Democrats always act as if they want to live and let live. They pretend to be tolerable when they are in fact intolerable of those that do not subscribe to their thinking or their warped values. In the case of Chip and Joanna Gaines, a couple whose home renovation show is on HGTV, found out the hard way, no matter what you do, liberals will attack you if you are successful and God-centered.
Back in November, Buzzfeed and a few other liberal websites promoted a story about the two and how they worshiped under a spiritual leader that was against gay marriage. To most of you, we will probably be in agreement, it’s nobody’s business how you worship but to these websites they felt inclined to target them with hate messages.
Both felt the heaviness of the hate, but Chip addressed it in championship form. He didn’t respond to them the way they attacked him; he turned it around into a teaching process. And as you know, not everybody will get it or understand but then again it’s not for everyone. This was really good!
“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. 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.”
“Joanna and I have personal convictions. 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. That’s all fascinating, but it cannot add or take away from the reality that we’re already pulling for you. 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.
You wanna talk about how to build bridges between people that disagree? We want to be a part of that conversation. Do you want to talk about healing and compassion and kindness and restoration? We’re in the restoration business, we can for sure make time for that.”
Chip turned these attacks into feathers that had no lasting effects on he or his wife’s lives. This is how you turn around a bad situation. As for me, I don’t know how I would have handled it, but I applaud the Gaines for not lowering themselves to fight on a level they were not comfortable with.
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h/t – FaithTap