Chip, who stars with his wife Joanna on the HGTV home improvement reality show Fixer Upper, made clear that tolerance is a sacred virtue in his household in a new post on his blog Magnolia, just more than five weeks after a Buzzfeed report revealed the couple’s Waco, Texas church is led by a pastor who said ‘homosexuality is a sin.’
In the January 2 post, titled, ‘Chip’s New Year’s Revelation,’ the 42-year-old states that he’s taken aback amid the ‘divided’ social state of humanity, noting ‘there are sound bites being fed to us that seem fueled by judgement, fear and even hatred.’
The devout Christian, who attends Antioch Community Church with wife Joanna, 38, and their four kids (Drake, Ella, Duke and Emmie Kay), drew a line in the sand, making crystal clear he and his wife have no tolerance for intolerance.
‘Joanna and I have personal convictions,’ he wrote. ‘One of them is this: we care about you for the simple fact that you are a person, our neighbor on planet earth. It’s not about what color your skin is, how much money you have in the bank, your political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender, nationality or faith.’
The TV personality said that people need to accept others ‘with dignity and with love’ regardless of the aforementioned factors.
In a comment that perhaps alluded to the aforementioned article – and the strong social media reactions that stemmed out of it – Chip said he and his spouse ‘refuse to be baited into using our influence in a way that will further harm an already hurting world.’
via Daily Mail