CultureJan 04, 2017 by Will Maule
Chip Gaines has spoken out over the controversy surrounding the Buzzfeed article that criticised him and his wife for attending a Church that spoke against homosexuality. In a blog post entitled 'Chip's New Year's Revelation,' Gaines writes. "This past year has been tough. In my lifetime, I can’t recall humanity being more divided. Plenty of folks are sad and scared and angry and there are sound bites being fed to us that seem fueled by judgement, fear and even hatred."
He continues "Jo and I refuse to be baited into using our influence in a way that will further harm an already hurting world, this is our home. A house divided cannot stand." Chip says that we need to continue to be accepting and loving towards one another, and not entertain divisiveness.
"We are not about to get in the nasty business of throwing stones at each other, don’t ask us to cause we won’t play that way," he writes. "In 2017: We have decided to change the conversation."
Chip believes it is important to be able to disagree without falling out with each other. "Our family wants to fight for
"Think about it for a minute: This could be one of the greatest restoration stories of all time."
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