HGTV: We don’t discriminate against LGBT people
After the furor over HGTV stars Chip and Joanna Gaines’ membership in a church whose pastor who says that anyone who defines marriage as something other than one man and woman is wrong, the home-improvement network issued a statement in which it stands firm on its commitment to inclusive programming.
“We don’t discriminate against members of the LGBT community in any of our shows,” the network said. “HGTV is proud to have a crystal clear, consistent record of including people from all walks of life in its series.”
On Wednesday, Buzzfeed published a story headlined, “Chip And Joanna Gaines’ Church Is Firmly Against Same-Sex Marriage.” It expanded on an October piece from Curbed.com on the couple’s hit show, Fixer Upper, in which Christian author Kate Henderson pondered what would happen if a gay couple applied to be on the program.
“My hope would be, if they are given that situation, they will just love on [the gay couple], but I would imagine that very conservative Christians in their audience might have a problem with that,” she said. (USA…