The Gay Inquisition. All heretics, ie Christians, will be tortured and persecuted.
Excerpted From The Daily Caller: Ben Smith, the editor-in-chief of the activist liberal website Buzzfeed, is defending his outlet’s hit job on Chip and Joanna Gaines, the stars of the HGTV reality show “Fixer Upper,” over their pastor’s views on gay marriage and homosexuality.
In an article published Tuesday, Buzzfeed reporter Kate Aurthur raised questions about the Gaineses and their Waco, Texas-based home remodeling show given that their pastor, Jimmy Seibert, has preached against gay marriage and homosexuality.
As many readers pointed out on social media, Seibert’s views are consistent with most religious figures, and the Gaineses appear to have kept whatever views they have on gay marriage to themselves, having never publicly commented on the issue.
This is a story about a big company, HGTV, refusing to say whether they ban LGBT people from a TV show. They should just answer the question https://t.co/rxsbfV11mb
— Ben Smith (@BuzzFeedBen) November 30, 2016
But a reading of Aurthor’s article undercuts that claim and suggests that it is a hit piece against Chip and Joanna Gaines and their Christian faith. The headline of the report demonizes only the Gaineses and not HGTV. Most of the article itself deals with their Christian background and their pastor.
And the subheadline makes no mention of HGTV either. It reads: “Their pastor considers homosexuality to be a ‘sin’ caused by abuse — whether the Fixer Upper couple agrees is unclear.”
One paragraph of the article is dedicated to HGTV and Aurthor’s inability to obtain comment from the network on whether gays are allowed on Fixer Upper.
There’s other evidence that the target of Aurthor’s hit piece was the Gaineses and not HGTV. Several days before the article was published the reporter tweeted negatively about the show and implied that the couples featured on the show are Donald Trump supporters.
@kpfallon And Fixer Upper.
— Kate Aurthur (@KateAurthur) November 27, 2016
Excerpted From The Washington Examiner: You may know Chip and Joanna Gaines. They’re the ridiculously happy couple who flip homes in Waco, Texas, on HGTV’s highly addictive “Fixer Upper.”
They’re open about their Christian faith and often share the Gospel on their show. They gave their testimonials in a film this October called “I Am Second” — speaking about their obedience to the Lord, each other and family.
They’re also hugely popular — their show has been reportedly renewed for Season 5, and Season 4 debuted to stellar ratings.
“In an age of declining cable ratings, the series has become a rare breakout,” Hollywood Reporter said. “When the season three finale aired in March, its nearly 4 million-strong live audience topped everything that night — including the penultimate episode of FX’s The People v. O.J. Simpson and a CNN town hall with Trump.”
A popular Christian couple, who profess love, and renovate people’s homes with magnolia wreaths and farmhouse sinks? They leave the left seething — so they must be taken down.
And that’s indeed what BuzzFeed is trying to do.
“Chip and Joanna Gaines’ church is firmly against same-sex marriage,” a headline from BuzzFeed news reporter Kate Aurthur read on Tuesday. “Their pastor considers homosexuality to be a ‘sin’ caused by abuse — whether Fixer Upper couple agrees is unclear.”
So essentially, Ms. Aurthur hasn’t done any reporting to know how the Gaineses actually feel about the topic, she — and BuzzFeed — just want to drum up a digital mob against the couple.
Jumping on the bandwagon, Cosmopolitan and US Weekly followed with similar articles — all citing BuzzFeed’s thoughtful journalism.
“Given the diversity of Fixer Upper’s audience, this is a startling revelation that has left many wondering where Chip and Jo stand,” Cosmopolitan wrote. It added their pastor — who the couple dare say is a friend — has made “dangerous” and “unfounded” claims against homosexuality, and called the 2015 Supreme Court decision on the matter a “biblical admonition.”
So it’s a startling revelation to these news outlets that Christians believe that God defined marriage, masculine and feminine, male and female, and therefore man can’t alter those definitions — they’re sacred.
How is this “journalism” not discrimination? By the left’s own standards, investigating a mosque in Orlando or New York City equates Islamophobia — but trying to take down a couple based on their Christian religion? No biggie. Christians are backwards, after all, and their beliefs need fixing. Keep reading