“We just remember June the 6th, 1944,” Jason Benham bravely said at Faith & Freedom Coalition’s “Road to Majority 2014” conference in Washington, D.C. “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.’”
No, Beham wasn’t talking about his love of country on the eve of July 4th. Nor was he talking about the recent Supreme Court ruling that grants personhood to corporations by allowing them discriminate against employees based on religious beliefs. He was talking about HGTV canceling his planned reality show Flip It Forward after he and his twin brother compared same-sex marriage to Nazi Germany and took part in antigay rallies.
“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,” Benham continued from the podium. “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!’”
But it gets better/worse. Benham then went on to compare the brothers’ plight to the film Braveheart starring the ever-charming anti-semitic alcoholic and fellow homophobe Mel Gibson.
“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,” he said. “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!”
But here’s the real kicker. After giving his impassioned speech, Benham told The Christian Post that all Christians must be willing to die in order to stop the gays.
“Freedom isn’t the ability to do get what you want, it’s the willingness to let go of what you have,” he said. “When you are willing to release that back to God, what God has so graciously given to you, and you give it back to Him, then you have been set free. And on the foundation of freedom, you can be as bold as a lion.”
A lion? Wow!
He continued: “We have to be willing to let go of what we have, whether it’s a job, an elected position, a big ‘ole church, whatever it may be. We have to be willing to let it go, and when that happens, then absolutely we’re back on the right track in America.”
Let it go. Sounds like the person who might benefit most from this advice is Benham himself.