BuzzFeed published a lame hit-piece on the Fixer Upper couple, and Megyn Kelly is outraged

Megyn Kelly on a "Fixer Upper" hit piece
(Image credit: Fox News/YouTube)

On Tuesday, BuzzFeed published an article on Chip and Joanna Gaines, the charming home-improvement power couple behind HGTV's Fixer Upper — and arguably the best thing that has happened to Waco, Texas, since Dr. Pepper. It isn't a fluff piece. The focus of the article is their church, the nondenominational, evangelical Antioch Community Church, and its views on homosexuality. "Their pastor, Jimmy Seibert, who described the Gaineses as 'dear friends' in a recent video, takes a hard line against same-sex marriage and promotes converting LGBT people into being straight," writes BuzzFeed's Kate Aurthur. The unresolved question of the articles is: Are Chip and Jojo against same-sex marriage?

"In the absence of a response from them or their representatives," she writes, "it's worth looking at the severe, unmoving position Seibert and Antioch take on same-sex marriage." But is it? Gay "conversion" therapy is widely recognized as junk science, but lots of churches are formally against same-sex marriage, including the Catholic Church and even some mainline Protestant churches like the Methodists. Many Catholics and Methodists believe that gay people should be allowed to get married in the church. If the Gainses aren't talking about gay marriage, who cares what they think? They host a home-rejuvenation-and-flipping TV show.

Subscribe to The Week

Escape your echo chamber. Get the facts behind the news, plus analysis from multiple perspectives.

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE
https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/flexiimages/jacafc5zvs1692883516.jpg

Sign up for The Week's Free Newsletters

From our morning news briefing to a weekly Good News Newsletter, get the best of The Week delivered directly to your inbox.

From our morning news briefing to a weekly Good News Newsletter, get the best of The Week delivered directly to your inbox.

Sign up
To continue reading this article...
Continue reading this article and get limited website access each month.
Get unlimited website access, exclusive newsletters plus much more.
Cancel or pause at any time.
Already a subscriber to The Week?
Not sure which email you used for your subscription? Contact us