Now that HGTV has decided not to move forward with a reality TV show starring christainically twisted twin brothers Jason and David Benham, who have compared gays to Nazis and warned marriage equality will destroy society. Immediately, of course, the Religious Right and the boys have drummed up the “persecution” excuse and are running wild with it.
Anti-gay commentators including Laura Ingraham, David Limbaugh, Erick Erickson, Bryan Fischer, Ralph Reed, Todd Starnes, Peter LaBarbera and Janet Mefferd — along with groups including the Family Research Council and Faith Driven Consumer — have all criticized HGTV for axing the show within the past 24 hours.
“Porno Pete” LaBarbera who has the originality (and ass) of a loaf of soggy white bread appeared on Mefferd’s radio show today, where the two charged (falsely) that HGTV’s cancellation of the show undermined the the twins “freedom of speech”.
Even Pat Robertson who has been around hating since Noah set sail (The original, NOT Russell Crowe) called the cancellation “outrageous” and a sign that society is no longer “built around the Bible.” “Good grief, isn’t there supposed to be some freedom? Aren’t we supposed to have a First Amendment?”
David Benham and his brother Jason said in a statement this moring that the controversy over their show was a result of “lying” and misinformation: (Even though its all very well documented on the internet, video and newspapers.)
“The first and last thought on our minds as we begin and end each day is; have we shined Christ’s light today? Our faith is the fundamental calling in our lives, and the centerpiece of who we are. As Christians we are called to love our fellow man. Anyone who suggests that we hate homosexuals or people of other faiths is either misinformed or lying. Over the last decade, we’ve sold thousands of homes with the guiding principle of producing value and breathing life into each family that has crossed our path, and we do not, nor will we ever discriminate against people who do not share our views. We were saddened to hear HGTV’s decision. With all of the grotesque things that can be seen and heard on television today you would think there would be room for two twin brothers who are faithful to our families, committed to biblical principles, and dedicated professionals. If our faith costs us a television show then so be it.” – David and Jason Benham, in a statement published this morning by USA Today
Actually they’re listed as contacts for Operation Save America so they are MOST DEFINITELY LYING about their hate for gays.
“…have we shined Christ’s light today?”
Question boys… Does that light shine out of your lying asses?