Turns out the story I referenced was wrong and that Whelchel isn't going out of her away to snub Jewel. In short, I was wrong. According to Jewell:
"(T)hat’s a bold face lie, because I have not been in contact with her. She would never snub me." Geri says she came out to the devout Christian years ago and it did not affect their relationship. "She's been a wonderful friend; loving me unconditionally and we both value honesty. And I love her deeply. She’s always been a good friend," she says.Once again, I was wrong and I apologize for spreading a false rumor.
"Her faith does not embrace that [homosexuality]. That is fine. Actually, I respect her because she walks her talk. She’s entitled to believe what she wants to believe," Geri says. Geri adds she couldn't be snubbed, because the two haven't talked in years, "our lives have gone in different directions. That's what happens in life."