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Bigot Benham Twins Are Martyrs Like 'Braveheart's' William Wallace: VIDEO

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David and Jason Benham were all set to start their reality TV career with a house-flipping show on HGTV until word got around that the pair were anti-gay, anti-abortion, anti-muslim extremists. Sensing that perhaps the presence of the two on their station would be detrimental to their reputation, HGTV canned the project. Little did they realize that they were creating martyrs on a level no less than Braveheart's William Wallace who are engaged in their very own D-Day. At least, that's how the Benhams view it.

Said Jason Benham at the Road to Majority conference:

We know what happened at D-Day. We know what happened on Omaha and Utah beach. There’s something about those men that our dad taught us when we were kids, and he said, ‘Boys, don’t you ever run from bullets. You run toward the bullets.' There are cultural bullets flying, all over today, especially religious liberty, and what’s happening right now is many spiritual leaders, elected leaders, they are running from bullets. But there’s a remnant of people that are ready to stand and say ‘I’m not running from these bullets any more. I’m going to take this beach.’ 

Just like in the movie Braveheart, when all the Scottish Army was standing there, and they all had their gear on, and they were lined up and they were unified, and they were ready to fight but not a single one of them wanted to fight. And then as William Wallace and a few men rode in on horses with blue face paint on. They were ready to pick a fight, and what I see before me right now are a bunch of people with some blue face paint on – so let’s go get it.

Rather galling that someone who would compare gay marriage to Nazi Germany would dare to presume he has any clue whatsoever what D-Day was like. Also, contrary to Braveheart's portrayal of William Wallace as a scrappy peasant underdog fighting against an oppressive regime, he was actually a knight from nobility who fought against a king who had been invited by the Scottish nobility to help arbitrate an impending civil war amongst the Scots....so yeah, perhaps that comparison to a wealthy person screwing around in politics is somewhat accurate. 

You can watch an interview between the Benhams and The Christian Post, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Maggie Gallagher Comes To The Defense Of Benham Brothers, Attacks Pro-Gay Allies As Anti-Religious

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Maggie Gallagher has (natch) weighed in on the bigoted Benham brothers controversy. Unsurprisingly, she's comparing the cancellation of their HGTV show to "McCarthyism" and has placed part of the the blame on what she believes is an entertainment industry with an agenda.

6a00d8341c730253ef019b004d29f6970d-800wiShe adds that she fears liberals will "redefine" religious beliefs:

"If the Benham brothers are able to survive and flourish as home building faith filled reality TV stars, the dark curtain will have lifted a bit. The future will look brighter, new possibilities will open up, whether it is on traditional existing media, or whether we begin to fund and create our own networks of communication. For as the Benham brothers have made clear, for them, whether they are on TV or not, matters not so much. For the future of a free, tolerant, and religiously diverse America, it matters a great deal. The contest right now is whether or not the Left and their LGBT allies will successfully redefine mainstream orthodox Christian (or Jewish or Muslim) beliefs as the equivalent of racism. Or whether we will forge a peculiarly American path to a better, more diverse, and tolerant outcome for us all."

Meanwhile, the Benham brothers themselves are out there talking to Glenn Beck about they feel like same-sex marriage is "not healthy" for the nation.


Bobby Jindal Slams HGTV For Canceling Benham Brothers Show

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Governor Jindal made the remarks during a speech yesterday's commencement for Liberty University, the private Christian college founded by Jerry Falwell. One of the main topics he addressed was his concern about "the war on religious liberties."

Sitting in the front row during the event were anti-gay brothers David and Jason Benham, whose HGTV show was canceled last week and who themselves graduated from Liberty in 1998.

According to KTBS, Jindal defended the brothers:

And the same thing happened again just this week, with another demonstration of intolerance from the entertainment industry. HGTV was working on a new show featuring the Benham brothers, twin brothers who graduated from right here at Liberty University in 1998. But HGTV cancelled the show this week, allegedly because they learned that one of the brothers protested at the Democrat Party Convention, and the other had protested at an abortion clinic. Think about that for a minute. If these guys had protested at the Republican Party Convention, instead of cancelling their show, HGTV would probably have given them a raise.

Aside from the Benham brothers, Jindal's speech also included words of support for Hobby Lobby stores and Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson, who he defended during the height of that controversy last year.

Video of the entire commencement ceremony is AFTER THE JUMP. Jindal comes in shortly after the 2 hour and 5 minute mark.

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Right-wing Extremist Benham Twins Closing In On New TV Deal: VIDEO

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David and Jason Benham, the would-be HGTV hosts whose show was canceled this week by the network after Right Wing Watch wrote a lengthy post about their family's anti-gay, anti-choice, and anti-Muslim extremism, are reportedly in discussions to bring their show to another network.

The brothers spoke with Eric Bolling yesterday on The O’Reilly Factor about their thoughts on being dumped by HGTV and revealed they already have a few new network offers for their show.

FAITH_DRIVEN_CONSUMER_LOGO_TMThe Hollywood Reporter adds that the brothers are working on the alternative plans with help from Faith Driven Consumer, the advocacy group that played a big role in drumming up support for Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson after his own anti-gay remarks led to a (temporary) suspension from his hit A&E show.  

“We are brokering a possible deal between them and their show and an alternative network to HGTV,” said Faith Driven Consumer founder Chris Stone, who declined to say which network the brothers are in discussions with. “Whether it’s HGTV or the network we’re talking about, we want to see them on TV.”

The group has launched a petition drive in support of the Behnams that so far boasts over 12,000 signatures.

Watch the twins' segment on The O'Reilly Factor, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Here is Would-Be HGTV Star David Benham Describing Homosexuality as a 'Demonic' Force: AUDIO

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As you know, the Benham twins were on CNN yesterday explaining to Erin Burnett that they "love homosexuals."

Listen to this segment from a January 2012 interview with anti-gay activist Michael Brown and decide if that claim holds up.

Said Benham:

"We have the tools, we have the stones, we have the weapons, we’ve been faithful with the lion and bear stories, we’re charging at this Goliath called abortion and when we take Goliath down, I promise you, all of the church will start coming out of the caves. The homosexual agenda is next, tolerance towards radical Islam is next, we’re going to start taking these Goliaths down, we’re not afraid anymore...'Our struggle is not against flesh and blood but against the principalities, rulers and authorities of darkness.’ We love these people and so we are not going to allow the demonic forces and agendas behind them to destroy life."

Listen, below (via Right Wing Watch):


Right-Wing Extremist Benham Twins Hit CNN to Complain That HGTV Was Bullied into Dumping Them: VIDEO

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Anti-Gay, anti-Choice, and anti-Muslim extremists David and Jason Benham appeared on CNN yesterday to discuss the cancellation of their show and said they believed HGBT was "bullied" into dumping them:

"We love all people. I love homosexuals. I love Islam, Muslims, and my brother and I would never discriminate. Never have we -- never would we," said David Benham. "Never have I ever spoken against homosexuals, as individuals, and gone against them. I speak about an agenda. And that's really what the point of this is -- is that there is an agenda that is seeking to silence the voices of men and women of faith."

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

Previously...
HGTV Cancels Show After Stars Revealed to be Anti-Gay, Anti-Choice, Anti-Muslim Extremists [tlrd]
Benham Bros: 'Anyone Who Suggests We Hate Homosexuals...is Misinformed or Lying' [tlrd]

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