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Anti-Gay Benham Twins Could Land New Show on ‘Traditional Values’ Network INSP TV

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The Hollywood Reporter has learned one of the replacement channels that may pick up anti-gay, right wingers David and Jason Benham is INSP TV, a channel that (while I’ve never heard of it) apparently reaches 75 million homes with content that prides itself on “traditional values.”

The two have been working with a Christian advocacy group to help look for alternative channels after HGTV canceled their would-be show last week following a Right Wing Watch post about their family’s anti-gay extremism.  

Previously, "Here is Would Be HGTV Star David Benham Describing Homosexuality as a 'Demonic Force' - VIDEO" [tlrd]

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  1. Sounds like a perfect fit. Praise Jebus!

    Posted by: James H | May 12, 2014 6:41:14 PM


  2. They could also put on a puppet show in their backyard. I'm sure the audience numbers would be about the same.

    Posted by: bobbyjoe | May 12, 2014 6:42:04 PM


  3. Nice to see that Fred Phelps's views are considered mainstream christian family values.

    Posted by: JT | May 12, 2014 6:44:11 PM


  4. Man, these guys get a lot of free publicity on Towleroad.

    Posted by: JerzeeMike | May 12, 2014 6:46:59 PM


  5. I just looked at this channels current line up...reruns of "the Walton's", "Matlock","Little House on the Prarie", and "Dr. Quinn" are the prime time hits...apparently only shows based on White Protestant Christian values are allowed to make up what they call "lunge free" tv...wow

    Posted by: ReaceNYC | May 12, 2014 6:48:54 PM


  6. And so they fade into obscurity.

    Posted by: Jay | May 12, 2014 6:54:49 PM


  7. PTL!

    Why is it that fundies always have some smug look on their faces when on TV? What a bunch of sick sociopaths.

    Posted by: zeddy | May 12, 2014 6:55:03 PM


  8. What's INSP short for? Insipid?

    Posted by: Adam | May 12, 2014 6:58:09 PM


  9. Who the F*CK cares?

    Posted by: Alex Parrish | May 12, 2014 7:00:47 PM


  10. I'm pretty sure "INSP" must be short for Inspiration. And if they can actually find advertisers, more power to them. Then their viewers will have something new to watch besides Fox News.

    Posted by: Profe Sancho Panza | May 12, 2014 7:03:55 PM


  11. @REACENYC So the "Traditional Values" network is showing "The Waltons," which featured Will Gear (Grandpa Walton), a gay rights pioneer and lover to the major early gay rights actvist Harry Hay ("The Waltons" also starred serious political progressives like Ralph Waite); and the "Traditional Values" network is also showing "Little House on the Prarie" starring gay rights and AIDS activist Allison Angrim (Nellie Olsen) who became interested in gay rights and AIDS issues because the guy who played her husband on the show was gay and died of the disease; and the network is also showing "Matlock" starring longtime Democrat Andy Griffith, who was friends with (gay) Jim Nabors and made an ad before his death supporting the election of Barack Obama; and they're also showing "Dr. Quinn's" Jane Seymour, who fairly recently did a "lesbian kiss" scene with Heather Locklear? O.K., cool. With that lineup, sounds like they should change their name to the "Politically Progressive Gay Rights Network."

    Posted by: bobbyjoe | May 12, 2014 7:09:22 PM


  12. Well of course it is in 75 million households, because it is one of the channels that are provided free. If it was subscription only, I be their viewership would be just a tad smaller, like 50k.

    Posted by: Peter | May 12, 2014 7:10:33 PM


  13. I'd be curious to know if HGTV - even though they cancelled "Flip It Forward" still owns the concept, at least for sometime? I'm thinking the bros can't just take the same show to another network after they've paid to produce footage already...?

    Posted by: Jon | May 12, 2014 7:13:52 PM


  14. That's awesome info you have BobbyJoe, you should comment on the channels blog section and congratulate them on having such an inclusive pro human rights lineup! I bet the prime time schedule would do a little bit of changing to more 700 club reruns!

    Posted by: ReaceNYC | May 12, 2014 7:15:39 PM


  15. Exactly Adam. INSIPID as in tasteless, unimaginative, uninspired, shallow, uninteresting, lackluster, dull, boring, dry, humdrum, tedious, hackneyed, stale, uneventful, run-of-the-mill, commonplace, wishes-washy, colorless, anemic or just plain lame. Yeah, that sounds like it precisely!

    Posted by: Mike | May 12, 2014 7:16:09 PM


  16. INSP formerly PTL. Enough said.

    Posted by: BETTY | May 12, 2014 7:18:18 PM


  17. This is rather like giving a show a run on any of the main over the air stations but at 2:00 in the morning. Well, they're on air, but no one's home.

    Posted by: woodroad34 | May 12, 2014 7:18:19 PM


  18. LOL. That will be a money making ratings juggernaut. LOL

    Posted by: Keith | May 12, 2014 7:21:11 PM


  19. As mentioned above, the current lineup actually sounds quite humanist and beautiful. If these two showed up on Little House on the Prairie they would be the hateful villains of the episode who by the end would have a change of heart and see the error of their ways.

    Little House would NOT put up with their bigotry.

    Posted by: Marc | May 12, 2014 7:25:41 PM


  20. and are these guys going to bring their supposed love of gay people to that 75 million people!??!?

    Posted by: Bernie | May 12, 2014 7:26:54 PM


  21. Notice the artful phrasing of "reaches 75 million homes", not "watched in 75 million homes." There are lots of channels that reach my home that I would never dream of watching. They're just bundled in by the cable company.

    Posted by: SeattleMike | May 12, 2014 7:38:06 PM


  22. What's the show going to be about anyway? Them being good Abrahamic warriors by bashing gays with building tools? Sort of a new reality-TV take on YouTube's video "Russia Declares Discrimination Newest Olympic Sport"?

    Posted by: IChooseYou | May 12, 2014 7:49:13 PM


  23. Well, yes, they can get a show, but how well will it pay? I'm guessing not that much.

    Posted by: anon | May 12, 2014 8:00:52 PM


  24. Bobby Joe,
    That was excellent. One that I would add is that Will Geer and Harry Hay were members of the Communist Party.

    Posted by: frank | May 12, 2014 8:02:44 PM


  25. Maybe they could start the reality show "Living as the Bible tells me so". It would be a real hoot-a-nanny when they get to the stoneings and such. One of the tasks they could have is to build an Ark and call in voters can select which single family gets to board, while the rest of the set is flooded and wipes out the rest. Then the repopulate the world tasks would be a real fun one.

    Posted by: Peter | May 12, 2014 8:07:42 PM


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