Christian conservative celebrity David Benham recently claimed that a kind gesture on his part convinced a gay man to “walk away from his lifestyle.”

Last year, HGTV decided against moving forward with a reality series already in production starring David and his twin brother Jason. While the network has not discussed its reasons, it acted less than 24 hours after Right Wing Watch issued a report on the brothers' anti-gay activism.

Both recently spoke at the National Religious Broadcasters convention, where David Benham discussed an interaction he had with an unidentified gay man.

“We had so many people from the gay community reaching out to us and one man in particular from the city of Chicago reached out – and he said things to me that made me lose my appetite. But I simply responded in love.”

“After a little conversation back and forth, I found out he loved baseball … and I got him tickets to a Cubs game.”

He continued, “He shot me a Facebook post and said, 'I was not expecting that – and I've been thinking a lot about this. I've chosen to walk away from my lifestyle.'”

David Benham recently described a proposed LGBT protections bill in Charlotte, North Carolina as “depraved” and “just absolutely crazy.”