Chip and Joanna Gaines, the renovation stars of the show Fixer Upper, have been in the spotlight for a scandal that they might be against the LGBTQ community because of their church pastor’s gay and same-sex marriage views. In addition to this, their show has not featured any gay couple while other shows in HGTV, the Home and Garden Television network, have acknowledged them.
The couple is popular and desired when it comes to home improvement. They have been transforming simple houses to something you would only see in a lifestyle magazine. The Fixer Upper hosts gained popularity since then and are continuously getting famous now that they are in their fourth season. But their popularity also attracted rumors because of their religious beliefs.
According to reports, the Gaines’s pastor, Jimmy Siebert of the Antioch Community Church, is against same-sex marriage and strongly supports conversion therapy. He believes that a person can change its sexual orientation and can be encouraged even though conversion therapy has been banned in several states in the United States.
Chip and Joanna Gaines Demand Respect Regardless of Views
But recently, Siebert said that their church is absolutely not anti-gay. Seibert added that their church is not against the LGBTQ community but they are open to supporting them.
Chip and Joana Gaines has yet to give their views on same-sex marriage but they left comments on their Twitter account. Chip tweeted that people should respect them regardless of their decision to make a statement about the current issues and scandal.
HGTV network issued a statement about the Gaines’ scandal. The network spokesperson said in a statement that they do not discriminate members of the LGBTQ community in any of their shows and that they include people from all walks of life. Moreover, they add that Fixer Upper is not about Christianity, the LGBTQ rights or any social issues, but it is about improving one’s home.
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