I didn’t realize that the couple behind the great show “Fixer Upper” were Christian, but Buzzfeed is making sure that anyone who has traditional beliefs has absolutely no chance to work in America. So they dug up their church’s beliefs over gay marriage and called out the digital mob on the couple:
How dare they!! Look at them having a heterosexual moment!! In 2016 no less!! Pure evil.
Here are some excerpts:
Chip and Joanna Gaines’ series Fixer Upper is one of the most popular shows on HGTV. The couple has recently graced the cover of People magazine; their book, The Magnolia Story, has been on the New York Times’ best-seller list for five weeks; and they were the subject of a long profile in Texas Monthly that credited them with revitalizing the city of Waco, Texas, where the show is set and where their businesses are located. The couple are riding a wave of success, largely due to their charm and appeal.
BUT, beware, not all is as pleasant as it seems – they’re Christians!!!
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.
This is a pretty mainstream Christian belief and it has been so for thousands of years. But the “tolerant” left just can’t allow it in their politically correct paradise. Unless you’re Muslim, then it’s OK. Why isn’t she demanding every single Muslim TV celeb answer the exact same questions?
As you can imagine, the conservative twitter and blogosphere rose up to meet the challenge:
Buzzfeed Entertainment on a political witch hunt against HGTV's Fixer Upper couple. Because they're popular, successful, Texan & Christian. https://t.co/zBYRUD9oaJ
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) November 30, 2016
Some went after the author of the piece, Kate Aurthur, directly:
I do kind of like the idea that @KateAurthur and other media are all, “What can I personally do today to ensure Trump gets eight years?"
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) November 30, 2016
Don’t you people every get tired of trying to manufacture controversy and ruin people, @KateAurthur ?
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) November 30, 2016
Amy Curtis (@VLRAmyCurtis) November 30, 2016
Dana Loesch even invited her to come on her radio show to defend her piece but she whined that she was “attacking” her on Twitter, and refused.
Don’t think that they’re going to stop here either – they will use any excuse possible to drive Christianity out of the public square.
— HGTV (@hgtv) November 30, 2016
Go tell HGTV you support Chip and Joanna Gaines’ freedom of religion.