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David and Jason Benham respond to HGTV: 'If our faith costs us a television show then so be it'

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David and Jason Benham have responded to HGTV dropping their home improvement series pilot, Flip It Forward, amid reports that the brothers are “anti-gay, anti-choice extremists.”

“We were saddened to hear HGTV’s decision,” the pair said in a statement. “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.”

The brothers — whose show would have followed them helping families build their dream homes from fixer-uppers — insist they are not hateful people. READ FULL STORY

HGTV cancels 'Flip It Forward' pilot amid hosts' anti-gay controversy

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HGTV will not move forward on a pilot with twin brothers David and Jason Benham, according to a post made on the cable network’s Facebook page.

Flip it Forward was scheduled to premiere in October and would have followed families creating their dream homes from fixer-uppers. The twins are the sons of controversial evangelical minister Flip Benham and have a history of preaching against homosexuality, abortion, and divorce. While speaking at a North Carolina rally for a constitutional amendment that would define marriage only between a man and a woman, David Benham said in 2012: “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.” READ FULL STORY

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