Twin brothers David and Jason Benham on Thursday appeared on CNN to discuss HGTV's decision to cancel their upcoming reality show.

Flip It Forward, which was set to premiere in October, featured the bothers as they helped families buy and sell distressed properties for a profit.

Network executives acted after Right Wing Watch published a report on the brothers' activism.

David Benham compared opposition to marriage equality to efforts to defeat Nazi Germany and stated that gay men need to find God. The brothers also staged a prayer rally in Charlotte in part to protest the city's acceptance of marriage equality.

(Related: HGTV reverses course on show featuring anti-gay brothers David, Jason Benham.)

The brothers told CNN's Erin Burnett that they do not personally hate gays or Muslims.

David insisted that he has never “spoken against homosexuals as individuals,” adding that he and his brother “love homosexuals and we love Muslims and have nothing against” either.

“The point of this is there's an agenda that is seeking to silence the voice of men and women of faith,” he added. “That's what all this is about. I absolutely think any sex outside marriage is not healthy for human flourishing. I think it's very important we set the record straight. There's a difference between people and agenda.”

The brothers stood by HGTV, saying they felt the network “was bullied” into reversing course.

“All of this media firestorm … was too much for them to bear and they had to make a decision,” David said. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

(Dan Savage: David, Jason Benham just learned the cost of homophobia.)