The pro-life brothers who were set to be the stars of the next HGTV reality television show “Flip It Forward” have a refreshing response to the cable network cancelling the program because of their pro-life beliefs.
HGTV has canceled a new reality television show, Flip It Forward, that was scheduled to debut on Home and Garden Television this October, after learning the stars of the show are pro-life. During the program, brothers David and Jason Benham would be helping families purchase dream homes they otherwise couldn’t afford.
Home and Garden Television has decided to cancel the show after pro-abortion activists outed the brothers as pro-life. The pro-abortion group People for the American Way tagged the brothers as “anti-choice” extremists in an article on their web site and includes comments one of the brothers made about God abhoring abortion.
The network confirmed it was dropping the show, saying on it’s Facebook page: “HGTV has decided not to move forward with the Benham Brothers’ series.”
In response, the Benham brothers issued a statement saying they are “saddened” by HGTV’s decision.
“The first and last thought on our minds as we begin and end each day is; have we shined Christ’s light today? 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. 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.”
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The brothers also said:
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“We were saddened to hear HGTV’s decision. 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.”
Although filming of the program has completed, the brothers are working to make sure they help the families the show was intended to help.
Filming has officially stopped. Today we are putting together our game plan to help these families finish strong! pic.twitter.com/gUysAbDZD7
— David Benham (@DavidDBenham) May 9, 2014
Whatever God gives you if you hold it with an open hand then He never has to pry your fingers loose.
— Jason Benham (@JasonBBenham) May 9, 2014
TV show or not – we are keeping to our commitment to help these six families! #Runningthroughfirstbase pic.twitter.com/AaWBfkvwsc
— David Benham (@DavidDBenham) May 8, 2014
ACTION: Contact HGTV here.