‘Fixer Upper’ Host Speaks After Controversy Over Marriage Beliefs


fixer-upper(Christiannews.net) One of the hosts of the popular HGTV show “Fixer Upper” has written a blog post that some are interpreting as a response to the recent controversy over the church the couple attends, which holds to biblical beliefs on marriage and homosexuality.

“Jo and I refuse to be baited into using our influence in a way that will further harm an already hurting world,” Chip Gaines wrote on his wife’s blog on Monday. “This is our home. A house divided cannot stand.”

While not specifically referencing the controversy—or any issue or circumstance in particular, he said that the past year has been one of much division that has left people sad, angry and scared.

“If there is any hope for all of us to move forward, to heal and to grow, we have got to learn to engage people who are different from us with dignity and with love,” Gaines wrote. “Joanna and I have personal convictions. One of them is this: we care about you for the simple fact that you are a person, our neighbor on planet earth.”

“It’s not about what color your skin is, how much money you have in the bank, your political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender, nationality or faith,” he continued. “That’s all fascinating, but it cannot add or take away from the reality that we’re already pulling for you. We are not about to get in the nasty business of throwing stones at each other. Don’t ask us to, ’cause we won’t play that way.”

Gaines said that he desires a world where people may disagree lovingly….

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  • helm20558

    If I’m ever in Texas, I’m going to do my best to meet them. I love their show and the love they exhibit to each other, the kids and the client. May God bless and keep them.

  • Jeff Z

    Great show but his comment was borderline fence straddling. The violent racist religophobic heterophobic libtards that attack the show deserve nothing.

  • Jo Bros

    I liked them before, but now I admire them. A couple who show the strength to refrain from jumping into a cesspool, just because it’s there, are worth admiring.

  • Steve Roberts

    Nice and safe stance. Keeps the purse full. I love all people for sure and true. I love them only because God has enabled me to do so. However anyone who spends very much time with me knows that I love God and believe His word; That His revelation of Himself in Jesus as given us through the Bible is the only way to set men free and give them eternal life. To not let them know this unequivocally is to place my so called love of men before my love and obedience to God; Which, in my opinion is not a very loving act toward people.