It has now been one week since we first wrote a post highlighting the anti-gay and anti-choice activism of David Benham, who was slated to host a reality TV show on HGTV with his twin brother Jason. After HGTV announced that it would not move forward with the brothers’ planned reality show, the Benhams hit the conservative media circuit to claim they were the victims of a “smear campaign” filled with “complete lies,” though neither the Benhams nor anyone else has actually bothered to explain how anything we originally reported about them was in any way false.
The bulk of the defense offered for the last week by David and Jason Benham of their past activism has been that they do not hate gay people but only hate “homosexuality and its agenda that is attacking the nation,”which is pretty much the defense offered by most of the anti-gay bigots we monitor on this blog. David Benham previously alleged that the “homosexual agenda,” along with abortion rights and Islam, is controlled by “demonic forces and agendas.“
Last night, they took that talking point onto Glenn Beck’s television program where they repeatedly asserted that they are not at war with gay people, but are rather engaged in a spiritual war against Satan and demonic forces that are out to silence Christianity.
“It’s a spiritual fight,” Jason Benham said. “From the beginning of time, it was God and there was the Devil and both of them use people for their own purposes.” Jason then recalled how Jesus had rebuked Peter by declaring “get behind me, Satan!” in Mark 8 to demonstrate this, as David added that it is all part of Satan’s efforts to suppress the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
Later in the discussion, Jason added that they are not attacking “the homosexual community” because the real issue is “God versus the Devil.”
“There is a small minority of people in this world, heterosexual and homosexual, that buy into the idea of this agenda that wants to silence people,” he said.
David added that, as Christians, they are “called to restrain evil so that good may flourish” and that is the role they are trying to play in America by taking a stand against the “demonic agenda to suppress the truth”: