‘Fixer Upper’ star Chip Gaines calls for ‘respect,’ takes family to church

“Fixer Upper” stars Chip and Joanna Gaines have yet to publicly address the controversial Buzzfeed article that called out the pastor of their church for making what they called anti-gay remarks.

However, Chip Gaines took to Twitter this weekend to tell fans to be respectful of the Buzzfeed article’s author that many media experts and fans called “off base.”

Regardless of our decision to make a statement about all this craziness, or not, I ask that people please! respect [Buzzfeed reporter] @KateAurthur,” Chip Gaines wrote on Twitter.

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Buzzfeed published an article last Tuesday about the Gaineses pastor Jimmy Seibert who has come out against gay marriage and called homosexuality a “lifestyle” choice and a “sin.”

The media site came under fire for publishing the story which others called an unfair attack on the Gaines and a “non-story” as the couple themselves had not made those remarks.

HGTV told FOX411, “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.”

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The Gaineses did not return FOX411’s request for comment.

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