When their HGTV show was cancelled, the Benham brothers immediately ran over to Fox News where they were treated as Christian heroes who had been viciously persecuted. They also promoted their book. Now that they have a new book, they're back for more Fox Christian love and affirmation that they were treated very badly.
On Tuesday's Fox & Friends patented "Fight for Faith" segment, good Christian gal Ainsley Earhardt immediately framed the VERY IMPORTANT FOX MESSAGE that the Benham boyz were unjustly punished: "HGTV cancelled the Benham Brothers home renovation show before it ever aired because of the brothers Christian and pro-life beliefs."
Fact Check - the show was cancelled after HGTV listened to audio in which the nice Christian brothers preached that "homosexuality and its agenda that is attacking the nation" and "demonic ideologies" are being established in the public school system.
Earhardt noted that their new book "Living Among Lions" could "hold the key to Christian and conservative living during times that feel very tough." As she introduced the nice Christian twins, the "Fight for Faith" graphic covered the entire screen. In response to Earhardt's question about why they wrote the book, David Benham (who referred to an LGBT non-discrimination ordinance as "depraved") validated Fox's persecuted Christian meme when he said that American Christians and conservatives are "running because there's a narrative that's now been developed in this country that really targets people of faith."
As the banner framed the Fox News spin, "Fired for Faith, Benham Brothers Lose HGTV Show Over Beliefs," David whined that "people of faith oftentimes want to be silent and now is not the time to be silent when darkness rises, it's time to turn the light on." Earhardt murmured "yeah." He said that the purpose of the book is "to encourage Christians to stand up and be strong because we have Jesus Christ inside of us, we have the light of the world."
In reinforcing the Fox spin that the brothers show got nixed over their Christian faith, Earhardt gushed, "you're speaking it proudly and boldly...as a result you lost your job on HGTV." After asking the brothers to elaborate on this egregious situation. Jason Benham whined about the "firestorm" that caused "networks to stay away from us." He didn't elaborate on what caused the firestorm. When he joked that they are "toxic" to the network, Earhardt said "you're so toxic, you're teaching love."
More religious metaphors when Jason preached about how Christians need to be strong to fight the forces trying to "extinguish" Christian's light. David talked about how Daniel (lion metaphor of book's title) fought against the powers of darkness which, BTW, are still present in today's nasty America. He predicted that Christians will "transform" America.
As the banner reinforced the VERY IMPORTANT FOX FACT that the Benham's were "fired," Jason continued to preach in metaphors which included cookie dough being "put into a furnace." More happy Fox, Christian fellowship ensued. Earhardt urged viewers to buy the book because the poor, persecuted Benham Brothers - wait for it - missed out on millions of dollars for this cause.
So who knew that anti-gay vitriol is teaching love? Obviously, Fox & Friends!
What a concept!
I only wish it were factual, with REAL lions.
Along come two homophobic Christian brothers doing their thing and preaching about the evils of homosexuality to a bunch of interior decorators. And they got fired.
I’m shocked!!! Shocked, I tell you!!!