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Benham brothers blast LGBT ‘bully mafia’ waging ‘witch hunt’ against Christian HGTV stars

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NORTH CAROLINA, December 1, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Chip and Joanna Gaines of the popular HGTV show Fixer Upper are a "wonderful family" and "don't hate anybody," David and Jason Benham said in a video supporting them. The Gaines couple is under fire after a Buzzfeed report on their pastor's belief that marriage is between a man and a woman wondered if Chip and Joanna believe the same thing. 

The Benham brothers, who lost their HGTV show over their pro-life and pro-marriage beliefs, said the "bully mafia agenda" attacking the Gaines couple is trying to "bully this family into submission to force belief upon them."

"Chip and Joanna are a wonderful family, and Chip and Joanna are believers in Jesus Christ," said David Benham. "They’re not anti-anything. They’re pro-God. They’re pro-Bible. They’re pro-people. They’re pro-Jesus...what’s happening right now is a witch hunt."

The Benham brothers encouraged those who support Chip and Joanna to "buy their products" and express support for the couple on their Facebook page.

"This isn’t HGTV’s fault," said Jason Benham. "They’re getting pushed into this and bullied into this and we know what those conversations are like when HG has to call and say, 'hey Chip, Joanna, we got a problem. Cosmo and Buzzfeed are coming at you guys.'"

The Benham brothers said that when they were filming their show's first set of episodes, Chip and Joanna were filming Fixer Upper's first set of episodes. Jason said the very first supportive phone call the brothers received after they were fired was from Chip.

David Benham expressed hope that this would be resolved the same way controversy over a Duck Dynasty star's alleged "homophobic comments" was. Millions of Americans stood by the show, which remains on the air.

"We pray that millions of Americans would stick behind Chip and Joanna Gaines and support their right to believe and exercise their beliefs, which are held by millions of Americans across this country," David Benham concluded.

To express support for Chip and Joanna Gaines on HGTV's official Facebook page, click here.

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