• Thank you for sharing article

  • CarrotCakeMan

    Homophobia isn’t a “faith” or a “belief,” it is a mental disorder. However, the fact anti-gays are mentally disordered does not mean they are off the hook for their many immoral and unAmerican actions. For example, when are anti-gays going to reimburse American taxpayers for the waste of billions of our tax dollars on these failed anti-gay Hate Votes, all of which are being revoked, one by one, in federal court, at taxpayer expense?

  • Doc Anthony

    Honestly? HGTV is trash anyway.

  • Eric

    Let’s all take a moment to express how we feel for the Benham twins: http://www.sadtrombone.com/

  • Eric

    Anthony, I bet you didn’t feel that way prior to reading this story. But since HGTV didn’t want the baggage these guys brought to the show, one of the most vanilla cable channels around must be “trash” now, huh?

  • It’s worth reading the Right Wing Watch article. This family blamed the 911 attacks on abortion. They picketed local Islamic centers and mosques. They disrupted church services by religious leaders like Bishop Gene Robinson. They picketed gay pride events and accused LGBT university groups of demonic ideology. They attacked and defamed gay and lesbian families. I could go on. I know lots of Christians whose faith does not require them to “shine” in such a manner.

    HGTV learned of that Right Wing Watch article and canceled the show on their own volition within a couple business hours.

    Personally, I would have kept the show. The network and/or producers could have teamed them up with lesbian moms or Muslim families and forced them to work side-by-side on this show and hopefully learn some empathy.

  • CarrotCakeMan

    Anti-gays routinely attack anyone who won’t help them hurt LGBT Americans and subvert the United States Constitution.

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  • Frank

    Stay true to the Christian faith Benham brothers!

  • CarrotCakeMan

    Attacking people they do not know and who have never done them any harm is NOT the Christian faith, it is homophobia–a mental disorder. Most Christian denominations reject homophobia.

  • Doc Anthony

    “Vanilla”? HGTV? Not at all. You may think that “H” in HGTV stands for “Home”, but you already know it stands for a less pleasant word.

    HGTV has been putting gay couples on their shows for God knows how long, trying to lay that PR-scripted All-American-Gay-Next-Door image on the TV viewers. Doing their part to sell that gay-marriage snake-oil.

    But the Benham brothers didn’t bring ANY baggage or debates to THEIR show. Their show stayed on the topic of fixing and flipping houses, with NO talk of controversial issues. So the Benham brothers didn’t do ANYTHING wrong.

    Nope, the fault on this one is all on those dimwit HGTV execs. It is HGTV who are messed up in their pizened brains, and unwilling to keep an open mind. What their stars do on their OWN time and dime, be it to endorse or oppose gay marriage, has nothing to do with HGTV’s mission of entertaining viewers with DIY house fixing’s and buying’s.

  • Earthling

    It is a loosing argument. The discriminating zealots are innately incapable of looking at themselves objectively from a 3rd person’s view-point (i.e., can you step outside yourself, your own shoes and your own myopically subconscious old-world mentality??!!) and really see what is going on?! ONE PLANET ONE PEOPLE!

    It’s laughable that these people would profess Christian love for man (and presumably women, and egalitarian behavior), yet condemn one’s life-style in the name of their Almighty Creator. Question for the zealots and seculars… How many times in the New Testament (which by the way WAS WRITTEN A FEW HUNDRED YEARS AFTER JESUS’ DEATH, by MAN no less) where Jesus makes reference to homosexuality vs. love for all, and, love the sinner not the sin, love thy neighbor, etc., ad nauseam??!! Go on… count each and every instance of both, I dare you!! Zealot hypocrites suck rocks out loud!! They are on the wrong side of human history.

  • Earthling

    They claimed that abortion caused the 911 attacks?! If what they’ve done is true they need to be institutionalized, immediately.

  • Earthling

    You are mental

  • Larry

    Jeez Doc, that “enemies list” is just getting bigger and bigger.

    The Benham brothers have a family history of harassing people and making overall jerks of themselves in public on behalf of the Lord.

    “Benham has condemned the interfaith Sandy Hook memorial, protested in front of mosques while shouting “Jesus Hates Muslims” and blamed the Aurora shooting on the Democratic Party, which he said promotes a “culture of death.”

    He has also protested LGBT pride events, interrupted church services during a sermon by “sodomite Episcopalian bishop” Gene Robinson and was found “guilty of stalking a Charlotte abortion doctor after passing out hundreds of ‘wanted’ posters with the physician’s name and photo on it.” OSA* even blamed the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on abortion rights:”

  • Earthling

    Flip Benham flipped his lid, and became convicted for stalking… http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/07/02/990817/-Flip-Benham-found-guilty-of-stalking-Charlotte-abortion-provider#. I almost feel sorry for the twins, given the patriarch zeal, they must have been brainwashed.

  • For the record, Right Wing Watch corrected the 911 quote. It was actually not attributable to the Benham family.

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  • HonestAbe

    HGTV is hardly vanilla. Have you actually seen it? There are more gays on that channel than most others combined.

  • HonestAbe

    Thank you for sharing the rest of the story that others obviously missed. I love how the left puts the correction at the bottom of the article instead of redacting that portion in its original form and location.

  • HonestAbe

    It’s never wrong to stand up for those who are being harmed whether you know the ones who have harmed them or not. Someone has to give a voice to those who will never have the opportunity to speak for themselves because someone else made a “choice”.

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  • Jon Trouten

    It cuts both ways. They can insert an asterisk into the incorrect spot and make note of the correction below. Or they can quietly delete that portion without notice and be accused of subterfuge.

    The first option at least acknowledges the error.

  • Larry

    TV is a commercial medium. If producers will get more headache than revenue, they won’t bother.

    Fundamentalist christian bigots have enough outlets in the media and public discourse that they never get “silenced”. If TBN or some other fundie media outlet wants to pick up the pilot and produce the show themselves, nothing stops them.

  • Larry

    Except Bravo, HereTV and Logo. 2 out of 3 specifically target the LGBT demographic.

    You don’t get out much Abe.

  • Eric

    Wow, how obsessed with homosexuality do you have to be to see a devious “gay agenda” to be at work in something like the HGTV channel? Sure they have gay and lesbian couples on shows from time to time. So what? That makes them “Hell and Garden TV”? Not that facts or logic matter to you it seems, but yeah, the brothers were a liability in the eyes of HGTV precisely because of their political stances and activism, off-camera or not. What TV company wants their brand associated with nonsense like that?

  • Eric


    Dare I ask if you actually spend time counting “teh gays” on each channel you watch?

  • Eric

    Frankie No-Facts! C’mon Frank, you know those guys don’t really care about the gospel. Or at least they care more about hating gays and loving ‘Murcia than they do the gospel. If opposing equal marriage is your idea of being a real Christian, you have some issues, and idolatry is probably only one of them.

  • Eric

    “Honest”Abe, you must be choking on the irony of your name right now.

  • dannyd1950

    It is not your faith, but your bigotry that cost you your job. Jesus teaches LOVE!

  • Don

    Who is Murcia?