Ultra Conservatives React to Decision to Nix Twins Show
The Benham brothers aren’t the only ones upset over HGTV’s decision. Ultra-conservative pundits are up in arms, among them the president of the Family Research Council, Tony Perkins.
"As sons of a preacher, the brothers have never shied away from their beliefs, which led them to back the North Carolina marriage amendment -- a stance the brothers seem to now be paying for, thanks to radical pro-homosexual activists like GLAAD, whose only answer to real diversity is harassment," he said in a statement. "Now, the same cultural elitists that tried to bully the likes of ’Duck Dynasty’ are back to silencing anyone who expresses biblical values -- even if those values are expressed outside the workplace. That narrow-mindedness is sure to backfire here, since the Benhams’ goal, like Catholic Charities’, World Vision’s, and others’, was to help the less fortunate.
"Unfortunately, liberals don’t care who would be helped by people like the Benhams," he continued. "Forcing their sexual ideology is more important than the compassion they say they practice. Sadly, this isn’t the first time the Left has been willing to punish hurting people in the name of political correctness."
As JoeMyGod points out, GLAAD and other LGBT organizations did not urge HGTV to cancel the show.
Right Wing Watch reports that American Family Association mouthpiece Bryan Fischer is also freaking out over the "Flip it Forward" cancelation, saying the brothers are victims of the "gay gestapo," which he believes will force Christians to wear yellow crosses on their sleeves "like the Jews in Nazi Germany."
"They’re going to make us wear yellow crosses on our sleeves, so they can identify us, so they will know whom not to hire, they will know whom to fire ... they will know whom not to do business with," Fischer said Thursday on his radio show.
Christian radio host Linda Harvey of the anti-gay group Mission America, tweeted about the cancelation and said HGTV is "another fearful anti Christian, anti freedom tool of fascism. Truth & goodness tossed a side again."
Watch Fischer’s comments below: