The Benham Brothers Respond to HGTV Cancelation, Alleged Homophobia

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So much for Flip It Forward.

Earlier today, HGTV announced - via a one-sentence statement on its Facebook page - that it will NOT move ahead with this home-redesign series, due to the views of hosts Jason and David Benham.

The sons of a well-known evangelical Christian minister, the Benham brothers have come under fire their alleged anti-homosexual beliefs, along with their connection to a father who protested an interfaith Sandy Hook memorial service.

Flip Benham, the leader of Operation Save America, has also openly opposed mosques, LGBT rights and abortion rights.

In 2012, David Benham led a prayer rally outside the Democratic National Convention and said "homosexuality and its agenda that is attacking the nation."

Now, in response to their show being pulled from HGTV, the siblings have released a statement. It reads:

"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 ... we do not, nor will we ever discriminate against people who do not share our views."

And it concludes:

"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."

Do you think HGTV should have pulled Flip It Forward? And do the Benham belong on this list?

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