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Featured Fixer Upper Stars Under Fire for Attending Evangelical Church

Discussion in 'Current News & Events' started by Tallguy88, Dec 2, 2016.

  1. Tallguy88

    Tallguy88 We shall see the King when he comes! Supporter

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  2. RDKirk

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    I'm pretty sure I've seen them do a house for a gay couple. Maybe they were just brothers....
     
  3. Dave-W

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    Yeah - not surprised by that at all.
    Hate and bigotry in the name of inclusion.
     
  4. brinny

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    God have mercy.

    Praying.

    Don't they know that what goes around comes around, and that this blatant bullying and bigotry and picking fights where there was NONE, will boomerang right back to where it started from?

    This applies:

    "As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come." ~Proverbs 26:2

    They just brought a curse on their own selves.

    Despicable.
     
  5. brinny

    brinny everlovin' shiner of light in dark places Supporter

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    They don't discriminate.
     
  6. brinny

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    Ironic, isn't it?
     
  7. Armoured

    Armoured So is America great again yet? Supporter

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    I couldn't make it past the first couple of lines of the article for all the "get Todd's new book!" inarticle ads.

    Who are they "under fire" from, specifically?
     
  8. JCFantasy23

    JCFantasy23 In a Kingdom by the Sea. Staff Member Administrator Supporter CF Senior Ambassador Angels Team

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    As if it couldn't get any worse.

    I like how the article writer responds with, "
    Well, here’s a truth bomb for Cosmo and Buzzfeed. It’s really none of your business where Chip and Joanna Gaines worship."

    Seriously, picking on a random host because of the church they go to?

    If they used something about their church to flaunt a belief on their show, then the media and social media should bring it up or debate or care....but this is just stupid

    With this mindset, they could technically say this about any celebrity who goes to church since most denominations have this stance
     
  9. Tallguy88

    Tallguy88 We shall see the King when he comes! Supporter

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    Best I can tell, this is all about their personal, off-the-job lives. Most people who believe homosexuality is a sin wouldn't have a problem interacting with them professionally.
     
  10. JCFantasy23

    JCFantasy23 In a Kingdom by the Sea. Staff Member Administrator Supporter CF Senior Ambassador Angels Team

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    The article lists these:

    “Chip and Joanna Gaines’s Pastor Preaches ‘Homosexuality is a Sin’” – blared a headline on Cosmopolitan.

    “Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Church is Firmly Against Same-Sex Marriage,” screamed a Buzzfeed headline. “Their pastor considers homosexuality to be a ‘sin’ caused by abuse – whether the Fixer Upper couple agrees is unclear.”

    And user base:

    Our friends at Newsbusters tracked down this item from US Weekly:

    “As a Fixer Upper fan, I would love to know @joannagaines and @chippergaines’s thoughts on their pastor’s hateful, anti-LGBT beliefs,” one viewer declared. Another went further, writing: “If Chip and Joanna Gaines end up being anti-LGBT, I am cancelling my mag subscription and ignoring their show.”
     
  11. Tallguy88

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    Cosmo, buzzfeed, huffpo are specifically named.
     
  12. Armoured

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    cue mandatory 27 page discussion about bakers and gay wedding cakes
     
  13. Tallguy88

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    In 8 years we went from "homosexuality is a sin" being the social default position, to that being enough reason for you to be socially crucified. It's crazy how fast things flipped.
     
  14. Tallguy88

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    I'd rather not. For one, a few bakers aren't "most people", or even most bakers.
     
  15. Armoured

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    Well? Does he?
    Well? Is it?
    And? if it's OK for some people to boycott businesses and individuals for being pro LGBT, why shouldn't the reverse apply?

    Please let's not fall for the trick of getting swept up in an engineered publicity stunt. Celebrities' religious affiliations are rarely (if ever) made media fodder without them being complicit.
     
  16. Armoured

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    It has been a rapid change in terms of how fast these things go, but it's taken longer than 8 years. But this is what happens when a social convention is challenged, and it's supporters can't come up with a compelling defence of it. As I've said elsewhere; you want people who don't share your specific brand of Christianity to be against homosexuality? Come up with a valid reason.
     
  17. Armoured

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    And amen to that.
     
  18. Armoured

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    They might be, but what do any of those sources say that makes them "under fire"? Specifically?
     
  19. Tallguy88

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    It's quoted in the article in the OP. I believe JCF already posted the relevant bits.
     
  20. MoonlessNight

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    In the early days of the revolution it is necessary to condemn all of those from the past, to make a fresh start and enable the glorious utopia to finally arrive.

    And comrade, it's always year 1 of the revolution.
     
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