I guess there really isn't much for me to say, other than the fact it's a good thing these zealots were dumped when they were. The things they say are repulsive, and what is up with the CONSTANT nazi references? Pretty ironic considering they themselves are the perfect image of nazis: Tall blonde haired blue eyed Christian men who dislike those who aren't like them. But never mind that little dash of irony. I think my favorite part of the whole thing is where they imply that Michael Sam will "change his lifestyle". LOL.
LinkYeah, HGTV definitely dodged a bullet when they dumped the Benham brothers before they went on the air and opened their mouths:
Yup, these are definitely the kind of people Id want to represent my completely apolitical home and garden network. What better way to appeal to a broad swath of the public than by hiring two religious fanatics that openly talk about it?In an interview on Monday, The Blazes Glenn Beck told Jason and David Benham that the same agenda that had forced them out for comparing same-sex marriage to Nazism was now celebrating gay football player Michael Sam.
Jason Benham pointed out, however, that the LGBT community would destroy Sam as soon as he changes his lifestyle.
David Benham argued that they had been attacked by the same spirit that had been punching nations since the beginning of time.
Beck agreed, and connected that spirit back to Nazism in eastern Europe and Germany.
Conservatives have been moaning about these two brothers having their free speech attacked but, as cannot be stated often enough, the First Amendment only protects you from the government, not from everyone else. You are perfectly free to say whatever you want but you are not free from the consequences of what you say. You can be a bigot alllllll you want but if you cant keep your bigotry to yourself, dont complain youre being oppressed when your repugnant views are shouted down.
Not for nothing, the religious right got a free pass for decades. They were allowed to demonize homosexuals in much the same way they used to demonize blacks. Both were lesser people that did not deserve rights, particularly the right to marry whomever they wanted. The language used half a century ago to oppose mixed race marriage is identical to that opposing marriage equality. This just goes to show that the hate is always there, it just looks for a new target.
Now that conservative Christians cant condemn The Gay without being condemned themselves, they feel like theyre the victims? Spare me the phony persecution complex. I guess its time to start looking for the next group to marginalize and persecute in the name of Republican Jesus. After all, without hate, the religious right might actually start reading the words of the actual Jesus and we simply cant have that!