Remember the two Christian brothers who were supposed to have a show on HGTV that got canceled before it ever was put on air? Well, they’re back saying ridiculous things again.
The two brothers, David and Jason Benham, whose show was cancelled not due to them being Christians but rather because they were supportive of restricting the religious rights of others. Clinging to the ever-persistent mythological “American Christian Suppression” banner they have garnered a following and still found semi-fame from the right wing evangelical base.
They spoke recently at the Road to Majority. The following excerpts from their quotes are quite laughable.
We just remember June the 6th, 1944. We know what happened at D-Day. We know what happened on Omaha and Utah beach. There’s something about those men that our dad taught us when we were kids. And he said, ‘Boys, don’t you ever run from bullets. You run toward the bullets.’ There are cultural bullets flying, all over today, especially religious liberty. And what’s happening right now is many spiritual leaders, elected leaders, they are running from bullets. But there’s a remnant of people that are ready to stand and say ‘I’m not running from these bullets any more. I’m gonna take this beach…
Just like in the movie Braveheart, when all the Scottish Army was standing there, and they all had their gear on, and they were lined up and they were unified, and they were ready to fight but not a single one of them wanted to fight. And then as William Wallace and a few men rode in on horses with blue face paint on. They were ready to pick a fight. And what I see before me right now are a bunch of people with some blue face paint on – so let’s go get it!
So let’s get this straight again – two heterosexual white male Christians in a Christian-dominated society lost a job because they refused to acknowledge the equal rights of others in that same society? Sounds like a private organization felt their bigotry was not in line with the core values of their audience.
I imagine real war veterans who actually put their lives on the line to uphold the antithesis of the Benham brothers bigoted belief system would stand firmly against them – and then ridicule them for their ill-conceived remarks.
I know I do. But hey, it’s not like I’ve actually been through two real wars or anything… oh wait, that’s right. I have.
“Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions. Ideas must be distinct before reason can act upon them;”
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