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Friday, December 2, 2016

Rigged Media's Anti-Christian Witch Hunt of HGTV's Chip and Joanna Gaines

By Rick Pearcey • December 2, 2016, 01:04 PM

From Tony Perkins at the Daily Signal:

Bullying Christians may be a favorite strategy of the left -- but it's not necessarily an effective one. Chip and Joanna Gaines of HGTV's popular show Fixer Upper may be sending that message without ever opening their mouths.

In what can only be described as a politically motivated witch hunt, BuzzFeed posted a non-story about how the fan-favorites attend a church where it's apparently news that the pastor preaches straight out of the Bible.

In her hit piece (disguised as journalism), author Kate Aurthur implies that Chip and Joanna may be hateful people for attending a church that has the nerve to believe what Scripture says. "So are the Gaineses against same-sex marriage? And would they ever feature a same-sex couple on the show, as have HGTV's House Hunters and Property Brothers? Emails to Brock Murphy, the public relations director at their company, Magnolia, were not returned."

"Not surprisingly, Aurthur's piece got instant attention -- not much of it good," the column states. "BuzzFeed readers are angry that the site is trying to destroy a couple that many consider the best duo on HGTV."

"This is the dumbest story I have ever heard," a reader noted. "It's like a witch hunt for their beliefs, to try and stir the oil from a pot into the flames of the stove. This kind of article is exactly what is wrong with the media."

Read the rest of the column here.