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'Fixer Upper' hosts' pastor responds to Buzzfeed's public shaming

'Fixer Upper' stars the focus of a BuzzFeed article

 

It’s not exactly clear why Buzzfeed chose to publicly shame Fixer Upper hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines. Nor do we know why the online publication attacked the Christian couple’s church.

Maybe author Kate Aurthur got a speeding ticket while driving through Waco, Texas? Or maybe she dislikes shiplap? Or perhaps Buzzfeed simply employs virulent, anti-Christian bigots?

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We may never know. Regardless, their ugly attack on the Gaines family and Antioch Community Church in Waco cannot be undone.

“The real shame is not on the Gaines family, but on this media inquisition of Christianity,” National Religious Broadcasters president Jerry A. Johnson told me.

Earlier this week, Buzzfeed raised questions about the Gaines' family church and its position on same-sex marriage.

So let’s cut to the chase – is Antioch Community Church anti-gay?

“Absolutely not, Pastor Siebert told me in an exclusive interview. “We are not only not anti-gay, but we are pro-helping people in their journey to find out who God is and who He has made them to be.”

The pastor told me he was surprised by the controversy surrounding a message he delivered more than a year ago pointing out that people from all different walks of life attend the church.

“For us – our heart has always been to love Jesus, preach the word of God and help people in their journey,” he said. 

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