Todd Starnes

“We don’t realize that, okay, if 87 percent of Americans are Christians and yet we have abortion on demand; we have no-fault divorce; we have pornography and perversion; we have a homosexuality and its agenda that is attacking the nation; we have adultery; we have all of the things; we even have allowed demonic ideologies to take our universities and our public school systems while the church sits silent and just builds big churches,” Benham told the host.

“We are so complacent, we are so apathetic and we are very hypocritical in the church, that’s why the Bible says judgment begins in the house of God. So when we prayed at 714 we asked God and our city to forgive us for allowing these things in the house of God.”

Right Wing Watch also took issue with his support for a North Carolina amendment that protected traditional marriage and his support of the pro-life movement.

I’m shocked that Right Wing Watch didn’t document the number of times the brothers were caught eating a Chick-fil-A sandwich.

By the way, Billy Graham supported North Carolina’s traditional marriage amendment. Does Right Wing Watch think he’s an anti-gay extremist?

The brothers reject any accusations that they are anti-gay or discriminate. They said anyone who says otherwise is not telling the truth.

“As Christians we are called to love our fellow man,” they wrote. “Anyone who suggests that we hate homosexuals or people of other faiths is either misinformed or lying.”

“Over the last decade, we’ve sold thousands of homes with the guiding principle of producing value and breathing life into each family that has crossed our path, and we do not, nor will we ever discriminate against people who do not share our views,” they wrote.

It’s too bad HGTV and those militant gay activists don’t share similar guiding principles.

Salem Radio Network host Janet Mefferd told me this is a classic case of LGBT activists trying to marginalize and silence others.

“This is an effort by LGBT movement to silence the voices of people who do not agree with them on this issue and to send a message to the American public that anybody who does not get on board with their point of view does not deserve a place in the public square,” she said.

Tom Tradup, Salem’s vice president of news and talk programming denounced the attack on the Benham brothers.

“In the 1950’s, Sen. Joseph McCarthy terrorized Americans whose views differed from his – resulting in the infamous Hollywood blacklists and people losing their jobs in the radio and television industry,” he told me. “Sadly, thanks to 2014-style McCarthyism, history appears to be repeating itself.

HGTV’s statement is insufficient. They owe it to their viewers to explain why “Flip It Forward” was canceled. There may very well be another reason why they pulled the plug. But right now, it appears that they caved in to pressure from gay activists. If that’s the case, it would make HGBT not only cowardly, but also bigoted.

Todd Starnes

Todd Starnes is the host of Fox News & Commentary – heard daily on 250+ radio stations. He’s also the author of “Dispatches From Bitter America.” To check out all of his work you can visit his website or follow him on Twitter @toddstarnes. In his spare time, Todd is active in his church, plays golf, follows SEC football, and eats barbecue. He lives in New York City.