As Chip and Joanna Gaines, the hosts of HGTV’s “Fixer Upper,” find themselves in the midst of a controversy over the church they attend, one of the hosts took to Twitter to say “everything will be ok.”
A Buzzfeed article quoted the Gaines’ pastor’s stated position on homosexuality, but did not shed light on what the Gaines themselves actually believe. It also posed a hypothetical question as to whether the HGTV hosts would feature a same-sex couple on their show. Other outlets such as Cosmo followed suit.
In a series of tweets that didn’t directly address the controversy, Chip Gaines shared inspirational messages.
Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. DO EVERYTHING IN LOVE.— Chip Gaines (@Chip Gaines)1480585552.0
(2)... and at least at that moment, at my house, all is right with the world!— Chip Gaines (@Chip Gaines)1480591215.0
U know.. even as all hell "appears" to be breaking loose. All I have to do is look at my 4 precious babies sleeping, or kiss Jo good morning— Chip Gaines (@Chip Gaines)1480591221.0
Morning counseling with the girls.. they seem to think everything is going to be ok. #farmLife https://t.co/IOeY2iYFxP— Chip Gaines (@Chip Gaines)1480593210.0
A spokesperson for HGTV wrote in an email to Buzzfeed: “We don’t discriminate against members of the LGBT community in any of our shows. HGTV is proud to have a crystal clear, consistent record of including people from all walks of life in its series.”
Many Christians and religious freedom advocates viewed the initial article as an attack on the Gaines’ faith.
(H/T: Faithwire News)