Two brothers who were fired by HGTV said on Sunday that they did not mind losing their reality TV show over their anti-gay views because their message was part of the “perfect truth” of Jesus Christ.
In an interview with Fox News host Shannon Bream, David Benham said that he could understand why ant-gay statements — like comparing same-sex marriage to Nazism — would offend LGBT people if they were taken out of context.
“The statements that I made were actually in context of a prayer service to the church,” he explained. “And so, it’s been very pleasing to my brother and I, for us to be able to go on record and set it straight, and let those that have been hurt, let those that have felt some type of hatred for my brother and I in terms of what we’ve said in the past, and say, ‘We do not hate you all. As a matter of fact, we love you.’”
However, David Benham pointed out that he and his brother did “absolutely hate” the gay “agenda.”
“We see what it’s doing to our nation,” he said. “We see how polarizing it has now become. We see the political landscape and we hate this, and we hate what it’s doing to our nation.”