Televangelist Pat Robertson has
criticized HGTV for its decision not to move forward with a planned
reality show starring anti-gay twin brothers David and Jason Benham.
On Wednesday, the Benham brothers lost
their HGTV reality program, titled Flip It Forward, largely
over their anti-gay activism.
Jason Benham: We love gays, oppose agenda.)
“This stuff is nonsense,” Robertson
told his The 700 Club viewers. “I mean the political
correctness is just stultifying speech.”
“But this whole thing is disgusting.
What they tried to do with that guy on Duck Dynasty and what
they are trying to do with this is just outrageous. I mean, good
grief, isn't there supposed to be some freedom? Aren't we supposed
to have a First Amendment? But not so.”
Robertson, who has long railed against
gay rights, described the move as an attack on Christians.
“There's intolerance in this world.
And it's crazy, because we've lost our moorings, our boundaries.
There was a time in America we had a consensus. The consensus was
built around the Bible and around our Christian faith. Now we say
this is post-Christian, we're not a Christian nation, so forth, and
we're not exceptional. … We're losing it folks.” (The video is
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