Breaking news: Christianity discovered in TX church
“BuzzFeed’s hit piece on Chip and Joanna Gaines is dangerous,” declared a Washington Post op-ed headline written by an openly homosexual writer, Brandon Ambrosino.
The husband and wife (pictured above), who host the popular “Fixer Upper” show, were criticized in a Nov. 30 story that asked rhetorically if they hold the same views about marriage as their church pastor, Jimmy Seibert.
The Gaines family attends Antioch Community Church, which the left-wing story describes as a “nondenominational, evangelical, mission-based megachurch.” The church is located in Waco.
The suspected hit piece runs approximately 1,100 words. Approximately 800 words describe Siebert’s June 2015 sermon about homosexuality that followed the U.S. Supreme Court’s Obergefell decision.
“This is almost unbelievable,” radio show host Tony Perkins observed on his “Washington Watch” radio show. “It appears the media thinks they have stumbled on something – that there is actually a church in Texas that believes the Bible and is not willing to surrender their views of the Supreme Court of the United States.”
It also appears, Perkins said, citing the story, that if someone attends that church, “they somehow have no right to host a TV show in America.”
In his op-ed piece, Ambrosino also predicts BuzzFeed is intentionally trying to force HGTV to publicly address the couple’s views.
“They also know that if the statement is not 100 percent supportive of same-sex marriage,” he writes, “the network will be pressured to drop them.”
BuzzFeed, in fact, telegraphed its intentions, asking if the Gaineses are “against” same-sex marriage and, if so, would they feature homosexuals on their show.
Tim Graham with the Media Research Center suspects that BuzzFeed went after the “Fixer Upper” stars due to a surge in popularity. They were featured on the cover of “People” magazine and have published a best-selling book among other feats.
According to BuzzFeed’s own article, in fact, the Gaineses “have built a small empire, and they are not done yet.”
“And so that becomes an excuse to say, Oh, well now that you’ve reached this level of celebrity, as opposed to where you were, I don’t know three months ago, suddenly this is a relevant issue,” complains Graham.
Graham points out that BuzzFeed is owned by Comcast, which is known for its support for homosexual activism.
“So there is no doubt where they are coming from,” he warns.
Another theory about BuzzFeed’s pursuit of the Gainses is liberals’ petty, post-election anger after Donald Trump’s win. That suggestion comes after a Twitter conversation in which Daily Beast writer Kevin Fallon complained about voters who chose Trump.
“My blood-boiling suspicion that every couple featured voted for Trump has ruined House Hunters for me,” he observes, referring to an HGTV program.
“And Fixer Upper,” replies Kate Aurthur, the BuzzFeed writer who, days later, published a story about the Gaineses.
The hit piece garnered a commentary by Todd Starnes at Fox News, who published a response from HGTV about the BuzzFeed story.
HGTV respects the “privacy of our show hosts and will not comment on matters related to their personal lives,” Starnes wrote.
“Perhaps next season,” Starnes writes, “Chip and Joanna spend a few episodes refurbishing safe spaces for emotionally fragile snowflakes.”