December 1, 2016 at 2:10 pm EST | by Mariah Cooper
Chip and Joanna Gaines under fire for church’s anti-LGBT views
(Screenshot via YouTube.)

(Screenshot via YouTube.)

Chip and Joanna Gaines have become HGTV superstars flipping homes in Waco, Texas on their popular show “Fixer Uppers” but their pastor Jimmy Seibert’s views on same-sex marriage have left a big question mark around the couple’s LGBT views.

In a piece written for BuzzFeed by Kate Arthur, the Gainses are criticized for their association with Seibert, a pastor at Antioch Community Church with staunch anti-LGBT views.

Seibert has been open in his belief that marriage between anyone other than a man and a woman is “wrong” and called the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage “a clear biblical admonition.” Seibert has also said he considers the Gainses “dear friends.”

The couple’s stance on LGBT issues are unclear, although they have always been vocal about the importance of their faith. In the film “I am Second” they discuss how religion has played a large role in their relationship, family and business.

The Gainses have not responded directly to the controversy, but Chip did send a series of tweets on Thursday morning possibly addressing the story.

 

 

 

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