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'Fixer Upper' Star Chip Gaines Fires Back At Critics After Church Homophobia Scandal

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Dec. 4 2016, Published 4:08 p.m. ET

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The Fixer Upper reality stars Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines are in a heated spotlight over the church they attend and its beliefs, but he isn't going down without a fight, has learned.

According to previous reports, the HGTV home renovation stars were slammed last week when Buzzfeed News desperately tried to get the their stance on same-sex marriage. But by avoiding to answer, the church they attend in Waco, Texas, became the target that was assumed to mirror their beliefs.

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The report went on to reveal that the pastor at Antioch Community Church has a "severe, unmovable position" about the LGBT community. The scandal quickly took a turn when the publication later wanted to know if Chip and Joanna would refuse to fix up a same-sex couple on the show.

"We don't discriminate against the LGBT community in any of our shows," the network said in a statement on Dec. 1.

And now, Chip finally broke his silence with a tweet on Sunday morning: "In times of trouble.. you'll find the gaines family at church."

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As exclusively reported, this isn't the first time the Gaines couple have faced a scandal attached to their church. During a recent interview, their marital issues quickly surfaced.

"I remember that Jo and I would get into little pickles and we would find ourselves pulling against each other on that tug of war of life," Chip said during the sit-down. "And I remember again, very vividly, like it was yesterday, I remember Jo and I came together and we're like, 'we're not going to do that.'"

He went on to say, "We believe that was a lie from the enemy and when he would speak that she had done this, or I had done that, we would kind of dig into it."

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