight.”

“So are the Gaineses against same-sex marriage?” the BuzzFeed article reads. “And would they ever feature a same-sex couple on the show, as have HGTV’s ‘House Hunters’ and ‘Property Brothers’? … It’s worth looking at the severe, unmoving position Seibert and Antioch take on same-sex marriage.”

The BuzzFeed reporter never confirms whether Chip or Joanna Gaines are personally against gay marriage.

Many of BuzzFeed’s readers are turning against them, saying the website is on a “witch hunt” against the couple for no reason

“This is the dumbest story I have ever heard,” one reader commented. “It’s like a witch hunt for their beliefs, to try and stir the oil from a pot into the flames of the stove. This kind of article is exactly what is wrong with the media.”

“Who cares if they think homosexuality is a sin,” another wrote. “Are they campaigning for hate of these people? No. Stop!”

“This is a tired, forced witch hunt. You are inciting a wave of negative attention on this couple for something that indirectly links to them,” a third reader said. “That’s not journalism, it’s petty bullshit.”

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