In the real world, the Benham Brothers were fired from the HGTV network when their radical anti-gay activism was exposed. But on Fox & Friends, which provided a platform for the boyz to pimp their new book and whine about persecution, the Benhams were "fired for their faith."
Fox does love its persecuted Christians and that's why the Benham brothers, whose Christian based homophobia got them fired from the HGTV network, have been elevated to Fox sainthood. After their show was cancelled, they did a rehab tour on Fox shows where they claimed that the evil forces of the gay "agenda" were bullying them for their "traditional" beliefs. Not only were they validated; but they were even praised for their "Christian" views. Yesterday morning, they were back on Jesus' very own show for more of the same.
Jesus' BFF Elisabeth Hasselbeck immediately framed the popular Fox & Friends persecuted Christian meme as Fox Fact: "HGTV booted the Benham Brothers off the air for their views on traditional marriage." Hasselbeck didn't go into the unsavory details of their views which, in a nutshell, are all about how Satan's gay minions are destroying America. The banner reinforced the agitprop as Fox Fact: "Fired for Faith, Benham Brothers Lost HGTV Show Over Beliefs." She added that the boys say that "God called on them to do a job and they're not backing down."
After plugging their new book, Hasselbeck told the brothers that "some would say you suffered a great loss for sticking by your beliefs" and asked if it was "worth it in the end." This provided an opportunity for the guys to whine about their persecution which, they noted, was insignificant compared to that "experienced by Christians all over the world."
Eric Bolling, "as Christian as they come," explained that the HGTV series got pulled when comments, made "years prior and not on tape," were heard by those connected to the show. (ERIC BOLLING LIED - the audio in which David Benham excoriates the "homosexual agenda" is available). David Benham claimed that his comments, at a 2012 prayer rally ("years prior?") were merely about "calling the church to repentance." He accused Right Wing Watch of "creating a narrative" that made he and his brother "appear to be hate filled bigots and extremists." (Ya think?!)
Hasselbeck praised them for not denying their beliefs. The boys preached about how Jesus makes them strong and if their faith cost them a show, "so be it." You could just feel the love and Christian fellowship.
The Benhams believe stuff like "homosexuality and its agenda that is attacking the nation" and "demonic ideologies" are being established in the public school system. In the real world, that's homophobic, hate filled, toxic crap. In Foxworld, it's Christian family values. Yet Fox thinks Islam is radical. Ironic, don't ya think!
Additionally, these guys were hired as “at-will” employees. They weren’t guaranteed indefinite employment by HGTV (presumably, if their ratings declined over a period of time, that would’ve caused them to “be fired” as well). And I’d be willing to bet that a part of the contract they signed, they were supposed to refrain from ANY type of controversial commentary or activities which could negatively affect the show whether being caught snorting coke and drinking alcohol with a bevy of underage girls or making statements deemed disparaging of the show’s target audience. Do these guys think they’d have been left alone if they’d made disparaging comments about “blue-haired ladies” or “single women who live with a dozen cats?” Something tells me, not so much. They’d have probably been dropped by the network in a heartbeat (if a substantial number of the blue-haired ladies and single women with a dozen cats wrote in complaining about the comments).