HGTV stars Chip and Joanna Gaines are being criticized for their same-sex views. The couple’s home renovation show “Fixer Upper” is the only HGTV show that has not featured a gay couple.
Critics say that’s because Chip and Joanna Gaines belong to a conservative evangelist church that is firmly against homosexuality.
Chip and Joanna, who have four children, have never publicly addressed their views on same-sex marriage.
NY Daily News — Antioch Community Church’s pastor, Jimmy Seibert has openly expressed his views on the LGBT community, including that marriage between anyone other than a man and woman is “wrong.”
“This is a clear biblical admonition,” Seibert said after the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in June 2015.
HGTV tiptoed around the question in a statement to the Daily News.
“We don’t discriminate against members of the LGBT community in any of our shows,” the company said in a statement to The News. “HGTV is proud to have a crystal clear, consistent record of including people from all walks of life in its series.”