‘Fixer Upper’s’ Chip Gaines Responds to Anti-LGBT Criticism in Blog Post
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‘Fixer Upper’s’ Chip Gaines Responds to Anti-LGBT Criticism in Blog Post

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Chip and Joanna Gaines are looking to start 2017 on a positive note.

The Fixer Upper stars came under fire late last year after a Buzzfeed article revealed the pair’s church, Antioch Community Church in Waco, Texas, believes homosexuality is a sin.

 

In fact, the report uncovered an anti-gay sermon by one of the pastors, Jimmy Seibert.

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After months of not addressing the issue, the HGTV stars finally decided to respond to the criticism on their blog earlier this month.

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“Jo and I refuse to be baited into using our influence in a way that will further harm an already hurting world, this is our home. A house divided cannot stand,” Chip writes in the post.

“Joanna and I have personal convictions. One of them is this: we care about you for the simple fact that you are a person, our neighbor on planet earth,” he continues.  

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“It’s not about what color your skin is, how much money you have in the bank, your political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender, nationality or faith."

Out on a hot date last night! @joannagaines loves to drive, so I usually let her.. but road trips, those are mine!

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The TV star also asks fans to show kindness in the New Year to everyone, not just the people they agree with.  

“If your position only extends love to the people who agree with you, we want to respectfully challenge that position. We propose operating with a love so real and true that you are willing to roll up your sleeves and work alongside the very people that are most unlike you,” he says.  

“Fear dissolves in close proximity. Our stereotypes and vain imaginations fall away when we labor side by side. This is how a house gets unified.”

"We were together. I forget the rest." - Walt Whitman & @jimmydon522 Happy Valentine's Day @joannagaines

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What do you think of their comments? Have they done enough to show their support for the LGBT community?

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