Twin brothers David and Jason Benham
were honored for their leadership at the Faith and Freedom
Coalition's Road to Majority summit taking place in Washington, D.C.
The Benham brothers were presented with
the group's Courage in Leadership Award on Friday, roughly six weeks
after they lost their planned HGTV show over their anti-gay activism.
The Christian conservative group
tweeted a photo of founder Ralph Reed flanked by the brothers, each
of whom is holding a plaque.
In early May, cabler HGTV decided
against moving forward with a reality series already in production
starring the Benham brothers. While the network did not state a
reason, it acted less than 24 hours after Right Wing Watch issued a
report on the brothers' anti-gay rhetoric.
The brothers have stated in various
appearances that they love gays but oppose the “gay agenda,” and
that they were the victims of a “smear campaign.”
an interview with Glenn Beck, David and Jason Benham claimed that
gays are being use by Satan to silence Jesus' message.
Reed claims all but four states legalized gay marriage by “judicial