Joanna and Chip Gaines pose for a portrait to promote their home improvement show, "Fixer Upper," on HGTV. (Brian Ach/Invision/AP)
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Brothers Jason and David Benham are no stranger to anti-Christian witch hunts. In 2014 they were set to host their own show on HGTV called "Flip It Forward," where they helped people buy houses normally out of their price range. The brothers had a successful career flipping houses for profit, and were all set to begin their show in October.
However, due to their Christian beliefs and stances on abortion, the media whipped detractors into a frenzy which soon put so much pressure on the HGTV network that they were forced to cancel the Benham's show before it could get off the ground.
Holding Christian beliefs.
According to Cosmo and Buzzfeed, the Gaines are guilty of attending a church that holds to the belief that homosexuality is a sin, which in the world of the social justice left is a top thought crime.
The Benham brothers were only too happy to share some insight on what was happening to the Gaines family with the Blaze's own Dana Loesch, seeing as how they were the victims of a similar smear campaign.
"David and I also know what the phone call that Chip and Joanna probably received from HGTV is the same as what we received," says Jason Benham. "I remember when (HGTV) called us and said 'guys, man we are getting pushed, and we're getting hammered by these groups.' And I know that's exactly what's happening right now.
"David and I, by God's grace were able to say 'look, we're going to stand for whats true and what's right,'" continued Jason. "And the Gaines will too. They just need support from the Christian community."
"HGTV will not fire them. I'm confident of that," added David. "The Gaines will not bend to this garbage pressure that's coming from this thought mafia that's forcing them to bow."
The brothers predict that due to this controversy, fans will vote with their wallet and overwhelm the Gaines with orders for their products.
Certain belief systems from churches are attacked outright, as the Gaines and Benham families can attest, however there are some beliefs that come from churches that seem to be perfectly okay. You'll recall the reverend Jeremiah Wright proclaimed "G** damn America," that Israel shouldn't exist, and that we're "Amerikkka." These kinds of beliefs seem to be positive in the eyes of those who seek to defame and destroy people like Chip and Joanna Gaines.
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