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HGTV Joins the Culture Fascists

Posted on the 09 May 2014 by Brutallyhonest @Ricksteroni

The new tolerance... it's spreading faster:

HGTV has canceled a pilot hosted by twin brothers with a history of preaching against homosexuality, abortion and divorce following backlash from fans.

“HGTV has decided not to move forward with the Benham Brothers’ series,” the network wrote on its Facebook page Wednesday.

Twins David and Jason Benham were scheduled to premiere “Flip It Forward” in October, which would Benham-Broshave focused on a new deserving family every episode transforming a fixer-upper into their dream home.

But the devout Christian brothers have a history of supporting their church's views against gay rights and reproductive choice. In 2012, the Benhams rallied in Charlotte, N.C. to support a constitutional amendment within the state to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman.

The brothers have responded with this statement:

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 & Jason Benham

I used to say, after things like this, that it's hard to believe it's happening in this country.

I don't say that anymore.

This sort of thing is becoming the norm.  A little faster than I originally thought.

Carry on.

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