Whether or not Fixer Upper stars Chip and Joanna Gains are anti-gay is the reason the couple is currently trending on social media platforms.
The question is – where did the claim that Chip and Joanna Gaines could be anti-gay come from? Could the couple really be anti-gay? Keep reading to find out the truth about where the question of whether Joanna and her husband, Chip Gaines, could be anti-gay came from and whether or not there is any possibility it could be true.
It was on Tuesday of this week that Buzzfeed first published an article reveal the church the Fixer Upper couple attended was firmly against same-sex marriages. The media outlet goes on to reveal the pastor of the church Chip and Joanna Gaines attend believes homosexuality is a “sin.” The pastor of the church also believes homosexuality is the product of some form of abuse.
Buzzfeed later questions whether or not Chip and Joanna are anti-gay. The media outlet even goes on to question whether Chip and Joanna would ever consider having a same-sex couple on their show as other HGTV shows including Property Brothers and House Hunters have.
The Buzzfeed reporter claims to have made an attempt to reach out to the public relations director at Magnolia as well as the HGTV PR department. They, however, did not receive any responses to their emails. The media outlet goes on to speculate the lack of response from a representative of Chip and Joanna Gaines only makes some more curious as to whether or not the couple could be anti-gay.
Could Chip and Joanna Gaines from Fixer Upper be anti-gay just because the pastor at their family church is?
It Is Nothing More Than A Hypothetical Question
At this point whether or not Chip and Joanna Gaines could be anti-gay is nothing more than a speculation. The Washington Post took the time to analyze the theory and claimed it is nothing more than a hypothetical question at this time. While the hypothetical question regarding whether Chip and Joanna Gaines are anti-gay was drawn from the fact that their church is anti-gay, there is little evidence to support the couple feels the same way.
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The Federalist takes things a step further and criticizes the media outlet who initially posed the question of whether Chip and Joanna Gaines are anti-gay. This media outlet claims Buzzfeed wanted to “destroy Chip and Joanna Gaines for being Christian and wildly popular.”
The biggest problem with the hypothetical question of whether Chip and Joanna Gaines are anti-gay is the question is based on the beliefs and words of the pastor. The theory is not based on anything Joanna and Chip have or haven’t said. Other than attending a church with said beliefs, there is no evidence to support whether or not the couple could be anti-gay.
Per Fox News, it isn’t without merit to assume the hypothetical question could do Chip and Joanna Gaines some damage. This media outlet claims LGBT activists were not too happy to learn the Fixer Upper attended an anti-gay church.
What are your thoughts on the Fixer Upper couple’s family church being anti-gay? Do you think a person can go to a church without sharing every single belief the church has? More importantly, what if Chip and Joanna Gaines are anti-gay? Would their personal beliefs on same-sex marriage really change anything? Share your theories on this hypothetical question with us in the comments section located down below.
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