December 06, 2016 in ~ 5:33 pm ESTBy Cox Media team National content Desk and Kelcie WillisWACO, Texas — practically a week after BuzzFeed reported the Antioch ar Church, a Waco, Texas, church to visit by HGTV"s "Fixer Upper" hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines, is anti-gay, one of the show"s stars is responding.

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The BuzzFeed report claimed that married pair Chip and Joanna Gaines, who room devout Christians, attend Antioch and that pastor Jimmy Seibert considers the couple to it is in his "dear friends."

The church, the report said, "takes a difficult line against same-sex marriage and also promotes converting LGBT people into gift straight." The church"s website specifies marriage together "the uniting of one man and also one woman in agreement commitment for a lifetime."

Relevant newspaper reported the Chip Gaines spoke about the reaction come the report on Twitter Saturday.

"Regardless of our decision to make a statement about all this craziness or not, i ask that civilization please respect
KateAurthur &
ginamei!" Gaines said, showing up to speak on behalf of himself and also his wife.

Regardless of our decision to make a statement about all this craziness, or not, i ask that civilization please! respect
KateAurthur &

— Chip Gaines (
chipgaines) December 3, 2016

Gaines didn"t directly speak around the controversy and also accusations versus the church, but he did ask that world respect Kate Aurthur, who wrote the BuzzFeed piece, and also Gina Mei, that wrote around the report for Cosmopolitan.

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On Sunday, Gaines tweeted, "In time of trouble, you"ll find the gaines family members at church."

Gaines" tweet come after Seibert and HGTV comment to the report in separate comments.

"We don"t discriminate versus members that the LGBT ar in any type of of our shows," HGTV said in a Thursday statement to The Huffington Post. "HGTV is proud to have actually a crystal clear, continual record that including civilization from every walks the life in that series."

"We are not only not anti-gay, however we are pro-helping civilization in their journey to uncover out that God is and also who He has actually made them to be," Seibert told Fox News Thursday. "For us, our heart has constantly been to love Jesus, preach the word of God and assist people in their journey."

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