Okay, let’s talk about the Benham brothers, so then we can be done talking about them and never talk about them again.
Here’s the story in a nutshell, which you may already know if you have any outraged homosexual friends on Facebook: the network HGTV picked the duo up to make a show about houses, then the internet freaked out because they are actually pretty monstrous homophobes, and then HGTV decided not to make a show about them after all.
This isn’t the first time that a reality show has been derailed by homophobic hosts (ugh, Duck Dynasty, please do not make us remember that whole saga). At this point, we would kind of like to see a reality show about trying to make a reality show with a terrible horrible cruel awful host.
What’s so bad about the Benham brothers? Well, aside from being house-flippers, which is loathsome enough already, they have lots of rotten things to say about gay people. And also about women who have the audacity to assert control over their bodies.
They spout the usual garbage about stopping “homosexuality and its agenda that is attacking the nation” and about having “fought” to prevent gay couples from getting married. One of the brothers called abortion clinics “altars of Moloch,” good grief.
“Islam takes life and enslaves it,” says one of the brothers. Also: “In the Leviticus passage above it says that death is the consequence for homosexual sin.” That’s true. What a great book to base your life on.
And then there’s their delightful father, who protested outside mosques and yelled “Jesus hates Muslims,” which is great.
For their part, history’s greatest monsters the Benhams have put out a statement reading in part, “our faith is the fundamental calling in our lives, and the centerpiece of who we are. As Christians we are called to love our fellow man.”