Yesterday HGTV gave the thumbs up to Flip It Forward, with twin brother realtors David and Jason Benham helping families transform a fixer-uppers into dream homes.
But it was then soon discovered that the boys are the sons of reactionary preacher Flip Benham, a homophobe who blames 9/11 on abortion and protests outside mosques. And it appears these rotten apples don’t fall far from the tree.
At a prayer rally in 2012, David Benham preached on the importance of fighting reproductive choice, homosexuality and other modern ills:
“We don’t realize that, okay, if 87 percent of Americans are Christians and yet we have abortion on demand; we have no-fault divorce; we have pornography and perversion; we have a homosexuality and its agenda that is attacking the nation; we have adultery; we have all of the things; we even have allowed demonic ideologies to take our universities and our public school systems while the church sits silent and just builds big churches.”
Brother Jason apparently helped organize the rally.
David also campaigned for North Carolina’s Amendment One, which successfully placed a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage and civil unions in the state:
“You know, we just fought for Amendment One, which was a constitutional amendment that simply said, this is exactly what the amendment said is the only legal marriage in North Carolina was between a man and a woman. We received—it was such a battle in North Carolina, it blew me away.”
David also leads protests outside of abortion clinics where he praises demonstrators for taking a stand at “the gates of hell” and confronting the “altars of Moloch.”
In a 2012 blog post on Operation Save America’s website, David Benham compared the fight against marriage to opposition to Nazi Germany.
“If evil is being accepted and appreciated at the national level, aggressive Christian men must lead the charge against it,” David Benham wrote. “In the late 1940s England realized this truth with Neville Chamberlain’s Policy of Appeasement and the Nazi regime. Chamberlain thought he could somehow ‘appease’ the fuehrer, yet Winston Churchill aggressively stood against this policy and proclaimed that they must kill Hitler and destroy the regime in its entirety. It wasn’t long before Chamberlain’s ‘politically correct’ policy fell flat on its face, and Churchill – the more aggressive man – took the reins and joined America in defeating the beast.”
Father Flip Benham was convicted in 2011 of stalking a Charlotte, N.C., abortion provider and sentenced to 18 months probation.
Now after thousands of complaints about the two bigoted and hateful brothers HGTV has canceled the twisted twins show.
BRAVO to HGTV for doing the right thing.