Excerpt from Faithwire
“Fixer Upper” stars Chip and Joanna Gaines have remained virtually silent about the controversy that emerged after BuzzFeed published a Nov. 29, article about the couple’s church and their pastor’s biblical views on homosexuality.
Sure, there were some tweets sent by Chip Gaines in the wake of the controversy, though they didn’t say anything substantive or definitive about what had unfolded. But now, more than a month after the original controversy raged, Chip Gaines published a blog entry that seems to more deeply address the furor that briefly surrounded the reality TV stars.
In the text, Chip wrote that he and his wife wouldn’t be baited, encouraged people to extend love to their ideological opponents and implored readers to reject the “lie” that disagreement is “the same thing as hate.”