Sarahbeth Caplin is the resident Episcopalian blogger at Friendly Atheist. She has a bachelor’s degree in English from Kent State University and a master’s degree in creative nonfiction from Colorado State University. Her memoir, Confessions of a Prodigal Daughter, was an Amazon bestseller in the “personal growth” category. Her work has appeared in xoJane, Huffington Post, and Christians for Biblical Equality, among other places. She blogs about interfaith identity at sbethcaplin.com and lives in northern Colorado with her husband and fur kids. You can follow her on Twitter @SbethCaplin.
Chip and Joanna Gaines, stars of the HGTV reality show Fixer Upper, were recently “outed” by Buzzfeed’s Kate Aurthur for belonging to a church that is anti same-sex marriage. The implication was that they shared the view and would possibly ban gay couples from appearing on their show. (HGTV later released a statement saying that they “don’t discriminate against members of the LGBT community in any of our shows.”) But was it fair to condemn the couple for a belief they may or may not have, especially when they’re not vocal about it? Read more