Culture Beat / Dec. 1, 2016

Fixating on the Fixer-Uppers

The Rainbow Mafia is on the war path again as it targets popular Christian couple.

Expressed by the “inclusive” message of “conform or die, you backward bigots,” tolerance as defined by the Left has more in common with the Inquisition than Webster’s Dictionary. The latest intolerant lynching comes from the Internet’s leading “lolcat” gif distributor, BuzzFeed, which occasionally takes a stab at journalism. The site unearthed a “shocking” possibility about two HGTV superstars with the headline, “Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Church Is Firmly Against Same-Sex Marriage.” What’s so shocking about Christians holding the orthodox view that homosexual behavior and same-sex marriage are sinful? Nothing, but from the Rainbow Mafia’s perspective, this “intolerant” belief must not be tolerated or allowed to go unpunished.

But what’s the story here? A lovable Christian couple with a hugely popular fixer-upper show may believe something — that has never been mentioned on the show — that the Left deems offensive. Clearly, this hit piece was designed not to report a story, but to threaten a popular couple should they not disavow beliefs the Left finds reprehensible. Buzzfeed is merely acting as the thought police.

The template for this is simple. Back in 2014, the Benham Brothers, who own a successful real estate company in North Carolina and happened to be conservative Christians, were fired from HGTV after the Rainbow Mafia bullied the network. BuzzFeed knows they can foment a major “issue” because HGTV is so otherwise flamboyantly “gay.” This is also reminiscent of Mozilla’s CEO Brendan Eich being forced out of his job over donations to California’s Prop. 8 on same-sex marriage. Or the Oregon bakers who were put out of business and fined $135,000 for declining to cater a lesbian wedding. The list of examples is growing all the time.

One reason why a large majority of evangelicals voted for Donald Trump was to push back against the leftist social engineering and destruction of America’s values — specifically these kinds of threats to religious liberty. Obviously, the Rainbow Mafia intends to double down, and Chip and Joanna Gaines are just the latest victims.

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