HGTV ‘Fixer Upper’ couple Chip and Joanna Gaines find themselves in the liberal media’s crosshairs for attending a church that has traditional view of homosexuality. Twitchy has a roundup of the tweets that link to the publications’ articles, including these:
— BuzzFeedEntmnt (@BuzzFeedEnt) November 29, 2016
— Cosmopolitan (@Cosmopolitan) November 30, 2016
— Us Weekly (@usweekly) November 29, 2016
I liked this response:
They haven't even said anything about gay marriage and you're seeking to destroy their career because of the church they attend? Bullies. https://t.co/Z035szWzu1
— Julie Borowski (@JulieBorowski) November 30, 2016
And this one:
So does Nancy Pelosi's, Tim Kaine's, Joe Biden's . . . https://t.co/9CnetYbvHO
— Kevin D. Williamson (@KevinNR) November 30, 2016
Perhaps for their faith crime, the state will force them to fix up a house for a gay wedding.
More. Obviously, the liberal news sites are looking to stoke a controversy along the lines of the Benham Brothers who, two years ago, had their upcoming “Flip It Forward” show on HGTV (helping “lower-income families purchase fixer uppers and transform them into dream homes”) dropped after an outcry and boycott threats over the brothers’ faith-based opposition to same-sex marriage and abortion. But Jason and David Benham were vocal about their views, which the Gaineses are not (if that should make a difference). The witch-hunt mentality of the liberal inquisitors also brings to mind the 2014 resignation of Mozilla’s co-founder and CEO Brendan Eich amid outrage following the discovery that he had contributed $1,000 in 2008 to a winning California ballot initiative against same-sex marriage.
But all Chip And Joanna Gaines did was go to church.
Furthermore. Guy Benson weighs in. Note: his post includes a tweet from a Stephen Miller who is not me.
Apparently, from some of the comments, this kind of mean-spirited, ritualized shaming is just a tempest in a teapot because the left is targeting conservatives. Nothing to see, move along, boy Miller is stupid (a recurring theme) for believing this might be of interest to anyone reading a site called CultureWatch.
And more. Not much buzz about this from the trendy lefty sites but the right has noticed (in responding to the left’s manufactured Gaines controversy): Likely DNC Chair Rep. Keith Ellison’s Imam: Homosexuality Is ‘Not What God Intended’.