Never has that sentiment been more validated then the Buzzfeed scrutinizing of Chip and Jonanna Gaines of the HGTV show Fixer Upper.
(The Gaineses) 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,look 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.
Fixer Upper has fans of all stripes: Christians, feminists, and LGBT viewers have all found something to love in the Gaineses. So in the absence of a response from them or their representatives, it’s worth looking at the severe, unmoving position Seibert and Antioch take on same-sex marriage.
Um, why is it worth looking at? Have the Gaineses ever treated gays as second class citizens? Have they ever denied services to an LGBT couple based on their beliefs? This seems like little more than the "Gaystapo" seeking to destroy the livelihood of people who dare have a moral objection to licentious freedoms like gay marriage, abortion, etc.
Gabby Hoffman at The Resurgent summarizes it beautifully.
This targeting of the Gaineses is not uncharacteristic in this day and age. The Left and their surrogates in so-called “news” outlets are looking to stir the pot and divide Americans. If you dissent from their worldview, you are a bigot, sexist, racist, homophobe-the works. It’s no wonder why Trump, for all of his faults, won: people are sick and tired of the elites in all spheres attacking the American way of life.
Chip and Joanna Gaines are good, wholesome people who bring joy to Texans and millions across the country. They are respectful, courteous, kind folks who are devout Christians. Entertainment needs more people like them, not fewer.
I guess progressives are used to high profile politicians like Vice President Joe Biden and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi defying their Catholic faith by sanctioning gay marriage and abortion. I mean, if powerful politicos can go against their faith's teachings, certainly the Gaineses can......or else.