- Backlash May 9
Fired HGTV hosts David and Jason Benham took to CNN last night to defend themselves after a left-wing blog revealed their anti-gay and anti-abortion views. The twin brothers, whose show Flip It Forward was abruptly canceled Wednesday, stirred up controversy after David previously likened the gay "agenda" to Nazi Germany and led a 2012 prayer rally outside of the Democratic National Convention denouncing "abortion on demand."
"Never have I ever spoken against homosexuals as individuals and gone against them," David told host Erin Burnett. "I speak about an agenda. And that's really what the point of this is, is that there is an agenda that is seeking to silence the voices of men and women of faith."
Jason added his "heart breaks" for HGTV because the network was "bullied" into cancelation. --Jordan Valinsky
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
- After Ferguson: Stop deferring to the cops
- Don't argue about politics this Thanksgiving. Just don't.
- The hilarious hypocrisy of Republicans complaining about the imperial presidency
- 43 TV shows to watch in 2014
- Ferguson riots were terrible — but this racist reaction was worse
- In Ferguson, Michael Brown lost his life — and America's police lost the benefit of the doubt
- Is it now OK to have sex with animals?
- How to be the most productive person in your office — and still get home by 5:30 p.m.
- 7 grammar rules you really should pay attention to
- How to survive a spaceship disaster
Subscribe to the Week