Chip and Joanna Gaines Pastor Glad for Buzzfeed's Article
HGTV stars Chip and Joanna Gaines came under some fire this month when their pastor Jimmy Siebert preached on the Biblical view of marriage that is agreed upon by every Bible believing Christian. Siebert didn't take on offense though and is reportedly glad for the recent BuzzFeed article that evoked strong emotion from those upset about the Gaines's association with Siebert and the church. The article is based on a recent sermon by Siebert who stated traditional Christian belief about marriage between one man and one woman, period.
The outrage according to Siebert actually became a platform for the truth to be broadcast to 1,000 times the normal traffic on Siebert's church website, according to an interview he did with Tony Perkins, President of the Family Research Council.
Siebert stated, "Thousands and maybe hundreds of thousands of people are now getting some Scripture, getting some clarity, some truth and some thought on this issue or marriage and life and sexual identity and all that. In a weird way, we are grateful that message is getting out."
The truth is according to Siebert, you will be persecuted for taking a stand for what the Bible says. In this instance Siebert contends he is not sharing his own opinion on the matter. He is teaching what the Bible says, no matter the consequence. And for that he needs to be commended.
"I just decided that God is going to be right. That means there has to be tremendous compassion for anyone in any sin or any journey, any challenge. There is great compassion for the journey but we can't change the fixed point."