Hey, Christians; you tawdry fools — all this time, you’ve been thinking about light in the completely wrong way.
“The only way darkness prevails is when the light is turned off,” says one of the twin brothers — either Jason or David; there’s interchangeably incomprehensible.
“I don’t open a closet door and all the darkness from the closet come and fill the room. It’s the light from the room fills the closet… and we, as people of faith, have to look inward first and say ‘okay, we’ve got gay marriage, okay we’ve got abortion on demand, we’ve got rampant perversion….’ We’re deconstructing the image of God at every level of society… It’s gotten begin here first [points to self]. We’ve gotta look in first!”
That’s right — ending marriage equality begins by looking inward.
Later on, Jason tells Christians they must become like “coal” so they can “burn brightly” for Jesus. Because, see, the “wind of culture is blowing” in an attempt to extinguish all the pretty Christian lights.
They somehow manage to tie every strand of this gobbledegook back to when home improvement network HGTV canceled their reality show for being, in the parlance of Right Wing Watch, “antigay, anti-Choice extremists.”
“Do you know how God gets the light that’s inside of you out into the world?” Jason asks.
“He puts you in situations and around people in certain contexts where the devil is trying to extinguish your light. And the very act of the devil blowing as hard as he can to extinguish your light will actually ignite the light that’s already inside of you.”
After all their talk about the darkness of closets and how the devil wants to blow you as hard as he can, The Benham Brothers dutifully teach the audience what a “man trap” is, and how not to fall into a “man trap.”
Watch their speech in the below videos: