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Fixer Upper controversy continues: Pastor addresses anti-gay remarks; Chip Gaines calls for respect

The first Fixer Upper controversy in the show’s four-year history continues to swell, as the head of Chip and Joanna Gaines’ church has addressed his remarks regarding homosexuality, gay marriage, and conversion therapy practices. Pastor Jimmy Seibert talked about himself, his church, and the Gaines’ membership in a brand-new interview; keep reading for his thoughts on the continuing issue.

HGTV, Chipper Gaines offer responses to Fixer Upper anti-gay allegations: ‘Do everything in love’

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The Chip and Joanna Gaines anti-gay rumors have been swirling for days, thanks to the controversial views of their mega-church’s pastor. Now, HGTV has offered a brief statement of support of the LGBT community, in an effort at clarifying matters. In addition, Chipper Gaines himself took to Twitter with a series of statements that didn’t address the issue directly, but appeared to assuage the fears of many fans. Read on for the two statements!

PHOTOS, VIDEO FYI marriage drama Bride and Prejudice tackles controversial couplings

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The Bride and Prejudice cast has been revealed! FYI’s newest marriage-based reality TV drama is set to air in just a few short weeks, and it looks like the show will hold nothing back when it comes to the family drama that follows its three couples: one interracial, one interfaith, and one gay. Who are the members of the Bride and Prejudice cast, and how will they navigate their families’ disapproval in order to find true love? Read on to find out!

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Azealia Banks homophobic rant: Rapper compares gay community to the KKK in Twitter diatribe

Just a few days after Azealia Banks got involved in a high-volume airplane fight–one in which she called a flight attendant a “f*cking f*ggot” and allegedly attacked a Frenchman–the controversial rapper has unleashed another tirade, this time on Twitter. This weekend, Azealia Banks got into it with a star of the popular British series EastEnders; the resulting social media spat devolved into the latest Azealia Banks homophobic rant.

Kentucky clerk Kim Davis arrested for refusing to grant same-sex marriage licenses

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Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, who has become a lightning rod for left-wing criticism and an icon for right-wing politicians for her refusal to grant same-sex marriage licenses in Kentucky, is under arrest. A Kentucky judge ordered Davis placed under arrest for contempt of court, stating that a fine would not compel Davis to do her duty. Read on for the latest.