A popular home improvement show previously featured on HGTV is set to start a new network under Discovery, Magnolia Network, in the upcoming months.
Chip and Joanna Gaines of “Fixer Upper” announced the plan for their new network, “‘We’re excited to share that we are currently in the early stages of talking with Discovery about a lifestyle-focused media network for Magnolia,’ John Marsicano (a Magnolia representative) said in a statement”, according to Country Living.
But Hollywood won’t let Chip and Jo have their glory yet. Recycling controversy from 2016, there is a negative focus on the Christian values that the couple holds. “The Gaines are devout Christians and they often talk about their faith. But what viewers may not know is that the Church they attend holds anti-LGBT views including opposition to same-sex marriage and support for gay-to-straight conversion, Buzzfeed first reported in 2016”, according to RawStory.
In an effort to deter views from the new network, there is a resurgence of information on the couples attendance to a church that uphold Biblical and traditional views of marriage. Being slammed for not featuring same-sex couples on their show, the media now discourages viewership of the new network. While Chip and Jo state that “We don’t discriminate against members of the LGBT community in any of our shows. HGTV is proud to have a crystal clear, consistent record of including people from all walks of life in its series,” according to Buzzfeed, the question remains, do the “Fixer Upper” stars believe in same-sex marriage?
Answer: who cares?
Why is having Biblical beliefs on controversial issues an automatic hate crime? The push to dissuade views of the couple’s new network because they attend a church that uphold Biblical principles is pointless. That’s their right. Hollywood pushes for inclusion of all and discrimination against none. Why doesn’t that whole ‘no discrimination’ thing apply to Christians as well? There is no boycotting of shows on HGTV that do feature homosexual couples, only boycotting shows that don’t. Where is the fairness in that?
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