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NEWS ALERT: Everyone Loves “Fixer Upper” Stars Chip and Joanna Gaines – But They’re Hiding A BIG Secret

Who doesn’t love HGTV’s hit show “Fixer Upper”? Hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines have practically become cult figures, and they have completely changed the city of Waco, Texas. Once only famous for David Koresh and the Branch Davidians, Waco has experienced a revival due to the likable couple, who renovate old homes into new masterpieces, and have brought the word “shiplap” into the daily vernacular.

But they have a secret, that was recently uncovered in an expose by Buzzfeed.

Fixer Upper has never featured a gay couple — and now the hosts’ views on same sex marriage are in question.

The Gaines belong to a nondenominational, evangelical church that is firmly against homosexuality. Antioch Community Church‘s pastor, Jimmy Seibert — who calls the Gaineses “dear friends” — has openly expressed his views on the LGBT community, including that marriage between anyone other than a man and woman is “wrong.”

“This is a clear biblical admonition,” Seibert said after the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in June 2015.

Seibert also believes in gay conversion therapy, which purports to make gay people straight. Seibert said, “We can change, contrary to what you hear. I’ve worked with people for over 30 years — I have seen hundreds of people personally change their direction of same-sex attraction from a homosexual lifestyle to a heterosexual lifestyle. It doesn’t mean they don’t struggle with feelings, it doesn’t mean that they aren’t hurting, it doesn’t mean it’s not challenging. But they have chosen to change. And there has always been grace there for those who choose that.”

(In 2009, a task force of American Psychological Association concluded that “efforts to change sexual orientation are unlikely to be successful and involve some risk of harm.” The Human Rights Campaign has also decried conversion therapy, linking it in minors to “depression, anxiety, drug use, homelessness, and suicide.”)

It’s unclear where Chip and Joanna Gaines, who have four children together, stand on the issue. The couple has never publicly addressed their personal feelings on same-sex marriage. HGTV released a statement saying, “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.”

The BuzzFeed story was quickly slammed for being a “hit job” against the couple and even further, an attack on Christians, as many churches are formally against same-sex marriage.

After the story was released, Chip Gaines sent a series of tweets:

So, if Chip and Joanna are anti-gay, or against gay marriage, or believe in gay conversion therapy, does that change your opinion of the couple?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!!!

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