HGTV Cancels “Flip It Forward” Due to Hosts’ Anti-Gay Marriage Views

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HGTV has gone backward on plans to Flip It Forward.

The network announced via its Facebook page yesterday that it has pulled the plug on this upcoming series due to the homophobic views of hosts David and Jason Benham.

David and Jason Benham

Flip it Forward had been scheduled to premiere in October and would have tracked families who created their dream homes from fixer-uppers.

HOWEVER, the twins are the sons of controversial evangelical minister Flip Benham and have a history of preaching against homosexuality, abortion, and divorce.

In 2012, while speaking at a North Carolina rally for a constitutional amendment that would define marriage solely between a man and a woman, David Benham told attendees

“We have no-fault divorce; we have pornography and perversion; we have homosexuality and its agenda that is attacking the nation; we have adultery … while the church sits silent and just builds big churches."

HGTV did not go into detail regarding its decision, simply writing on Facebook: HGTV has decided not to move forward with the Benham Brothers' series.

Most comments on the page so far appear to agree with the network's move.

UPDATE: The brothers have released a statement that reads...

"Anyone who suggests that we hate homosexuals or people of other faiths is either misinformed or lying.

"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."

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